We first spied the Reefbot at an in person event back in 2016. (remember when we could attend in-person events safely?) Then it was known as reefbits but thankfully the company behind the product rebranded and produced Reefbot and started to ship in 2019. And now in 2021 the company has just announced version 2 reefbot with upgraded features.
Of the upgraded features (full list below) the largest is a new actuator that allows it to test your tank’s parameters and return the results faster than version one. Overall the unit is said to be quieter and be more precise in testing in which it has higher resolution titration tests with a precision of 0.001 milliliter (1?l ).
It still ships for $899 directly from Reef Kinetics the company behind the device and supports multiple test kits.
Needle Reach – The needle can now reach most of the reagents in the vials allowing you to perform more tests before refilling.
Design upgrade – Minor changes were done on the design of the ReefBot V2 to give it a smoother look than the ReefBot V1.
Reset Button – A reset button was added to the ReefBot V2 which was not found in it’s younger version.
Device communication – 0/10V communication protocol for 3rd party devices.
New Actuator – The ReefBot V2’s uses an upgraded mechanical design that allows it to test your tank’s parameters and return the results even faster than the original ReefBot!
We replaced the old actuator with a new one that is more sturdy and reliable.
More precision – The ReefBot V2 is more precise in testing in which it has higher resolution titration tests with a precision of 0.001 milliliter (1?l ).
Quieter – The ReefBot V2 is ever more silent as we are trying to keep your testing as smooth as possible.
ReefBot V2 uses a reagent-based method to autonomously measure the levels of the parameters in your tank whether it is freshwater or saltwater. It currently measures Alkalinity (Alk), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Nitrate (NO3), Phosphate (PO4), Nitrite (NO2), Ammonia (NH3), Copper (CU), Iodine (I2) and (pH) with more parameters added regularly.
Supports multiple test kits
ReefBot V2 is configured to work with reagent test kits available on the market from the following brands: Salifert, Elos, Red Sea, Giesemann, Tropic Marin, Fauna Marin, API and Colombo. Changing kits is as simple as selecting a brand and parameter on the mobile and web application.
Controlled by Reef Kinetics Cloud Controller App
The ReefBot V2 is controlled from anywhere in the world through a mobile and web app with a simple interface to schedule and run tests, view all results and receive alerts when new test results are ready.
Easy Setup on any tank
The ReefBot V2 can be installed by simply immersing the inlet tube in the tank and connecting the RODI tube and waste containers. It connects to the internet through any wifi or ethernet network.