What does it do?
Constantly monitors water temperature, so you can get an alert if your heater breaks or your chiller fails
Monitors the highly toxic free ammonia (NH3) at very low levels, so you can stop your fish from dying from Ammonia posioning.
The seneye monitors pH in your aquarium or pond water between 6.4 and 9. This range is ideal for most aquatic life and by focusing on this range increased accuracy has be achieved.
Readings are only taken when the seneye device is in water, no false readings.
Monitors ambient LUX and can be used to take direct LUX readings, understand how your light degrade over time.
Understand where on the kelvin range your lights are and how light can change over time.
Monitor the Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), understand if you have the correct quanity and quality of light for your corals or plants.
- Seneye Reef Module
- Windows PC with a wired or wireless network and TCP/IP protocol, Vista 32-/64-bit, Windows 7 32-/64bit.
- Full speed USB 1.0 port
- Minimum 1Ghz processor and 128mb RAM
- Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0+, Firefox 4.0+, Safari 4.0+
- Download of seneye connect application required from seneye.com
Hardware is good, Software is crap By IronChefItaly on 7/9/2017IronChefItaly would recommend this product to a friendPAR Meter (5/5)
Excellent value for an accurate PAR meter. This is definitely the primary selling feature of this device in my opinion.
Temperature Meter (5/5)
Works as entended and easily calibrated.
Slide Features (1/5)
Main perk here is the capability to monitor pH and thus dissolved oxygen. Other than that, the ammonia detection can give some notice for quarantine tanks or if something has died. Overall, not much gain for a hefty monthly cost - far from worth it.
Phone App (2/5)
Fantastic in concept, poor in practice. This app is absolutely plagued with software issues. For months, my phone recognized the app as being outdated and incompatible with the new iOS.Custom settings are either locked or fail to save each time you reopen the app.
Web-based Profile (3/5)
Similar to the phone app. Interface looks fancy but as soon as you try to click something or customize any windows you encounter a network of underlying software issues.
Notification System (4/5)
Works as expected. One failing point here is that the function for editing the thresholds work off an overly sensitive drag bar. Good luck trying to set it to exactly 80.0 degrees.
Intially my unit failed to download its drivers and software updates via wifi. It entered some sort of disk-boot mode and the only way to restore it was to get the files direction from seneye support via email, download it onto a USB then follow their instructions to manually transfer the files to the unit. Quite a bit of headache and for someone who isn't tech savy this would have likely been the end. Other than that, I've communicated a number of issues with great detail to the support team. They've been receptive and initially very promising but its been 7 months since i bought this unit and many if not all issues still persist.
I can only recommend this device solely for its PAR meter. It seems as if Seneye made a huge initial investment and are now reluctant to invest anymore to maintain and improve their software and support which are lacking by today's standards. If you're considering the Seneye as a cheaper alternative to a controller like the APEX - DO NOT BE FOOLED, this unit is years of development away.
Update By JIM on 5/25/2017JIM would recommend this product to a friendThat was actually my fault. I didn't read instructions and customer support anyway replace the device. Now it works great!!
Great Product By Charles on 5/4/2017Charles would recommend this product to a friendThis has worked flawlessly for me for the past 2 months. I did purchase the web server as well which for me is a must as I travel constantly for work. The only negative thing I have to say is the suction cup has never managed to stick to the glass.
Dead before it even hit water By Jim on 4/17/2017Jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI took my seneye out of the box and followed the online instructions. (Which weren't that user friendly) It started to download a new firm wear update and then the unit crashed. I mean dead as a door-nail. Customer service is overseas. So expect bad hours to get a response and when you do they don't address the issues. Stay Away!
Great product and good customer service By phillipt on 3/13/2017phillipt would recommend this product to a friendwell worth the price , easy to use and monitors what you really need saving you from expensive test kits in the long run.
Waste of money By Reggie on 3/10/2017Reggie would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to get an base line of par on my reef before I upgraded my lights. I wanted to slowly increase my par over the next 6-8 weeks. The day I got it I installed and it work beautifully, I used for about 30 minutes. 2 day later I upgraded lights and it would not connect to PC. The "customer support" closes at 11 CST so if you work, they are useless. I have exchanged 20+ emails and no resolution. Keep your $200. My par level is now unknown.
Great monitor, if you don't already have one By Jeremy on 2/21/2017Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendThis is a nice little device for a number of reasons.
- It is a low cost PAR and LUX meter. LUX for fish-only tanks, and PAR for reef or planted tanks. That alone is probably worth the cost. I just wish it had a horizontal mount, not just the suction cup to mount vertically.
- It is the only real-time ammonia monitor. That hasn't been a life saver for me yet, but if you have the money, it helps with piece of mind.
- The temp and pH monitoring is useless to me, since I have Apex, and it already checks all of that, and more. But if you don't have one of the other full-system controllers, this is a great alternative.Temp and pH stay fairly close to my Apex measurements. (Apex is in sump, and Seneye in the tank). And those can be adjusted, if they are off a bit.
I'm going to continue using this. It's a great safe-guard, and redundancy is good. If they make a new one that does ammonia AND alkalinity or calcium, I will upgrade in a heartbeat!
Wont stay put! Par meter works. By Steven on 2/16/2017Steven wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe suction cup mounting stinks! It wont stay on the glass. The monitoring would be nice but i dont wat to have this thing just hanging in the tank. Par meter works good with led lights. At least i can use it to check par.
PAR meter works great! By Ronald on 1/17/2017Ronald would recommend this product to a friendEasy to set up for PC laptop and was up and running gathering par readings in 30 minutes. Definitely a must have for deterring light levels for finicky corals!
Amazing... By BeardedTridacna on 1/9/2017BeardedTridacna would recommend this product to a friendInstalled easy, lots of great functions... After a week it began to send texts like "Resistance is Futile". I'm scared, and now it has taken over my household, it even turned the Keurig against me. Note: It made me give 5 stars. Please help me.
Affordable Par Meter By ML on 12/18/2016ML would recommend this product to a friendWorth the money just for the par meter! You may be surprised how high or low your lighting is until you get one, I sure was.
Inexpensive PAR meter By Bob on 12/11/2016Bob would recommend this product to a friendIt works but not with Apple unless you get the wifi version.
I bought a cheap $99 notebook PC to use it.
So for $260 I have a PAR meter, by far the cheapest option out there. Who knows maybe I'll set it up for temp redundancy in the future.
Ask a question
"At present we do not produce a Mac version of the seneye connect application so you cannot connect your seneye device to your Mac and upload data to seneye.me. This is the only aspect of seneye that is not Mac compatible.
If you own a Mac and want to use a seneye device then we suggest the use of a seneye web server (SWS). This performs the task of uploading data to the seneye servers from your device. The SWS has a build in web page interface that can be used to view data locally and adjust the setting on the seneye device. This interface is fully Mac compatible, as to is the seneye.me dashboard."
Hope this helps!
The Seneye will include all components for measuring PAR.
The System will need to be re-calibrated for the pH and Ammonia. this can be done during the monthly slide change. There is not a shelf life however the slides will only last 1 month in the aquarium. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Most seneye products come with a one year limited warranty. You can check your warranty here: https://www.seneye.com/warranty
There is no additional fee to measure PAR and it is built into the module itself.
When plugged into a PC it will be able to monitor and read PAR levels every 10 minutes, Same with the web server. The levels will be kept and stored for viewing previous PAR levels.
The Seneye has an 8' cable. If you have any other questions, let us know.
Due to the sensitive nature of the Seneye device, we only recommend using the Seneye Cleaner located here https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/seneye-cleaner.html. Avoid using any harsh cleaning materials or chemicals.
There will be one included slide with the kit. It is a great idea to have replacement slides on hand for replacement in the coming months. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We are not aware of any way for the software to connect unfortunately. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
This will use a LUX meter similar to a PAR meter and can be moved around the tank to find the correct readings if needed. This is actually an ideal measurement device for LED lights. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This is not compatible with Mac or iOS however if you purchase the kit with the web server you can access the information through any browser. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Unfortunately there is not a good way to save the discs after placing in the tank. They will lose performance if removed and dried regardless of drying or storage. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The seneye is able to monitor all types of light evenly! For double ended bulbs we have had great luck with the phoenix and Giesemann. I have included a link below!
The Seneye will record a par measurement every so often, it does also give you live readings as well. You can take multiple measurements around the tank at one time.
Unfortunately at present Seneye does not produce a Mac version of their software. If you own a Mac and want to use a seneye device then we suggest the use of a seneye web server (SWS). This performs the task of uploading data to the seneye servers from your device. The SWS has a built-in web page interface that can be used to view data locally and adjust the setting on the seneye device. This interface is fully Mac compatible, as is the Seneye.me dashboard.
The Reef Monitor does come with one slide. It is powered through USB that can be powered through any USB port. It does not come with a 120v or 12v power adapter, but they can be purchased separately.