Peristaltic feed pump for a CaRx

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  1. solitude127

    solitude127 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    I've read that Geo will be coming out with a peristaltic feed pump for a CaRx. Any word on a release date?
     
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    geo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    This is actually being manufactured by Spectrapure. I am just doing testing on the prototypes and giving my input. I would suggest contacting them for an ETA.
     
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    solitude127 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Can’t wait
     
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    biecacka Well-Known Member

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    Let me know if you wanna borrow my CaRx to test one one. :D

    Corey
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Cool! Now I want to see what happens with this!
     
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    BigJohnny Well-Known Member

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    Will it be rated for continuous duty though, like a cole parmer masterflex or Watson Marlow?
     
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    I called Scott at Spectrapure and he confirmed yes it will be continuous duty. Basically the LM3 pump with a different controller.
     
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    I currently have the LM3. I use it as the ATO pump and is too noisy for a permanent operation use
     
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    I was just informed by Jonas Roman (designer of the focustronic alkatronic) of this pump he uses on his calcium reactor. He said it is very reliable, precise, only has to change the tubing every 6 months, and was only $250 US when he bought it. I looked it up and it is rated for continuous duty (24/7 use) with flow rates from 7ml/min to 70ml/min. What do you guys think?

    https://www.aquaristikshop.com/aquaristic/IKS-Dosing-pump-Vario-Blue-II/518000/
     
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    DogueDeBordeaux Well-Known Member

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    How long has he used this pump?
    Where can you buy replacement tubing?
    Is it quiet?
     
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    I don't know how long he has been using it but I will ask. Not sure what places would ship the pump to the US or if it is even compatible with us outlets/voltage, but I plan on looking into it. The same website I found the pump on also sells the replacement tubing. KZ also sells both but more expensive. I don't know how quiet it is in person but it's running in this video and I couldn't pick it out over the water from the drains:





    His r2r username is JonasRoman if you want to talk to him about it. Really nice guy and very smart/tech savvy. I pre-ordered the alkatronic because I think it's the best alkalinity controller out there and I trust his recommendation. He mentioned another pump that a lot of reefers use in Europe too, but he said he found this one to be more reliable.
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