So after some playing around I am going for a Windows Metro style web interface for the piTank controller. At the moment the interface can be used to view the current time and date of the system, display 2 different external temperature readings and control the 8 way 10 amp 240v relay which the filter, heater, lights and alike connect to.
- Fluval Roma 120 Tank and cabinet -eBay – used
- MarsAqua 300w dimmable full spectrum LED light – eBay – new – Review to come
- DIY water fill system – Wickes – build steps to come
- AquaManta EFX 200 External Filter – Maidenhead Aquatics – Review to come
- Water proof enclosure for mains power – ToolStation
The idea is to reinforce the cabinet that came with the tank and make the center panel removable. To create a water fill system so there is no need to be gluging water into the tank or putting a bucket on a shelf for a gravity fed system and finally, a tidy place for the external filter and all the power/wiring that the tank will be using.
So I have my first fish tank and some Raspberry Pi’s lying around and decided to create a kinda of controller/monitor with the future functionality of a data logging.
There are already lots of ideas out there for a Raspberry Pi based aquarium controller, but as a first time project I wanted to create something as much on my own as possible. Systems like the ones below do look very nice and when I flip back to what I intend to make it isn’t as good… but its exactly how I want it to be and I made it!
Current Raspberry Pi aquarium controller projects:
Google search result
Google search result on the RPi forum
RPi Tank Monitor
Raspberry Pi Monitor
ReefPi – I was really interested in this one, they have some great ideas but as with many projects, lots of people say they will do things and then back out for whatever reason, the original people loose interest or they cant find someone who is willing to actively do the hard bits of hardware/software. This project is still new but I get the feeling not enough people are creating and there is just commenting.
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