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Old 07-20-2009, 09:30 PM   #551
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it's never done. always another coral or fish to add lol
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:02 PM   #552
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you're right. homer's voice is funnier than mine.
you could pop a couple Ritalin pills in the tank. that might slow the tang down. lol (THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT WAS A JOKE. DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE INTENDED USE)
Actually I believe Ritalin is essentially speed, it only slows down people with adhd it has the opposite effect on "normal" people. Or maybe I'm getting confused with it's effect on children, any who end mindless rant.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:39 PM   #553
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i think fish are ADHD. they go after whatever floats by.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:29 PM   #554
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So, I've been dosing 2-part for a while now, and I'm actually seeing good results. Corals are brighter, coralline is growing faster (which has pros and cons of it's own), but there's a downside. The dosing. I hate it, I really do. Some days I forget, sometimes I'll dose 1 of the elements then go to do the second and forget which one I already did. etc etc. Anyways, on my FW Planted tank, I setup autodosers for ferts. It seems like it took me way to long to get to this point on this tank.

Last week I ordered pumps from ReefChili (aka BRS) on ebay. I bought 2 of the 1.2ml/min barebones pumps. Got them in, wired up a plug and did some testing. We're all set to go.

Here's the pumps on my "mounting plate." I had extra egg crate laying around, it worked well, so why not use it.


I drilled 4 holes into one of the support 2x4s in the stand, and used zip ties to hold it in place.


This is the same timer I use for my planted tank's dosers. 2 outlet digital timer with 1 minute resolution. It allows for 8 separate programs, too. This allows me to dose in increments throughout the day, instead of all at once.


Here's the pumps all plumbed in


Here's the whole system. 2-part jugs at the bottom, pumps on top right, and you can follow the tubing to the outlets


And finally, the outlets. These drip at a little less than 1 drip per second


Here's a little 12-second preview of the system running. I don't know how to embed video, so you'll just have to use the link. 19.5M
Dosing Video
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #555
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I like your dosing setup, I would like to do something like that. Kudos to you and bookmarked for the future.
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This is cool, I have been doing 2-part manually and I know I need to setup something like this soon.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:54 AM   #557
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Thanks guys.

Not sure it's safe/good idea to dose them simultanously and so close together. Any issues with this? I'm currently running both pumps off the 1 timer. Could easily get another, but that's another outlet that I don't have. lol

Thoughts?
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:05 AM   #558
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3 words for ya

triple tap pigtails

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #559
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Well so far so good

Consistency is key it seems. My alk is up to 10, my Ca is 440. If it stays right there, I think I've hit the sweet spot.

Best part is - "I" don't have to do anything. So nice!
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