No more water changes?

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  1. MarineDepot

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    Thank you for your question! I noticed we accidently left out the "Set Points" in our product description (adding now!) which state you can dose up to 24 times per day per channel. I sent a request to find out the maximum dosage you can program so you can figure out how much you are able to dose each day. I will follow up once I have an answer!

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    I wish I could trust these tests though...after sending my water to three different test places my params were so different between the three I could never trust dosing my tank based off potentially incorrect results.
     
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    Who did you send tests to? What were the results? Which test kits do you use at home? How did the mail-in services compare to your own testing? When you are calculating how much to supplement your tank, which results are you relying on for your decision-making?
     
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    We just heard back. Each channel can dose up to 9999ml (~2.64 gallons) per day, although we've been advised the system is not really designed to perform water changes or move large volumes of water. Hope that helps!
     
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    Triton, Aquamedic, and a semi-local water testing lab suggested by my LFS.

    My test kits showed nitrates at 2, aquamedic said 25
    One said alk is 10, the other said it was 7.5, another said 9
    All different numbers for Potassium too...hard to tell if i'm low vs high

    I don't mind so much not knowing nutrients but if i'm going to be dosing Iron, K, Iodine, etc i'd like to know it's accurate first. Based on my experience one facility claims I was high vs another that said i'm low!
     
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    Thank you for sharing. We are actually conducting our own testing now so it will be interesting to see the results we get back!
     
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    I purchased my aquamedic kits through you all, are you saying you have your own service? Or are you running a test against all the services?
     
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    We do not offer an in-house service. We just thought that since there's several commercially available water testing services now we should try them out to compare. We don't have results to share yet.
     
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