KH controller with Tropic Marin All-For-Reef

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eliasher

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I'm currently dosing All-For-Reef product and I'm very happy since I started to include as part of my reef cares

Now I'm planning to dose it automatically using peristaltic pump and I'm also wondering if it would be compatible with any KH automatic control systems like GHL KH Director, Xepta Autobalance, ReefFActory KH Keeper, etc. do you have any successful experience with any of these systems?


Thanks a lot in advance
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I'm currently dosing All-For-Reef product and I'm very happy since I started to include as part of my reef cares

Now I'm planning to dose it automatically using peristaltic pump and I'm also wondering if it would be compatible with any KH automatic control systems like GHL KH Director, Xepta Autobalance, ReefFActory KH Keeper, etc. do you have any successful experience with any of these systems?


Thanks a lot in advance
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I'm not certain what you mean by "compatible", but if you mean could you use one of those systems to auto does AfR using dKH as the "measuring point" or "trigger", then I'd say yes, with a pretty high degree of certainty.

I used a Trident and DoS to do the same thing and it worked perfectly until I had to switch from AfR to something else due needing to dose different amounts of Alk and Cal supplements. As long as you're using the AfR as your "dosing liquid", it should be fine.
 

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I would think it would not work given that the alk change is not immediate and it's seemingly unknown as to how long it takes for the bacteria to make the alk available.
 
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I would think it would not work given that the alk change is not immediate and it's seemingly unknown as to how long it takes for the bacteria to make the alk available.
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I'm not a big fan of all in one products of any kind - they assume that the corals are consuming elements and trace at the same rate uniformly and constantly (which doesn't happen in reality), dosing separate supplements allows for more uniform parameters. How old is the tank, what's it stocked with and how much are you dosing each day at the minute?

The short answer to the question is yes (with a caveat, which is that you will need to be dosing a single KH buffer and then other dosing solutions for Ca, MG, trace etc - so stop using your current solution) - you can set any of the above devices you mention (I would also add Alkatronic & Dosetronic to the list as well as the Apex with Trident) to monitor and correct the dose accordingly.

My personal view would be either go GHL or Focustronic. GHL with the new Ion Director that's now shipping will mean no more testing apart from PO4 (rumour has it there will be an update to monitor that too at some point) and the Focustronic group of products with the Mastertronic now available will also automate pretty much all testing for you and the subsequent dosing of KH, Ca and Mg supplements.
 
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