Aquarium Tech: iPads, Touchscreens and Monitors OH MY!

Do you have a iPad or similar type screen mounted somewhere near your tank for control or display?

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joshwaggs

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Reefing would not be as fun without all the gadgets. Most of them are unnecessary, but they are fun and look cool. Like RGB on computers. It is a fact that RGB adds 27 jiggawatts to your processor power and flux capacitor.
 

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Here’s mine
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I'm in the process of setting up a Samsung Tab A for that purpose. For slick permanent wall mounts I've always used VidaBox. Run a Cat5 cable through the wall and use a 24 volt power injector for POE. No visible cables anywhere.
Cool Site! Thanks

Man....I need more money!!!
 

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I have an IPad mini by my main system but it’s old and slow so seldom used. I have my IPad and my Android phone as well and use them almost exclusively. My plan is to do something permanent when I upgrade the tanks and sump.
After seeing how some set things up I have to believe a great forum would be on just setting screens, tablets etc... to show different things and how to’s for the tech challenged like me. My apex has so many options that , to me anyways, are beyond my comprehension and ability.
 

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Nope, no screen, no tech, and almost no equipment except T5 lights, heater, return pump and power head. A tank that could retro back to the 1980s, ha ha.
 

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This thread got me thinking about an electronics project I did years ago. Not a picture of mine but similar
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I will link it to my reef-pi to display tank temps/ph/ect in the bedroom. Just walk up to my mirror and get the comfort of knowing my tank isn’t crashing!
 

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For those that are using some form of iPad/tablet/laptop for constant display purposes. Have you run into any issues of being plugged in for long durations?

For years now Apple has said that their software will not allow overcharging. However I would check with the manufacturer on any device before leaving one connected for extended periods. I had a Verizon Mifi battery nearly burst a few months back from leaving it plugged in the power in my work truck. Just a thought...

Secondly, where do you get the device holders?

I have an old (original) MS Surface I've been using, plugged in 24x7x365 and hold it to the wall with tablet mounts I found on Amazon (Dockem Koala Tablet Wall Mount) screwed into the wall and work well.
 

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Do you have a computer/iPad screen mounted somewhere near your tank for control or display? If so what type and how do you like it?
I have an iPad - sitting near the tank - but I usually just use my computer or phone - its easier... (for me)
 

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