Auto dosing systems

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What auto dosing systems are you using? Also what brand solution are you using. Thank you

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I have the Kamoer X4 doser and recently started using the Triton Core 7

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I'm using Triton as well, with a Jebao DP4. Wouldn't recommend it but it does the job if you're on a budget. 


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I'm using Triton as well, with a Jebao DP4. Wouldn't recommend it but it does the job if you're on a budget.
Andy, whats the problem with the Jebao, and what are you guys adding by default (minimum needed)?

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Andy, whats the problem with the Jebao, and what are you guys adding by default (minimum needed)?

The Triton is a 4-part option which adds the majority of stuff the tank needs - you can then do a Triton Lab ICP test if you want which will advise on any of the more obscure deficiencies which you can add as required.

As far as dosing generally is concerned it is only needed if the system is naturally depleting what is there because something in the tank is using it. Fish largely couldn't care less about the benefits of dosing, similar with softies. LPS to an extent, but certainly SPS are the real targets for the dosing. Alk (kH) is the #1 thing dosed (but you only need to worry if you see a consistent daily drop in your levels). Calcium and Magnesium are the other more common dosing option (aside from anything used for nutrient control eg. NOPOX, Carbon, Vodka etc)

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Andy, whats the problem with the Jebao, and what are you guys adding by default (minimum needed)?

Nothings wrong with it, it's inexpensive and does the job,  it's just the quality control is not very good (e.g. mine came from the factory with the dosing heads fitted the wrong way round and one of the buttons has to be pressed really hard to make it work).  Once the dosing heads are in the right way round it does work, you just have to keep on top of calibration. 

The minimum a Jebao can dose is 1ml, so if you want to dose smaller amounts you need to dilute your 2/3/4 part (or set it to only dose every 3 days or whatever).

I've only got a few frags in mine so I'm just dosing by hand at the moment.
Last Edit: Sep 28, 2020 9:33:46 am by ajm83

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