Tunze Smart Controller 7000: the preview of the new multicontroller
Presented at the Interzoo 2016 (article) the Tunze Smart Controller 7000 it’s finally in our hands to be tested with the also new Tunze Turbelle Stream 3, of which we have already spoken about few weeks ago (article). Articolo in italiano.
The Tunze Smart Controller 7000 is all in one controller, as it has been defined by Tunze itself. In other words it’s just one device that permits to control all the electric pumps and the led ceiling lights by Tunze. For the ceiling lights, it’s possible to measure and set temperature, pH and Redox. Just by this one device.
We obtained the base version of the device. The box contained only the multicontroller with the thermometer. Anyway it’s ready to pilot any electric pump by Tunze and also to accept one of the available expansions.
There are 4 possible outings which can be doubled with a Y cable (16,20 euro). The controller creates an independent wifi connection by which it can be set. Then if you set the same data in your wifi connection you guarantee the internet access to all the devices remaining in your domestic connection.
Now let’s analyze what types of movements the Smart Controller 7000 can create with the electric pumps.
The Pumps menu of the Tunze Smart Controller 7000
The Pumps menu in the controller has the following possibilities:
- Pulse mode – waves simulation;
Interval mode – tide simulation;
In these two modalities you can adopt various effects in order to adapt the movement to the own aquarium. In fact you can even add the storm and the night mode, but I suggest not to choose this one because the corals need a strong movement even at night.
The Pauses mode allows to create tides with the use of two annular streams in the aquarium. This mode seems very interesting because in addiction to the storm and night effects it’s possible to continue to use the pumps for the waves simulation.
With the controller now we can do a proper review.
The Tunze Smart Controller 7000 it’s the evolution of all the Tunze controllers, in which we remember the multicontroller 7096 we’ve already reviewed some years ago. It permits to control from 4 movement pumps to 8 and measures the temperature. Moreover, with a set of optional accessories, it can regulate temperature, pH and Redox. Obviously it can even control all the led ceiling lights by Tunze. If you want to read more about the ceiling lights, here’s the review of the Ecochic we wrote some months ago.
This multicontroller costs 299 euro. Sure it’s the double of the multicontroller 7096 USB, but the various possibilities that it offers are way better, plus it’s very simple to set and regulate them.
What do you think?