**Please note that this Rope Leak Sensor is an accessory for the HYDROS Control line by CoralVue. A HYDROS controller (& open Sense Port) is required to use this item.**
HYDROS Rope Leak Sensor for Aquarium Controller - CoralVue
The HYDROS Rope Leak Detection Sensor is a revolutionary flexible rope line that detects the presence of moisture anywhere along its surface. It can sense when freshwater or saltwater is underneath it and use that information to protect your aquarium, home, or office from total disaster.
The HYDROS Leak Detection Rope Sensor is the first of its kind in the aquarium industry. It was designed to address a problem with traditional solid surface leak sensors: what are the odds water will pool in the exact spot where a single sensor sits?
Enter this rope-style water sensor. It can be wrapped around your aquarium, sump, stand, etc. to provide leak detection security in a wider area. You can configure the HYDROS app to perform whatever action(s) you choose when a leak is detected: flash a specific light color on your HYDROS controller, turn off a pump, shut down your protein skimmer, send you a mobile alert, and more!
With its innovative rope design, the sensor can be set up in a myriad of ways to protect your property from water leaks. Here are just a few ideas of how you can use this unique sensor:
- Place it alongside your aquarium
- Line it outside of your sump
- Wrap it around a reactor
- Lay it on the floor in an open area
- Fit it into a hard-to-read corner
- Wrap it around plumbing pipes
- Mount it to a controller board
- Use it in your mixing station
- Affix it to water supply and return lines
The Rope Sensor connects to your HYDROS device via the Sense Port. Once your sensor has been place in its desired location, be sure to test that it is working properly. To perform a test, open the HYDROS app on your mobile device and configure the Sense port so the rope sensor is on. Drip a bit of tap water across the rope sensor so the black and white sensing cables come into contact with the liquid. Monitor the sensor`s status in the HYDROS app to see check if it`s reading is dry or wet. If everything looks good, you`re done! Dry the cable and you`re ready to configure alerts and equipment to take take action if a leak occurs.
Multiple Rope Sensors can be daisy-chained together to form a large perimeter for protection. Leak detector ropes do not need an additional power source, even if you connect them together. They do not occupy outlets on power strips or require a HYDROS Drive Port connection to operate.
Kit Includes: 9ft leak sensing rope, adapter cable, and mounting clips
CoralVue Aquarium Supplies
CoralVue, founded in 2002, provides high-quality aquarium lighting at prices any hobbyist can afford. The company was formed by David D’Aquin, an underwater video and lighting expert who has teamed with commercial divers, the U.S. Navy and National Geographic on a variety of projects. D’Aquin took his knowledge of lighting and electronics and focused these passions on creating products for the aquarium industry. In just a short time, CoralVue pioneered the development of the 400-watt double-ended metal halide bulb and the unique color temperature spectrum of ReefLux metal halide bulbs. CoralVue also develops high-quality electronic metal halide ballasts to power their bulbs. They offer ballasts in single, dual, triple and dimmable lamp models. To compliment their line of lighting products, CoralVue entered the protein skimmer and calcium reactor market in 2004.