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Old 08/29/2018, 05:24 PM   #826
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Does anyone know the output voltage and current fed through the solenoid cable, directly from the calcfeeder board?
I measured it.

It's 0.4 amps and 11 volts, which comes out to 4.4 watts. So, now you guys can wire up your own solenoid. I kind of assumed that's what it would be, but I wasn't sure if anything was going on inside the solenoid.


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Old 08/30/2018, 06:21 PM   #827
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What ever happened to pacsun USA?


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Old 09/01/2018, 07:01 AM   #828
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Just skimmed over this thread. Thinking on buying cr for my 300 gal.
Can anyone enlighten me. Why this system is better ? I thought, that not using ph probe would be nice, but as I can see you all are using it anyways to measure effluent.
Plus all that gassing and degassing seems to eliminate all benefits. Does not seem set and forget device. Set and pray - possibly.

Where I am wrong ?


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Old 09/03/2018, 01:23 PM   #829
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Hi Mike,
We are actually switching to new Distributor which will be presented soon ;-)
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of course, not using pH is "nice" and simplify reactor control much more. Only what you need to focus on is weekly checking your alkalinity(using aquarium tests - or any alkalinity measuring device - like our Kore 7th) and adjust flow on CalcFeeder controller (using Up/Down buttons). Thats all.
If alkalinity is going down - you ned ot increase effluent flow. If it's too high - you need decrease flow. Nothing more, no pH probe calibration , no co2 bubble counting etc .


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Old 09/14/2018, 09:49 AM   #830
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Przemek,

But I see people are drilling lid to fit probe. That is my concern. Seems like it is not working without ph probe.


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Old 09/14/2018, 11:16 AM   #831
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Przemek,

But I see people are drilling lid to fit probe. That is my concern. Seems like it is not working without ph probe.
People shouldnít be drilling their lids you can order one through Pacific sun with a pH port if you need it I am sure. The reason why some of us want a pH probe in our Media chamber is just so that we can see whatís going on inside of it with the pH level. That is the only reason. the pH probe does nothing to the reactor the optical sensor is what controls the CO2 from shutting on and off. I hope this eases your mind


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Old 09/15/2018, 04:38 AM   #832
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No , this not eases my mind unfortunately.
If people want to know what is going on with their ph, this means they are not sure that things are all OK. So that makes me thing that without ph probe there is no way to have peace of mind. Then I buy another reactor for half money with ph probe and have peace of my mind. No ?
The idea of having reactor with no ph probes is wonderful, but seems not yet we have product.


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Old 09/15/2018, 05:14 AM   #833
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No , this not eases my mind unfortunately.
If people want to know what is going on with their ph, this means they are not sure that things are all OK. So that makes me thing that without ph probe there is no way to have peace of mind. Then I buy another reactor for half money with ph probe and have peace of my mind. No ?
The idea of having reactor with no ph probes is wonderful, but seems not yet we have product.
Iíll let przemek answer this , I guess I shouldíve been just speaking for myself I actually liked having the pH probe in there just knowing what was going on thatís all. I just pay a lot of attention to my aquarium I am constantly looking at my Apex app on my phone at least 2 to 3 times and hour checking temp tank ph flo comparing readings against other readings and maybe trying to gain some insight on how they coincide with each other??? maybe itís an OCD thing LOL, but Iíll let the experts answer this question


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Old 09/15/2018, 05:31 AM   #834
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The Psun calcfeeder is a brilliant bit of equipment , Iíve been running multiple units on different systems for over six months now and they have been faultless, they do have a ph port in the lid if you wanted to run a probe but I never had the need to , Iíve have also been very fortunate to be trialling the new kore7th and khlab coupled with the calcfeeder and itís been brilliant and will ultimately produce perfect consistency in macro element levels throughout the day , which is something Iíve noticed after using the khlab my kh was dropping massively through the main photoperiod then creeping back up by the time I returned home to do my tests, in all the calcfeeder is a very effective piece of equipment 😊


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Old 09/15/2018, 06:36 AM   #835
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So air and foreign gases in mix chamber are thing of past ? Pure co2 only now ?
When and how that was solved ?


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Old 09/15/2018, 06:53 AM   #836
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pH probe port is available actually in all CalcFeeder calcium reactors (Mini/AC1/AC2/AC3/AC4). It was previously requested by some Customers which wanted for example to set alarm for empty CO2 bottles(in highly stocked hard corals aquariums daily alkalinity drop can be really huge). Now - connecting pH probe to Apex or any other aquarium controller with possibilities informing by SMS/email about empty CO2 tank/bottle(when gas is low - pH start slowly increasing).
Calcfeeders DON'T require pH probe for proper work - the idea is completely different, as it was explained by Rob - it's rather for monitoring purposes for Customers which simply "want to know" whats going on in their calcium reactor.
Reported by some Customers problems with not stable pH was fixed by new versions of firmware which have built in auto degassing options - controller automatically remove neutral gas and refill it with clear CO2. Thats protect against pH fluctuations in reactor chamber and guarantee stable and very high alkalinity level in effluent(sometimes between 70 to 90 dkH depending from media type).


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Old 09/15/2018, 09:20 AM   #837
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One more question.
Why you did not use silent driver for step motor?
I hear people complaining about noisy stepper . And I hear it on tube video.

P.S. I understand how reactor works. But thanks for extra explain.


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We are using silent motors - that pumps in fact aren't nosier that DOS or GHL step motor pumps. If pump is placed on silicon distances (included in package) and placed inside cabinet it's not noisy. Of course, if you aquarium is in your bedroom and you have everything completely silent - you will hear that moments when pump is working.
On youtube video anything can be noisy - because phones "adjust" recording volume to "environment noise" during recording. Step motor have pros and cons - they can work 24/7 and have almost unlimited lifetime but they are not completely silent like brushless motors(which have limited lifetime, dont have "hard" shift from rotor to rollers etc).


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