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I have only been using my Trident and Dos for a few weeks now so it's all still new to me. I currently have it set to dos cal and alk at .5ml every 11 minutes throughout the day. I have them set to be about 5 minutes apart so I don't have any precipitation issues.

I decided tonight I was going to allow it to control the dos based on Trident reading, but I was going to start with just calcium. It only ran for about an hour and I went and looked at the dosing amounts and times. It adjusted my dosing time on calcium so it dosed some almost immediate after dosing alkalinity. If I set both to be controlled by Trident will it stagger the dosing times between alk and cal so they don't get added too close together? If it won't do this automatically how can I configure it to have a few minutes between dosing each element?
 
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Hi,
I have my trident control my dosing for alk and ca, i dose about 145 ml each per day. It automatically staggers the dos for me. I also chose to set it to dose more in the day and less at night automatically, which seems to work pretty well.
Hopefully this helps
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Hi,
I have my trident control my dosing for alk and ca, i dose about 145 ml each per day. It automatically staggers the dos for me. I also chose to set it to dose more in the day and less at night automatically, which seems to work pretty well.
Hopefully this helps
Jason
Ok I figured there was a good change if I let it control both it would stagger their times. I'll set it up later and keep an eye on it.
 
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Ok so I've let it run as controlled dosing for a day now and when I go back and check the dosing times there was at least one time where it dosed both elements at the exact same time. Is there anyway to prevent this or should I just change it back to scheduled dosing, or move my dosing lines to where they're not side by side.
I find it hard to believe that it doesn't have some setting somewhere that prevents it from dosing both at the same time.
 
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PICK the Most Tested & Least Tested Parameters of your Tank (Pick 2)

  • Calcium (most)

    Votes: 7 4.4%
  • Alkalinity (most)

    Votes: 117 73.6%
  • Magnesium (most)

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Phosphate (most)

    Votes: 5 3.1%
  • PH (most)

    Votes: 18 11.3%
  • Nitrate (most)

    Votes: 12 7.5%
  • Nitrite (most)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ammonia (most)

    Votes: 3 1.9%
  • (least) Calcium

    Votes: 5 3.1%
  • (least) Alkalinity

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • (least) Magnesium

    Votes: 13 8.2%
  • (least) Phosphate

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • (least) PH

    Votes: 5 3.1%
  • (least) Nitrate

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • (least) Nitrite

    Votes: 56 35.2%
  • (least) Ammonia

    Votes: 64 40.3%
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