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Tank Threads : 150 gallon Tank Automation with Reef-Pi

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:38
Author: Kevin
Subject: 150 gallon Tank Automation with Reef-Pi
Posted: May 08 2019 at 10:38pm

I am following the post by redleader on his reef pi build and thought I would share mine as well.

I have attempted to write my own reef pi controller a number of times. I originally started out with a big framework and lots of code, but eventually lost interest after a few weeks. I then wrote a simple one for just dosing calcium and alkalinity. I had that running for a while when I discovered https://reef-pi.github.io/. It had a ton more features than I had written so I reimaged my pi with the new code and have been running it ever since.

I have a reef-pi controller running on my 30 gallon and have had it running for quite some time. Probably 6 months or so. Currently I have it dosing my calcium and alkalinity. It also does temperature monitoring and alerting if my temperature goes out of a given range. Unfortunately I went really weak on the build process and put it all in a card board box. Can't see anything going wrong with that.





I recently bought a 150 gallon tank and wanted to do even more automation on it. I initially set everything up in another cardboard box to do temperature monitoring. Unfortunately I had some problems with water leaking all over the floor (sump overflow) and decided I needed to do better than a cardboard box underneath my tank. So it was unplugged and it took me a long time to design, print, put together, setup my new reef pi. Finally last week I was ready to at least do temperature monitoring and Auto TopOff. Shortly after that I already had all the components ready and so I hooked up my calcium and alkalinity dosing. So here are some pictures.







I have run 6 different colors of RO tubing through my walls from a nearby room to my tank. Blue is for RO water. Yellow is my Alkalinity. Orange is Calcium. Red will be magnezium. The White and Black lines (not shown) I am going to be using for auto water changes (black is waste water, white is new salt water).

In the future I am planning on hooking up 8 outlets to be controlled by my reef-pi.

Here is a screen shot of my temperature data.


Here is a screen shot of my ATO data (how long the pump runs each hour in seconds)


The software is not perfect and has some weird quirks. Setting it up takes some work and some effort with a soldering iron. Debugging issues with the wiring is a pain and if you wire it wrong it can ruin parts of it. It is most certainly not as good as an apex, but its cost point is much lower. Because of the lower cost I can add one per tank. I also have plans to monitor my Dosing reservoirs, RO water, new Salt water so I can be notified when they get low.

Anyway I will be adding more info as far as parts, cost, more pictures and details.

You can go here to see all of the build instructions that the people that made reef-pi put together.
https://reef-pi.github.io/
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Neptune Apex Trident is HERE - Order Fast - Extrem

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:17
Author: Premiumaq
Subject: Neptune Apex Trident is HERE - Order Fast - Extrem
Posted: May 08 2019 at 5:17pm

 

 

 

 

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: SPS frags

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:01
Author: Lyscer
Subject: FS: SPS frags
Posted: May 08 2019 at 5:01pm

Cali blue tort: $15
Green slimmer: $15
Tri-color: $15
Kryptonite candy cane: $5/head

These will be fresh but I can text pictures of the colonies to anyone that’s interested.

Edited by Lyscer - 15 hours 44 minutes ago at 5:16pm
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General Discussion : WMAS Website

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:42
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: WMAS Website
Posted: May 08 2019 at 4:42pm

I'd also be happy to donate my time in building a new website. Like i said, im not a programmer, but as for design, i could help with that.
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General Discussion : WMAS Website

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:06
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: WMAS Website
Posted: May 08 2019 at 3:06pm

I'd think so, but I'd consider getting on the presidency.  Then pitch your idea and run with it.  If you can help create a better experience/community/platform then the presidency would always be interested in making it happen.  
Adam
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General Discussion : WMAS Website

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:14
Author: Skyward Imaging
Subject: WMAS Website
Posted: May 08 2019 at 2:14pm

Krazie4Acans wrote:

I believe what was said was that the website, server, software, hardware and domain are all donated to the club. The support, updates, and maintenance of the site are all handled by volunteers to keep it updated and running.  There are limitations with this configuration but it has allowed us to have the site and keep it for over 25 years.

It was then mentioned that maybe the club should pay for these things in order to get paid level of support for the site and features. Since none of that had been included in the budget for the year there was no money to do that then.
It was discussed again at the first of last year and this year and if we are to do those upgrades to the site there would be no money left for any of the meetings and events that the members wanted for the year.  With member visitation of the site way down due to Facebook and other sites and paid membership continuing to not be a priority for members, it was deemed not it the best interests of the club to spend more than an entire years funds on website updates for a declining audience.
  This club is completely run by volunteers and funded only by selling memberships and by selling tickets for drawing items at our meetings and events for donated items. If we spend the funds to update the website we will have a slight improvement in the website and no meetings or events for at least two years while we fund raise to try and bring the funds back to cover those things.

If anyone is looking for a donation opportunity with some tax incentives we would be more than happy to look at those options with anyone in the position to help in that manor. This current presidency has chosen to provide and support the events and meeting requests of its members for this year while looking for additional ways to improve the website and plan to revisit these items at the first of the year unless an option becomes available before then that doesn't jeopardize the planned schedule for the year.

Please let us know if this should get a renewed look for this year at the risk of the planned events for the rest of the year.

What if one of us who know how was to donate their expertise and time to build a better community that is more usable?  Would there be a membership or something in it for that person? 
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Neptune Systems Trident: Going, Going, GONE!

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:07
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: Neptune Systems Trident: Going, Going, GONE!
Posted: May 08 2019 at 2:07pm

 
We sold out of the Neptune Systems Trident in about 10 minutes this morning.
The good news: we'll have more on the way soon!
If you're interested in picking up a Trident, click the "notify me" button on this page and we'll send you an email once they return: https://mdshop.us/Trident
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Non-Aquarium Classifieds : FS/FT Vintage Watch Collection

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:00
Author: Skyward Imaging
Subject: FS/FT Vintage Watch Collection
Posted: May 08 2019 at 2:00pm

Hey folks. I am getting back into the reef hobby a little and have several of my vintage watches for sale or trade. I will post them with the KSL link for all the info, prices and pictures. I am looking for a MP10, 18"-24" Current USA Orbit Marine Pro LED, Reefkeeper, and soon I will want some rock anemones, Soft Corals, and some nice clowns. I am in need of a nice DSLR. I also accept partial trades and cash or just cash. If you are a store owner or well known home business in the valley I do accept in store credit. Call or text Brian @ (801) 750-3628
To start for those who want to view everything I have for sale here is the link to all my KSL listings.
  1. 1940's Wittnauer. 10k Gold Filled Case
  2. 1949 Men's Longines
  3. 1934 Hamilton Endicott
  4. 1972 Bulova Accutron
  5. 1940's Men's Longines
  6. 1970’s Red LED Mercury Time Co. Watch
  7. 1960’s Hamilton Electronic “Nautilus” 502-Thirteen
  8. Woman’s Wenger Military Style Swiss Watch
  9. 1961 Hamilton M69-1 Mechanical Watch
  10. 1970 Bulova Accutron 2182 With Original Logo Band
  11. Accutron Spaceview 214 Clock
  12. 1960's Ladies Timex. Gold Tone Case
  13. 1941 Hamilton Wilshire. 14k Gold Filled Case
  14. 1960's Ladies Timex. Gold Tone Case
  15. 1960's Ladies Gruen. Gold tone Case
  16. Hugo Boss. HB.87.1.14.2418 Stainless Case
  17. 1948 Hamilton Hayden Mechanical Wind Men’s Watch
  18. 1960’s Hamilton Mechanical Watch On Premium Band
  19. 1950 Men’s Hamilton Automatic Watch 10k GF
  20. Authentic Tag Heuer 200m Men’s Watch
  21. 1950’s Lady Elgin 14k GF Mechanical Wind Watch
  22. 1960’s Ladies Timex Watch
  23. 1963 Bulova 30 Jewel Selfwinding 14k Gold Bezel
  24. 1970 Bulova Accutron 10k GF On Kreisler Band
  25. 1980’s Woman’s Seiko Automatic
  26. 1970's Vantage Hamilton
  27. Howard Miller Thomas Tompion Mantle Clock
  28. Hamilton Khaki Quartz Chronograph Watch


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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF IM 40gallon AIO

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:54
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: LF IM 40gallon AIO
Posted: May 08 2019 at 1:54pm

If anyone has one, i'd be interested. I know its a long shot, but figured i might as well ask.Only need the tank.
text 801.231.8056

Edited by sleepingdeep - 19 hours 5 minutes ago at 1:55pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF shelf or branch rock

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:21
Author: kevin.st
Subject: LF shelf or branch rock
Posted: May 08 2019 at 11:21am

The real reef rock branch stuff is about $16/lb retail.  
I will say I recently bought a few boxes of the caribsea branch and it was very difficult to work with and the shapes were not great.  I was pretty disappointed.  But, with branch you will use fewer pounds of rock than if you went with traditional rocks-I'd just make sure you have a sump full of good rock to help with the biologic processes.
Here are a couple other places you may want to try:
https://www.aquacave.com/tonga-branch-dry-aquarium-live-rock-6705.htmlhttps://aquariumcreationsonline.net/BranchLiveRock.html
Good Luck and I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF RBTA in SLC

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:13
Author: kevin.st
Subject: LF RBTA in SLC
Posted: May 08 2019 at 11:13am

Reef on has a bunch of red and greens and some HUGE ones.  I was just there yesterday.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF RBTA in SLC

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:42
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: LF RBTA in SLC
Posted: May 07 2019 at 10:42pm

Rural Montana! Wow!

Adam
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF RBTA in SLC

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:31
Author: WildBill
Subject: LF RBTA in SLC
Posted: May 07 2019 at 9:31pm

Check with Jeff, at The Fish Tank, he usually has a few.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF shelf or branch rock

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:21
Author: nsfw dave
Subject: LF shelf or branch rock
Posted: May 07 2019 at 4:21pm

ive looked into it. but the price is insane
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF RBTA in SLC

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 07:26
Author: monsterscuba
Subject: LF RBTA in SLC
Posted: May 07 2019 at 1:26pm

OceanBlueSky,
If you have extras, I live in Eagle Mountain and would pay that $20 for a RBTA.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF RBTA in SLC

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 04:35
Author: OceanBlueSky
Subject: LF RBTA in SLC
Posted: May 07 2019 at 10:35am

I can bring one to Sandy tomorrow for $20.  Let me know if that works.
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DIY : Looking for help!

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:21
Author: Kevin
Subject: Looking for help!
Posted: May 07 2019 at 8:21am

I have been using my raspberry pi with an optical water sensor. I would be willing to look if you haven't figured it out.
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Tank Threads : I'm Baaack! My FluvalSEA 13.5g EVO Setup

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:37
Author: Skyward Imaging
Subject: I'm Baaack! My FluvalSEA 13.5g EVO Setup
Posted: May 07 2019 at 4:37am

The only reason I want to upgrade is to have the programming features. Otherwise this one works well. Still haven’t decided yet.
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Tank Threads : I'm Baaack! My FluvalSEA 13.5g EVO Setup

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:14
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: I'm Baaack! My FluvalSEA 13.5g EVO Setup
Posted: May 06 2019 at 11:14pm

Seems like a lot of work, for a little bit more light.
Adam
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF MP10

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:57
Author: Skyward Imaging
Subject: LF MP10
Posted: May 06 2019 at 8:57pm

Let me know what you have and what you want for it.
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