Rising Temperatures

During cold and freezing the beneficial bacteria will die back, and not convert that much ammonia.  That’s okay, the fish stop eating below 50 or so degrees.  I couldn’t get them to eat until 55-60.  So having the system die back a little was okay. From Jan 13 2013 to April 14 2013 you can see an increase in fish tank tempature, as well as inside greenhouse temp.  After 4/14 I had some issues, and didn’t grab data.  The SD... Read More

New Controller and Dashboard

As stated in a prior post a new controller has been developed, this one based on Raspberry PI. I have been asked, why not bridge the two (Arduino and raspberry pi).  The simple answer, is eventually. With raspberry PI, there is a Linux operating system.  On Arduino, I have to code everything.  Each have their own benefits and disadvantages.  I’ll have to figure out how to talk to Raspberry pi over the network and then serial to the... Read More

New Controller 2.0 coming on line.

It’s been a few months since our last post. It’s now middle of winter, and my prior arduino controller stopped working. So I decided to switch to Raspberry PI, where my IT background would be much better suited for. Here is screen shot of our main TV with the dashboard displaying  Read More

Live Feeds

We now have live feeds of the Greenhouse temp, and will be adding more sensors as time goes on. (day/night, pump status, fan status, water level, feed fish) Thanks to pachube, or now known as Cosm, We are able to stream over the network to the web various sensor readouts. This is going to be very helpful, as we can setup a 2nd network based arduino for “do things” based on various readings. For example, at the office have LED lights turn... Read More