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Offline DonB_87

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DIY Tank Tech
« on: January 17, 2018, 18:57:00 »
Thought Iíd show off a project Iíve been working on. The day job is building systems automation so Iíve accumulated some out of date controllers(destined for the garbage) in the past month to integrate the tank. So far Iíve worked out a diy pH probe, temperature, and auto top off. Temp, ph, and auto top off data are trended for a month. With the little bit of programming ive done it sends text alerts when temp or ph are out of range and will cut off my top off if the ph rises too high/fast or the pump runs too long. Yet to come is heater control and pump status. Only cost so far is the ph probe. Let me know what you guys think!

Offline guynamedfleck

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Re: DIY Tank Tech
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 20:30:54 »
Very nice work.  The difference between a hobbiest and a craftsman is the quality of the their work.  You certainly are the latter.

Just get your labels facing the same direction.  ;)

Offline Wall_Tank

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Re: DIY Tank Tech
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 22:19:24 »
lol, I've often debated about grabbing some old AB plc's, but just can't bring myself to do it.

Although I do have a Schneider Zelio smart relay running my RO system.

Offline Nbehnken

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Re: DIY Tank Tech
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 07:52:02 »
I love it, nice work.

Offline DonB_87

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Re: DIY Tank Tech
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 19:27:45 »
Thanks Nbehnken!

guynamedfleck I sometimes have to remind the installers its ok to mount a controller upside down, the electrons wont spill out!  :laugh:
 
Wall_Tank cool to know there are some other automation guys out there playing with aquariums! :drink

 

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