RSS Vertex Aquaristik announces pricing and release date for two models of the Libra dose

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    The Vertex Libra doser has been teased for over a year, first shown off at MACNA last fall and now Vertex is ready to*anoint their fancy doser with a release date and pricing. Vertex Aquaristik will begin shipping the Libra in July with two different models in tow. As we were initially informed, the Libra will be outfitted with either a reliable Japanese DC motor or the high precision Stepper motor which doses a very precise amount of fluid with every stepping turn.*

    The Libra Doser is capable of dosing as little as 0.5ml per turn or as much as 75ml per minute for higher volume applications. The motors of the Libra doser are easily removed, serviced or replaced and the built-in touchscreen controller automatically recognizes whether you’ve inserted a DC or stepper motor. On-board software in*the*Libra controller will allow it to interface with the forthcoming Cerebra controller, and to be controlled with a PC.

    Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Libra is the ability to calculate stoichiometry – basically you plug in your tank volume, the concentration of the calcium or buffer you are using and a measured level and desired concentration, and the Libra doser automatically calculates how much to dose and over what period of time. All this fancy dosing and built-in chemistry management doesn’t exactly come cheap at $479 for the DC motors and $619 for*the*stepper motors but it’s totally worth it. There is no comparison between the Libra and the other entry-level dosing pump controllers, in price or in function but if you consider that the LiterMeter III of comparable quality and build still costs $379 for a single dosing pump, the Libra dosing pump controller is really in a league of it’s own.
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