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dallen2233
11/13/2016, 07:47 PM
Well I recently had my ATO stop working and I didn't have any indication other than the return pump start sucking air. Thats what kind of led me down this path. The main goal of my setup was that I wanted something that could do all the basic things I need, plus be able to send me a text message if something were to go wrong. Right now, its about 50% complete. The basics of it are working temperature control, auto top off, power head control, and text alerts.

The basic hardware consists of a Atmega 2560, a DS3231 RTC, ENC28J60 dev board, 8 - 120VAC relays, and 4x20 LCD.

<a href="http://s952.photobucket.com/user/dallen2233/media/IMG_20161113_185456_zps9xlm4oth.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae10/dallen2233/IMG_20161113_185456_zps9xlm4oth.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20161113_185456_zps9xlm4oth.jpg"/></a>

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I realize my wiring is messy and I still need to mount the ethernet board and a cat5 bulkhead connection. All of that will be completed later.

And now here are few a pictures of the existing 300 gal tank (to be upgraded in the spring).

<a href="http://s952.photobucket.com/user/dallen2233/media/IMG_20161113_185139_zpsygsttnsd.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae10/dallen2233/IMG_20161113_185139_zpsygsttnsd.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20161113_185139_zpsygsttnsd.jpg"/></a>

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VirginiaMarine
03/02/2017, 06:27 AM
Well I recently had my ATO stop working and I didn't have any indication other than the return pump start sucking air. Thats what kind of led me down this path. The main goal of my setup was that I wanted something that could do all the basic things I need, plus be able to send me a text message if something were to go wrong. Right now, its about 50% complete. The basics of it are working temperature control, auto top off, power head control, and text alerts.



The basic hardware consists of a Atmega 2560, a DS3231 RTC, ENC28J60 dev board, 8 - 120VAC relays, and 4x20 LCD.



<a href="http://s952.photobucket.com/user/dallen2233/media/IMG_20161113_185456_zps9xlm4oth.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae10/dallen2233/IMG_20161113_185456_zps9xlm4oth.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20161113_185456_zps9xlm4oth.jpg"/></a>



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I realize my wiring is messy and I still need to mount the ethernet board and a cat5 bulkhead connection. All of that will be completed later.



And now here are few a pictures of the existing 300 gal tank (to be upgraded in the spring).



<a href="http://s952.photobucket.com/user/dallen2233/media/IMG_20161113_185139_zpsygsttnsd.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae10/dallen2233/IMG_20161113_185139_zpsygsttnsd.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20161113_185139_zpsygsttnsd.jpg"/></a>



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I am very impressed. I would love to see how this goes. Another area there have been huge advancements is in controllers.


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