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Old 02/09/2020, 11:40 AM   #3401
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Unless something comes up that makes me think otherwise it appears Ecotech has delivered a great product that will suit our needs. BigBlueTang who was the local reefer who has had the Kamoer since it's debut has already replaced it with a Versa. I do believe they will prove to be more reliable long term.



At the cost of roughly 3 maxijet 1200s this pump puts this setup into the hands of everyone. To get a good used masterflex without a warranty you are looking $500+. With a Versa you get a year warranty and could buy 3 for the same price as the masterflex. Time will tell but Ecotech stands behind their products and has great customer service so I have a good feeling about this one.


I know another local who has been running the Kamoer for years and has switched to the versa... once I got the new fittings in mine, itís been working flawlessly


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Old 02/15/2020, 09:50 PM   #3402
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Doug needs to stop dosing by hand and get himself a fancy carx.


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Old 02/15/2020, 10:05 PM   #3403
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Can someone please help me identify what this debris is thats in my sump and overflow? I'm wondering if its related to my calcium reactor setup. Nowhere to be seen in the display.







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Old 02/15/2020, 10:24 PM   #3404
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Can someone please help me identify what this debris is thats in my sump and overflow? I'm wondering if its related to my calcium reactor setup. Nowhere to be seen in the display.




Looks like tube worms.


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Old 02/20/2020, 05:26 AM   #3405
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That looks like a lot of spirorbid worms which are harmless filter feeders.




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Old 03/07/2020, 12:44 PM   #3406
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I've got a CarbonDoser. The Co2 tank gauge is reading under 200 psi. As I recall the gauges can get wonky towards the end of the bottle, is that right? Should I go ahead and refill the tank now? Also do I need to remove the entire carbon doser assembly when I take the tank in to get refilled?


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Old 03/07/2020, 12:47 PM   #3407
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I have gone down to 100P SI but not lower.
Yes, Remove the entire unit from the tank.
If you are NOT using their rubber fitting from tank to doser get a new washer.


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Old 04/09/2020, 08:16 PM   #3408
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I've got a CarbonDoser. The Co2 tank gauge is reading under 200 psi. As I recall the gauges can get wonky towards the end of the bottle, is that right? Should I go ahead and refill the tank now? Also do I need to remove the entire carbon doser assembly when I take the tank in to get refilled?
When you see the psi start to drop, go ahead and fill it unless you have a two stage reg. Youíre below 20% fill and co2 is cheap.


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Old 04/16/2020, 06:05 PM   #3409
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When you see the psi start to drop, go ahead and fill it unless you have a two stage reg. Youíre below 20% fill and co2 is cheap.
Yeah I don't know why I was so worried about it. Was easy to remove the CarbonDoser and refill.


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Old 05/04/2020, 10:55 PM   #3410
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What are the best pump heads to find on ebay that are reasonably priced but are reliable?
Im still in the process of building my calcium reactor setup and have the masterflex 7523-70 pump with no pump head yet.
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Can i please get a answer on what heads i can mount to this pump ive been out of the game for a little while but coming back in a big way! Since ive gotten back into things ive gotten the Reef Octopus SRO 5000 Calcium Reactor and the CarbonDoser Electronic CO2 Regulator. Ive only got a few more pieces to get and my cal. setup will be done.


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Old 05/27/2020, 11:00 PM   #3411
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Does this flow rate look normal? This is an MTC mini-cal.

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Old 05/28/2020, 09:04 AM   #3412
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Not to worry on the flow, that's the recirculating pump, it runs @ a fixed speed.
The drip rate coming out is the important one & holds steady with a doser pump rated for continuous duty like the Versa or Kamoer.


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Old 12/09/2020, 10:50 PM   #3413
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Anybody have repeated eeprom failure code issues on the newer brushless models? I'm trying to help out someone that has had 2 go down in a matter of a month.

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Old 02/11/2021, 05:27 PM   #3414
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Well it sure seemed like the Versa was going to be able to solve my calcium reactor effluent woes. Unfortunately they are impossible to get and I'm tired of waiting and fussing with needle valves. The common alternative, the Kamoer FX STP doesn't have a high enough flow for my effluent. Are there any other decent options.. looks like a Masterflex on ebay is in the neighborhood of $500-600. I'll pay it if I have to, just wanted to get a feel if there are other reasonable options for variable flow in the 100-200 mL/min range.


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Old 02/11/2021, 07:15 PM   #3415
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I most likely have a back up, if interested. Ill send a PM


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Well it sure seemed like the Versa was going to be able to solve my calcium reactor effluent woes. Unfortunately they are impossible to get and I'm tired of waiting and fussing with needle valves. The common alternative, the Kamoer FX STP doesn't have a high enough flow for my effluent. Are there any other decent options.. looks like a Masterflex on ebay is in the neighborhood of $500-600. I'll pay it if I have to, just wanted to get a feel if there are other reasonable options for variable flow in the 100-200 mL/min range.



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Old 02/11/2021, 10:59 PM   #3416
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I have a brushless digital 7523-60 drive. 10-600RPM
And atleast 6 pump heads 7518-10.

Any one interested , pm me.


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Old 02/12/2021, 12:39 PM   #3417
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I have a brushless digital 7523-60 drive. 10-600RPM
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Old 02/12/2021, 10:47 PM   #3418
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Old 02/13/2021, 10:40 AM   #3419
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Where do people find their tubing for masterflex heads? Do you need to get a 25/50 ft roll from masterflex or are there alternatives?


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Where do people find their tubing for masterflex heads? Do you need to get a 25/50 ft roll from masterflex or are there alternatives?

Read the first page of this long topic. Youíll see the recommendations


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Ah thank you! I had already read through the first several pages but thought those links were all just the connectors. Didn't see that last one for the PharMed tubing.


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Old 04/28/2021, 04:15 PM   #3422
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I feel like I'm having some kind of issue with my Calcium reactor setup. I've got a Masterflex with an MTC Minical and a Carbondoser. I've got the Apex keeping the pH at around 6.5. I've got a heavily stocked SPS tank that is healthy and growing but Alk is stuck at 5.5-5.8. I can't get it to go up. I've got the flow rate on the Masterflex set to 200 but it seems like no matter what I set it to, the Alk won't rise.

The other thing is, I don't see the actual media burning up at a fast rate? I'm reading accounts of people adding in more media every couple of weeks but I'm not doing that, even though I have the pH set to 6.5.

What should I be looking at?


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Old 04/28/2021, 04:19 PM   #3423
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I feel like I'm having some kind of issue with my Calcium reactor setup. I've got a Masterflex with an MTC Minical and a Carbondoser. I've got the Apex keeping the pH at around 6.5. I've got a heavily stocked SPS tank that is healthy and growing but Alk is stuck at 5.5-5.8. I can't get it to go up. I've got the flow rate on the Masterflex set to 200 but it seems like no matter what I set it to, the Alk won't rise.

The other thing is, I don't see the actual media burning up at a fast rate? I'm reading accounts of people adding in more media every couple of weeks but I'm not doing that, even though I have the pH set to 6.5.

What should I be looking at?
Questions:
1. How are you testing alk?
2. What media are you using?
3. Are you SURE you've properly calibrated the pH probe?
4. Have you measured CA and MG and, if so, what are those at?
5. Specific gravity of the tank? Salt used?


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An additional question... Have you measured your effluent dKH?


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Old 04/28/2021, 07:21 PM   #3425
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1) Salifert and Trident. Both report low alk readings. Salifert is reading at about 5.6. For the Trident, its so low I'm getting a "Bad Alk Range" error which means it thinks it is under 5.0.

2) Two Little Fishies Reborn

3) Yes I've calibrated the cX reactor probe multiple times with 4.0 and 7.0

4) Calcium is coming up at 463 and magnesium at 1361. This is per Trident. Salifert numbers aren't far off for these two.

5) 1.025 - 1.026, using Instant Ocean

6) No I actually haven't measured the dKH of the effluent but I suppose that is a good idea


I'm trying to figure out if something is wrong with my caclium reactor setup, or if I need to supplement with 2 part or kalk or something.


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