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Aqua Medic Niveaumat Replacement Float Switch Aqua Medic Niveaumat Replacement Float Switch

Product Code: RAB10403
Replacement Float Switch for Aqua Medic Niveaumat

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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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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.

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Coral Vue FW110 High Amperage Float Switch Coral Vue FW110 High Amperage Float Switch

Product Code: RCV91100
The Coral Vue FW110 High Amperage Float Switch will operate for high water or low water level applications. This switch can handle multiple pumps with a combined amperage draw of up to 5 amps. Great as a part for a ATO.

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Coral Vue FW220 12v DC Float Switch w/ Pump Coral Vue FW220 12v DC Float Switch w/ Pump

Product Code: RCV92200
The Coral Vue FW220 12v DC Float Switch w/ Pump automatically controls water levels in aquarium or sump. Comes with small flow pump.

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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 Replacement Pump AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Automatic Top Off System Replacement Pump

Product Code: RCV21287
Replacement Pump for the AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Automatic Top Off System.

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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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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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Hydor Smart Level Control Replacement Bracket (Hydor pt# XJ0301) Hydor Smart Level Control Replacement Bracket (Hydor pt# XJ0301)

Product Code: RHY01049
Replacement Bracket for the Hydor Smart Level Control (Hydor pt# XJ0301).

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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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IceCap Liquid Dosing Pump with Power Link Ice Cap Dosing Pump w/ Power Link

Product Code: RCV91112
The IceCap Liquid Dosing Pump is the perfect solution for automating mundane tasks like two-part dosing/balling method or to precisely administer other liquid supplements. The IceCap Liquid Dosing Pump is an energy efficient precision output peristaltic pumps can be used for topping off water lost due to evaporation, dosing trace elements, adding two-part supplements, balling method, kalkwasser and/or any other liquid aquarium supplement or food. This version does NOT have the AC Adapter. If this is your first Ice Cap Dosing Pump. you'll need the IceCap Liquid Dosing Pump w/ AC Adapter.This version includes a Power Link and you can connect it to the Dosing Pump w/ AC.

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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.