0

Temperature and salinity display for reef mixing station
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.

Temperature and salinity display for reef mixing station

by oki2oki on Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:14 pm

Hi
I was looking in projects section to see if i can find a project on building a display that will show me readings of temperature and salinity of a water in a tank that will be used for a reef tank.

My goal is to have a display that will show me reading from the water in a tank for temperature and salinity. So basically on a display i need 2 lines with the accurate readings.

Can anyone direct me where can I find more information on how to build it? Did anyone already built something like this and can share with me so that i can build it for my reef mixing station as well?

Thank you in advance, A.

oki2oki
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:23 pm

Re: Temperature and salinity display for reef mixing station

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:21 pm

Measuring temperature is easy.. we have lots of temperature sensors:

https://www.adafruit.com/category/56

The ADT7410 would probably be a good choice:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/4089

We don't have any sensors that measure salinity though. Good industrial ones tend to be a bit pricey. You'll need to look around and find one you like, then work on a way to connect it to a microcontroller.

It's always a good idea to start a project with research, just to see how other people have approached the same problem. Look for other reef controller projects online and see how they're made. Even if you don't want to duplicate one entierly, you can get tips about specific devices to use.

adafruit_support_mike
 
Posts: 63713
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:51 pm

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.