This is the controller fully assembled, simply plug in your Raspberry Pi and power up the controller with a 12v-24v DC power supply and your set.

We recommend the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W or Pi 3 B+, the Pi 4 is ok but overkill and does run on the hot side. If you follow the links below and scroll 3/4 down the page you can find a Pi dealer in your location.

https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-2-w/ - Raspberry Pi Zero 2

https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-plus/ - Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Although this is plug and play you still need to load reef-pi on the Raspberry Pi and plug it into the controller. The controller board will be mounted in the case, you just need to remove the lid and the Raspberry Pi plugs in. Here's a manual showing how to do that and one to setup the Raspberry Pi.

Installing Raspberry Pi in Controller

Setting up Raspberry Pi and Install reef-pi

The controller has a fully isolated pH circuit built in, simply plug in any pH probe with a BNC connector and you're ready to accurately monitor your pH.

Package Includes

  • Controller installed in 3D printed case with faceplate
  • 5, 2-3 pin pluggable screw terminal connectors
  • CR1220 Battery Installed (Canada and USA only) International orders need to supply your own.

Parts required to power up and run controller - see options on right side

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W, Pi Zero 2 W, Pi 3 or Pi 4 - EXAMPLE
  • Recommend microSD card - EXAMPLE
  • 12v-24v DC power adapter to power up the controller, between 1-5 Amps depending on the DC equipment you connect - EXAMPLE
  • If you want to monitor pH you need a probe - EXAMPE

3D Printed Case

The controller comes in a 3D printed case, choose your choice of color on the right side and select which Raspberry Pi you'll be using as the case is custom to it. There many be small defects due to 3D printing but any will be minor and only have a visual effect.


Controller Details

Here are the main features of the controller.

  • Isolated pH circuit for accurate and stable readings
  • 2 independent DS18B20 1-wire temperature ports
  • Automatic fish feeder port
  • I2C Port for expansions
  • 2 hardware based backup ports for Power Bar 1, Outlet 1 and 2
  • Real Time Clock with battery backup

In addition to this the controller has a variety of 36 ports that can be used with Robo-Tank extensions or on your own project.

  • Power Bar 1 DB9 Port - 8 Inputs / Outputs + Ground + optional +5v or +12v
  • Power Bar 2 DB9 Port - 8 Inputs / Outputs + Ground + optional +5v or +12v
  • Sensors RJ45 Port - 6 Inputs / Outputs + Ground + 5v
  • DC Ports RJ45 Port - 7, 0-5v PWM Signals + Ground
  • LED Ports RJ45 Port - 7, 0-5v PWM Signals + Ground

Hardware Features

  • 12v - 24v DC Input
  • Highly efficient 5v regulator to power the Raspberry Pi and controller
  • Extra filtering for low ripple on power rails
  • Highly efficient reverse polarity protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • External over current protection
  • Resettable fuse on 5v rail
  • 3.3v - 5v converter for I2C bus
  • 16 channel 12-bit PWM controller
  • CR1220 battery backup for

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Reef-pi Basic Aquarium Controller Fully Assembled

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Available Options

Name Product Quantity Price
Deluxe Sensor Extension + $19.95 USD
Equipment Extension + $29.95 USD
Total Box:

Name Product Quantity Price
32gb Samsung Pro Endurance microSD card + $18.00 USD
12v - 2amp AC Power Supply (2.1mm x 5.5mm) + $8.00 USD
Total Box:

Name Product Quantity Price
DS18B20 Waterproof Digital Temperature Sensor Probe 3 meter cable + $7.95 USD
Optical Water Level Sensor + $8.95 USD
Reversible Float Switch + $2.95 USD
XKC-Y25-V Non-Contact Water Sensor + $13.49 USD
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