DOS Dosing and Fluid Metering System
Amulti-purpose dosing and fluid delivery system of uncompromising quality combined with thesimplicity of Apex Fusion software wizards for operations such as:
- 2-part dosing (Calcium and Alkalinity)
- Other additives dosing
- Automatic water changes
- micro-quantity dosing
- delivery of liquid foods and supplements
What the DOS can do?
The DOS is a multi-purpose Dosing and Fluid Metering System. The DOS connects to any Apex via its AquaBus connection. The true versatility and functionality of the DOS comes to life via the software wizards built intoApex Fusion. This takes dosing to a whole new level in terms of ease of use as well as functionality when compared to standalone dosing systems because the DOS is part of your Apex ecosystem. Not only can you integrate it into other operations and devices you have configured, but we also will be continuing to expand on its capabilities as time goes on via software updates to Apex Fusion.
2-part dosing made easy
The #1 reason people purchase a dosing system for their aquariums is for consistent and easy dosing of 2-part solutions (calcium and alkalinity) to their reef tanks. The DOS wizards in Apex Fusion take this to the next level by integrating a feedback loop from your water testing to make suggestions to fine tune the amount you dose each day. Simply put in your tank size and after a few days of entering testing results, it will help you refine your dosing amounts for the demand of your particular aquarium. No more guessing. No more fooling with the timings.
Water changes the never ending chore of an aquarium
Hate doing water changes? everyone does so they never get done as often as they should. Not only that, water changes are disruptive to the stability of your system since all of that change is happening at once.
With the DOS all you do is place your empty vessel and your fresh stock of saltwater under your stand. Then, with the Apex Fusion wizard just tell it amount of water you want to change over what length of time and the hours of the day you want it to happen and it figures it all out for you. It will perform an automatic, continuous water change for you. It gets better. If you have our dual optical water sensing accessory Apex Fusion will send you an email or text message letting you know it is time to change out the jugs. Less time pumping, siphoning, and sloshing water and more time enjoying a great aquarium.
Micro-dosing of elements
If you need to dose tiny amounts of a particular solution, element or other fluid (like vodka dosing or Zeovit systems), the DOS is the perfect solution due to its precision controlled stepper motor. This ability to control pump movement in such a refined manner means that you can dose all the way down to 0.1ml at a time!
How is it built?When it comes to dosing, it all starts with the peristaltic pump
First, lets talk about the pump hardware. Be aware that not all dosing pumps are built alike. Well, lets clarify that. Almost all OTHER dosing pumps are alike but most ALL OTHERS are very different from the DOS.
Nearly all dosing systems on the market today use a standard, DC brush-driven motor. Why? Because it is economical.This is the same motor you might find in your child’s toy car. We thought that was just not adequate for an aquarium where you might have thousands of dollars invested. So, we spent over a year searching and testing pumps and motors and decided on using a pumps with industrial grade stepper motors in the DOS the same type of motors used in high end robotics, 3D printing, and medical equipment.
Size (Approx.): 9.5? x 5? x 5?
Weight (Approx.): 4 pounds
Lift Height: 24 feet (minimum at MSL)
Suction Height: 24 feet
Flow Rate: Variable (0.1ml 250ml/min)
Power Requirement: 110/120V or 220/24oV
Requires: Apex, Apex Lite, or Apex Jr.