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    Would this dosing pump work.

    http://reefdosingpumps.com/products/admiral1.html


    Would this work to feed home made oyster feast?

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    1 ml per hour is 24 ml per day. That's quite a bit, although Oyster feast is very thin compared to what I make.

    Refrigeration is really the issue. If you can keep it cold, and if your scrubber can handle 24 ml per day, it will work.

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    Seems like crazy overkill for a dosing pump, especially for food. I use these myself. $109 for 2 pumps. I have yet to find them cheaper anywhere else (BRS is $89 for 1 pump). All you need is some cheap digital timers and a little time to get some initial measurements on flow and you can dose as little as you want by just setting the timer correctly.

    http://reefangel.com/Products.Dosing-Pumps.ashx

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    Sm i do wat you make.. oisters blended with that liquid.
    And i have a wine cooler.. stold the idea from some dude

    Ace and suggestions on timers?

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    I think 24 ml per day will be too much. That's why I use the medical doser... will do 0.1 ml per day. I'm currently dosing 32 ml per day, and have gone as high as 72, but I think my two scrubbers max out at about 50. This is in addition to nori, and silversides for the eel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkyRickstr View Post
    Ace and suggestions on timers?
    I am thinking something like these.
    http://www.amazon.com/Digital-3-Amp-.../dp/B000Y1G9G4
    or a cheaper one here.
    http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/itemdesc....=TIBDD&eq=&Tp=

    You can then have 8 feedings per day, however many minutes you want each time. That doser I mentioned has 2 power plugs, so with 2 timers you could use one for dosing food and the other for kalk if you wanted.


    Product Features
    Daily and Weekly Programming
    8 On/Off Programs
    Battery Backup
    Rotating plug for vertical and horizontal outlets
    UL Listed in US and Canada

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    So i can even hook this up to an aqualifter right?

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    Yup, I have seen them used with Aqualifters before. Not for food though. Even for 2 part they don't seem to last more than a year, dosing pumps usually last much longer, are quieter, and more consistent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVAyUlcD9EE

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    Im trying the read the description to see if i can turn on for just three seconds at a time.

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    I don't think they can do seconds. One of them does say something about seconds but I think that is more for just the clock and not the timer function. I think the least you can do at 1 on/off cycle is 1minute. BUT you can put a valve at the end to reduce the flow if 1 minute puts out too much at once like the video above shows.

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