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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:39 am
Dear all do post pictures and explain the cool stuff the RA controller does for your tank. trying to get inspiration hopefully all will learn and exchange ideas :idea:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:52 am
Let me start.

I had my RA Control the basic light schedule, Monitor PH controls a fan and all the usual stuff.

however i was thinking i must have been missing out on the cool stuff the controller can do as i have no knowledge at all on programming. (have to bug Roberto all the time when i think of getting something coded :P)

set up my float switch yesterday. since iam not using ATO i have been thinking how i can utilize my float switch. decided that i should use it to alert me if my pump decided to fail on me.
Of course as usual i send an email asking Roberto for help (Thanks Roberto!)and i set the portal to send me an email alert when my HOB Refugium) water level drops indicating my return pump fail n me.

thinking of coding something to help me with water change. example at a hit of a button it draws water out of my tank to a certain level and after which fresh Salt mix is pumped right back to my tank to fill it up.
Of course i had no idea how to code it and if it is workable :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:53 am
heres how my set up looks :)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:55 am
Wow nice setup :)
What is that you are dosing there?
I see 7 bubble magus pump heads + 2 RA pump heads :shock:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:42 am
rimai wrote:Wow nice setup :)
What is that you are dosing there?
I see 7 bubble magus pump heads + 2 RA pump heads :shock:



My thoughts exactly :) lol
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:29 pm
DrewPalmer04 wrote:
rimai wrote:Wow nice setup :)
What is that you are dosing there?
I see 7 bubble magus pump heads + 2 RA pump heads :shock:



My thoughts exactly :) lol


oh it is under utilized at the moment :lol:

i dose
1)Part A
2)Part B
3)DI water top off
4)Trace Element

the other channels are for my newly setup frag tank :idea:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:16 pm
Really clean set up! Mine is a rat's nest!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:57 pm
This is my setup so far... Have to get some more thing setup before i can swap over... But coming along...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:32 am
lnevo wrote:This is my setup so far... Have to get some more thing setup before i can swap over... But coming along...

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Nice! care to share you code your RA Controller to do for you? :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:36 am
Amos Poh wrote:
lnevo wrote:This is my setup so far... Have to get some more thing setup before i can swap over... But coming along...

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Nice! care to share you code your RA Controller to do for you? :)


Currently, it's turning my lights on/off (blues on at 11, whites on at 12-8, blues off at 11)
It has a 5 minute delay on the skimmer for controller on and feeding mode/maintenance mode.
Return pump, skimmer off for water change. Heater on at 78.8 off at 79.2
Moonlights (not hooked up yet.. need to extend the cable) on at 11pm-11am sync'd with MoonPhase()
Custom Main screen that shows the Vortech mode and Moonphase. Want to add menu to control the Vortech
Vortech into Nutrient Transport for 30 minutes after feeding mode and Vortech into Night mode after lights out.
Control through portal and iPhone

Also looking to add Sunrise/Sunset calculation without dimming... :( as well as Float valves to alert on ATO low and DT overflow (shut down return...)

My code is still a work in progress, I posted the main bit in this thread.. the rest I got bits and pieces from the forum. Will post the new full version soon..

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