Seneye controller?

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  1. Travis1

    Travis1 (wilsontravy)

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    any body heard or used this in ur tank?

    seneye Reef
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    they have no release schedule for here, they just released in USA...
    will have to import

    also still very new
     
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    Looks very cool , shoud be interesting to see what pricing will be like if they come to SA
     
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    Its more of a monitor than a controller. But they do come with par meter and color meter i belive
     
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    It looks very nice, initial cost is pretty cheap, however, the monthly slides concern me a bit, They work out to roughly R90 a month, although that's a really rough guess because of the exchange rate, you need a new slide every month so there is a lifetime monthly cost with running this, now what happens if the company goes bankrupt? You sit with a useless piece of equipment because you can't buy the slides anymore, that's the only thing that concerns me.

    So for R90 a month you get the following readings: (opinion based on my setup)

    Temp - can buy a R5 thermometer instead :p
    Ammonia - I NEVER test for ammonia so no need for that to be continually monitored, bit of a waste
    pH - useful
    Water Level - unit will have to be in the sump to test this, so Lux, Kelvin and Par features are all useless to me
    Lux - I'll never use that
    Kelvin - ok I guess, but I change globes often so no real need for that, probably one of those nice 'once off' things I'll use.
    PAR - useful, but useless if I want to monitor my water level in the sump.

    If it could monitor Nitrate, Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium then I'd be interested.

    So for me, all in all, I'll be paying a good couple of grand for a fancy temp and ph monitor. Probably better to put that money towards one of the full featured controllers available.
     
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    yip they do, its about R3000 with shipping and VAT
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the seneye+ is for nh4 and ph, those arent measure on the device by reading it
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yeah, but the unit is useless without the slides, the slides contain the calibration readings or whatever, without a slide the device will give you nothing. Well that's the way I read it.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i thought it was an addon
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not an add on is the seneye reef version. theres also a freshwater version
     
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    seneye+
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    The Seneye+ is just 3 months worth of slides, the Seneye+ bundle is 12 of the slides, the slides only work for 1 month, so you have to keep renewing them and the way I understand it, the Seneye will give you nothing without a slide inserted, it's not very clear on that though. Shoot them an email Dallas :p Ask them if you can get any readings without a slide in it?
     
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    cool will do
     
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    If you look at the cheapest one, the Seneye Home instead of the Seneye Reef, the Home version only monitors temp, pH and ammonia, that's a lot of money just to monitor those 3 parameters. But now if you still need to buy a slide for R90 every month, it's gets even more expensive?
     
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    Ok, reading the manual now, still not 100% clear, but it seems like the slide is only for pH and nh3, so without the slide it's just a really expensive temp gauge :p

    But, further on in the manual there is this which looks interesting, well, depending on price of course:
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    Too true. will be cheaper to but test kits that will give you accurate readings.
     
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    Yip.

    Here's some reading, 38 pages :p But the last few pages are about quite a few issues and problems the guys are having, probably a worthwhile read if you're really thinking about getting one. Seneye Just Arrived - UltimateReef.com
     
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    its more a electronic test then a controller

    which is ok if they expand to the reef essentials
     
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    Ok guys to clear a few things up

    The Seneye is still in early stages and the company will be adding other options has things progress

    The huge thing that makes this product worth its weight in gold for us reefers is the fact that not only will it monitor but it will email you and SMS you have any perameters go out of there recommended range.

    you can also go online and check on your tank from anywhere in the world.


    Will monitor the following

    PH
    Ammonia
    Water Level
    Temperature
    Kelvin
    Lux
    Par

    Now this is all most reefkeepers need to give them piece of mind.

    If your tank crashes at any given time one of the above will most often be affected.

    The bonus is that it will warn you before there is a catastrophic failure.

    Lets say the timer your lights are running on becomes faulty when you are away the Seneye will email/SMS to say either A your lights where on at night or B the lights where of during there normall daily lighting period.

    If you have a fish die while you are away and it starts to cause a ammonia spike the computer will alert you and say eg Ammonia as risen by a value of 0.5 in the last hour if the trend continues, in say 3 hrs hours thing will become crirtical

    You get the idea.

    Its a fantastic product
     
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    kH, calcium and magnesium is more important in my opinion. These will influence you pH, which is the other main parameter that can easily go out of whack.
     
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