View Full Version : Automatic Dosing UltraLith System using a controller?
01/30/2009, 01:17 PM
I have a controller and dosing pumps (GHL PII Ex to be exact) and I want to get the UltraLith system on the dosing pumps...
I also run the baling method on this controller... so basically i'm the poster-boy for FaunaMarin :)
How much of these products can be setup on a dosing pump and controller? Has anyone done this? What works? What doesn't work? What are the risks?
What about power-trace elements as well?
01/31/2009, 11:21 AM
I am pretty sure that reefrockerlive doses quite a few of his Fauna Marin products with his Profilux doser.
Vinny can you chime in and share your experience please?
01/31/2009, 12:10 PM
Most of the UltraLith system products can be safely dosed via dosing pump. I've been doing this for almost 4 months and have not noticed any issues. UltraMin S and Ultra Bak can be run through a dosing pump, but UltraBio should still be dosed by you since the dosing pump cannot dose anything less than 1ml.
I am also using my Profilux Dosing pumps to dose the PowerTrace elements and again, this is not a problem. Just keep in mind that the bottles should be placed in an area that is not exposed to direct sunlight.
01/31/2009, 02:23 PM
I asked this before, but are you diluting any of the products with RO/DI water, or just running them straight from their bottles into the system?
Also, how many products are you dosing? There are quite a few...
01/31/2009, 03:41 PM
You cant dilute the product thats the only one thing you cant do.
Most people dose the trace elements and the bak and Min-S
01/31/2009, 04:29 PM
Assuming both Baling and Ultralith are being used, how many products are being dosed? I think I need a few more dosing pumps... haha..
01/31/2009, 04:53 PM
3 for balling
6 for lith
3 stage for the balling
4 stage for lith +1 extra
If you were really going to do this then this is my suggestion
SA doser3 running the Balling (built in controller version)
Doser 4 with a doser 2 daisy chained together running off the ProfiLux for ultra lith. This leaves you 1 station from the 2 doser for ATO etc
01/31/2009, 09:51 PM
Wowzers... Yes, I'm really planning on doing this. I have a 4 stage now, so I need a 3 and another 4.. I was just talking to someone this evening about using any leftover dosing pumps for ATO... I'll speak to my local guy further... maybe a dosing pump sale is coming from GHL.. /wink
02/01/2009, 08:33 AM
Talk to Lorin (kidney514) he has found an approved way of increasing the amount of dosing pumps you can use on a profiLux
At the moment the total is 8 pumps, this is why I said you would need a stand alone, but talk to Lorin he can guide you on a work around.
02/01/2009, 08:37 AM
the PIII is coming, eventually even if it is 6 more months I'm not so lazy that I can not manually dose some things for awhile... haha...
02/01/2009, 07:16 PM
I use a dosing pump as my ATO and it works great!
The optical sensor can detect 15ml of water being removed from my tank. :)
02/01/2009, 07:34 PM
I haven't increase the amount on dosing pump, just found a way for people that have 3 digital powerbar (18 sockets), like me, to have 6 dosing pump, which was impossible before.
02/02/2009, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by ReefRockerLive
UltraMin S and Ultra Bak can be run through a dosing pump, but UltraBio should still be dosed by you since the dosing pump cannot dose anything less than 1ml.
Ultra-Bio is ONLY dosed during initial set-up and after changing Ultralith stones, correct?
02/02/2009, 01:46 PM
Correct unless you are not running full ultra lith then it is dosed along with ultra bak to remove high nutrients
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