DIY Ferts Auto Dose System

Discussion in 'Completed DIY Projects' started by DTL, 30 Dec 2012.

  1. linkinruss

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    Why cant there just be an out the box method ;p
     
  2. LondonDragon

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    There is if you want to pay more :p
     
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  3. webworm

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    What would you like an out of the box solution to do ?
     
  4. linkinruss

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    Ok, an all in one pump without the necessary DIY bits.
    And cheap, hahahaha
     
  5. ghostsword

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    I am ordering one.. It is such a cool thing to use and dose ferts and easy carbo.

    May get a bigger box and two pumps.




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  6. webworm

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    I've heard that far too often.
    How about a timer in the box rather than having to plug into a timer......
     
  7. LondonDragon

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    The only issue is if you don't have two mains plugs you can only dose the same amount with both at the same time, if you have two mains plugs then you might as well make two pumps and be more versatile.
     
  8. LondonDragon

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    Looked into that and the timers were just too expensive! tried taking a timer adapter apart but way too fiddly to get it into the box and needed to make the enclosure a little bigger so decided not too.
     
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  10. LondonDragon

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    Don't see any reason not too, looks neat! Can you buy them in the UK?

    they seem to have a short motor life!!

    Motor Life: 200 hours. (Total run time of Motor)
     
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  12. TarkMalbot

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    Or have a spare motor and pump in case one fails. They seem to have good reviews when I did a quick search. Those little motors won't run forever but not sure how 200 hours compares to others similar. They look like something I had with my Meccano set!
     
  13. TarkMalbot

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    PS what's EC?

    Electro Conductivity or something to do with Evaporation Compensation (which is what I would consider using it for) lol
     
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  15. Ady34

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    Easy Carbo.....a brand of liquid carbon.
     
  16. TarkMalbot

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    I knew that. o_O
     
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  17. PedroB

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    Hi everyone, I'm going to purchase a peristaltic pump just for macros.

    How do you guys keep the airline tubing nice and neat on the tank edge? I've seen that DTL has that black contraption that sits in the edge of the tank and keeps the tubing there.
    Where can I find something similar?

    Thank you
     
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  19. PedroB

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    Thank you!

    That's very ingenious. I might go the DIY route if I can find a way to hide it.
     

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