Whether you’re looking to cut down on maintenance time, improve stability of tank conditions or all of the above, there are a number of smart aquarium gadgets you can use.
The AWES system protects your floor against flooding and your aquarium against salinity changes with its liquid level sensor, pc software and smartphone app. It also automates many other aspects of your aquarium.
Technology is changing the way aquariums are built and maintained. From smart lighting systems to automated monitoring devices, aquarium technology is helping aquarists keep their tanks healthy and thriving.
One of the most important aquarium technologies is water quality monitoring systems. These devices monitor vital water parameters like temperature, pH level, and dissolved oxygen. They can even detect and alert you if they notice abnormalities in your tank’s water chemistry.
Another popular aquarium technology is LED lighting. These lighting systems provide energy efficiency and programmable features like daylight and moonlight settings. They can also help improve the health and color of your fish and corals. They also use less electricity than traditional metal halide lighting. The latest LED systems offer a wide range of ho ca canh colour spectrum options to suit your specific marine set up.
Automated Feeding Systems
The automated feeders dispense a defined amount of feed on a programmed schedule. They fit into the 2.8 L tanks used by killifish farms (Aquaneering) and use the tank lid’s two foremost holes for feed delivery.
However, automated feeding systems must be paired with continuous observation of the fish to ensure that they are following the preprogrammed feed schedule and that the system is working correctly. Otherwise, novice farmers are often prone to chasing their feeders: turning them off and on again, overfeeding one day, underfeeding the next.
The noncentralized feeders remain in power-saving mode until their designated feeding time, at which point they rotate their acrylic feeding disc from under the food hopper, between a green LED and photoresistor array and over the drop site to confirm that the 5 mg of food has been dropped (Figure 1-figure supplement 1A). The resistance of the photoresistor is measured by an onboard stepper motor and reported as confirmation of a feeding event.
Smart Monitoring Systems
Many aquariums require complex equipment to maintain. This technology allows aquarists to monitor and control these devices from a smartphone. This technology helps reduce the time spent testing water, monitoring lights and even feeding fish.
There are two main types of smart aquarium devices: monitors and controllers. A monitor simply tracks a parameter like temperature, pH or turbidity while a controller can not only track it but also control devices based on that data.
An example of this is a temperature controller that automatically turns your heater off if the water temperatures exceed safe levels. Other examples include a programmable doser that doses Fertilizers, Trace Elements, Balling Salts and more on schedules and levels you set. Then there are devices that track things like evaporation and tank water level, notifying you through a pc software or smartphone app.
WiFi-Enabled Aquarium Controls
If you own a fish aquarium or saltwater terrarium, there are a lot of things that need to be monitored. Things like water temperature, pH, lights, and pump operation to name a few.
Using an aquarium controller is the best way to automate all of this monitoring. You can also set up a safety feature that will automatically turn your lights off if the temperature reaches dangerous levels.
A smart aquarium system based on IoT will monitor all of the above parameters and can be tracked from anywhere by a user through a mobile application. This will help reduce human efforts in maintaining a healthy fish tank and prevents unusual death of the fishes. The best aquarium controllers will allow you to instantly expand as your aquarium grows with a wide range of modules and accessories.
Automated Water Change Systems
Regular water changes in a freshwater aquarium or saltwater reef tank are a necessary component of fish tank maintenance to replenish essential minerals, reduce buildup of toxins and waste products, and maintain the correct water temperature and salinity. A smart water change system can automate the process of siphoning and replacing tank water to save time, energy, and stress on your aquatic life!
These systems typically consist of a controller unit, tubing that connects to the aquarium and a reservoir, and a pump that runs at set intervals. The tubing is connected to a valve, which allows you to control the flow of water from the tank and reservoir.
The Neptune Apex DOS is an excellent choice for an automatic aquarium water change system because it can be used as a Reef Controller and offers many additional features such as a tank water level sensor, a sump water level sensor, a float switch for the reservoir, and more!