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bobssecrtsn
09/03/2012, 07:50 PM
Hey guys, ust got 2 dosers from BRS. the 1.1 ml per minute. and im setting up through the apex jr. i read the guide and i beleive i have this locked down. just want to clear some stuff out.

is this operation right?

ALK---
Fallback OFF
SET OFF
OSC 000:00/001:00/059:00 THEN ON
IF TIME 4:00 TO 23:59 THEN OFF
IF PHX2 > 8.40 THEN OFF

i want to run ALK 1 minute every hour from 12am till 4am and if pH is over 8.40 itll shut off. and the total of alk i will be dosing is 4.4ml?

CA
Fallback OFF
SET OFF
OSC 000:00/001:00/059:00 THEN ON
IF TIME 14:00 TO 10:00 THEN OFF

i want to run CA 1 minute every hour from 10am till 2pm this will also give me 4.4 ml for ca
is this correct?

this is a roughly 23g in volume tank. sps dom.

swearint
09/03/2012, 10:43 PM
The Alk looks ok, but Ca is not quite right. Change the 10:00 to 9:59, otherwise you will clip the first dose. This is because the Time command is accurate to the whole minute. So the command as you have it wouldn't be FALSE until 10:01 and the OSC command would be OFF at that point. Also, you can delete the Set OFF from both outlets. They are not needed since the OSC command generates both ON/OFF states.

Todd

bobssecrtsn
09/03/2012, 11:07 PM
ah thanks, so whenever its like 10:00 it should be corrected to 9:59, IE 11 = 10:59, 12=11:59, 7=6:59,8=7:59

RussM
09/03/2012, 11:19 PM
ah thanks, so whenever its like 10:00 it should be corrected to 9:59, IE 11 = 10:59, 12=11:59, 7=6:59,8=7:59

Yes, but only on the 2nd time value in the If Time statements. Like you have done here:

If Time 4:00 to 23:59

Todd is referring to your Ca outlet.

Authentic
09/04/2012, 02:52 PM
i am doing the same thing on a 65 gal.how did you determine your needs ?

RussM
09/04/2012, 07:59 PM
i am doing the same thing on a 65 gal.how did you determine your needs ?

If you are just starting dosing, there are multiple approaches, but the easiest IMO is to use a reef chemistry calculator to determine what you need to add to get the Ca, alk, and Mg levels on target. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-calculator or http://reef.diesyst.com/flashcalc/flashcalc.html

Then use BRS' suggested starting doses based on the type of livestock.

See http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/instructions/article/Instructions-for-Prepackaged-Kits-Recipe-1

You then need to figure out if you need to increase or decrease the daily dosage of the supplements based on periodic (i.e.) weekly test results in order to maintain constant levels, and adjust the programing accordingly.

If you are already dosing manually and already know how much to add daily, it's fairly straightforward to program the Apex to dose the necessary amounts of supplements.