The Alkatronic automatically monitors the alkalinity (KH) in your tank, as well as corrects any deviations within the user's settled reference intervals by dosing carbonates from its own dosing pump or by activating a Bluetooth Smart Outlet (included).
Calcium Reactor users can benefit from precise control over the CO2 to the Ca reactor through the included Bluetooth Smart Outlet controlled by the Alkatronic. As long as the dKH is below the set value, this outlet will be on and let the calcium reactor be controlled by the pH controller. If the value rises above, it will override the ordinary regulatory equipment and shut off the CO2 until the dKH is back within range.
What is Alkalinity (KH)?
Alkalinity is a means of quantifying the stability of pH in aquarium water. It is a measure of the concentration of various negatively charged ionic compounds (anions) such as carbonates, bicarbonates, borate and hydroxides in the aquarium water. Although a simple and affordable test, user error and time is taken out of the equation so that one can rest assured that their reef aquarium is safe and stable.
Why is Alkalinity Essential?
Alkalinity maintenance is a critical aspect of coral reef aquarium husbandry. If left unchecked, alkalinity can drop below a critical level and pH begins to fluctuate more wildly than the suggested daily pH shift of +/-0.2 for marine aquaria, causing stress to livestock. In a marine aquarium, the desired alkalinity is usually between 7° and 10° dKH (German Carbonate Hardness).
The Alkatronic makes it possible to monitor the buffering capacity and automatically manage KH levels of your aquarium water in a simple all-in-one device.
Alkatronic Technical Specifications:
Accuracy and precision: +- 0.05dKH
Measuring range: 4.8dKH-15.4dKH
Water consumption / measurement: 50 ml
Reagent / measurement: ~ 8 ml @ 9 dKH
Communication: WiFi / Bluetooth, USB
Update: WiFi or USB
Software: iOS App, Android App
LCD display: Yes
Pumps: 2 stepper motors, 2 DC motors
Technology: pH-electrode-based titration
Measurement interval: 2-12 hours
Control of dKH: Dosing carbonates, controls a Bluetooth outlet
BNC output I: Connect to third-party aquarium computer / pH computer
BNC output II: Prepared for Dosetronic
Requirements of other equipments: None, standalone
Cloud function: Yes
Power consumption: (under measurement cycle) 12W
Dimensions: 22x14x27 cm
Power: 12 V DC