FishTalk: An IoT-based Mini Aquarium System
Many people feed the pet fish in the aquarium tanks that need to be properly set up and maintained, or the fish will be destined to unpleasant and short life. Therefore it is critical to monitor water conditions closely and improve the water quality for the mini aquarium tanks. Based on an IoT solution called IoTtalk, this paper proposes the FishTalk system that utilizes the aquarium sensors to drive the actuators in real time. We describe the relationship between aquarium sensors and the actuators, and give concrete examples about threshold setting. Our solution allows the designer to quickly deploy intelligent control for various water conditions. As an example we implement an intelligent fish feeding mechanism such that the fish are neither over nor under fed, and at the same time, the fish owner can enjoy watching fish feeding remotely. We have also developed analytic model, simulation and measurement experiments to investigate the effects of IoT message delays and loss on water condition control.
Aquarium, Internet of Things (IoT), message lost, NB-IoT, performance evaluation