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: 8.7″ x 5.9″ x 3.0″ (without MUI sensor)
Dimensions: 11.5″ x 5.9″ x 3.0″ (with MUI sensor installed)
About GHL Doser 2.1
Thanks to the high quality technology inside the compact and modern GHL Doser 2.1, it not only provides precise and simple dosing, but it also includes many more features. With the free GHL Contol App or the cloud service myGHL you can access your Doser from anywhere in the world to start dispensing programs or check the levels of your metering liquids.
Its 24V stepper motors allow precise dosing even at the smallest flow rates (0.1 mL). The device is comfortably operated from your smartphone or your PC. The connection is possible via Wi-Fi, LAN and USB.
The LED illuminated GHL Logo in the housing serves as a status indicator. It displays the condition of your aquarium by displaying various colors and tells you when something requires your attention.
The GHL Doser 2.1 is available as a Stand Alone Unit, as well as a Slave Unit.
GHL Doser 2.1 Stand Alone:
The GHL Doser 2.1 Stand Alone has integrated control electronics and works on its own.
It includes two PAB-ports for connecting additional GHL Doser 2.1 Slave, Maxi Doser Slave or KH Director devices via ProfiLux Aquatic Bus.
PAB is an interference free CAN-Bus-System which allows for extremely secure data transfer between all PAB devices such as additional GHL Doser 2.1, KH Director, GHL Doser Maxi Slave devices. The range can be up to 100 m (300 FT).
- PAB cables are not included and must be purchased.
One GHL Doser 2.1 SA is able to control 3 additional GHL Slave Dosers (GHL Doser 2.1 Slave or GHL Doser Maxi Slave) and can thus be extended to a dosing system with a total of 16 pumps.
GHL Doser 2.1 Slave:
The GHL Doser 2.1 Slave needs to be controlled via a ProfiLux Controller or a GHL Doser 2.1 Stand Alone (with integrated control electronics).
- Stand Alone + 3 Slave Doser
- ProfiLux Controller + 4 Slave Doser
Doser 2.1 Features
Milliliter precision and automated dispensing of liquids such as
- Trace Elements
- Balling Salts
- Lime Water
- Liquid Feed
- Integrated evaporated water refill (Auto Top–Off)
- Water exchange of small water volumes
- Expandable to 16 pumps respectively metering channels
- Stainless steel motor shafts (also suitable for the dosage of Iodine)
- Chemical resistant tubing (Norprene®)
- Manual operation of each individual pump is possible
- Pumps can be retrofitted
- Individual parts can be replaced (tubes, pump head, motor)
- 24V stepper motors allow micro doses of 0.1 mL
- Up to 150 doses per day
- Easily chose dosing times via software (GHL Control Center).
Automatically: Up to 150 individual doses per day automatically distributed
Individually: Up to 8 doses per day individually set
- Each pump can be set separately
- Conveying capacity and dosing:
8-45 mL / minute (precisely adjustable to 0.1 mL)
- Level indicator
- Wi-Fi, LAN, and USB
- Alarm function
- Large LED status indicator
- Status LED for pumps
- Convenient to program via our free PC software GCC
- Or over our app, web, and cloud service, also free of charge
Professional CAN Bus System ensures reliable and interference-free networking of all network devices.
The LED–backlit GHL Logo in the housing cover serves as a status indicator. Various colors show you at a glance, the condition of your system.
Each pump can be operated manually via the push buttons on the front panel. This allows you to quickly post-dosing, deflating the tube vent or suctioning liquids.
Ample accessories available.
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).
2 Year Warranty
GHL provides a 24-month limited warranty against all processing and material defects for the IOND and Doser. Warranty period begins at the date of purchase.