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is there an electronic monitor for water clarity?


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I have noticed that water gets cloudy when my sponge filter has been off for many hours. Is there a monitor for water clarity, or a way to verify that my filters are in actual operation?

We have them on smart switches but what if airline tubing somehow popped off?

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you can use something external to the glass on a microcontroller (arduino type of thing) on the glass.  They have stuff that is based on infrared or laser based sensors.  It's a common type of sensor used for things from measurement all the way up to alarms. You could also look into a flow sensor on the uplift tube.... think, watercooling parts for a PC.

Off the shelf, something for water monitoring though, I'm not sure.  Maybe conductivity?

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