KH Guardian: Automatic Alkalinity Controller- My Experiences

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  1. Rick.45cal

    Rick.45cal Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    So I decided to bite the bullet and order a KHG controller from Coralvue. I've decided that I wanted to share my experiences with you, my fellow reefers on Reef2Reef. Let me start out by saying I don't want this thread to turn into an argument about whether it is worth the money or not. Too me it is!!! (I will waste my money how I please, and you are welcome to do the same! ;))

    I've never started a build thread on Reef2Reef, It's not my style, so I will do my best to integrate some info about my system to try and make up for that, but also to provide everyone with a guideline of how I choose to operate my reef.

    First off, lets get to the goodies... here's the tank... It was started in late Feb 2016, so it's approaching it's one year birthday. We just won a battle with bryopsis (using fluconazole) so I filmed a short, shakey video to show the tank in it's now algae free state.


    Now onto the other good stuff!

    First off the KHG came today, and I nearly had a heart attack (I know I am not the only one). The box says the "standard edition"... I ordered the pro!!! OH NO!!! (Silent freak out). Called customer service and left a message. Then hopped on here and messaged the friendly folks at Coralvue, who promptly replied back that the manufacturer had put the wrong sleeves on the box and they were 100% sure it was the Pro unit... So I unwrapped it... opened the box... and indeed there was a card stating that the unit was indeed the pro model (WHEW... crisis/heart attack averted). Once again Coralvue, thank you for responding rapidly. Carlos at Coralvue called a short time later to respond to my message, I told him Chris had straightened me out and thanked him for calling me back so quick.

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    So that's it for now. After receiving it I realized I need to upgrade my router desperately. Tomorrow I will be going to Best Buy and getting a new router and then running all the neccissarry infrastructure to install the KHG. I also need to pick some vessels for the reagent, the bicarbonate solution, and a waste container.

    I will do my best to keep everyone updated on progress :)

    Happy Reefing!!!
     
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    Thanks for starting this ....following along!
     
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    Congrats! Following closely
     
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    Ah ha, so that's what you had coming! I'm interested in how this works :)
     
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    Rick.45cal Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Me too! I'm excited. We shall soon see if/how it works. I don't know what I am gonna do with myself if I don't have to babysit my alkalinity anymore. :D
     
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    I can't wait to see this thing in action!! Best Buy opens at 10am :D
     
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    Rick.45cal Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I guess I better set my alarm! :D
     
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    All eyes on you!!
     
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    following :)
     
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    This should be very interesting.
     
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    Following. I'm a sucker for new gadgets.

    Edit: just checked the price. :eek:
    I hope it is all you want/need it to be.
     
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    Rick.45cal Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Nothing wrong with following along and looking... everyone likes a spectacle! ;)

    I promise I won't let it follow you home! :D
     
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    Is this the first brand to market?

    Should be an interesting journey.
    I hope you have great success with it.
     
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    Much appreciate the review. A lot of people are very interested in this and I am sure that a real review will be helpful to many in their decision making process.
     
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    Excited to see you set it up. I will be getting a unit sometime this year for sure.:)
     
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    Jonty Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Mine arrives Monday ,looking forward to start playing with it.
     
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    Following

    Sincerely Lasse
     
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    Following
     
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    Yippee, I have been eager to see how these work. I suspect I will be buying one if the reviews are positive.

    pictures and updates will be exciting.
     
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    Definitely something to follow thanks for the review!
     
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