GHL ION Director initial impressions

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This may be a stupid question, but could you use a different brand’s dosing pump for the ion director? I have a 4 head versa pump and I’m only using 1 of the pumps. I’m curious if I could just order the ion director or if I’d need their pumps to go with it. Thanks!! This looks amazing!
No. You need to use the GHL doser. The ION Director communicates with the doser so...
 
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Should have posted a picture when I responded of the latest results :)
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@Colin_S it seems the lower the No3 the more the hanna has been off from the IOND. In the upper values like this image shows it within 1-2 percent but notice when testing the lower vaule tanks where it between 5-10 and 0-5 and used both the high and low nitrate tester it would be between 5-7 percent off.

The ION across the multiple submission of water test was always within 1-2 percent across all the readings.

Back to Back also is where I saw the most deviation on Hanna, and again it the human element of making sure you drew the exact water (I used a scale) made sure all the regents were in and so forth.

I am slowly using the IOND to lower the nitrate on this tank which was over 50 when it started back in a January :) I am aiming for 10, and this tank has never had any water changes.
 
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@jim_fitz - 100 percent yes. I use to dose all equal on the tank it is on. Now the KH is dosing Aquaforest Compnent 2 while 1 and 3 are being controlled by the ION Director. The Ion is also adjusting nitraphos dosing also.
 

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@Biff0rz - Per the GHL Store :) And no you will be required to purchase it from GHL, as it specific to the process used by the ION D. I did ask about Bulk larger sizes, and it is something they may consider later on, but right now they are focused to get the unit's out with the reference bottles sizes listed below. They have pallets of it on the way over now from Germany. They understand the importance of keeping it in stock for us in the US, so I would not expect us not being able to get it.

500 ML Ref A - 16.90
500 ML Ref B - 16.90

1000 ML Ref A - 26.90
1000 ML Ref B - 26.90
The Pallets are useless without the tester.

I ordered extra bottles of the fluids and haven’t heard a peep about them either. So I’m sitting on reciepts of Ion-D and extra cal fluid and get to hear how great a tester it would be if it ever arrives.
 

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@jim_fitz - 100 percent yes. I use to dose all equal on the tank it is on. Now the KH is dosing Aquaforest Compnent 2 while 1 and 3 are being controlled by the ION Director. The Ion is also adjusting nitraphos dosing also.
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i just think that as that is the key to this kit, GHL should stop showing it with just a single doser, when in fact you need 2 to do this, and after all, why wouldnt you
 
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@Colin_S it seems the lower the No3 the more the hanna has been off from the IOND. In the upper values like this image shows it within 1-2 percent but notice when testing the lower vaule tanks where it between 5-10 and 0-5 and used both the high and low nitrate tester it would be between 5-7 percent off.

The ION across the multiple submission of water test was always within 1-2 percent across all the readings.

Back to Back also is where I saw the most deviation on Hanna, and again it the human element of making sure you drew the exact water (I used a scale) made sure all the regents were in and so forth.

I am slowly using the IOND to lower the nitrate on this tank which was over 50 when it started back in a January :) I am aiming for 10, and this tank has never had any water changes.
Thanks Diito, for me im happy with those percentages. I don't worry about No3 too much, as long as it's in the 5-10ppm range. I can't wait to get the Ion director, but think it will be a Xmas present.. The hanna will be more than adequate until then
 
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