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Neptune Systems DOS Multi-Purpose Dosing & Fluid Metering System Neptune Systems DOS Multi-Purpose Dosing & Fluid Metering System

Product Code: RNE98980
The Neptune Systems DOS Multi-Purpose Dosing & Fluid Metering System is a multi-purpose dosing and fluid delivery system of uncompromising quality. Use with the Apex, Apex Lite, or Apex Jr. (& Apex Fusion software wizards) for many applications.

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SpectraPure Ultra-Precise Liquid Level Controller SpectraPure Ultra-Precise Liquid Level Controller

Product Code: RSP30005
The SpectraPure Ultra-Precise Level Controller holds your tank’s salinity constant while adding calcium or other nutrients in small doses. The UPLCT has a precise control within 0.50". The pump used in the UPLCT is the same pump that is in the LiterMeter III, the leader in aquatic dosing for over 10 years.

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Aqua Medic ReefDoser Evo 4 Dosing Pump Aqua Medic ReefDoser Evo 4 Dosing Pump

Product Code: RAB20709
The Aqua Medic ReefDoser Evo 4 Dosing Pump can independently control the four dosing pumps included in the package. The dispensing of the food or additive can be achieved either manually or automatically; all pumps can be calibrated individually. The interval control allows for adjustment of the duration of the on/off cycle for each pump over a broad time span, from seconds to days.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $199.99
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Milwaukee Instruments MC720 Dosing Pump Kit Milwaukee Instruments MC720 Dosing Pump Kit

Product Code: RMI07202
The Milwaukee Instruments MC720 Dosing Pump Kit combines the Milwaukee Instruments MC122 pH Controller and Milwaukee Instruments MP810 Dosing Pump to provide fully automated pH control of aqueous solutions in hydroponic systems. It has been specifically designed to control the pH in mixing tanks for fertilization. The small and precise flow of the peristaltic pump allows you to maintain ideal pH values in your tank.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $198.00
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SpectraPure Multi Tank Liquid Level Controller SpectraPure Multiple Tank Liquid Level Controller

Product Code: RSP30000
SpectraPure Multiple Tank Liquid Replenishers are the most advanced means of controlling liquid levels on single or multiple reservoirs and are ideal for replenishing evaporated water in aquariums or liquids in other constant level containers. A sensitive air pressure switch opens a solenoid valve when the liquid level drops approximately 1" and closes it when the liquid level rises back to its original level.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $179.99
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Smart ATO Automatic Top Off System Smart ATO Automatic Top Off System

Product Code: RCV47286
The Smart ATO Automatic Top Off System is a unique auto top off system with a patent pending contactless digital sensor that monitors and automates refilling evaporated water. Best of all it is very easy to install and contains no moving parts that can fail. This ATO comes integrated with AFS (Auto Feedback Security) technology which provides real-time fail safe protection against failure. You simply move the outside controller to adjust your sump to a desired water level. Its that easy.

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AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Automatic Top Off System SATO110P AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Automatic Top Off System (SATO110P)

Product Code: RCV21176
The AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Automatic Top Off System is a unique auto top off system that monitors and automates refilling evaporated water. Best of all it is very easy to install and contains no moving parts that can fail. This ATO comes integrated with QST (Quick SecurityTechnology) which provides real-time fail safe protection against failure. You simply move the optical sensor to adjust the desired water level within your sump.

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AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Automatic Top Off System SATO110P IceCap ATO

Product Code: RIC60650
The IceCap ATO is a well thought out automated system with a fail-safe design that uses two (2) optical sensors to monitor the fluid level of your aquarium or sump. The second optical sensor provides real-time protection against failure of the first sensor. Best of all, it is very easy to install and contains no moving parts that can fail.

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Aqua Medic SP3000 Dosing Pump Aqua Medic SP3000 Dosing Pump

Product Code: RAB20345
The Aqua Medic SP3000 Dosing Pump is an economic peristaltic pump for pumping small volumes of water.

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SpectraPure Liquid Level Controller SpectraPure Liquid Level Controller

Product Code: RSP30001
The SpectraPure Liquid Level Controllers are the most advanced means of controlling liquid levels on single reservoirs, and are ideal for replenishing evaporate water in aquariums or liquids in other constant level containers. An onboard air pressure activated electrical switch opens a solenoid valve when the liquid level drops approximately 1" and closes it when the liquid level rises back to its original level.

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Hydor Smart Level Control Hydor Smart Level Control

Product Code: RHY01043
Hydor Smart Level Control is the new versatile fully electronic water level controller designed by Hydor. The Smart Level safely and easily handles the aquarium and sump water level due to evaporation. Designed to be used in the many different conditions that exist in the marine and freshwater aquarium environment. Smart Level technology reduces the problems related to lime scale deposits, bacterial film, and wave action, which ensures the continuous, safe, and regular functioning of the Smart Level Control.

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JBJ Auto Top Off  (A.T.O.) Water Level Controller JBJ Auto Top Off (A.T.O.) Water Level Controller

Product Code: RJB37001
The JBJ Auto Top Off (A.T.O.) Water Level Controller is a professional grade product that automates refilling evaporated water. The All-New A.T.O (Auto Top Off) device is the most advanced water level controller system on the market.

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Why Use a Dosing Pump?
Dosing pumps have been used with aquariums for years, but most aquarists have never used one because it’s so easy to dose manually. Yet, we strongly encourage the use of dosing pumps. They’re now more affordable than ever and can greatly help your aquarium by increasing stability through consistency and precision.

Dosing pumps are controllable peristaltic pumps that automatically add liquid additives such as calcium, alkalinity, buffers, trace elements, fertilizers and liquids to your aquarium. Once the pump is programmed, you can simply place a hose in your additive bottle and not touch it again until the bottle is empty. If the ease of maintenance is not enough to convince you, then consider how using a dosing pump can actually be better for the fish, coral, and plants in your aquarium.
Benefit #1 - Increased Consistency
Rhythm is part of life. The sun rises and falls each day, the moon has repetitive fazes and the seasons change at the same time each year. The animals in our aquariums have adapted to regular time tables. Just like you might get upset if you skipped a meal, your corals and plants might get upset if you miss a day of dosing. Machines do not forget; people do. More than simply forgetting, we have lives, and because we have lives there will be days we miss dosing additives or postpone dosing until later. A simple solution to our own inconsistency is having a dosing pump. Having a dosing pump means you can leave for the weekend, or have a busy evening without your tank suffering.

Benefit #2 - Increased Precision
Have you ever carefully looked at the syringe or measuring cup you use to dose your additives? Sometimes the line is right on the number you want, sometimes just below, and sometimes just above. We are not very accurate at measuring additives. If three people measured 10 ml of solution, they would get three different amounts and none would be exactly 10 ml. Using a precision device originally used for medical and laboratory use is a much better way to dose your tank. Dosing pumps like the Aqua Medic ReefDoser Evo 4 Dosing Pump or the Ice Cap Dosing Pump can be easily programmed to dose regularly and accurately.

Benefit #3 - Increased Stability
Through precise and consistent dosing you will have a more stable aquarium. A stable aquarium is one with minimal variation in water parameters. If your pH is 7.8 at night and 8.4 during the day your aquarium is not very stable. Aquarists often use additives boosting pH, calcium or iodine once or twice a week. The result is having a really high level after dosing and then a really low level later in the week before you dose again. This constant change can put stress on the animals in aquariums. With a dosing pump, additives can be added as often as every hour. This greatly helps to minimize the variation in your aquariums water parameters. Some dosing pumps such as the Neptune Systems DOS Dosing & Fluid Metering System or Milwaukee Instruments MC720 Dosing Pump Kit can even be programmed to dose when the pH is low. Using these pumps with a buffer solution such as Seachem Reef Buffer can keep your pH ultra stable.