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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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I want to set up automatic dosing pumps

I have a 72g tank I ei dose and now that I have that figured out I want to set up automatic dosing pumps. Where do I get the pumps? I see a lot of people using 5g buckets for there solution. This seems like a lot of mixture. How do I avoid mold? How much do I dilute? Do I need to keep the water circulating to prevent it from settling to the bottom. Any info would be great I don't see how this works at all


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You could use a regular water pump, sitting in the container. For smaller amounts, peristaltic pumps are a good solution. Water pumps will circulate (mix) the solution whilst pumping, peristaltic one not.

A five gallon bucket sounds like a lot, I use a 2l container for my 250gal tank and it lasts about a month. Of course that all depends on the concentration of the dosing solution.

Regarding mold, I have found that to be growing in diluted micro solutions, so now I dose them full strength (Flourish) with a peristaltic pump, and no mold issues.


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