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  1. #1

    Default Auto Dosing Set Up


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    So I dose 16ml metricide 14 a day and about 6ml of a macro micro mix in my 55 gallon tank.

    Only issue is, that I can only really dose when I get home from work (6pm) and the lights are halfway through there cycle at that point.

    Looking for a cheap solution I think I might have an idea i'd like to run past you.

    If I took a mason jar, drilled a hole in the lid and fed airline tubing into it. Could I then put a valve on the outside, tip this upside down with all my ferts mixed together and have it drip into the tank (I'd adjust the rate as needed)

    Or would it create too much of a vacuum in the jar and end up not dripping.

    Thoughts / suggestions?

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    How about a plastic soda bottle instead of a mason jar?...run your tubing through the screw-on lid, invert the bottle, put a hole in the bottom (now the top) to avoid pulling a vacuum?
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  3. #3

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    Well I was thinking that the mason jar would be a bit more stable sitting on top of the tank. But I guess I might be able to find any only plastic jar... as long as its water tight...

    Does anyone else see issues with this?

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    TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
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    Ran across this while researching something else...kind of ingenious, I think:

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  5. #5

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    I can see a few issues with that lol

    Would be a great for feeding on vacation, specially to set it up to only ring once before vmail

    but if it vibrated and dropped it all itd mess the tank up bad...

    Cool idea, might be worth a try with like a prepaid phone for leaving on a vacation

  6. #6

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    TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Definately some issues....was trying to see how he suspended the bottle, trying to get an idea on how to hang your med bottle...but liquid is alot heavier than fish feed, so a little string wouldn't work for your case
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  7. #7

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    I think I am gonna fiddle around tonight to test a couple options out

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    TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Let us know what you figured out, and get us a pic of your invention
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  9. #9

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    lol. if it works I guess I'll have to patent it

    Yep. Need my royalties for a used peanut butter jar and valve

    But, I am gonna see if I can build it tonight and test with plain water into another jar or something to calibrate it

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    Dang double POST.. aaaarrrrggggh

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