Dosing pumps

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by mariusmeyer, 2 Jul 2010.

  1. mariusmeyer

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    What is your opinion on dosing pumps. Are they worth the money or just a luxury? I'm looking at the aqua medic quadro. Any other brands worth looking at?
     
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    If you got the money, get it dude. It will really make life much easier.
     
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    If you want a fully automated system, then YES. Go for it.
     
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    Any thoughts on the aqua medic? Any good?
     
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    The best as far as I know.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I have a single AM SP3000 dosing pump, it's very old but it still works like a bomb, plus spares are very easy to get hold of.
     
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    Here's something I've been meaning to get to test

    Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Dosing Pump

    About $22

    Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Dosing Pump

    Dosing Pump for freshwater or marine. This unique vacuum pump is designed to pump water up to 30 inches at a flow rate of 3 1/2 gallons per hour. Powerful and durable function allows for many applications such as trace element dosing, drip system for reptiles terrariums, circulating pump for lizards, amphibians and for priming gravity fed siphon tubes.

    It is recommended to use Suction Pre-Filter with Aqua Lifter-Dosing Pump so clogging does not occur. Suction Pre-Filter removes large particles before they enter Aqua Lifter.
     
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  10. Andreas

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    What does that dosing pump go for Justin? I've also only heard good things about the AM dosing pumps but they do cost a bit.
     
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    range from like $10 to $25
     
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    Looks like an air pump!!!:whistling:
     
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    I was going to order one of those but I could not find them in 220v. just make sure of that if you buy from ebay or something:)
     
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    I use the Profilux Autodoser is an onboard programmable unit with LCD display. I use 2 pumps, can be upgraded to four. U can program each pump to dose to the ml as well as the intervals during the day that u want to dose.

    Marius are u wanting a doser to do the full Balling Method (Ca and Alk) or just to add other supplements?
     
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    mariusmeyer Thread Starter

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    I want it to handle all the major stuff. Alk, Ca, Mg.
     
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    Yep will do it with ease....cost wise u can buy just with 2 pumps and add on pumps as u need. But 2 is fine for Alk and Ca. I hardly ever check for Mg, I add Mg once a month.

    The only issue I've had with the Profulux unit is the characters/digits on the LCD display go wonky and u can't make out the lettering/numbers.
     
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    Cool thanks.
     
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    Hi.

    Does any one know where I can buy one of these locally? Been to all my usual LFSs in Pretoria but they never heard of this pump, and if I show them the picture (silly me), they try to sell me and air pump.

    I want one to use as a primer pump for an overflow.
     
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    ebay
     
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    Thanks.

    I was hoping to avoid buying online and importing. Found some on Amazon as well, but on the US site (not available on the SA version of Amazon). Have not figured out the shipping there yet.

    Ebay's shipping is easier, but these pumps are more expensive there.

    I'm still hoping to find it, or something similar, locally. If not I suppose I'll go with the Ebay one. just because the shipping is less of a hasstle than Amazon.
     
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