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    reef-pi :: An opensource reef tank controller based on Raspberry Pi., Oct 17, 2018 at 5:16 PM
  1. Ranjib

    Running a forum site is a lot of work :). We can do a google group or something. But then there's another aspect to it, which is staying close to the cause, I don't want reef-pi to be a tech-centric thing. Its focus is to ease reef keeping, and having the discussion here helps with that cause. We have an opportunity to learn the best reef keeping habits and address the most common challenges here by being with the community.
    That said, I'll link the important posts in this thread to reef-pi website as a separate blog. I don't think it will be hard to just create dedicated threads and builds, we can group them with #reefpi tag. If the original authors are not interested in it, I'll take permission from them and start those. We can sticky those links in the very first page of this thread. There are a lot of other tricks we can do to address most of the current challenges, here in r2r, where the community lives.
  2. Reef-Pi ATO and Auto Water Changes, Oct 11, 2018
  3. Ranjib

    @reefsquared let me know if you need any further help with this
  4. Jim00's Raspberry Pi build tutorial with reef-pi, Oct 11, 2018
  5. Ranjib

    Curious if this is in operation, #reefpi
  6. Reef-Pi ATO and Auto Water Changes, Oct 11, 2018
  7. Ranjib

    I don't have an example handy, but it should be intuitive. If you can mentally break down the water changes into several steps, we can then come up with the list of steps in a macro. I use something like this for my nano tank, create two macros, one to being the water change and the other to finish the water change. I do not use reef-pi to pour the new saltwater mix, since I use bucket and perform pretty thorough cleaning (like blowing crevices, trimming corals, plucking unwanted algae sometimes etc)

    WC Start macro steps,
    - Turn off ATO
    - Wait 5 seconds
    - Turn off Return
    - Turn off MP10

    WC Done macro steps
    - Turn on Return
    - Wait 5 seconds
    - Turn on MP10
    - Turn on ATO

    The macro UI is still bit in-progress, we'll polish it up before 2.0 release
  8. DIY reef-pi build log, Oct 11, 2018
  9. Reef pi lights, Oct 11, 2018
  10. Ranjib

    Thank you for starting a new thread.
    I know at least one post in that thread that has some details around using Meanwell driver. I did some research on this as well and my conclusion was this is pretty easy. I am not personally using it. But if you tell me the driver type, we can deduce what control voltage is required and then come up with the circuit.
  11. DIY reef-pi build log, Sep 18, 2018
  12. Ranjib

    Gorgeous tanks , and thanks for starting a build log #reefpi
  13. SUBSCRIBE to a hashtag for your controller!, Aug 28, 2018
  14. dbl

    #reefpi There it is for all to subscribe to!
  15. SUBSCRIBE to a hashtag for your controller!, Apr 10, 2017
  16. mdbannister

    I thought it might be helpful to have a hashtag for each of the major controllers so that if members have a question about that controller or a topic that would interest users of a particular controller, they can use the hashtag to alert other members who use the same controller to those topics/questions.

    All you need to so is click on the hashtag that corresponds to the controller you use, and then select "watch tag" in order to receive alerts when it's used anywhere on the forum. :)

    , subscribe to this hashtag: #apexusers

    GHL PROFILUX USERS, subscribe to this hashtag: #ghlusers

    DIGITAL AQUATICS REEF KEEPER & ARCHON USERS, subscribe to this hashtag: #dausers

    REEF ANGEL USERS, subscribe to this hashtag: #reefangelusers

    REEF-PI USERS, subscribe to #reefpi
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