The Kamoer dosing pump machine is a system of peristaltic pumps not unlike many we have seen before. Most similarly, the Kamoer and Bubble Magus have a lot of features in common, including three master units to control slave units as well. Although the design is similar, a side by side comparison reveals that the Kamoer dosing pump has had more care placed in build quality and user experience.
Assembling the Kamoer dosing pump is a breeze, the peristaltic pump heads snap on easily and the entire unit is up and running in minutes. One novel addition which was a pleasant surprise since the power supply comes with an swiveling prong heads meaning that it can be placed just about any where on a power strip or outlet.
The Kamoer uses a very familiar boxy design to house the entire assembly and although we have not yet had to service the inside of the units, a few screws should make it easy to access peristaltic pumps in the future. Assembling and installing the Kamoer is as easy as any other doser but the real difference arises out of set up and programming of the various dosing features.
The biggest advantage to the Kamoer over rival dosing pump systems is a larger, much easier to read display and a navigation menu that is intuitive and simple. The straightforward menu options made it easy to navigate the nesting menu systems, access the most common features and to program the entire unit without having to reach for instructions.
Every new device we test and review, there’s always a large number of brownie points that are awarded for being sophisticated enough to execute somewhat complicated functions but easy enough to use without having to read the directions. The Kamoer excels in this regard, in user experience, operation and being generally easy to use and install.
There’s also an added level of comfort knowing that Kamoer is not an aquarium product manufacturer, it is a dosing pump manufacturer. Therefore, instead on competing on the price or feature of the needs of general aquarium hobbyists and “racing to the bottom” on price, Kamoer instead competes in the dosing pump market. By this metric the Kamoer dosing pump is an excellent dosing pump solution and easily worth the modest premium in the entry level dosing pump segment of the aquarium hobby.
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