Xepta AutoBalance Automatically Measures AND Doses Ca, Mg & Alkalinity

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Auto Balance is a new automatic water testing & dosing machine from a company called Xepta. We’ve never heard of Xepta before but they have a full range of additives with a strong emphasis on achieving proper ratios of reef aquarium chemistry. AutoBalance can automatically test for calcium, magnesium and alkalinity and it has three […]

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Interesting... I wonder if this will have any impact on Trident's release?
 

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Is this a real product???
 

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Well if its true hopefully it works like they claim it does
 

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It looks like it's a 2 box system. The Autobalance only measures and doses ALK. You the need an additional add on unit called the aBex to measure and dose Cal and Mag.
 

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I've read alot about it. Until they have units in people's hands for testing and reviews it's vapor ware. Ask anybody about how long they've been waiting for mindstream.
 

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Hoping this is really coming to market .. here is carlos talking about it..

 

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This is something worth the wait and money. Ion based testing is the way of future I believe. Let's see the details that should emerge soon.
 

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I really hope they have an option that doesnt include the dosing pumps. I want to have more control of what hardware I get. Id rather they focus on precision/accuracy and let us decide how to mange dosing.

Having dosing pumps as a separate option would be nice.
 

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Oh... and I wish these companies would focus on THE REAL "big 3."

Alk, Nitrate, Phosphate. (Hey i can dream)
 

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Oh... and I wish these companies would focus on THE REAL "big 3."

Alk, Nitrate, Phosphate. (Hey i can dream)
But they have this offered no? What am I missing? Both ghl and xepta test for these, ghl dose as well.
 

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But they have this offered no? What am I missing? Both ghl and xepta test for these, ghl dose as well.
The article says Xepta is Cal/Alk/Mag. GHL has the ION coming soon where it sounds like nitrate could be included but as for Phosphate... thats up in the air. Hopefully "to come eventually" but Phosphate testing is a whole other ballgame so who knows.

Aside from Reefbot using off-the-shelf test kits, there is no machine that test ALk/Nitrate/Phosphate (that im aware of)
 
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The article says Xepta is Cal/Alk/Mag. GHL has the ION coming soon where it sounds like nitrate could be likely but as for Phosphate... thats up in the air. Hopefully to come eventually but Phosphate testing is a whole other ballgame so who knows.

Aside from Reefbot using off-the-shelf test kits, there is no machine that test ALk/Nitrate/Phosphate (that im aware of)
This video mentions nitrate being testable with the Xepta at about 5:05.

 

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This video mentions nitrate being testable with the Xepta at about 5:05.

"Nitrate, we're working on it. Its a little more difficult."

Thats pretty much what all companies say. "We hope to test for nitrates." Most of Xeptas marketing never mentions it :/ But since they're shooting for MACNA maybe there is more to be announced? Fingers crossed!

I'd imagine we'll get some definitive answers for this and GHLs ION during MACNA. If either are actually launching with nitrate tests... my bank account will not be pleased lol
 
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