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Anyone with an aquarium knows the pains of maintaining that fragile underwater ecosystem — and the result of failure. FishBit, which launched at CES 2015, is a new gadget that aims to keep your fish and other aquatic critters in good health by constantly monitoring the water they swim in and sending the data to your smartphone. It's not the only such device out there, but it does look like the easiest and most comprehensive for home aquarium owners. The monitor device sticks to the inside of the tank and keeps tabs on temperature, salinity, ammonia levels and pH, while a flood sensor tells you if the water levels rise too high. It's simple to set up, and also connects to lights and pumps to let you switch them on and off remotely from the FishBit app.
Right now the team is running a Kickstarter "beta," looking for people who want to be the first to own the device as well as help test it. A wider commercial release or even another Kickstarter campaign could be forthcoming.
H/T to TechCrunch
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