Reefkeeper Lite and Elite

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ReefKeeper Lite Preliminary Product Information

* Expandable - up to 4 modules (PC4s, SL1s or MLC)
* pH, ORP, and switch inputs (w/ optional SL1)
* 16 timers / 16 alarms
* Audible / Visual alarms
* Wavemaker
* Dual Stage Temperature Controller
* Moonlight Controller (w/optional MLC)
* Light Controller
* Pump Controller


ReefKeeper Lite - Level 3 Includes:

* 1 x Head unit (GC2)
* 2 x PC4 (total of 8 outlets)
* 1 x SL1 (pH, ORP, temp, 2 x switch inputs)
* 1 x Temp Probe
* 1 x pH Probe Kit

Digital Aquatics 2009

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~category~PRE_ORDER___Digital_Aquatics_ReefKeeper_Lite_Controller___Level_3_Saltwater_Aquarium_Supplies_Testing_Equipment_Monitors___Controllers_Multi_Item_Monitors___Controllers~vendor~Digital_Aquatics~SearchStr~da1131+da1133+da1135~action~view~idProduct~DA1135~idCategory~FITEMOMI.html

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Digital Aquatics 2008 - ReefKeeper Elite
 

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so thats about 5000 Rands so if it comes here it will be 10 000. Nice bit of kit that
 

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I wonder if Tommo could do something like this, it's only electrickery after all.
 

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Yip, it's about time the boys over here start getting into some serious DIY ;)
Problem is local guys don't like to support local. Remember Boomslang's reef controller, excellent piece of kit, now if more reefers used this kit he would have developed it more and made it more "shiny" with weird bells and whistle.

And it would have cost way under R10K
 

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Problem is local guys don't like to support local. Remember Boomslang's reef controller, excellent piece of kit, now if more reefers used this kit he would have developed it more and made it more "shiny" with weird bells and whistle.

And it would have cost way under R10K
Good point, but did he try to market it?
 

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Good point, but did he try to market it?
I think as much as he could through the forums, but to seriously market a product like this you would need 50/100K.

Remember how many reefers are not on any forum.
 

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I might be way off here, but I still don't understand why a PC can not be used. Sure the interface to the equipment would be the tough part but after that your imagination is the only limit.

Ok it is Friday so if this has been discussed and is a bad idea, don't flame me to bad.
 

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I might be way off here, but I still don't understand why a PC can not be used. Sure the interface to the equipment would be the tough part but after that your imagination is the only limit.

Ok it is Friday so if this has been discussed and is a bad idea, don't flame me to bad.
I think a PC is a great interface, but I would still want it separate, imagine the PC crashes and all hell breaks loose in the tank.

With all the apps, a PC has to operate you always take a chance when running critical control systems.

I have seen it happen in the AV world loads :(
 

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I might be way off here, but I still don't understand why a PC can not be used. Sure the interface to the equipment would be the tough part but after that your imagination is the only limit.

Ok it is Friday so if this has been discussed and is a bad idea, don't flame me to bad.
They can and are used, there are units sold to run tanks, profilux is one type, they are fully PC compatible.
 

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I might be way off here, but I still don't understand why a PC can not be used. Sure the interface to the equipment would be the tough part but after that your imagination is the only limit.

Ok it is Friday so if this has been discussed and is a bad idea, don't flame me to bad.
There is a company in SA that build an I/O board for smokers and other cooking controls and hooks it up to a touch screen. A bit of nifty software and you can control 36 inputs and 36 outputs (if I recall)

Hang on I have a picture somewhere
 

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There is a company in SA that build an I/O board for smokers and other cooking controls and hooks it up to a touch screen. A bit of nifty software and you can control 36 inputs and 36 outputs (if I recall)

Hang on I have a picture somewhere
OK I will upload the pics when I am home, the work server wont allow me to.:(

Although I just spoke to him and he says it would be a case of finding the right probes and writing the software the way you would want it.
 

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OK I will upload the pics when I am home, the work server wont allow me to.:(

Although I just spoke to him and he says it would be a case of finding the right probes and writing the software the way you would want it.
But there in lies the problem, it can be done, but it has to have a shiny AM, profilux logo and cool website etc., so this idea will go no where.

Remember the reefers that buy reef "computers" are very brand conscious.

Drive a Beemer, live in Hout Bay, wear Gucci etc. :whistling:
 

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OK I will upload the pics when I am home, the work server wont allow me to.:(

Although I just spoke to him and he says it would be a case of finding the right probes and writing the software the way you would want it.
But there in lies the problem, it can be done, but it has to have a shiny AM, profilux logo and cool website etc., so this idea will go no where.

Remember the reefers that buy reef "computers" are very brand conscious.

Drive a Beemer, live in Hout Bay, wear Gucci etc. :whistling:

Why is it going to go no-where? Kanga just said the guy is willing to sort the software out, this may be the chance you are looking for, could be time to start looking for ideas and help.
 

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Cause this guy will develop everything and give us a price of X. And the guys with the cash will straight way think it is crap cause it is 4x cheaper than the BIG brands.

I am all for making DIY kit AKA ReefMn Mini Review - All Other Hardware

Good luck guys, but beware ;)
so if you new the guy was developing a kit as good as any profilux kit, but it was 4 times cheaper you'd ingore it? no wonder the little guy won't try with that type of attitude, back him and you might be pleasantly surprised.
 

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so if you new the guy was developing a kit as good as any profilux kit, but it was 4 times cheaper you'd ingore it? no wonder the little guy won't try with that type of attitude, back him and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Huh, I am the guy backing the smaller boys.

Read the review, I actually have one
 

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Warr, this is an existing system that is there, I do a lot of work with the guy who builds this and have become good friend, most of the logic behind the process was done by me, he just put it into compuspeak.
 

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