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bobssecrtsn
12/22/2012, 08:46 PM
Hey guys since the holidays is here i was double checking my Apex OSC code for dosing my Alk/Ca and i find it odd that i have this..
im also using BRS 1.1ml/min as a doser!
CA:
Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/005:00/055:00 Then ON
If Time 18:00 to 10:59 Then OFF
This would equal to 44ML total for the day correct?

ALK:
Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/003:00/057:00 Then ON
If Time 09:00 to 21:59 Then OFF
If pHx2 > 08.30 Then OFF
and this would equal to 36.3ML total for the day?
the "If time" Statement for CA says from 6-11 is off the "18:00" got me curious because it turns on for 5mins and off for 55min. doesnt this have to be 18:05? this goes the same with ALK.

i just want to double check everything before i leave for a week and do not want to come back with a crashed tank!

sminker
12/22/2012, 09:21 PM
CA is on for 8 hours, dosing for 5 minutes each hour. That's 40 minutes.

ALK is on for 10 hours, dosing for 3 minutes each hour. That's 30 minutes.

Is that the same figures you get? I don't know what dosers you are using so I can't figure the dosage amount.

sminker
12/22/2012, 09:30 PM
Wait.. just thought about it. Yes you would need to make it 18:05 and 9:05 to the figures I gave you.

bobssecrtsn
12/22/2012, 09:41 PM
Sorry i forgot to tell you which dosers, its BRS 1.1ml/min dosers!

RussM
12/22/2012, 09:42 PM
Assuming that you are using BRS 1.1ml pumps, then all looks OK.

bobssecrtsn
12/22/2012, 09:44 PM
AH, thanks Russ, your always there for people like me! Happy Holidays and make it a good reefing, BTW i live next to you!

Crackem
12/22/2012, 10:36 PM
Russ has a great Osc calculator on his site just plug in the numbers and it takes care of the rest :) Works great when you need to adjust your dosage!

RussM
12/22/2012, 10:59 PM
http://www.reeftronics.net, on the right sidebar under Tools

RussM
12/22/2012, 11:00 PM
the "If time" Statement for CA says from 6-11 is off the "18:00" got me curious because it turns on for 5mins and off for 55min. doesnt this have to be 18:05? this goes the same with ALK.
Don't change the If Time statements... they are good the way they are to get the total daily dosages you stated. If you change them from xx:00 to xx:05, you will get an extra dose of each supplement each day, and that will throw off your total dosage.