The Red Sea ReefDose is a very exciting new device with a laundry list of features we’ve been dying to see in a dosing pump. The ReefDose is wireless, is very accurate, easy to maintain, and should be one of the easiest smart dosing pumps to use for beginners and advanced reefers alike.
The ReefDose is part of Red Sea’s new line of Reef Connect aquarium devices which all feature wireless connectivity, each accessible from Red Sea’s modern new smartphone app. The Reef Connect app helps program and calibrate the dosing of additives and supplements with the ReefDose, and it also keeps track of how much has been dispensed and when.
Some of the nice hardware features of the Red Sea ReefDose include clear dosing heads so you can inspect the condition of the peristaltic tubing, indicator LEDs as well as manual dose buttons for each individual dosing channel. While most ‘high end’ dosing pumps use stepper motors to achieve very high accuracy of fluid dosing, Red Sea has managed to design a wildly accurate dosing machine by building it from the ground up with servo motors. This has the added benefit of greatly reducing the cost of the machine, with a four channel ReefDose expected to cost around $300 when it becomes available later this year.