- Seneye Reef Monitor
Seneye Reef Pack is an all in one monitor for Temperature, Ammonia, pH, Water level, and Lighting. With a PC you can connect your Seneye monitor directly to any PC or Seneye Web Server to monitor your aquarium. With the Seneye Web Server you can monitor your aquarium from anywhere you can get internet access via smartphone, PC or tablet.
- Automatically monitors multiple key parameters
- Constantly watching your aquarium, 5600 readings per month
- Healthier coral, integrated LUX, Kelvin and PAR light meter
- Early warning, intelligent software predicts future water conditions*
- Convenient alerts sent to e-mail and mobile phone*
- Access results worldwide, data stored online for easy viewing*
- Track your results with automatic graphing*
- USB connection (2.5 meters) with multiple connection options, including optional USB power adaptor
*some features require seneye+
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
Jack of one trade By Michael on 2/7/2020Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis device held so much promise... I've used it on and off over the years, primarily for ph monitoring. Unfortunately, aside from being rather expensive (~$10/month), the slides seem to lose accuracy over the course of their month lifespan. I shouldn't have been surprised.
The company also repeatedly announced new products that would be coming soon, including a nitrate monitoring slide (how far the hobby has come in just a few years, that would have been REVOLUTIONARY at the time, now many folks struggle to keep nutrients IN the tank). Final straw was customer service. My device stopped uploading readings to the web app, even though it relayed those readings to my internet connected pc. I emailed them, and when they finally responded they said that my device was broken and couldn't upload readings anymore. OK. I find that really curious as the device itself down not have internet connectivity. Either way, it was out of warranty so I decided to upgrade to an Apexel (BRS Edition).
Great PAR meter for planted aquariums By aquariumpardata on 2/3/2020aquariumpardata would recommend this product to a friendI use this meter to measure the PAR levels of different light fixtures such as Chihiros, NICREW, BeamsWork, ONF. So far, I think it does a good job. The PAR tables for these lights can be found at aquariumpardata.com
Bad senser and customer service suks By Gordon on 11/26/2019Gordon wouldn't recommend this product to a friendJust an update. Well kind of my last review never showed up.
I got this about a year ago. I have tried the PAR meter on three sets of lights on two tanks. The readings were way low. I beleaved them and turned the lights up and burned my coals. The readings hardly changed from one set of lights to another. Finally contacted customer sevice got the run aroud about the raw data shows the numbers changing Bla Bla Bla. Ofcourse they changed I moved it up and down the tank. When I told them I chalange them to show me in the raw data when I changed from one set of light to another or from one tank to another all I got from them is " if you send it to us we will look at it and recalabrate it for you." Sure I spent $200.00 dollars on a broken POS and they want me to pay 40 to 50 dollars more to send it to them to fix it. That to me is like beating a dead horse. I would rather pay BRS to rent their meter than spend more money on this garbage.
So if you buy this cross your fingers and hope you get a good one. Mine was a POS and I think I should have just rented one to begin with.
Not to impressed with Par meter By Gordon on 11/21/2019Gordon wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI got this about a year ago tested my lights and they read way low. Just updated to new lights and same thing. I ether got a bad one or they don't read very good.
Good product but expense and a few qwirks By Bill on 8/26/2019Bill would recommend this product to a friendOverall, I like the product. If you truly want to have it monitor your tank, then you have to buy the wireless attachment (200$, unless of course your computer sits right next to your tank). I didn't realize this which made the overall cost twice what I thought it would be. Yes, the software is clunky but it works. I've had excellent support from customer service, responding within 24 hours. I've now gotten used to the convenience of always knowing what my ammonia level is. It made cycling my tank much easier and it makes keeping a QT tank (where your biologic media is often times borrowed from your display) much more reliable.
The par meter is great as well. My numbers were way off from what I thought they would be.
Software is garbage By Andrew on 3/19/2019Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLooking past the bad English on the app (I.e last reading ‘1 hours ago’) and documentation, mine frequently doesn’t take automatic readings (getting worse over time) so you have to push the get reading button on your PC for it to take a reading making it useless as a monitoring / alert tool. Support keep saying send us the logs and it’s your firewall blocking but I don’t have a firewall, and the logs don’t say anything, and doesn’t explain why it used to work now doesn’t. Great for monitoring ammonia and temp (in person as you have to press the update button to get a good reading) that’s about it. The PAR readings are suspect, I get different numbers in the exact same spot minutes apart under a LED that doesn’t change, hmmm...
Useful, Great Price Point, Clumsy Install By neoGeorge on 3/17/2019neoGeorge would recommend this product to a friendInstalling the software brought me back to the clunky old days of Windows 98, but the Seneye serves it's purpose as an affordable PAR meter option, and for that I'm thankful. Would be nice to a wand option to assist with taking PAR readings throughout the tank.
Pile of doggy doo By noob-reefer on 2/15/2019noob-reefer wouldn't recommend this product to a friendGot this looking for a monitor only solution. Had no idea i needed to have a computer running next to my tank to run it or fork out hundreds more for their web "server". On top of that inconvenience, you have to remember to replace the slides that cost you over a $100 a year and if you happen to be on vacation when they need changed - well - too bad.
You need this. By DJR on 1/14/2019DJR would recommend this product to a friendIf you have a reef tank and are any bit serious, you need a PAR meter, end of story. I wish I bought this years ago. I was shocked to see what different PAR levels look like in person.
Emergency alerts + PAR meter=win! By Jean on 8/21/2018Jean would recommend this product to a friendHave had a couple of these now for more than a year. I don't use these for fine monitoring or control, I want them to let me know if something is really wrong. I think that's what they're meant for. On a couple occasions I got early warnings that my temp or ammonia was going outside norms and was able to correct the issue early and prevent disaster. That alone is worth it to me. The fact there is a PAR/PUR meter as well is a huge bonus. That alone would be worth the cost.
Seneye is junk By Dean on 7/10/2018Dean wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad this s out of water on shelf for 3 months. Put it back in water and it’s dead. Red light stuck on and screen says software issue contact seneye support. I did 3 times over the past 3 weeks and no response.
Well worth the money By Thomas on 7/2/2018Thomas would recommend this product to a friendI had troubles at the beginning and the instructions are pathetic. Everything is on the web and not organized. Once I found that you need to soak the card for 24 hours, everything worked great. Love that I can get everything on my phone. Even shows some extras that doesn't show on the computer.
Does this work with a MacBook or does it require a PC?
"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!
Is there any other equipment needed (purchase) to measure PAR?
The Seneye will include all components for measuring PAR.
Does the Seneye ever need to be re-calibrated for things like PH or Ammonia? Is there a shelf life for the Seneye?
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!
Is there a warranty
I have heard there is an additional $60 fee to measure PAR. Is this true?
There is no additional fee to measure PAR and it is built into the module itself.
Will the light meter, temperature sensor, and water level sensor continue to function without purchasing new slides?
Does the device need to be connected to the Internet (via a PC or SWS) in order to measure PAR? Or can it store the data locally for later upload? If so, will it only measure once an hour?
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.
I have heard the device requires access to the Seneye cloud to process PUR and spectrum readings? Is this true? Is it only able to capture PAR and lux as a stand alone device?
How long is the cable?
The Seneye has an 8' cable. If you have any other questions, let us know.
How is BRS cleaning their Seneye monitors? Will vinager work?
Due to the sensitive nature of the Seneye device, we only recommend using the Seneye Cleaner located in the link below. Avoid using any harsh cleaning materials or chemicals.
How many slides on initial package
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!
Can I plug this gadget into an xbox one?
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.
How does this monitor measures light? Do I have to place it where I want it to take the reading?
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!
I is this device compatible with iOS devices such as my macbook air?
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!
When using the Seneye is there an ideal PUR & LUX value or range to adjust to to get the most benefit from LED lights? I realize PAR by itself might not be the best indicator
Can I limit the amount of time this is in the tank to make the cards last longer? for example if I use it for a hour several times a week would the card possibly last for a year?
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!
Dos the par meter work with reading hqi lighting i seen u say led's its designed for? What brand of duble ended hqi bulbs do u think are top of line in the hobby
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!
Am I reading this correctly, the seneye reef will only take a PAR reading every 10 minutes? You cannot move the sensor around and see PAR in real time, like with the apogee?
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.
To measure PAR, will I need a PC as well? Or can I measure PAR with just the unit itself or by connecting to a Mac?
What is the accuracy of the temperature reading?
Would this system work with a MAC computer?
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.
Does it come with the power adapter, and slides?
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.