About ION Director®
The ION Director is a measurement device for the automated monitoring and control of Ca, Mg, K and NO3.
The ION Director® (IOND for short) uses state-of-the-art ion-selective technology to automatically and accurately measure essential water parameters – calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and nitrate – with maximum comfort and affordable operating costs.
The precise and durable multi-ion sensor, specially developed by GHL for seawater analysis, requires no reagents, cost-effective calibration liquids are used for the automatic calibration. Inaccurate, time-consuming and costly measuring methods, such as test kits, are a thing of the past.
In addition to measurement, the ION Director® System offers many other functions:
Combine the ION Director® with the KH Director® and measure and control the KH value in addition to Ca, Mg, K, Na and NO3
How does the ION Director® work?
The IOND was designed as an accessory device and requires either a GHL Doser 2 Standalone or a ProfiLux aquarium controller (3 or 4) with GHL Doser 2 Slave to operate, see configurations below.
3 pump heads are required to perform the measurement.
To achieve the highest possible measurement accuracy, each test is performed with a freshly calibrated sensor. Two pump heads are used to convey the reference fluids required for this. After automatic calibration, a sample of the aquarium water is pumped into the ION Director®.
After the measurement has been completed, the sample water is pumped out again and collected in a separate container for later disposal.
How can the measured parameters be controlled?
Thanks to the innovative technology of the ION Director®, each parameter can be accurately measured and automatically regulated. If a parameter is too low or too high, the IOND can automatically calculate the amount by which dosages need to be changed to maintain stable values. It is therefore also suitable for different systems such as Balling® (Light) or Triton® .
Choose the optimal control mode for your aquarium and adjust it individually.
After a measurement, the deviation of the real value from the desired value (setpoint) is known. The following control modes operate on the basis of this deviation.
Add-On Control Mode
The set dosing quantities of certain dosing pumps are readjusted depending on the deviation determined, the user sets the quantity (in ml) by which the dosing quantity should change in the event of a certain deviation.
Adaptive control mode
Works similar to the Add-On control mode, but here the user determines the percentage change of the set dosing quantity for a certain deviation.
The ION Director® is designed to work in conjunction with a GHL Doser 2 (2.1) Standalone or a ProfiLux® Aquarium Controller 3 or 4 with a Doser 2 (2.1) Slave for operation.
Color: Black or white
Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 75 mm (without MUI-Sensor)
GCC, GHL Connect App, Cloud Service
GHL Devices are easily accessible via the free PC software GCC , GHL Connect app and cloud service myGHL. (> learn more).