Originally Posted by Socratic Monologue
My reef and planted tanks run Neptune Apexes (Apices?), but frog vivs are so much more set-it-and-forget-it that controllers are just a novelty (my opinion, which is sure to offend someone <img src="http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />).
How difficult are reef tanks, by the way? They have always sounded like a separate level of intense.
I've thought about making some kind of raspberry pi setup, mostly for the fun of learning, but I'd have trouble seeing it through considering, as you said, that it's not really necessary for this hobby. (And less so still for the dedicated-terrarium hobby.)