I have always tried to stay away from too much automation with my tanks since I don’t like to have too many moving parts. The chances of something going wrong increases, in my view, when there are more variables in play. So keeping it simple has always been a goal of mine when it comes to running a reef tank.
However, I do believe aquarium controllers and automated monitors, despite all the complex functions they can perform, are very important pieces of equipment since they can provide valuable data and help prevent disasters.
GHL Profilux 4
For this new tank I am using a GHL Profilux 4 controller. My P4 has four probes that monitor pH, temperature, conductivity and redox. For pH, temperature and conductivity I setup alarms to alert me if any of these parameters stray off course. I have never worried about monitoring redox but that may change in the future.
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