I’m a new aquarium owner and I’d love to see some simple projects you all have done with Smartthings and aquariums. I realize control of the aquarium ecosystem is not a good idea, but I have a particular interest in leak detection strategies.
For probably irrational reasons, I have a fear of leakage of water from my aquarium. I’d like to set up some Smartthings methods to detect (and maybe control) leakage if it occurs. As a new aquarium owner, I’ve come across a number of horror stories of failed tanks and of overflow of the filter systems if the filter media blinds with debris.
Two ideas I’ve had:
- Water sensor underneath the aquarium to detect any leak.
- Water sensor in the hang-on-the-back filter (or immediately outside the filter) to detect overflow, potentially tied to the electrical outlet for the filter pump to shut it off in the event of a leak detected.
My aquarium is on a steel stand in the corner of a carpeted room. I’m not sure how I’d get good leak detection on the carpet, other than to have some sort of catch pan under the aquarium in to which I can drop the leak detector leads.
Thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!