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