Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:04 am Post subject: Aquarium Startup in India
What would be a good way to validate an idea for a startup based on intelligent aquariums ? I have a background in computer science and have always loved Nature aquariums (have a 90G diy ada style setup).
Would it make sense to have a very low-cost automation solution with lighting/feeding/co2/ferts. It has been done in the past, and there exist commercial hardware for the same. However, the price point is steep IMO.
I also had some ideas with few algorithms to learn your style of aquarium keeping 'habits'. The computer can then take over after following your feeding/lighting/dosing cycles and at the same time maintain a global optimum to keep a balanced state. There would of-course be ph/nitrate/PAR/flow/temp sensors for feedback. Then maybe a phone app where you can always know about the state of the tank.
Just wanted to get few opinions from the community if they would prefer something of this sort. On the flip side, I reckon that fish keeping has mostly been a DIY kind of experience for most people , some would rather prefer to actively 'maintain' their tank themselves, which perhaps adds to the whole concept of fish-keeping.
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