Dosing Pump Confusion

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Hi...I brought the RA+, Wifi, and Dosing pump last week. I set the pump to dose 2-part I-bionic @ 7am 5 min delay on pumps. The pumps dosed at the time set 7am & 7:05am (one time per day), but to my suprise the pumps dosed again at 12:40pm (P1) & 12:45pm (P2), this happened while my duagter and I was watcing my Stary Blennie playing around. Has this happened to anyone else, the values for the pumps were set in Wisdord and are the only vaules set as far as I know....just concerned now about over dosing tank :? :o :shock:

~ben

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:29 pm
That was a bug in the libraries.
I fixed and attached the modified file for you to use until v1.0.2 is released.
Simply download the file and save it at "Documents\Arduino\libraries\ReefAngel" folder.
If asked to overwrite exsisting file, choose yes.
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Roberto.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:54 am
I downloaded the file per your above instrutions. I then updated the controler and saved. I hope this takes care of the bug. Thanks for all your help. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:21 pm
Roberto,

I like to thank you for all your help you've been great. I will recommend your product to all my reef buddies. Keep up the excellent customer service, it's the building block of great success.

-Ben

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:35 pm
Cool :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:41 pm
Hey Roberto,
This controller is dosing randomly I was just feeding my fish (6:31est) and it dosed. I do not claim to be a coder wiz but I applied the fix you said they other day but the problem is on going....what is the problem here. In wizard all timing is set for 7am and 7:05 respectively, using I-bionic 2 part. This controller is dosing my tank independent of what I set it to dose, and my Cal level is now 576, wayyyy too high. This has been and on going problem that you are aware of. Please, what is the problem?...you said it was a bug.... And the file you sent would fix the problem, but it has not....please advise as this is your product and I am not very happy right now. My reef is suffering right now due to this on going problem.

Thank you


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:55 pm
We can solve this problem very easily with hard coding.
The problem is that you want to do it with no hard code, with control over the iphone and everything through the wizard.
The repeating dosing function is really meant for repeated doses every x minutes and I was trying to make it work for you without you having to custom code, because you said you don't want to deal with coding.
Evenly dosages spread over 24hrs is way much better than one single dump if you ask my opinion, but if you want to do one big dump like you said you wanted to do, it is your choice.
The repeat dosing function has been working for everyone else. So, if the function is not working for you, don't use it and we can hard code it to dump in a single dose, but this will require custom code that is not available through the wizard.
What would you like to do?
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:20 pm
Thanks for getting back with me. All I want is to dose the aloted amount for my tank, whether its all at once or over the course of 24 hours. But this appers to be dosing for 20 seconds tow or three times per day. This morning I waited for it to dose at 7am and it did and while feeding tonight it dosed again. I am using I-bionic 2 part I do not know how to break it down over the course of 24 hours, My tank is a 75 gal, 60 pounds on LR, 120 pounds of LS, three corals, 4 fishes. How can I get the correct dose for the tank, My Cal level is 576ppm. You said doser would dose 1x at 7am every day which is good but, it does not do that. You said dosing over a peroid of time I am using 2-part I-bionic?I just want whats best for my fishes that's why I brought your product, but it;s having dozing issues. Please help me ?

~ben

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:42 pm
rimai wrote:We can solve this problem very easily with hard coding.
The problem is that you want to do it with no hard code, with control over the iphone and everything through the wizard.
The repeating dosing function is really meant for repeated doses every x minutes and I was trying to make it work for you without you having to custom code, because you said you don't want to deal with coding.
Evenly dosages spread over 24hrs is way much better than one single dump if you ask my opinion, but if you want to do one big dump like you said you wanted to do, it is your choice.
The repeat dosing function has been working for everyone else. So, if the function is not working for you, don't use it and we can hard code it to dump in a single dose, but this will require custom code that is not available through the wizard.
What would you like to do?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:51 pm
Maybe manually dose for a while? Considering you dose once a day. That way he can work on a solution for long term.
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