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Offline NeveSSL

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We are getting close... they dropped the software updates yesterday.  :)

I believe I've got one locked in... anyone else planning on getting one?

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 17:55:42 »
Sooner or later.  Neptune doesn't have a good track record of bugs or hardware problems on first release.

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 20:20:29 »
I think it stinks that it will not work with the older classic controller. 
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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 23:49:04 »
Good you got one locked in. I will try to get one but not counting on being that lucky. Not sure how many they will have but probably not enough.

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 00:12:47 »
Sooner or later.  Neptune doesn't have a good track record of bugs or hardware problems on first release.

Fair enough.  I have a trusted friend who is testing one and says his has been very solid overall through the NSI period.  I believe they've tested the crap out of these things.

I think it stinks that it will not work with the older classic controller. 
Jeff

I agree.  They say the classic doesn't have enough resources of some sort, but I'm not sure I believe them.  I don't think they've said exactly what it is the new ones have that the classics don't. 

Good you got one locked in. I will try to get one but not counting on being that lucky. Not sure how many they will have but probably not enough.

I have a friend who is NSI and is also a dealer, so I think he's been able to secure one for me.  I won't be too heartbroken if I have to wait until the second round come out.  Hope you're able to get one, too, Brian. 

Brandon

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 07:47:09 »
not me, i already have an alk monitor!

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 10:36:55 »
Did you get an alktronic?

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 20:03:30 »
Did you get an alktronic?

Brandon

yes have had it about a year now, i really like it! they just released the doseatronic that will do ca/mg and whatever else you want up to 4 bottles dosed.

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 21:05:43 »
Nice!

The Trident was announced as available tonight at midnight, which is pretty sweet. 

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 22:50:27 »
I picked up Lazylivin's old kh guardian that he had so many problems with.  I bought and installed all the newer updated parts on it and updated the driver and it has been working like a champ.  Been running for 6 weeks now and has only had a few out of kilter readings.  I am hoping this trend will continue long term.  It is just a monitor and I am not sure that I would totally trust my alk levels to a controller.  One false low reading and have the controller overdose alk and kiss your corals goodby.
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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2019, 22:57:11 »
That makes sense, Jeff.  However, it's important to understand that the dosing is controlled within limits.  It won't just suddenly dose 4 times as much as it normally would due to one bad reading.  It will actually sound an alarm if something is way off base.  :) 

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2019, 23:37:30 »
You can set up the kh guardian the same way with limiting the amount of alk it will dose at one time and it will link up to apex and you can program alerts.  I have been using it mostly for watching trends in alk and has been invaluable while adjusting my calcium reactor.  I would still test manually randomly to confirm any alk monitor or controller.  The kh guardian uses a ph probe to test with so if the probe would slowly change its readings you might not notice it and the alk readings on the controller would be affected either up or down.  Re calibration of the probe will need to be done every couple on months I would think to keep things accurate.
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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2019, 10:35:35 »
You can set up the kh guardian the same way with limiting the amount of alk it will dose at one time and it will link up to apex and you can program alerts.  I have been using it mostly for watching trends in alk and has been invaluable while adjusting my calcium reactor.  I would still test manually randomly to confirm any alk monitor or controller.  The kh guardian uses a ph probe to test with so if the probe would slowly change its readings you might not notice it and the alk readings on the controller would be affected either up or down.  Re calibration of the probe will need to be done every couple on months I would think to keep things accurate.
Jeff

I tried to share with Lazy my DIY reagent mix but it didnt work for the KHG, have you played with that yet?

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 11:40:58 »
I tried to share with Lazy my DIY reagent mix but it didnt work for the KHG, have you played with that yet?
No I havent yet.  I have one packet of their reagent and a few weeks worth of my first batch.  More then willing to try another reagent since it looks like it will be about $15 a month just to keep the kh guardian running.
Jeff

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Re: Neptune Trident... who all is planning on getting one?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2019, 11:47:38 »
No I havent yet.  I have one packet of their reagent and a few weeks worth of my first batch.  More then willing to try another reagent since it looks like it will be about $15 a month just to keep the kh guardian running.
Jeff

i think i found a mix you can try, i will send you a pm. could save you significant $ in the long run

 

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