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Im automating some of my zeovit doses and one of them calls for a 1ml every other day. I have been using the dos for awhile and I’m pretty sure you can’t automate it for every other day, only daily is that right? Or maybe I can. Any help would be great!
 
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Every other day programming on the Apex is possible, but it's extremely complicated. The problem is that the maximum value you can use in a timer is 999 minutes (~16.6 hours). This thread shows a way to do it with a series of virtual outputs: https://forum.neptunesystems.com/showthread.php?11506-How-to-turn-outlet-on-every-other-day&p=77202&viewfull=1#post77202

Some people choose to dose 1/2 the amount per day each day rather than the full amount every other day.

The other alternative is the DoW command, but because there are 7 days in the week you're stuck choosing two consecutive days to run or skip 2 days:

If DoW S-T-T-S Then ON
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If DoW S-T--F- Then ON
 
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Every other day programming on the Apex is possible, but it's extremely complicated. The problem is that the maximum value you can use in a timer is 999 minutes (~16.6 hours). This thread shows a way to do it with a series of virtual outputs: https://forum.neptunesystems.com/showthread.php?11506-How-to-turn-outlet-on-every-other-day&p=77202&viewfull=1#post77202

Some people choose to dose 1/2 the amount per day each day rather than the full amount every other day.

The other alternative is the DoW command, but because there are 7 days in the week you're stuck choosing two consecutive days to run or skip 2 days:

If DoW S-T-T-S Then ON
or
If DoW S-T--F- Then ON
Okay cool, so it is possible to do just either double dosing or under dosing cool. Thanks!
 

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Okay cool, so it is possible to do just either double dosing or under dosing cool. Thanks!
Just to be safe, I want to clarify the use of "If DoW" with the DOS. Please don't use "If DOW Then ON" as shown in my reply above because that turns the DOS head On and it runs continuously the whole day, ignoring the normal schedule and amount to dose. Instead, use "If DoW S-T-T-S Then OFF" in the Advanced tab of the DOS. This allows the DOS to run its normal schedule and dosage volume, except on the days overridden by the DoW command.

After I posted the above example I envisioned you nuking your tank by mistake, so I wanted to point this out.
 

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Would it be possible to just do .5ml daily rather than 1ml every other day?

If not, I would see if the DoW command is accurate enough I would use @SuncrestReef suggestion to turn it off 3 of the 7 days and see how your tank reacts. Technically speaking you would be dosing (or not dosing) 4 days a week with two days back-to-back (Sat-Sun)
 
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Would it be possible to just do .5ml daily rather than 1ml every other day?

If not, I would see if the DoW command is accurate enough I would use @SuncrestReef suggestion to turn it off 3 of the 7 days and see how your tank reacts. Technically speaking you would be dosing (or not dosing) 4 days a week with two days back-to-back (Sat-Sun)
Yea I am debating between the two. If anything less is better than more so only a 3 times a week dosage would work. So I will give it a shot!
 
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Just to be safe, I want to clarify the use of "If DoW" with the DOS. Please don't use "If DOW Then ON" as shown in my reply above because that turns the DOS head On and it runs continuously the whole day, ignoring the normal schedule and amount to dose. Instead, use "If DoW S-T-T-S Then OFF" in the Advanced tab of the DOS. This allows the DOS to run its normal schedule and dosage volume, except on the days overridden by the DoW command.

After I posted the above example I envisioned you nuking your tank by mistake, so I wanted to point this out.
Okay before I write the wrong command and nuke my tank can you write out the command I would need to dose M-W-F and have it dose at 6 am in the morning?
 

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Okay before I write the wrong command and nuke my tank can you write out the command I would need to dose M-W-F and have it dose at 6 am in the morning?
First, just use the DOS scheduler to add 1ml at 6am:

Screen Shot 2020-02-14 at 7.55.34 AM.png


Then go into the Advanced tab and add this code:

Screen Shot 2020-02-14 at 7.56.55 AM.png
 

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