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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-24-2020, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question DIY Dosing Pump

I was wondering if anyone had experience with building their own dosing pumps for regular liquid fertilizer dosing. I've seen a write up/source code on a site called joy-reef, that's mostly geared for reef tanks, but I it would be really cool to use something to automate some frequent fertilizers. I've seen cheaper programmable pumps available but being able to build a precision one would be awesome
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I built one 8-10 years ago using small peristaltic pump heads. I forgot if I posted it here - I was fairly active when I was building my 5 180G tank which was one of the earlier high light LED / custom driver / controller. I used a fairly simple timer to control the dosing though. It worked well enough to keep the tank stable while I travelled 2-3 weeks for work many times.

Ill see what I can find. I stole ideas from Reef Central posts if I recall.


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