Keeping reef tanks is a big job that takes a large investment in time. One of the bigger tasks is cleaning the aquarium glass especially removing it from any built up algae. A new product called Ocean Swipe 360 seeks to change our hassle of cleaning aquariums with a novel way to clean the inside of aquarium glass.
The product uses black colored tracks on the top and bottom of the reef tank so the robot type system can clean away (all four sides) of the aquarium. What’s more is the unit will sense obstacles that might get in the way of the cleaning device as the video below shows. Ocean Swipe 360 has been in development for over two years and just last year a patent was filed on the technology and technique the company is now using. Ocean Swipe is promising to the be the first automated wall aquarium cleaner—assuming each wall isn’t piled sky high with live rock or other accessories.
No word on price or release data but a video was produced which is below.
- The Os360 runs on a lithium ion battery. Supplying 14.8v and 2200mAh.
- An on board electronic board charges and balances the 4 cells at a charge rate of .8C.
- A charged battery can clean a 300 gallon tank in 12 minutes and re-charge itself in 35 minutes.
- The battery can run for 45 minutes without charging and then it takes 1.5 hours to re-charge.
- A 24volt power supply is connected to the bottom track and automatically charges the robot when it parks there.
- Plastic Tracks – The plastic tracks come in kits and screw together. The top track hangs from the top edge of the aquarium. The bottom track rests at the bottom of the aquarium and is held with two sided tape.
- The O.S.360 communicates wirelessly to the internet.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/116216222[/vimeo]
via [Ocean Swipe 360]