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Apex Controller Gold System - Neptune Systems

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Quick Overview

The Apex Controller Gold System is an advanced Level Controller from Neptune Systems with everything you need to monitor your pH, ORP and salinity.
  • Includes Apex Base Unit Controller, Apex Display Module, Long-life Temperature Probe, Energy Bar 8, Lab Grade pH, ORP and Conductivity Probes as well as the PM2 Salinity Module

  • Fusion Ready

  • Basic functions: Light Control, Temperature Control and pH Monitoring, pH Port, pH/ORP Port, I/O Switch Input, 4 V Ports

  • Cool Features: Internet Connectivity, phone and text alerts, over temperature protection, mobile phone and tablet access
  • Apex User Manual

  • Apex Comprehensive Manual

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  • by John on August 29, 2014, @2:18 AM

    With the Apex Gold system what else do i need to purchase to connect my G3 Radion Pro's and my Tunze 6105 pumps?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hi John,

    To control your Radions you will need the WXM module.
    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/vortech-wireless-module-wxm-neptune-systems.html

    The VDM module combined with the Apex to Tunze Stream cables will allow you to control your Tunze 6105 pumps. Each cable will allow you to control 2 Tunze pumps.
    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/led-pumps-control-module-vdm-neptune-systems.html
    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/2-channel-aquasurf-apex-to-stream-cable.html

    I hope this helps!
    Have a great day :)

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  • by Michael on May 14, 2014, @4:05 AM

    What does this have on top of the lab grade probe version? Just trying to determine the value of this package.

    Also, is the Fusion upgrade available yet, or is it just in beta still?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hey Michael,
    The gold package adds in the PM2 module, the Salinity Probe, as well as the ORP probe. If your going to add all of these things to your system it will save you some money to get it as a kit.
    Apex fusion is still technically in Beta but it is now in Open Beta so you should be able to apply to participate if you wish.

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Full Details

Lab Grade pH and ORP Probes

  • Fusion Ready
  • Longer lasting than Standard Probes
  • More accurate results
  • Stay calibrated longer
  • Replace less frequently

Lab Grade Conductivity Probe and PM2 Salinity Module

  • Accurately measure salinity in your tank and get alerts when it is out of range



Quick Compare - Neptune Apex Controllers

Controller

Price

Base Unit

Display ModuleProbe(s)Energy Bar
Apex Jr
$239.99

Apex Jr.

 

  • 4 Independently controlled outlets
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Ethernet Port
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 5
  • Mechanical Buttons for longer life in a saltwater environment
  • Large, back-lit, easy to read display
  • Programmable alarm to identify each function
  • Upgradeable to add control panels for additional modules

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

 

4-outlets built-in

Apex Gold

$799.99

Apex Gold

 

  • 12V Power Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Control Port
  • Ethernet Port
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • I/O Switch Input
  • pH Probe Port
  • pH/ORP Probe Port
  • 4 Variable 0-10V channels for LED Dimming or Tunze Pumps
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 240

 

 

 

  • Mechanical Buttons for longer life in a saltwater environment
  • Large, back-lit, easy to read display
  • Programmable alarm to identify each function
  • Upgradeable to add control panels for additional modules

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

 

Lab Grade pH Probe:

  • Longer lasting than Standard Probes
  • More accurate results
  • Stay calibrated longer
  • Replace less frequently

Lab Grade ORP Probe

Conductivity Probe

PM2 Salinity Module

Energy Bar 8

8 Independently Controlled Outlets 6 rated at 5A@120V AC 2 rated at 10A@120V AC

Apex with Standard Probe

$524.99

Apex

 

  • 12V Power Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Control Port
  • Ethernet Port
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • I/O Switch Input
  • pH Probe Port
  • pH/ORP Probe Port
  • 4 Variable 0-10V channels for LED Dimming or Tunze Pumps
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 240

 

 

  • Mechanical Buttons for longer life in a saltwater environment
  • Large, back-lit, easy to read display
  • Programmable alarm to identify each function
  • Upgradeable to add control panels for additional modules

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

 

Standard Grade pH Probe

  • Built by manufacturer that provide long life and consistent and accurate performance

 

Energy Bar 8

8 Independently Controlled Outlets 6 rated at 5A@120V AC 2 rated at 10A@120V AC

Apex with Lab Probe

$549.99

Apex

 

  • 12V Power Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Control Port
  • Ethernet Port
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • I/O Switch Input
  • pH Probe Port
  • pH/ORP Probe Port
  • 4 Variable 0-10V channels for LED Dimming or Tunze Pumps
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 240
  • Mechanical Buttons for longer life in a saltwater environment
  • Large, back-lit, easy to read display
  • Programmable alarm to identify each function
  • Upgradeable to add control panels for additional modules

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

 

Lab Grade pH Probe:

  • Longer lasting than Standard Probes
  • More accurate results
  • Stay calibrated longer
  • Replace less frequently

Energy Bar 8

8 Independently Controlled Outlets 6 rated at 5A@120V AC 2 rated at 10A@120V AC

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  • High quality products By Hamad on 3/20/2015

    High quality products , it has all futures any reefers needs. You can monitor your tank when you are away.
  • Upgrade from RKL By Micah on 3/15/2015

    Got to say after three years of using a rkl from digital aqutics (which works well) Neptune is an upgrade! There is so many different things you can do with this controller compared to rkl, I am bummed I haven't got it intaeed of the rkl.
  • Great Product By Michael on 3/4/2015

    I bought this last May and it is now running my ATO, BRS 2 part dosing, UV, Bio Pellet, new Gyre pump, main pump, heater and my skimmer. I would never be without one again. As others have said, fusion is great and works well.

    I also have the apex auto feeder, but haven't used it yet.
  • Is it worth the price?? By StaFishMan on 2/17/2015

    Although this cost me as much as my 180 gallon tank after watching all the videos on-line and hearing everyone else say that it is worth every penny I would have to agree. Yes $799.00 is a lot of money for a controller. Hey you can buy a PC for only $350!

    That said I can see that this will do everything I want and everything I think I could ever want it to do. What good is an expensive tank if you can't keep it up and running and look like the show piece you wanted? For me this is exactly the ticket and even though I am still adding more upgrades like more outlets I need, and eventually the Lunar Module, and others that I will do over time.

    They have really put a tremendous amount of effort into making this work without having to be a computer genius. Kudos to Neptune systems for an incredible product!

    Watch a few videos on YouTube and you can see why you can't live without one. Even if is the less capable models I would do whatever you can to save for one of these Apex controllers.
  • Excellent By Miguel on 1/28/2015

    Great system, very useful, apex fusion is awesome, I would highly recommend this
  • Awesome By Joshua on 1/23/2015

    I bought this for my 150 reef. I had a 20 gallon reef for a year always found myself haveing to adjust everything, when I decided to upgrade I knew this was on the top of my list of equipment. It took a while to get it set up. I'm not computer savvy so was a little complicated for me. But after it was up and running I was amazed at the controllability this thing has and I haven't even scratched the service of what this thing is capable of. I wouldn't have a system without it.
  • Great System By Ken on 1/10/2015

    Great system. It was definitely a little intimidating at first. The manual is thorough, almost too thorough, I didn't really know how to get started. Fortunately I found the BRS series on youtube which were amazing. After I find those, things fell together pretty easily. Now I can rest assured when I am away that my tank is under watch and can check in whenever I want/desire.
  • Satisfied By Aron on 12/30/2014

    I bought this product because it was on sale during Thanksgiving. The order arrived promptly and well packaged. Took my about 10 hours (!!!!) to get the system going due to some glitches and apexfusion not working properly. Had to wait until the following day to speak to customer service - who are extremely helpful and very very knowledgable - to fix the product. Ever since then it has been working flawlessly. I love the amount of control it gives, the peace of mind I get from being able to control / see parameters while at the office away from home. I paired it with the Kessil a360 and set it up using the BRS videos to get it programmed. Even though the initial setup was a nightmare I would still highly recommend this product because of the excellent customer service and how much control this thing gives you.
  • bad treatment because I'm not a techie after spending a good$1500 By loyal user on 12/27/2014

    I had some technical issues which caused some emails to get bounced back and forth. I tried but could not fix it. I have enough of a hard time trying to keep my controller running correctly. Tech support threatened me. Saying if this happened again that my email address would be blocked permanently. Meaning I would not be able to control my controller from my phone or computer. Nice way to treat your loyal customers. We are not all tech geeks.
  • Very Nice By Ward on 12/12/2014

    Been waiting to purchase one of these for years. Should have done it a long time ago. It has been nice to keep an eye on temp from my phone during the cold weeks. The software is awesome. Simple and easy to use yet can get as complex as you want to. I ordered the Gold package and was so impressed I ordered the lunar module and the module to control my EcoTech pumps within a week of setting it up - love the expand ability!
  • do not buy By dennis h. on 12/8/2014

    not so sure I would recommend this product. a portion of it came DOA. but that was not the issue.

    It might be a good product but in todays world it should not be so difficult that you have to have a tech write a program for it, AS HE TOLD ME I would have to do.... it is not user friendly at all. I can write programs for PLC's, CNC's and smart logic, easier than I can run this. It is not wireless and who wants a computer by your tank? they could make it 900MGHZ and talk to the computer like many things I have, send emails, alarms.....ect.

    We all really need something like this but it cannot be this hard... Too many brains are failing to make a user friendly program that is not that hard to do...... they failed the KISS principle.

    What really turned me off, it came defective and the tech would not send a replacement, he could see over the internet it was not working correct. HE made it difficult prior to getting online with him, scheduling an appointment at his time, would not respond to emails..... so I decided it was not a good fit.

    BulkReef did an outstanding job on the return.

    I would not buy this until they make it user friendly... and I would help them...
  • Apex Controller is the Cat's Pajamas By Michael on 11/27/2014

    Buy a breakout box or two, an extra EB-8 or two, a bunch of float switches, looonf USB cables if you are spread out, extra conductivity calibration solution packets, a probe holder that accepts the large temp probe, ant to top it off, lunar lights and module and controllable pumps.

    ,**Be sure to consider that after you mount everything, you will still need a way to hard-wire from the controller to your home router for every firmware update you do.

    The controller's remote access can be a bit buggy if there are lots of service interruptions, but removing power to it fixes it every time.

    ***Make sure to learn about and use the web-server function--the one where you type in the http address and port from your computer. That is the only way to backup your configurations.

    I have not yet been able to program the device from my HTC, as the entry fields don't accept keystrokes properly.

    Don't hesitate to contact tech support.
    They cut through the bunk, have updated information, make up for what I think is a document set that is not always great. That being said, read the Comprehensive Manual.

    If it wasn't for this purchase, I would have had to leave the hobby after my job changed.

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