Quiet Peristaltic Pump for Calcium Reactor

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  1. markstubb

    markstubb Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'd just email Dan or someone at Avast. They're pretty quick responders.
     
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    I'm glad I started this thread. Lots of alternatives to the typical 'Masterflex or none at all' general consensus.

    I am going to give the Kamoer FX STP a shot as soon as the next paycheck comes in. And if it doesn't work out for my CalRx, it never hurts to have another dosing pump laying around lol
     
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    How would one go about getting one in the states?
     
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    markstubb Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just so you understand the kamoer, it’s not a dosing pump. It’s just a continuous duty pump that’s very precise. It won’t turn on and off by itself
     
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    markstubb Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    ... unless it’s on an apex anyway. Then you can oscillate it until your heart’s content
     
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    Aquarastik ships to the usa..its just taking awhile
     
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    That looks promising. Brushless DC. I don’t like the analog control though. One of the great things about the medical/industrial pumps is digital controls for consistency. I would actually lean towards the Kamoer, if it is brushless, although I would immediately replace the silicone tube with Pharmed.
     
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    So I jus got the APT Variable-flow (200 ml/mn) Cased BLDC Peristaltic Pump running. Its built well but just noisy for my relatively quiet living room tank. There is an continuous sound while running at 50ml/minute. Ill try to figure out if there is a way to make it quieter.
     
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    When I had my DOS feeding my CalRx on my old tank, I put it in a box stuffed with acoustical foam lol. Worked great. Just kept an eye on its temperature.
     
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    So I've had the Kamoer running for about a week now and it is exactly what I was looking for. Easy to use, small, and quiet. Long term use will determine reliability, but so far so good.

    Only issue I had the first day is that it developed a bit of a squeak. I adjusted the piece that tightens the peri tube down and it has been gone since. Bought some grease just in case.
     
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    Do you have a link to the one you ended up going with? I saw a few different ones referenced in the thread and I'm looking to pick one up. I'm tired of messing with the needle valve every other day!
     
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    markstubb Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    It's the Kamoer FX-STP. your best best is aliexpress.com, depending on where you live.
     
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    Thanks, I'll do a little price shopping and try to get one on order. From what im seeing it would be about $300 to my door. Not sure how that compares to other options like the stenner.
     
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    This is the link I got it from: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kam...bac0-446d-9a8b-d60165dd5a54&priceBeautifyAB=0

    When I ordered it they were on sale with 5 or 10% off - I forget. and if you order with the mobile app, they give you a bunch of coupons. I ended up paying $235 to my door and took about 5 days.
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to get the mobile app to see if I can get the price down from $300.
     
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    Not to discourage you from buying a peristaltic pump but I use a different approach to make sure my effluent rate is consistent and never changes . It's the use of a fuel filter just before my needle valve in the effluent line . The one I use is specific to Mercedes benz and is used in the new Deltec calcium reactor too .
    You can attach a John guest 5/16 x 1/4 quick connect fitting and works like a charm

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    Do you have more info? I saw Adam from Battle Corals with something similar on his reactor but for some reason I thought it was to help diffuse the co2
     
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    Also, how often do you have to clean/replace it?
     
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    I would say 3-4 months depending on your algae growth in tank and how often you clean the glass .

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
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