system that grows to suit your demands
extendable multi-purpose system - your 24-hr helping hand
The aquaristics computer iks aquastar is a state-of the art system of modular
construction that caters for all of your needs where automatic monitoring and
control of every major water and lighting factor is concerned for both fresh-
and seawater aquariums. With it, you can build up your own individual system
to suit your personal requirements and your pocket.
Regardless of whether you want a good-value means of monitoring and regulating
lighting, temperature and pH-value in your tank with a standard set-up or
you want to automate as many extra functions as you can think of, the iks
aquastar is the answer! Besides extensive timed functions, youalso have at
your fingertips measuring modules for pH-value, redox potential,
temperature, conductivity, waterlevel, oxygen und air pressure.
Additional modules are currently undergoing development. Up to eight
of these modules can be connected to the system in any combination.
Thus, it is possible, for example, to take multiple pH measurements (e.g.
in a calcium reactor and in the aquarium) or even in several tanks quite
independently of each other.
word about operating comfort:
While developing this system, our engineers always gave
the greatest priority to easy, user-friendly operation.
One of the outcomes of this is an intelligent menu-driven control
procedure as yet unequalled by any other system.
What is meant by intelligent menu-driven control?
Well, for example, programming a regulation process or a timer clearly only
makes sense when an approiate action can be triggered. An action (e.g. activating
a solenoid valve) can, however, only become active via a switch outpu (switch
socket). It's right at this point that iks aquastar's intelligent menu-driven
control comes in. The system detects which and how many components (measuring
modules, switch sockets) are connected to it and structures its menu accordingly.
and easy operation.
can connect up to two socket panels, with 4 sockets each, to the
iks aquastar midi. That means 1
plus 8 controlled sockets. These are
also available in a variable-output version for extremely realistic
the iks aquastar midi you can programme up to 32 timer functions (with weekday
shortest switch interval is only 1 second long. This
enables you, for example, to add minimal amounts of trace
elements evenly and automatically with the help of a dosing pump (such as the
iks Vario). (The
dosing pump iks Vario MP 045 feeds an amount of only
0,075 ml per second at its lowest setting.
functions can be individually adjusted to suit
your own requirements. The active and passive phases
of the interval duration can be set separately from each
other, whereby a random factor (time) can
be given for each one.
extensive day/night simulation makes child's
play of your aquarium's lighting and optimises it too. You
can use it to set a wide variety of lighting on- and off
times. If the lighting you use can be dimmed, you
can simulate sunrise and sunset. It's
even possible to recreate the sunrise and sunset of a particular region
of the world (by entering the latitude and longitude.This
function even makes the period of the
reduction in nocturnal values possible
(pH-value, temperature, current etc.).
integrated lunar-phase simulation gives you everything you
want. You can choose between two
alternatives. A practice-related one for the "aquarium
enthusiast" and the and one for the authentic
simulation of moonlight (for coral cultivation), taking
into account the duration as well as the intensity of the
light. It too allows you to simulate the lunar phase of a particular region of
the world, the tropics for example (again, by entering
latitude and longitude!
is also a very wide spectrum of possibilities for current
simulation such as pulsating waves or
No matter how large your aquarium is and regardless of
the shape it may have, this
simulation function, thought out right down to the last
detail, makes it possible for you to create the
optimum current for any tank. You can control
up to 16 pumps!
the "professional" programming level, up
to eight different control processes can be carried
out using one measurement and
control module. An example: The tank-floor heating system
on Socket 1 is
activated at 25° C. If the temperature continues
to fall to 24.5° C, a heating element on Socket 2 will cut in.
If the temperature in your tank becomes too high, a fan/cooler on Socket 3 can
be activated at, say, 27°C. For all these functions
you can add different values for day/night and summer/winter,
control processes can have upper and lower
alarm limits allocated to them ( with the exception
waterlevel for which a time alarm can be entered for
visual and external alarm .
calibration with sensor test (for pH, redox, conductivity,
of salt content, density or mS in seawater aquariums (with
conductivity module only).
the iks aquastar any of the measured values can be stored
and transferred to a PC at any
intervals you decide upon. Thus, 2000 chains of measurements
(one chain comprises date, time and the values of all
the connected sensors) can be stored in the memory. The lead required to do this
available from iks. The software necessary for transferring
the data to your PC (iks-datastar) is can be downloaded free-of-charge in
the section "Software" on this website. With the help of your PC you
can recognise and identify long-term trends and interdependencies
between the most diverse factors in your aquarium. A
PC programme for comfortable evaluation of data (graphs, database, tables, online
display etc.) is currently being developed.
for the future with the update function: As the
whole system is constantly undergoing further
development you have the opportunity of installing the
latest programmes (functions) from the Internet with
a PC. That means : You are always up-to-date!
value for money!
five-year guarantee - ensures you peace of mind.
What other system offers you so much?