Hydros Control 2 Starter Pack - Aquarium Controller System

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With the HYDROS Control 2 Starter Pack, you can gain control over many functions of your aquarium through a simple and intuitive interface. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned reefer, you’ll find many valuable capabilities with the HYDROS Control 2. Out of the box, you'll have control over 4 programmable outlets as well as temperature monitoring, and with the available Control devices, you can expand your system to monitor flow rates, control switches, detect leaks, and much more. When you’re ready, the Control 2 offers expandability with a wide range of versatile HYDROS control devices to build an extensive system. 


HYDROS Controllers have an industrial look because they are built to withstand the marine aquarium's harsh environment. The IP65-rated HYDROS enclosure and aircraft-style connectors ensure long-term reliability in the face of splashes and corrosive salt spray.



  • Control your HYDROS device(s) from anywhere in the world using the cloud-based app
  • Monitor and control your HYDROS device(s) locally through WiFi
  • Fast dual-core 32-bit processor allows control decisions to be made within each device
  • Internal health monitoring to report voltages, currents, CPU status, and internal device temps
  • HYDROS Command Bus connections transfer data and power to devices


HYDROS 4 Outlet WiFi AC Power Strip

The Starter Pack includes a HYDROS Power 4 WiFi Power Strip. This is a smart power bar designed to work with the HYDROS platform. The Power 4 has four 120V AC outlets and four USB ports that are WiFi controllable using the HYDROS app for Android and iOS/Apple mobile devices. You can turn outlets on and off wirelessly over a 2.4 GHz WiFi frequency. The Power 4 has a signal range of 98’, so you can place power strips around your home without any difficulty connecting to your modem or router.

Each of the four outlets can be controlled individually while the four USB ports are controlled as one. The outlets have individual LED indicators and the USB ports have a single LED indicator. The status LEDs to indicate whether an outlet is on or off.


Sense Port

The Sense Port is a new concept in aquarium parameter measurement. HYDROS Control 2 includes two Sense Ports for expanded capabilities. A Sense Port is a generic input port that can accept data from numerous different types of sensors.


Supported Sensors

  • Temperature probes
  • Optical level sensors (single and dual)
  • Capacitive non-contact liquid level sensors
  • Rope leak detectors
  • Point leak detectors
  • Flow rate sensors
  • Magnetic switches
  • Push-button switches


Drive Port

The two included Drive Ports provide switched 12V DC power for running small lights, motors, pumps, fans, and other accessories. The exact current being supplied by each port is continuously monitored by the Control unit, so if a motor or pump quits drawing current or draws too much, you will be immediately notified.


Available Drive Port Accessories

  • Auto Top-Off (ATO) pumps
  • Cooling fans
  • Cabinet LED lights
  • Solenoids to control reverse osmosis systems


Command Bus

The HYDROS Control 2 includes two Command Bus ports which are used to power the Control unit as well as communicate with other HYDROS devices for the ultimate failsafe.


Control 2 Specifications

  • Head Unit Dimensions: 4.875" x 2.125" x 2"
  • Command Bus Ports: 2
  • Drive Ports: 2
  • Sense Ports: 2
  • Available WiFi Connections: 8
  • Warranty: 1 Year


Power 4 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7.8" x 4" x 1.1"
  • Power:  AC 120V
  • Outlets: 4x AC Outlets  |  4x USB Ports
  • Total Power Rating: 10A/1250W
  • Total USB Power: 2A
  • WiFi Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Weight: 483g


What’s Included?

1 x Control 2 Unit

1 x Power Supply 

1 x Temperature Sensor and 

1 x Power 4 WiFi AC Power Strip

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UPC 850009641182
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Product Questions

Is this the same as the “Control X2 Starter Pack”? I can’t really tell, as even the pics seem to show just “control 2” instead of the “x2” I see on the CoralVue website. What is the difference, if any?
Question by: Dave G on Dec 12, 2022, 9:14 PM
They are the same controller.
Answer by: Scott F. (BRS Staff) on Dec 22, 2022, 1:37 PM