With the rapid growth of reefers using dosing pumps to automatically manage their additions of calcium, buffer, magnesium and other solutions, there’s never been a bigger demand for dedicated dosing containers to hold additives. Pro Clear Aquatic Systems is putting their acrylic design and craftsmanship skills to work with a brand new dosing container that has a cool trick up its sleeve.
For most dosing containers we’re usually looking for something with a high volume but a low footprint to make the most of the limited space left in the stands and cabinets under our tanks. The Pro Clear Dosing container fits the bill just right with a tall cylindrical body paired with a large base to keep the assembly stable and grounded, but there’s an interesting twist to this base which is the defining feature of the container.
The other thing which we need from a dosing container is to pull fluid from the very bottom which is usually achieved simply with a piece of rigid airline in the lid of the dosing container, an assembly which makes it slightly awkward to refill the container. To get around this Pro Clear has installed a quick disconnect fitting which is built right into the oval base outside the main container volume which will prevent the need for disassembly for refill.
However we all know that the concentrated calcium and buffer solutions we use tend to crust up and cloud the walls of the dosing chamber as it empties so with the Pro Clear Dosing Container’s quick disconnect valve you can easily remove the container without making a mess. Both models feature a laboratory grade CPC coupling with a one way shutoff so when the male part is inserted into the female coupling the valve is open and fluid flows freely.
Once removed, the valve closes automatically allowing you to move the dosing container while full without concerns of leaks. Pro Clear will be making their dosing containers in a 1.5 and 3 liter sizes in their signature red-trimmed white construction and will be available at the end of summer starting in September.