DIY Dosing Containers | BRStv Spotlight

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  1. randyBRS

    randyBRS BRStv Apprentice :-P R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Hey guys!

    Got a quick one today about building some DIY Dosing Containers. Show us what you did to make yours!! :)


     
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    For 13 bucks, save myself time to get space saver container from BRS. Just my 2c.
     
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    Awesome DIY!
     
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    Voss water bottles for me.

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    Me too! Although it was embarrassing paying $3.79 for 800mL of water at Whole Foods. I told everyone in line I was making dosing containers so they wouldn’t think I was crazy. It didn’t work.

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  6. firefishalumacraft

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    I did what they did in the video, I just used tupaware cereal containers with rubber flip lids from Ikea. Cheap and food grade safe.
     
  7. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Here you go link ;)
     
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    Alvin Alejandro Well-Known Member

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    What is that in the green container?
     
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    I've done this and found that somewhere in the tubing to bulkhead to rigid tube transition there is an air leak. Dosing line is always getting air bubbles in it. Only work around for now is to put the dosing tube directly in the container. Any ideas to fix it? I've already done the obvious, clean cut on all tubing, removed burrs, no debris, etc.
     
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    I'm doing the same thing right now!
     
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    Keep it classy boys!
     
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    I saved the jugs from my AquaForest 3pt and I have my MTC dual chamber air powered Prodoser that I’m going to retrofit. 0616429C-8558-4970-91DD-3BAA905939CC.jpeg
    Been wanting to use it for about 10-15 years I don’t have a doser yet. Looking into that next year. Have to figure out what’s good.
     
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    Is that tube the 1/4" tube that fit into 1/4 air line? I got some from LFS, but they don't seem to fit. I have to put a part of air tubes on it, then put it in for it to stay.
     
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    Typically airline is too soft and pliable to work with push connect fittings and create a seal. The tubing in this video is the same 1/4" tubing we use for RODI units. :)

    -Randy
     
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    I've had the same experiences before, but I've been able to resolve them from disconnecting and reconnecting the lines. If you're using the polyethylene 1/4" tubing for the dosing lines, it shouldn't have a problem sealing. You could also try replacing the bulkhead with new one to see if that particular bulkhead is the issue. :)

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    For inside the jug use 1/4” OD acrylic. For outside 1/4” RODI tubing works perfect
     
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    Oooooohhh. Me likey the painted caps! Smart!
     
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    My current setup
     
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    Going to make mine purple to match everything else.

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