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Raspberry Pi Based Opensource Reef Tank Controller

Raspberry Pi Based Opensource Reef Tank Controller

reef-pi is an opensource reef tank controller based on Raspberry Pi. This is the software repository for reef-pi.

If you are trying to build a physical controller to automate your reef tank, use reef-pi website

If you are new to reef keeping and want to know about the hobby use one of the online forums such as reef2reef or nano-reef(for smaller reef tanks).

reef-pi is an award winning, modular, do it yourself (DIY) project that aims to provide a hackable, affordable reef tank automation platform using easy to learn electronics. 

Apart from Raspberry Pi, reef-pi uses a handful of additional electronics boards from adafruit, a open hardware, community-focused electronics company. reef-pi is under active development. 

Follow reef2reef thread if you want to stay up to date with reef-pi development. Use the build guides on reef-pi website if you just want to build a reef tank controller based on reef-pi.

Click here to join reef-pi slack channel.


  • Web browser based user interface
  • On-demand & timer based control of equipment
  • Sunrise to sunset LED lighting automation
  • Temperature monitoring and control
  • pH monitoring
  • Dosing pump (peristaltic pumps) control
  • Auto Top off
  • Email alerts, charts, and dashboard capabilities. based telemetry for monitoring.
  • On-demand or automatic tank photo capture with google drive upload using pi camera

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