This morning, I got a press release from Hydros Controller and I wanted to share it with you guys.

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Today, CoralVue, a HYDROS manufacturer and distributor of high-quality aquarium products, announced that their exclusive HYDROS product line would be expanding to include Control Starter Packs, a new advanced aquarium controller system using smart technology to monitor and control aquariums. The Controls were designed and later developed to allow aquatic hobbyists of all skill levels to perform an aquarium’s primary functions with ease and peace-of-mind from their mobile device. Not only will the Control system function and operate intuitively, but it is also raising industry standards in terms of durability and reliability.

The majority of aquarium automation equipment can’t survive in the environment of an aquarium sump, says Don Edvalson, Director of Engineering at CoralVue. You have humidity, splashing, salt creep, to name a few – all of these things will eventually destroy electronic equipment forcing hobbyists to either build secondary cabinets to keep their electronics safe or entering an endless cycle of repurchasing.

HYDROS Controls are durable and built to last. The Controls are IP-65 rated, meaning they are splash proof and dustproof and will survive in an aquarium’s harsh environment. The controls were carefully designed to include a rugged and secure connection to ensure equipment is
always connected and working as intended. Also, the Controls operate on a reliable system called the HYDROS Smart Network. Unlike other
automation systems that use a central brain, HYDROS uses a distributed network that can eliminate communication problems and maintain control of the aquarium even if a device is removed or shuts down.


The Control Starter Packs come in two versions, Control 2 Starter Pack and Control 4 Starter Pack. Both starter packs include all essential equipment needed to monitor and control a healthy aquarium. The Control 2 Starter Pack consists of a Control 2 device, HYDROS App,
power source, temperature sensor, and a 4-outlet WiFi AC power strip.

The Control 4 Starter Pack includes the robust Control 4 device, which functions similarly to the Control 2 but has two additional ports offering more control and monitoring capabilities. This kit also includes the HYDROS App, power source, temperature sensor, 4-outlet WiFi AC power strip, and pH probe and calibration solutions.

Features and benefits of HYDROS Controls include:

  • Quick setup and easy-to-use HYDROS App interface; no complicated coding necessary
  • Durable IP-65 Rated enclosure ensuring longevity in a harsh marine environment
  • Reliable HYDROS Smart Network
  • Used on its own or part of a larger, more extensive automated aquarium system
  • 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

The Control Starter Packs will be available starting October 31, 2020, ranging from $199.99 to $449.99. For more information on CoralVue HYDROS products, visit

About CoralVue: CoralVue, founded in 2002, resides in Slidell, Louisiana, and manufactures a smart aquarium product line called HYDROS. CoralVue is also an exclusive distributor representing a wide range of industry-leading brands for marine aquaria, including Reef Octopus, Maxspect, Abyzz, Giesemann, Klir, AutoAqua, IceCap, Easy Reefs, Kamoer, Aquaforest, and many more! CoralVue excels at providing affordable and reliable solutions for aquatic hobbyist to keep aquariums healthy and thriving.

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Now that you are are done with the press review from Coralvue, be sure to check out their give away here where you can win the whole system bundled to your aquarium needs!

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