Aquaponic Gardening

A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners

Anybody have a location to purchase monitors that I can use for online (web) access.  I want to monitor my system when I am on travel.  Someone had a system on youtube but he did not give any suggestions on the hardware it would take.  I am looking to monitor PH, PPM, Nitrite levels, etc. 

Views: 1845

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Carey,

Please visit this site http://arduino.cc/

 

 

Yes as I mentioned this platform’s applications are virtually endless. You can monitor and control both actively and passively or use PID controlling.

 

I will look up Kobus.

Also there is so much info availible on the arduino platform that starting up is a breeze.. So get hold of one and start playing. Order directly from them.

Regards

Jacques

Kobus definitely ran into a lot of frustration trying to get funding for aquaponics in SA.  He hasn't been able to be very active here lately with the move and new job but hopefully it is going well for him and I do hope we see him more in the future when he can get back into aquaponics some.

I havent had the time to make contact yet but I will do so soon. As for goverrment I know a couple of guys that might just listen.

I came across this company in the UK--that does sell and ship to the US--for a little device that floats in your tank and can send messages wireless to the cloud for access anywhere. I haven't used this system and I was trying to get some kind of accuracy data from them, but I think it's the right idea . Seneye (http://www.seneye.com/devices). I found a 20% off promo code, that still works in their shopping chart "20off2days" and I noticed when you ship to the US they take off the $18 VAT and want to charge around $33 for shipping. If you buy this (or if anyone has tried) this product, I would like to hear about it.
I also was reading where someone was trying to do something with the X10 controller boards with external probes and sensors. That way they could also turn on pumps, etc.

We have a system that is currently used to manage temp and humidity as well as water levels and other things.

Adding the PH and DO sensor is easy. The system can be monitored remote.

www.myrelayman.com

 

Give me a call

Jeff Manross

614-519-7136

John.

Would you please, provide all of your specs, and required equipment and programs need to get a system up and running.

John R said:

 

I've built a control and monitoring system for the small aquaponics system I'm putting together. It uses a microprocessor board to interface and control the aquaponics system and is connected to a PC running linux that can make data available over the internet and send alerts via email (and text message) if there's a problem.  Not a packaged product in any respect but I'd be willing to share if others are interested in (quite possibly) needlessly complex systems.

 

 

Homefire said:

Michael,

 

See if this is what you are looking for:

http://www.aquaculture-com.net/eindex.htm

Scroll down to:

Processers

MULTICHANNEL PROCESSERS for control andmanagement

 

Also John Rosheck, member of this site, is creating one; don't think he's ready to sell. 

 

Homefire


Hello,

I've pretty much finished a basic software package that will allow a standard PC to log data and produce graphs of the data.  It would require either a properly programmed PIC 16F688 micro or an Arduino Uno to feed the PC data.  The PC can be just about anything that will support a Debian 6.0 installation.  To use a PIC as a remote data collection device would require that the PC have an old school RS-232 port but the Arduino works with a USB port.  If this is what you are looking for, let me know and I'll get it pushed out.  If you can get Debian installed on an old PC I'm sure you can install my software.

John

Douglas Wozniak said:

John.

Would you please, provide all of your specs, and required equipment and programs need to get a system up and running.

John R said:

 

I've built a control and monitoring system for the small aquaponics system I'm putting together. It uses a microprocessor board to interface and control the aquaponics system and is connected to a PC running linux that can make data available over the internet and send alerts via email (and text message) if there's a problem.  Not a packaged product in any respect but I'd be willing to share if others are interested in (quite possibly) needlessly complex systems.

 

 

Homefire said:

Michael,

 

See if this is what you are looking for:

http://www.aquaculture-com.net/eindex.htm

Scroll down to:

Processers

MULTICHANNEL PROCESSERS for control andmanagement

 

Also John Rosheck, member of this site, is creating one; don't think he's ready to sell. 

 

Homefire


Our system runs atached to a pc as well and conects via usb.

It is a PIC based system as well.  We sell a standard board with 64 inputs and 16 relays.

Our software is written in VB and allows the user to create rules based upon inputs and relay status.

 

EX: if InsideTemp > 75.5 then FanRelay = On

       if FanRelay = On and InsideTemp > 80 then Fan2Relay = On

 

If you want more information contact me.

Jeff Manross

614-519-7136

 

 


 
Douglas Wozniak said:

John.

Would you please, provide all of your specs, and required equipment and programs need to get a system up and running.

John R said:

 

I've built a control and monitoring system for the small aquaponics system I'm putting together. It uses a microprocessor board to interface and control the aquaponics system and is connected to a PC running linux that can make data available over the internet and send alerts via email (and text message) if there's a problem.  Not a packaged product in any respect but I'd be willing to share if others are interested in (quite possibly) needlessly complex systems.

 

 

Homefire said:

Michael,

 

See if this is what you are looking for:

http://www.aquaculture-com.net/eindex.htm

Scroll down to:

Processers

MULTICHANNEL PROCESSERS for control andmanagement

 

Also John Rosheck, member of this site, is creating one; don't think he's ready to sell. 

 

Homefire


John R Thanks for the info, 99% of the time I try to stay with MS Windows configuration systems. Rather than trying to re-educate myself on a new operating system. But It's great information, and since you already know what your talking about you should put together a package and sell the equipment. Ya I see that you are great!

In the last couple years I am sure y'all have made great strides in AP automation - what systems do you use, how is the pricing, and how well does it work for you?  There are commercial systems out there but i am honestly more interested in "home grown" solutions

Dave

The new Neptune Apex has a webcam feed so you can view a camera while checking the readings.  It's going to be VERY hard for the average aquaponic gardener to beat the APEX I think.

Since my system is outside, I made a monitoring system using an Arduino with a WiFi shield. The system reports back through my home WiFi router to a web server which then stores the data for displaying and sends out automated alerts via email. I am currently measuring air and tank temperature, humidity, light, tank water level, grow bed up & down, ebb and flow system up & down, and my pond feeder feedings. I could have set it up to measure pH and ORP, but the sensors were expensive and I was looking more at detecting gross failures. The common alerts I get are on low water level and when pump failures.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2020   Created by Sylvia Bernstein.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service