Hydros Controller 4 Bundle - Reef Builders Exclusive Bundle

Hydros Controller 4 Bundle - Reef Builders Exclusive Bundle

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Reef Builders Exclusive Kit includes the following:

Control 4 Starter Pack ($449 value)
1 Skimmer Sensor ($39.99 value)
1 Smart Plug ($23.99 value)
Free Rush Shipping ($19.99 value)

Achieve Ultimate Aquarium Control with the HYDROS Control 4 Starter Pack

This starter kit includes all essential equipment needed to monitor and control a healthy aquarium including a Control 4 device, HYDROS App, temperature sensor, pH probe, and more. Set up is quick and easy, making this ideal for both beginner and advanced hobbyists. All HYDROS products are engineered, assembled, and supported in the USA.

What’s Included:

  • 1x Control 4 Unit
  • 1x Power Supply
  • 1x Temperature Sensor
  • 1x pH Probe & Calibration Solutions
  • 1x 4-Outlet WiFi AC Power Strip
  • HYDROS App

About Control 4

HYDROS Control 4 is a powerful and robust aquarium controller that can monitor temperature, pH, ORP, and water level, to name a few, and control pumps, timers, level sensors, and much more thanks to its technologically advanced design. It can be used as a standalone controller for saltwater aquariums, freshwater tanks, pond applications, or it can be added to other HYDROS Controls to build a more extensive system. The Control 4 operates on a HYDROS Safety Net and is rated IP-65 to keep your equipment and aquatic life alive and thriving.

Versatile and Expandable without Extra Modules

Use any HYDROS device by itself or connect multiple devices as part of a larger automated aquarium system with NO single point of communication failure. Every HYDROS product is a smart device with its own CPU and scheduling capabilities.

IP-65 Rated – Splash Proof, Dust Proof, and Secure Connection

HYDROS devices look like industrial controllers because they are built to function in the harsh environment of a marine aquarium. The IP-65 rated HYDROS enclosure, and aircraft-style connectors ensure long term reliability in the face of splashes and corrosive salt spray.

What you can expect from your HYDROS Smart Device

  • Control your HYDROS device(s) from anywhere in the world using the technologically advanced HYDROS cloud-based app
  • Ability to monitor and control your HYDROS device(s) locally through WiFi
  • A fast dual-core 32-bit processor that allows control decisions to be made within each device
  • Internal health monitoring to report voltages, currents, CPU status, and the internal temperature of each device
  • HYDROS Command Bus connections to transfer data and power to devices

Sense Port (4 Available)

The Sense Port is a new concept in aquarium parameter measurement. HYDROS devices include several Sense Ports. A Sense Port is a generic input port that can accept data from numerous different types of sensors.

 

Sense Ports currently support:

  • Temperature probes
  • Optical level sensors (single and dual)
  • Capacitive non-contact liquid level sensors
  • Rope leak detectors
  • Point leak detectors
  • Flow rate sensors
  • Magnetic switches
  • Push-button switches

Drive Port (2 Available)

The Drive Ports provide switched 12V DC power for running small lights, motors, pumps, fans, and other accessories. The exact current being supplied by each port is continuously monitored by the Control, so if a motor or pump quits drawing current or draws too much, you will be immediately notified.

Accessories currently supported include:

  • Auto Top-Off (ATO) pumps
  • Cooling fans
  • Cabinet LED lights
  • Solenoids to control reverse osmosis systems

Probe Port (2 Available)

One of the most remarkable ports on the HYDROS Control 4 is the Probe Port. You can connect an ORP or a pH probe to the Probe Port but, this is no ordinary pH input! The circuitry is based on an ultra-high-quality input chip specifically designed for these types of probes. Each pH input provides digital galvanic isolation from the rest of the system. Galvanic isolation prevents interference with other accessories connected to the system like motors and pumps. Digital Galvanic isolation preserves the accuracy of the measurement by converting the signal to a digital domain before crossing the isolation threshold.

0-10V Port

The HYDROS Control 4 has 0-10V I/O (input and output) ports that allow it to control and receive commands from other HYDROS devices and accessories from other brands. A legacy automation system can provide input via the 0-10V Ports. They can control variable speed pumps and can also be used to monitor simple switch closures, like push buttons or float switches.

Command Bus (2 Available)

The HYDROS Command Bus is used to power the Control as well as communicate with other HYDROS devices for the ultimate failsafe.


WARRANTY

HYDROS Skimmer Sensor - Sense Port Accessory

The HYDROS Skimmer Sensor serves a very specific and important role: it prevents your protein skimmer from overflowing onto the floor or back into your sump.

The way it works is easy: just place the sensor inside any protein skimmer collection cup up to ¼” thick. There is a magnetic coupling that will sit on the outside of the skimmer cup to keep the sensor securely in place. Once the waste level in the collection cup rises to the point it makes contact with the sensor, it will tell HYDROS to turn the protein skimmer off to prevent overflowing. Your protein skimmer must be plugged into a HYDROS power source, like the Power 4 power strip or Smart Plug, for this sort of skimmer security to operate.

The HYDROS Skimmer Sensor plugs into any HYDROS Sense Port and does not require any additional power supply. The optical eye on this sensor is designed to be used inside the collection cup of a protein skimmer, so it’s a little different than a standard water level sensor⁠—but purpose-built for this specific and important application. The sensor contains no moving parts that can fail. It’s extremely tiny: it’s a little over a half-inch thick with a circumference the size of a US penny. The optical eye is magnetically coupled with the magnet side measuring only ¼” thick. The cord is on the magnet side so installation is easy. You don’t need to purchase a new lid for your skimmer or modify the collection cup in any way. 

The HYDROS Skimmer Sensor is an Official HYDROS Accessory manufactured by AutoAqua in Taiwan. Creators of the Smart ATO Micro, AutoAqua is one of the most well-known and trusted makers of aquarium automation systems in the hobby today. CoralVue has thoroughly tested the Skimmer Sensor to ensure seamless compatibility with the HYDROS platform. The product development team at CoralVue engineered the sensor so it connects with any HYDROS Sense Port using its aviation-style plug for safe operation. No additional power source is needed to run the sensor. Keep skimmate in the cup and not in the sump with the HYDROS Skimmer Sensor.

 

 

HYDROS Skimmer Sensor Specs:

  • Size:

    • Diameter - 0.75” 

    • Sensor - 0.55” thick

    • Magnet Mount - 0.25” thick

  • Max Mounting Thickness: ¼”

  • No Moving Parts

  • Magnetic Attachment

  • Purpose-built to be placed inside the collection cup of a protein skimmer.

  • Attaches to any protein skimmer collection cup: you don’t need to purchase a new lid or modify your collection cup for it to work.

  • For freshwater and saltwater aquariums

  • The HYDROS Skimmer Sensor uses a GX12 aviation-style connector so the Control 2 and Control 4 maintain their IP65-rating (dust-tight and protected from water spray at any angle).

  • Powered, monitored, and controlled by plugging into a Sense Port on the HYDROS Control 2 or Control 4. No additional power cord is required.

  • Manufactured by AutoAqua, an official HYDROS Technology Partner.