DrDAQ Aquarium Monitor Kit

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  1. JD167

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    Hi all

    I found this device on the Web.

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    http://www.draquarium.com/

    The DrDAQ Aquarium monitoring system. It looks basic and can offer most of what I want at the moment. Log and plot Temperature, PH, Humidity etc etc and is relatively affordable. It runs from a normal pc with Windows XP, 2000 or NT and I think they even have Linux drivers. A local supplier sells this unit with 2 temperature sensors and a PH probe for about R1550.

    The Doctor Can :

    Measure pH, Room Temperature, Hood Temperature, and Aquarium Temperature Light Levels, Sound Level, Voltage, and Resistance via DrDAQ sensors.
    Turn on a fans if tank temperature is too high
    Simulate solar cycle by turning on lights in succession at sunrise, and turning them off at sunset.
    Simulate a lunar cycle by turning on a light at moonrise and dimming in sync with the lunar phase
    Sound an alarm or send an Email if pH is too low, or temperature is too high
    Continiously log aquarium sensor data to a file
    Continiously graph live aquarium sensor data, to daily, weekly, and monthly graphs
    Simulate natural currents and wave action by cycling pumps or create storm and current surge effects
    Turn off pumps at feeding time automatically
    Launch another application or issue a shell command in response to tank conditions
    Mirror natural temperature cycle
    Will let you monitor and control your aquarium from the comfort of your computer chair
    Will let you monitor and control your aquarium over the internet with a web browser
    Will let you send email reports and alerts about aquarium conditions
    Keep a log file of your aquarium conditions

    Has anyone used this before? Comments?
     
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  3. vatso

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    Who is the local supplier?
     
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    WOW JD! AWESOME find, mate! I am DEFINITELY looking at this!

    2nd Vatso' question - who's the local supplier?!?!?!
     
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    JD167

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    now thats awesome:) thanks for sharing JD;) will be looking at something like this for my new tank:slayer:
     
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    Looks good

    How does it control devices? one would need the X10 interface! measuring is all nice but we would want stuff to happen if we know it's out of wack
     
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    Excellent product.
     
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    Too confusing for me....
     
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    sounds like a very handy tool,wonder if it really works and how accurately
     
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    JD167

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    Not sure. The PH stats shows a range of 0 - 14pH and a resolution of 0.02pH. Not sure if that means tolerance of 0.02pH or what...

    I'm actually looking for a cheaper solution to the Profolux units. I don't need all the bits and pieces and to be honest it is a bit expensive. All I want is to monitor my tank remotely and to have historical values of temp, PH etc. I have a small EEE Pc that I can use and something like this would work nicely for me. Just thought someone else has used it already and could give some feedback. The local supplier doesn't have a lot of knowledge on the product.
     
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    I just set it up on a laptop (WinXP).
    It is set to log every 5 min for 72hours.
    1 DRDAQ, 2 external temp, 1 internal temp, pH, and all else is useless...
    Not too shabby, I am investigating nice software for this hardware.
     

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