Nano Smart Aquarium

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Ok this is the second project where EZB will be used to control lighting , current flow , temp , salinity ect. This thread will show just about every step ot the build , electronics , wiring and eventually the scripts to make it work. ;) - Josh Starnes
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jstarne1
Commented January 2013
A nano aquarium is 30 gallons or smaller , in my case its a 10 gallon. These are considered very difficult to manage because due to the size they are more sensitive.
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So the pump is in and functional , biopellets and carbon reactors are running now
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So I added about 10 pounds of live sand which causes a large murky cloud. The ezb is already ordered for this one so I will start making everything. Next step is excellent lighting in both actinic and warm daylight.
jstarne1
Commented January 2013
Here are the leds I planned on using , both a bright and warm 10 watt led and a blue actinic 10 watt.
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Because these are very high power they need a heatsink and maybe a fan. I believe they run on 11 volts. Here is the case that is a old cable modem which could look good as a project box either for ezb or the lights themselves.
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jstarne1
Commented February 2013
Yes I do a variety of YouTube videos for both robot stuff and the updates on the marine life... User name is machinepsychology , I will do more videos soon as I have been raising custom anemones from pink tip long tentacles and making the green , purple , red and even yellow.
robotmaker
Commented February 2013
ANEMONES i also have there are very easy to take care of also.
robotmaker
Commented February 2013
And i see 7 amps at about 12 volts thats a lot of power
jstarne1
Commented February 2013
They need a lot of tender loving care. Because these kind of anemone are more active they need more nutrition. Light alone is not enough to get them to grown. They need a meaty diet which means hand feeding. If your lucky enough a clown fish will like your anemone and catch food for it and feed it.
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Here is the maroon clown feeding a purple one. They are very sensitive to environmental changes , flow , light , and they like oxygen so if they want more they will come to the surface of the water. Anyways that's where ezb comes in. Controlling water flow , alternating currents and switching from night to daylight at the correct time.
robotmaker
Commented February 2013
YES i found that out too having a few. but at the same tiome you dont need a EZB if you go to any pet store they doing fine,and i bet no EZB

But on mine and your design i like using a EZB

JUST awhile back i went to clearwater marine aquarium,thhats where you find the best experts ,since thats all they do ,and got many ideas on how to take of fish tanks ,mostly saltwater

Getting ready to place many many photos of the clearwater marine place,total about 500 or more,from there and busch gardens and tampa zoo in my facebook page
SO you can check them out JOSH
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Published on Monday, January 28, 2013