Profilux 3 Pump Standalone Doser - 2 Part Dosing

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  1. durleo

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    Hi Guys

    I Thought I would give some info on the Profilux Standalone Doser that I have just got

    This is an excellent unit and the build quality is top notch. The Doser does not need to be controlled by a profilux aquarium controller due to it having a built in controller.
    I have a 3 pump unit and it has space to be upgraded with 1 more pump. The unit can also control an additional doser without controller taking the amount of pumps up to a maximum of 8 pumps.

    I have found the setup of the unit very easy - First thing I did was set the date and time. I an event of a power failure the unit has a backup battery to save all settings.
    All I had to do was make a stand for the unit and do the piping.

    I used RO tubing for the piping and dipped it in hot water to soften the piping and then insert a smaller diameter pvc pip into it. I then used silicon tubing and connected to the doser inlet which is on the right hand side of the pump. The pump seems to run Anti-clockwise. I used a similar system for the outlets but used 90deg elbows for RO tubing courtesy of extra fittings left over from my Waterboy R.O unit (aka Marco)

    I am using :
    Brightwells Reef Bio-Fuel On Pump 1 and have initially set it to dose 7ml a day (broken down 24 times over the day)

    Brightwells Reefcode B - Buffer (alkalinity) on pump 2 and will start the initial dosing at 30ml (broken down 24 times over the day)

    Brightwells Reefcode A - Calcium on pump 3 and will start the initial dosing at 30ml (broken down 24 times over the day)

    The Doser has an Auto setting that will automatically break down your daily dosing into the amount of times you set it. It will also stagger the dosing so that the Buffer(alkalinity) and Calcium will not be dosed together so that it will not cause precipitation.

    If there are any people using the Doser - Please leave your comments and tell us your dosing regime?

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  3. ziyaadb

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    Nice to see it in Durban;)
    (I was the original owner)
     
  4. durleo

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    cool - the unit was brand new !
     
  5. Michael B

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    Great to see & thanks for posting this - I have just bought the same pump & have not been sure about to start the set-up & connect process (you have given me a great idea - thanks)
     
  6. nico.m.ferreira

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    Looks like an awesome setup. Any idea what one can expect to pay for a new one?
     
  7. Manic

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    Just a word of warning. If you set it to dose 10ml and in the next screen set it to 24 times in a day it will dose 240ml. I got caught out with this. I just thought I should warn you because I see you set it to dose 7ml separated into 24 intervals. This is impossible as the lowest it can dose is 1ml. I think you have set it to dose 7ml 24 times a day.
     
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    Yeah thats what it looks like to me
     
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    that's a nice unit i was thinking of getting one as well
     
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    I just replaced my calcium reactor with the 4 pump unit. I'm controlling it with my Profilux. Stunning units. Works really nicely.
     
  11. durleo

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    I think they sell for about R5000 - I paid R4000 plus the supplements.

    I have double checked - thanks for the heads up - I set the Bio-fuel to 1ml 7 times a day and The Reefcode A 3ml 10 times a day and the same for the Reefcode B

    Thanks Guys
     
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    yup bought it and never used it:thumbup:
     
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    durleo Thread Starter

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    Did you import it and what did you pay - If I may ask?
     
  14. sweetnsour

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    x2 Im also thinking of geting one.
     
  15. Seabass

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    How much to get an imported unit.
     
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    Eish sorry gents only saw this now, no did not import it, its a local unit, got it on special order from my LFS.
     
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    I am also useing the GHL auto doser. Was also using brightwells a & b but have now changed over to the seachem products.

    Quad Doser w/controller - R5570
    Triple Doser W/Controller - R4875
    Dual Doser W/controller - R4177
    Single Doser W/Controller - R3482

    Or if you have a Profilux

    Quad Doser - R4450
    Triple Doser - R3754
    Double Doser - R3060
    Single Doser - R2364

    Contact Lanzo or Dewald at Dorry Pets and they will be able to get it for you.
     
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    Planning on getting a unit in the future to hook up to my Profilux.
     
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    Thanks durleo - here is my set up now

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    awesome man! Never knew they came with controllers to. Can you take a pic of the screen and menu please :)
     
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    Sorry for the bad pics - cell phone

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