The red sea lights seem to be using MQTT for control, and the app has an "offline" mode that controls the lights locally.
Hey brettonw, did you use any special cards for your dashboard? For some automation I can control, I will be adding an A3 Apex Jr to the mix. I can pull temperature, water level, etc. and trigger some things. I have a few Kasa TP-Link smart strips that I pulled into HA as well. I could, for example, turn on the cabinet fan if temperature hits 80.
I set up to do a water change and decided to just run the skimmer as a way to do it. I opened the drain hose valve, put it in a bowl, and let it run. I emptied the bowl each time it filled up. I pulled almost 10 gallons of water from it this way before it started to settle down, and then it hit some sort of threshold and stopped overflowing. It's been fine since then. I don't know if there was actually something in the water, or something about the skimmer itself needing to "break in". I do still wish there was a "lower" mode on the skimmer. I still run it turned almost all the way down.Curious how you solved the Protein skimmer overflow issue long term?