by Marcin Smok | Sep 19, 2019 | Equipment, Industry, MACNAI’ve been waiting for some major Ecotech news for quite some time now and we finally got something. The company was indeed working hard on a brand new piece of equipment and we got a sneak-peak of a pre-production model at...
by AquaNerd | Nov 14, 2017 | Equipment, Reef, Science GHL is at it again with the addition of another new product – the GHL Doser 2.1 Maxi. GHL already has several dosing pump models to choose from but the Maxi differers from the other models by providing some new, innovative features. First of all, the Maxi comes with two brushless stepper motors that are rated to move up to 350ml of liquid per minute. The increased rate of volume coupled with the more robust motors is perfect for setting up AWC (automatic water changes) and for continuous-use operation. As many of us know, lugging buckets of water around can be both annoying and messy. With the Maxi standalone doser, manual water changes can be a thing of the past. The Maxi allows you to conveniently schedule
by AquaNerd | Nov 11, 2014 | Equipment, Science Last year, Pacific Sun debuted the smartest, fanciest dosing pump system on the planet in the Kore 5th, so it only makes sense that they develop accessories that will boost the effectiveness of that system. One of the major drawbacks to automated dosing is the fact that the bottles of chemicals sit in an aquarium stand, untouched and forgotten, allowing the critical components of the solutions to settle on the bottoms of the bottles. While the responsible hobbyist might come by and shake the bottles regularly, let’s face it, not all of us do that step. To answer that conundrum, Pacific Sun has released some teaser info on their Kore 5th Magnet Stirrer, which as its name suggests keeps the solutions at their freshest by keeping them mixed up prior to dosing. If the Magnetic Stirrer is anything like what we see in other applications, then the hobbyist will have to drop a magnetic stir bar into each bottle and place it on the rack to let it do its thing. The stir rates and times are all controlled through the actual Kore 5th dosing pump, which attaches to the top of the rack, as seen in the photos
by AquaNerd | Aug 5, 2014 | ScienceGHL Dosing Pump GHL has a nifty new dower hitting the market next month, and while we don’t know all of the juicy details, we do know that it will feature some very useful wireless communication features that could lead to some serious mobile friendly aquarium supplementation. The new GHL Doser 2 will use WiFi technology, which will allow for options like cloud based controls and compatibility with smartphones and apps. In addition to the WiFi, the new dower will also have ports for connecting magnetic stirrers that will help mix up supplements before they’re added to the tank, as well as a port for connecting the new GHL Control Pad. Rounding out the feature list, the doser will have 24v stepper motors, the ability to measure temperatures and respond with an alarm when they’re out of range, auto top-off and auto water change modes with a pair of water level sensors, and expandability up to 16 pumps with slave units. More details are said to be available next week, along with pricing for North America. That said, prices for Europe are as follows: GHL Doser 2 unit with: -2 pumps: 285 € + tax -3 pumps: 336 € + tax -4 pumps: 386 € + tax Preorders will start later this month and the units will land the last week of September. Please note that the dosing pump pictured above is the previous model of the GHL Doser.
by AquaNerd | Jul 25, 2014 | Equipment, Events, Science The IceCap brand is continuing its expansion with the release of their new single channel dosing pump. Based on the popular peristaltic pump design, the IceCap Liquid Dosing Pump is great for adding all sorts of supplements to your aquarium, including two-part supplements, kalkwasser solutions, top off water, and pretty much any other type of liquid. The pump will be offered in the form of a master unit, seen above, and a slave unit that presumably lacks the onboard controls. Instead of those controls, it will receive all of its operating instructions from the master unit, and up to four units can be linked together. The Liquid Dosing Pump can dose anywhere from 1-99ml of solution per cycle, with a maximum of one cycle per hour and a minimum of one per nine days. As for other features, the dosing pumps have a Delayed Mode Operation which prevents the dispersal of liquid whenever the unit loses power, being especially useful when more than one dosed is being used. Additionally, the doser can be calibrated in order to keep up with its accuracy and it even has a service door latch that makes maintenance quick and easy.