VERSION 2 WITH QUIET KIT ALREADY INSTALLED
Alkatronic is an all in one product for serious reefers to automatically monitor and stabilize alkalinity for your reef system. The product works straight out of the box without the need of any other equipment. This product was originally designed by Jonas Roman from Sweden and is commercialized together with FOCUSTRONIC.
Alkalinity controllers are so new that we collectively don’t fully understand how they work, but there’s one way to measure alkalinity, but two ways to take that reading. Since alkalinity is the capacity for water to buffer against acids, we measure alkalinity by adding a mild acid containing pH indicator solution to a water sample.
When we do this manually we simply look for the change in color from alkaline to neutral. When machines are used to read the pH we can have them imitate the same way we test alkalinity, by optically reading the color of the solution. Alternatively, we can use a sensitive pH probe to determine when the water sample has been neutralized, and this is the method being used by the Alkatronic.
The Alkatronic measures alkalinity based on the ”pH electrode method” which some camps contend is the most accurate and also most maintenance free method. The unit comes complete with all pumps and everything in the box (4 pumps, 2 very precise stepper motors), so you need no extra devices and is completely standalone.
Apparently the Alkatronic has some extra tricks up its sleeves as both Balling method and Ca-reactor users can benefit as this machine also controls the CO2 to the Ca reactor through a power socket which Alkatronic controls. As long as the dKH is below the ”high reference value” this socket will be on and let the calcium reactor be controlled by the pH controller, but if the value is above, it will override the ordinary regulatory equipment and shut off the CO2 until the dKH is back on road.
This is a very cool added functionality in that the Alkatronic can become the ‘overlord’ of your entire alkalinity maintenance solution. The Alkatronic will come with wifi, Bluetooth, USB, Cloud-function, app for iOS and Android.
- All-in-1 (Standalone) Alkalinity Controller
- Maintains and Control dKH below or above desired levels
- Measure Interval: 1-12 hours
- Connectivity: WiFi / Bluetooth
- Cloud Server Function
- iOS / Android App (Android devices require Bluetooth 4.2 or higher)
- High Precision Stepper Motors and DC Motors
- pH Based Titration Method
- dKH Measuring Range: 4.48 - 15.40 dKH
- Direct Control 3rd Party Calcium Dosing Systems (Ca. Reactor or Balling)
- Compatible with 3rd Party Aquarium Controller (ie: Apex, GHL) via BNC Connector
- Hardware Ready for upcoming DOSETRONIC (our new dosing station)
- Low Maintenance Required
- Size: 22x14x27 cm
- Power: 12V DC
***Note: pH Calibration solution & Reagent sold separately.***