Reef nutrition

New to Dosing

Jeff Rehling

Supporting Member
About to start using my doser...does it matter where the dosing material goes into the sump? I was planning on sending it into the return/skimmer chamber.
 

MolaMola

Supporting Member
Tagging along because I stopped auto-dosing due to seizing pump impellers 2-3x dripping into return section where I also have heater. What do you think about dripping into section where water drains in if that also holds skimmer pump? Only other option is fuge section which has low flow.
 

Bruce Spiegelman

BOD
Staff member
The other thing you can do is to put a small Nano pump under where you dose. I did this in my frag tank because I was limited to where I could drip. I grabbed a roughly 150 gph nano pump, stuck it on the side of the sumb and have had no issues at all.
 

tankguy

Supporting Member
Im probably one of the few who wont use a doser. Only takes a few mins to manually do it and I test 2-3 times a week
 

MolaMola

Supporting Member
The other thing you can do is to put a small Nano pump under where you dose. I did this in my frag tank because I was limited to where I could drip. I grabbed a roughly 150 gph nano pump, stuck it on the side of the sumb and have had no issues at all.
I will try that. I thought a little pump would seize up in a week, but I guess not. Thanks.
 

pbh-reef

Supporting Member
Im probably one of the few who wont use a doser. Only takes a few mins to manually do it and I test 2-3 times a week
Just wondering what you do when you’re on vacation for a week or more? I’m tempted to manually dose but worried about what I’ll happen when I leave the tank
 

Vhuang168

Supporting Member
I dose into the bubble trap going into the return chamber. Never had a pump seize from build up.


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MolaMola

Supporting Member
I dose into the bubble trap going into the return chamber. Never had a pump seize from build up.


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What is a bubble trap? A little vertical maze between the two chambers? If so, I have that and keep a block of open cell (?) foam there - stiff black foam. I would need to remove the foam?
 

Vhuang168

Supporting Member
What is a bubble trap? A little vertical maze between the two chambers? If so, I have that and keep a block of open cell (?) foam there - stiff black foam. I would need to remove the foam?
Yes. That’s exactly it. I removed the foam.


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Vhuang168

Supporting Member
What was it before you dosed? Try to measure at about the same time during the day.


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Jeff Rehling

Supporting Member
i am measuring each morning and logging it into Apex!

It was after I dosed. Although I didn't witness the doser doing its thing, but I assume it did. Will place a line on my dosing container to see.
 
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