reef-pi Guide 7: Dosing Controller
Maintaining optimal water chemistry in a reef aquarium is essential for coral growth. In this tutorial, we'll go through the build process of a reef-pi based dosing controller that can automate periodic release of reagents that maintains calcium, alkalinity and various other chemical property of tank water.
reef-pi Guide 6: pH Monitoring
Corals are sensitive to pH changes. Most tropical corals thrive at a pH of 7.8 to 8.1. In reef aquariums, pH can fluctuate due to a high level of CO2 in the indoor environment or additional food or chemical reagents. Monitoring pH allows discovering any pH fluctuation, designing the right dosing regimen and any abnormal pH condition. This guide will cover how to setup reef-pi for continuously monitor aquarium pH and alert if it goes beyond a certain range.
reef-pi Guide 5: Light Controller
This guide will cover how to use reef-pi to create a light controller that can simulate daylight cycle like natural coral reefs. We'll cover two types (low current and high current) of light controller circuits.
reef-pi Guide 4: Water Level Controller
Water evaporation reduces water volume inside a marine aquarium, affecting the salinity. This guide will walk through the build process of a water level controller (also called as auto top off system) that employs a water level sensor to detect water evaporation and then turn on/off water pump to add fresh water. This guide builds upon the power controller guide.
reef-pi Guide 3: Temperature Controller
The right temperature is a must for all reef aquariums. Tropical coral reefs thrive around 78 to 80 degree Fahrenheit. This tutorial will extend the power controller with a temperature sensor to automate temperature control using a heater and cooling device.
reef-pi Guide 2: Power Controller
This guide will walk through the build process of controlling AC equipment using an automated power strip (power controller). The power controller allows scheduled and on-demand control. Power controllers are simple and inexpensive to build and it acts as a foundational layer for temperature or water level controllers.
reef-pi Guide 1: Setup and Demonstration
reef-pi is an opensource reef tank controller capable of automating day to day reef keeping chored including equipment control, temperature control, water level control, dawn to dusk light cycle. This is the first tutorial within the reef-pi tutorial series covering installation and configuration of reef-pi software on Raspberry Pi.