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Experiences with Vertex Libra Dosing pump?

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Hi there, im looking at getting a better dosing pump to replace my Jeabo (POS) dosing pump, and wondering if anyone has had time using or is using this doser.

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I've used it before and it completely destroyed my 280g tank.

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What do you mean by it destroyed your tank? Did the doser overdose, or did it get misprogrammed? Was it the Stepper model or the dc motor one?

 

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40 minutes ago, Bubbles said:

 

What do you mean by it destroyed your tank? Did the doser overdose, or did it get misprogrammed? Was it the Stepper model or the dc motor one?

 

It was a dc motor. Apparently the firmware had some issues and it dosed all three components into the tank over night. That was five gallon batches of Alk, ca, and mag. I lost all but one fish. Lost my entire coral collection as well. Vertex replaced the doser but sold the brand new unit I received. I believed they have discontinued the libra. Make sure you have the latest firmware and hopefully they addressed those isues. Good luck!

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1 hour ago, Jorge said:

It was a dc motor. Apparently the firmware had some issues and it dosed all three components into the tank over night. That was five gallon batches of Alk, ca, and mag. I lost all but one fish. Lost my entire coral collection as well. Vertex replaced the doser but sold the brand new unit I received. I believed they have discontinued the libra. Make sure you have the latest firmware and hopefully they addressed those isues. Good luck!

oh, I see! I'm so sorry thanks for your feedback!

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1 hour ago, Jorge said:

It was a dc motor. Apparently the firmware had some issues and it dosed all three components into the tank over night. That was five gallon batches of Alk, ca, and mag. I lost all but one fish. Lost my entire coral collection as well. Vertex replaced the doser but sold the brand new unit I received. I believed they have discontinued the libra. Make sure you have the latest firmware and hopefully they addressed those isues. Good luck!

Ouch!  Somehow I missed this episode... sorry to hear about that Jorge.  Glad you were willing to share your experience despite how painful it was.

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