Hello Arduino Team,
I am just writing you to thank your team for the platform i used to automate my Aquaponic system. i can not code or to say a complete newbe and the forum and my research allowed me to come up with a few programs i hacked to my desire to completely automate the water pump and valve operation in my low voltage/currant 24 volt system.
the system consist of one air pump (60 watts) not controlled by Arduino, one water pump (80 watts) and two 2 solenoid valves (12.5 watts each) controlled by Arduino Leonardo and 5 volt relays.
with the low voltage platform you created it allows me to go Solar with just two panels that completely covers all my power needs thus using AC as a back up ONLY in case of problems. with winter approaching i will not have fans installed just yet but in spring time i will add 24 volt low currant fan motors all controlled by your AWESOME PLATFORM. i also have a PH monitor planned that constantly monitors the PH level of the water controlled by the Arduino.
by adding multiple LED’s to the out side cover i can at a glance tell what stage the system is in at any given moment and also with a flashing indicator LED to let me know what stage is coming up.
this system has totally changed my way of gardening, taking vegetable growing to a whole different level and with confidence of knowing my cute little Arduino Leonardo has my back.
I thank you very much, it would have not been possible without your presence .
Your Eager Aquaponic Enthusiast,