Do you have an aquarium that houses several species of aquatic animals like gold fish, cichlids and the likes? If so, then you probably are aware of the different pieces of equipment that can be used in your aquarium. In today’s time, technology has taken over and introduced new and updated equipment for the maintenance of your aquarium and health of aquatic creatures.
Smart and Automation Devices
Gone are the days when the best that you can do in automating functions of your aquarium was hooking it to a timer at the time you want it to light up. Automatic timers make it a reality in regulating the on and off cycle of the tank’s lighting. Not only that, it can be rigged as well to work with your automatic feeders.
These days, automation technology undoubtedly brought things on a new height, it’s nearly to the point in which your aquariums could be self-sufficient.
The thermostat is otherwise called as temperature controller. These devices have probes that could be inserted into your aquarium. This is then hooked into the thermostat and thermometer which can be set to a temperature range or specific temperature. In the event that the temperature of the tank moves out of the specified range, then the device will be turned off or on automatically.
Automatic Top Off
Reef aquariums as well as other tank setups are normally facing issues with water evaporation. Aside from the fact that water evaporation is reducing the tank’s water level, it can additionally cause issues with water chemistry because the water volume is decreased.
ATO or Automatic Top Off systems are capable of detecting both high and low water levels and pump water out of the tank or into the tank when needed.
For saltwater and freshwater tank setup, it is vital to maintain a stable pH level to it. Investing in a pH controller can help with such purpose. You may also set the pH range you want for your tank and connect it to a co2 system. By the time when the probe has detected an increase in its pH level outside the range desired, then the co2 system will kick in to lower the pH level.