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post #2146 of 2152 (permalink) Old 06-18-2020, 10:16 PM
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I agree, I would love to have a system to do an AWC, not just an ATO



https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/awc-a...-autoaqua.html



this system would include what I want but it's expensive for a stand alone system
Here's a cheaper alternative...
http://autotopoff.com/

It's not on their website, but when I emailed that guy (Paul, very nice guy), he sent me a PDF describing a custom controller setup. It's around 150 bucks.



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post #2147 of 2152 (permalink) Old 06-19-2020, 04:00 PM
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Hmmmm...I wonder if anyone is still using and maintaining code for this project. This thread was started 6 years back. The OP has been absent for 5 years.

There is another project called Mr. Aqua on GitHub, linked in here somewhere. Its notes say that it is based on this code...but even that is 2 years old.

I wonder if I am barking up the wrong tree.

Should I look for something more modern and actively developed and supported?

Any tips, anyone?

Bueller? ;-)



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Well obviously the Arduino is not gonna power the tanklights all by itself, that's why you use the PWM signal to control the gate on an N-channel MOSFET, I think?



This example is for 3 channels, but its all the same. Plus ofcourse the power being drawn from an external supply (shared GND!).

I thought you had to use a servo driver board to unpack the PPM-train into individual PWM signals, because the code involves PCA9865. But apparently that's just an option, and the channel PWM signals are available on pins 2 ~7 anyway.
Think you are also on aquaforum.nl
If you have any questions about the hardware or code feel free to contact me over there since I’m not as active here

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Hello everyone, I would like to ask you for a courtesy who can help me or understand how I can modify this project with a Nextion screen, or someone has already done it if they can give me some ideas.
Thank you very much and have a nice day
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Hmmmm...I wonder if anyone is still using and maintaining code for this project. This thread was started 6 years back. The OP has been absent for 5 years. There is another project called Mr. Aqua on GitHub, linked in here somewhere. Its notes say that it is based on this code...but even that is 2 years old.

I wonder if I am barking up the wrong tree. Should I look for something more modern and actively developed and supported?

Any tips, anyone?

Bueller? ;-)
Some of us have started projects using the RaspberryPi4 and NodeRed. Albiet, we rely heavily on sensors/circuits over i2c from Atlas-Scientific for measurement and dosing. Likewise, I'm using i/o boards from NCD.io for Control (relays / pwm).

Here's a good link to MaddyP's work on reef2reef (salwater focus): https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/wi...-build.716452/

My thread is here on NodeRed, however, I have to get them to re-open it so I can post my latest modifications: https://discourse.nodered.org/t/aqua...ay-board/25839

Maddy's work is more interesting becuase he's doing allot of custom html for UI...

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Thanks for chiming in here.
I took a peek at your work a few months back, at that time it seemed (to me) a little more than I could chew.

Do you have a working prototype now?

I'll check out Maddy's work. Thanks for that pointer.

iAqua seemed to me that it was a complete, working thing. There are some videos on YouTube for it, people doing a quick demo. Seems quite old now. I guess those parts (which he used) are no longer available easily.

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I can share a working code, that went through some modifications. Works great still after 5-6 years (?) Best time spend on building something for my tanks. If you have the knowledge, then go ahead with iAqua. Not sure what support for the code you mean. It is a simple code, based on Arduino, so no operating system behind or anything like that.

These days, people are doing reef-pi, which is a different concept, requiring different type of knowledge. I am finishing my built on of reef-pi adapted to planted tanks, hopefully to be able to post the built soon (1-2 months). It is an option, and i tried just out of curiosity. Maybe with more potential, and actively maintained, but on the other, hand, it is a more complex solution. To change something requires much more programing skills. It is also more expensive solution. However, to get simple things to work is somehow also easier.

bottom line, either one will work fine, and if I would be at the beginning of choosing, I am still not sure which one is better - both a great!
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