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The Nano in the Lab
posted by brandon
on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 16:27
Well, I brought my 12 gallon nano to the lab. I took out most of the coral for now but there are a few softies left and a couple hermits. I will add some more livestock soon once I get the probes installed. Right now I have the controller operating the lighting. There is a 70w metal halide and 2 sets of LED's. This is the beginning of something great. Very soon I will have the full system installed and fully functional including the touch color LCD screen and the ability to control the tank from any internet enabled device including cell phones. The case is open so you can see the components. I recently upgraded to the Arduino Mega 2560 for its memory and extra pins. Not all controllers would need all the Mega has to offer but it is nice to know it is there if you want it. The next step after everything is installed is to build my LED lamp for this tank and program the controller so that I can provide a fully featured LED controller. Stay tuned!