Dosing Containers: Do you have a favorite?

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I prefer my dosing containers to be watertight. If they could be manufactured by The Weyland Yutani Corp as well then that would be a win win.
Facehugger dosers sold separately.
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I have recently switched to these from simplicity. The 5l is much larger then simplicity and ddr. But my main reason for this is the containers being separate makes it easier to clean them. I’ve had the triple banks and we all know the additives do not get used equal so when you need to clean 1 container you need to dump fluid from the 2nd and 3rd chamber to clean first. It’s nice to only clean the specific container needed now I have also added optical level sensor in each container
 
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I like the glass Voss bottles, small footprint, holds 800ml so last long enough for me dosing 15ml a day of ESV B-ionic and diy stuff is name of the game in this hobby.

Same here, they have a small footprint and you don't have to remove multiple liquids at the same time to clean or replenish.
 

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I know the DDR reservoirs are relatively expensive, but I do like that I can connect them to the Apex to get a visual readout of how much volume is left as well as program the optical sensors to trigger an alarm and alert me that they need to be refilled.

For my 200-gallon system I get about 20-24 days worth of alkalinity and probably 3-4 months of calcium and magnesium, so it's not too terribly taxing to top it up every few weeks.
 
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I know the DDR reservoirs are relatively expensive, but I do like that I can connect them to the Apex to get a visual readout of how much volume is left as well as program the optical sensors to trigger an alarm and alert me that they need to be refilled.

For my 200-gallon system I get about 20-24 days worth of alkalinity and probably 3-4 months of calcium and magnesium, so it's not too terribly taxing to top it up every few weeks.
You can use the ddr interface with any 2 liter dosing container to get your visual readout.
 

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You can use the ddr interface with any 2 liter dosing container to get your visual readout.
Yes, I do know this. I like having the optical sensors that I've programmed to alert me to low volumes as well as temporarily disable dosing.
 

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I know the DDR reservoirs are relatively expensive, but I do like that I can connect them to the Apex to get a visual readout of how much volume is left as well as program the optical sensors to trigger an alarm and alert me that they need to be refilled.

For my 200-gallon system I get about 20-24 days worth of alkalinity and probably 3-4 months of calcium and magnesium, so it's not too terribly taxing to top it up every few weeks.
If you have a dos you can use any containers with a modified built cable and have that feature work for any container. As I stated many post back once you get liquid on that board it shorts out and fries and there is no replacement parts to repair it to factory specs. When this happened to me I figured out what cables and optic sensors to buy and made my own cable that now has no circuit board and the sensors are replaceable. Along with fabricated brackets out of spare acrylic and actrlic glue and any container can now act like a ddr
 
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I know the DDR reservoirs are relatively expensive, but I do like that I can connect them to the Apex to get a visual readout of how much volume is left as well as program the optical sensors to trigger an alarm and alert me that they need to be refilled.

For my 200-gallon system I get about 20-24 days worth of alkalinity and probably 3-4 months of calcium and magnesium, so it's not too terribly taxing to top it up every few weeks.
No DDR necessary.

If you also want opticals, instructions about halfway through the build thread of my 65g. Post #29 http://marinecolorado.org/threads/zombies-ultra-automated-65g.26305/

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Apparently I bought 2, but on backorder. Must have been drunk me giving myself a birthday present.


"come with a 2-1/4" buttress thread cap and a straight fitting which fits a 1/4" hose"

Curious when they get here, if they'll fit in with my plans, and why did I only order 2.

Facehugger dosers sold separately.
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I'm holding out for the R. E. T-Virus bottles. But those would be a nice alternative.
 
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Here is the wires and the diagram will have to look harder for sensor numbers
 

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With the picture you showed no wires coming out of that you’re obviously not using the dose optical sensor ports
The picture shows how to make just the tile show up. The instructions for the harness that also uses optical sensors is post #29 in the build thread.
 

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One tank has neptune DDS DOS and another has Seaside Aquatics containers
 
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