Failed out of the box By jeremy on 4/29/13
jeremy wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Set up the dosing pump and after a month my calc/alk was way out of whack and corals suffered. I tested the pump and found that pump 1 and 3 functioned properly, but pump 2 never worked which threw calc/alk out of balance.
Doesn't speak well for this product when a pump malfunctions immediately.
Easy to set-up. Easy to use. By Tommy Gee on 3/19/13
Tommy Gee would recommend this product to a friend
I had been debating for some time as to whether or not to spend the money and add a doser. Would it be everything I expected?
Up until the purchase of this product I always dosed manually. Not any more!
The Bubble Magus BM-T01 noty only takes away the stress associated with missing doses (or under/over dosing) additives, it provides peace of mind (eliminates worry) not to mention additional leisure time to spend with my better half!
The one downside with this unit is the operating noise. It's noticeable.
All things considered, I am very satisfied. The BM-T01 delivers everything I expected and is a solid value.
If you're looking to automate additive dosing, I recommend you strongly consider the BM-T01. You won't be dissapointed.
Great Unit By Curtis on 3/10/13
Curtis would recommend this product to a friend
First unit was received DOA . BRS quickly sent out a replacement.
could not be happier By Jason on 2/10/13
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered this product and it was one of the best things I did for my aquarium. Corals have instantly responded to the stability. Works great, easy to use. very very happy
GET IT !! By TOM on 12/4/12
TOM would recommend this product to a friend
Had mine for over a year, does EXACTLY what I bought it for; accurately doses Mg, Ca, and Alk. It got so good that i starting testing once a week (instead of 2 or 3 times). I'm that comfortable with this pump. Had to replace one head (after 1 year) easy to do and 25 bones at BRS, big deal. This is one of those products you don't realize how awesome it is until you get another tank and are dosing manually (oh yeah !!, I will be ordering another for that tank). I am a perfectionist and this pump has not disappointed. I researched for 3 months before getting this unit, don't wait, get it !!
Time saver By Kwadwo on 10/8/12
Kwadwo would recommend this product to a friend
Great for a reef tank. Set it and dont have to manual dose every day. Great for when your away from home for extended period of time. Makes your tank more enjoyable without worrying about dosing chemicals all the time.
Very Useful Device By brandon on 8/14/12
brandon would recommend this product to a friend
The BM T01 is an amazing addition to any reef aquarium. It is extremely straight forward and easy to use and making adjustments is quick and painless. The only downside is that is not connectable to tank controllers such as the neptune apex, which would be just about the only thing that could make this better! That said, the motor heads are solid and I have not witnessed any back syphoning. Its relatively quiet and not bothersome the few seconds its running. The self splitting of dosing throughout the day is also a great feature so that you do not shock any inhabitants or throw off any tank parameters by dosing all at once. All this said, I dont think I could live with out this doser, it simply made my life and my reefs life that much better!
GREAT ITEM By THANIT on 7/16/12
THANIT would recommend this product to a friend
SETTING UP THIS DOSER WAS A BREEZE, VERY VERY EASY AND VERY VERY ACCURATE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT IN A HEARTBEAT.
Easy to use By Richard on 5/7/12
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
This does exactly what it is suppose to do.
Set it and Forget it! By Roberto on 3/21/12
Roberto would recommend this product to a friend
Extremely accurate. Once you set up your ML it is consistant and accurate. Great product!!
Great Doser for Price By travis on 2/2/12
travis would recommend this product to a friend
chose this doser instead of profilux because of cost, and by far i'd say ive been very impressed so far. been running for over a year now, and super easy to dial in the exact amount of Ml needed to dose. love how you can divide up the dosage in cycles per day.
The only drawback ive found is that the buttons are kind of hard to press, and its a little noisy when running, but it doesnt cycle long and washes out with other sounds from sump.
Great product. By Sam on 11/17/11
Sam would recommend this product to a friend
First I will start by saying that overall I feel this is a very good product, especially for those who have an active lifestyle or who work irregular hours and may not be home to perform the day to day maintenance tasks on their reef, such as dosing. This was the primary reason that I originally considered this product. After reading the positive reviews, I decided to give it a shot. So far I am happy with my purchase.
First we'll discuss the positives. This unit is incredibly easy to program. All you do is set which pump you are programming, the total dosage for the day, and how many times the total dosage will be divided up by. For example, you can set the total daily dosage at 10ml, then select 4 times per day, so that it will dose 2.5ml at the 4 intervals you set. The screen is backlit as well which seems negligible but makes it all the more easy to program. I did not find the buttons to be overly hard to press, though they could be easier. You're better off using your fingernail if you have big hands. As far as delivery, the pump accepts plain old airline tubing, attached to the ends of the pump heads.
A couple of things I didn't like about the unit were the price firstly. $300 is a lot of money to spend on a pump which adds at most a few mL of additives to your tank every day. However, if you are going to use dosing pumps, this is the route I would go. If you were to buy 3 individual dosing pumps, that's 2 additional valuable plugs taken up, as well as those pumps requiring timers to operate, possibly taking up 3 spaces on your controller. This unit combines everything in one small box, which makes the price easier to cope with.
Secondly, the instructions are absolutely terrible. You can tell they were translated literally from Chinese. Some of the sentences make absolutely no sense whatsoever. At worst this is nothing more than comical, as you can still understand enough to program the unit. Just a minor annoyance.
Overall I'm very happy with the purchase of this unit. When you combine the price of 3 dosing pumps and their respective timers, the $300 really doesn't seem quite so bad. BubbleMagus (despite their horrible instructions) has a good reputation for quality products as well. I feel this product is fitting of that reputation.
Excellent! By Mathdoc on 11/7/11
Mathdoc would recommend this product to a friend
This is a plug and play pump. The set up took less than 5 minutes total for all three pumps. I use two-part dosing in two pumps and magnesium in the third.
There is a manual pump feature that makes it easy to get the air out of the lines and give a little bolus if you ever need to.
The tubing they supplied was enough.
You can use any containers including commercial two-part container, but the acrylic cylinders ( although a bit over priced ) are very nice and make it easy to see the fluid levels.
Amazing By Riley on 9/24/11
Riley would recommend this product to a friend
This dosing pump is phenomonal. An extension can be purchased if you need it too. Its big enough to dose the essentials as it is. Was super easy to set up. And works really well. Havent had a problem yet and dont expect to have one
So Far So Good! By Daniel on 5/28/11
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
The first time you set it up you should manually fill the tubes with the solution for each pump so the first time the pump operates the solution actually goes in the tank and just doesn't stay in the tubes.
The one thing I didn't like was when the power goes off you have to reset the time.
A good thing is that it remembers your doses when the power goes off.
Great Product By Donald on 4/1/11
Donald would recommend this product to a friend
I was kinda leary of buying this item after seeing a few negative reviews online. I decided to make the purchase anyway and have been pleased. I had no problems with it so far. A month into running it and still going strong. This item is a must if dosing small amounts.
Made my life much easier! By Lorraine on 1/16/11
Lorraine would recommend this product to a friend
Finally my levels remain stable with the use of this unit. Two of the pump heads were broken upon receipt, but I was promptly sent replacement heads. Buttons are hard to push, but once you understand that, it is easy to operate. Recommend getting the containers they sell as well. I use 3 of the 2.5 L containers for my Mag, Calc, Alk. Also get the mounting brackets for the unit and tubing. Already thinking about getting me the second unit for additional dosing of other elements.
Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Dosing System By Johnny C. on 12/6/10
Johnny C. would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to program, works flawlessly and costs considerably less than its' competitors.
Easy to use By Alex on 8/29/10
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
This dosing pump is super easy to setup without using the instructions that come with it. The directions are very poorly, directly translated Chinese. I did not use them at all. Once you plug it in you set the time, set each pumps ml/day and times per day, then adjust accordingly from there. Extra tubing is a must. It does not use standard airline. You must purchase mini airline tubing.
Great product By DETANE on 8/15/10
DETANE would recommend this product to a friend
• Positive: Easy to use and easy to setup.
• Negative: buttons are a bit hard to push at times if you have big hands like me.
• Tips: you may want to buy extra hose tubing.