We’ve been using Seachem’s Dose application for the iPhone and iPod touch to gauge our calcium and buffer additions and we like it so much we decided to bring you this video demonstration and review. Â Dose is really easy to use and from our experience it is very accurate. With this app, gone are the days of SWAG dosing and the seesaw of calcium and alkalinity. On one our our systems, a 70 gallon frag network we used Seachem’s Reef Builder (naturally) and we used the Dose app to shoot for a target alkalinity of 7 and we ended up with an alkalinity of 6.7. Not a bad vavue and given all the uncertainties of water displacement and true water volume, we’d say this app is a keeper.Â The application has since been released for PC and MAC and it is still a free download so you have no reason not to try it out.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.