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Apex Controller System - Neptune Systems

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Quick Overview

Less Hassle, More Success


More than the color has changed. Neptune has listened to what you want, adding more standard features to the already reliable, and dependable Apex Controller.


Built in WiFi, Salinity, Temperature, pH, monitoring. Set reminders, log testing and dosing information and much more


Included WiFi lets you now connect to the internet even easier. With the Fusion Cloud interface everything is easier from calibrating probes, to customizing outlets. Fusion gives you the ability to monitor and control you Apex from anywhere in the world.


The Energy Bars have been completely redesigned, with more robust outlets, individual LEDs show the status of each outlet, per outlet power consumption, and 1Link Accessories like the DOS and WAV pump can now connect directly to the Energy Bar 832 saving room, and eliminating messy cords keeping your tanks equipment looking perfect.


Monitor and Control



  • Temperature

  • Salinity

  • pH

  • Outlets

  • 24VDC accessories

  • WAV pumps

  • Individual outlet power consumption

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Product Questions

Does it come with any type of probe holders?
Question by: Justin Banyai on Jun 1, 2016 8:59:00 PM
Great question
This will not include the probe holders which are available separately.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 2, 2016 11:21:00 AM
Does it come with a probe holder?
Question by: Eric on Jun 2, 2016 11:10:00 AM
Great question!
This will not include a probe holder. However the are available separately.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/magnetic-probe-rack-neptune-systems.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 2, 2016 11:14:00 AM
Will this come with a new digital display module?
Question by: Ryan Janeway on Jul 14, 2016 3:10:00 PM
Hi Ryan,
The Apex Controller does not include any display module. You can upgrade your system to one if you wish to do so, however with the super low prices of some tablets on the market you may want to look into picking one of them up and dedicating it to your aquarium controller. That way you can do programming, monitor, and control everything a bit easier.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 15, 2016 7:16:00 AM
When do you anticipate the Energy Bar 832's being available for purchase separately like the regular EB8 is currently?
Question by: Pete on Jun 3, 2016 10:50:00 AM
Great question!
They will release within the next month the additional EB832 energy bars for individual sale. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 8, 2016 4:44:00 PM
Does it have a new head unit?
Question by: merritt on May 24, 2016 7:07:00 AM
This will have a newly designed head unit which can be mounted and rotates for easy access.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 25, 2016 5:31:00 PM
Can I use my Energy Bar 8 if upgrade?
Question by: Neptune user on May 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Great question! The new Apex will be compatible with the old energy bar 8.
Answer by: Carter (Admin) on May 26, 2016 11:28:00 AM
Hey BRS just wondering what the item is in the last 3 pictures?
Question by: Leo on May 24, 2016 8:07:00 AM
Hey Leo!
That item you are seeing is the newly designed Apex Head Unit.

Answer by: Randy (Admin) on May 25, 2016 4:16:00 PM
Does the New Apex System come with a control head with external display?
Question by: Jeffrey Sauter on May 24, 2016 8:12:00 AM
Great question! The new Apex will not include the aqua controller head unit like the old systems had, but it is wi-fi compatible with MacOS, and Windows devices. Neptune will have an aqua controller available for purchase separately for the new system as well.
Answer by: Carter (Admin) on May 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Do you have a price yet on the new EB832
Question by: Daniel on Jul 3, 2016 3:21:00 PM
Yup! It's priced at $249.95. You can find more info here: http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/energybar-832-neptune-systems.html
Answer by: Valerie (Admin) on Jul 5, 2016 4:36:00 PM
Can I use this controller for two tank on separate room?
Question by: Thuan on Jun 6, 2016 10:41:00 AM
Great question!
While it can be done you would need to find cables separately to reach the distance.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 9, 2016 5:05:00 PM
Does this come with ORP, salinity, ph, temp probe?
Question by: Eric Neuberger on May 24, 2016 6:17:00 PM
Correct, this will come with all 4 probes.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 25, 2016 4:34:00 PM
Is the Energy Bar 832 a surge suppressor or do I need to plug it into one to protect the Apex controller and the equipment plugged into it?
Question by: Harold Chittum on Jul 5, 2016 8:57:00 AM
The Apex has some protection built in, but to be safe it never hurts to plug it into a good quality surge protector or UPS.
Answer by: Valerie W (Admin) on Jul 5, 2016 11:43:00 AM
What material is the housing made of?
Question by: Fernando on May 28, 2016 1:05:00 AM
Great question! The housing for the Apex Head Unit, EB832, and the Modules are plastic.
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jun 2, 2016 5:23:00 PM
Can this unit monitor ammonia?
Question by: William Beckstein on Jun 9, 2016 1:58:00 AM
Hey there,
The Apex controller does not offer reading for ammonia. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 9, 2016 5:36:00 PM
The new EB832 is huge! What are it's dimensions?
Question by: Dzer on Jun 9, 2016 7:42:00 PM
The New EB832 will be 9.6" long 6.25" wide and 2" thick.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 14, 2016 10:34:00 AM
Since the new model has WiFi capability, does we still need the WXM to control EcoTech VorTechs and Radions?
Question by: Lonny Kruger on Jun 10, 2016 1:45:00 PM
Hey there,
You will still need the WXM module in order to connect to Ecotech Devices. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 14, 2016 3:13:00 PM
Does the unit come with solutions to calibrate the probes?
Question by: Israel on Jun 24, 2016 11:37:00 AM
Great question!
These will come with the initial calibration packets for the pH probe. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 24, 2016 12:17:00 PM
What material is used to make the silver on the unit is it aluminum ? Just my guess.
Question by: Tony on May 31, 2016 10:55:00 AM
Hey Tony!

Great question! The housing for the Apex Head Unit and the EB832 are made of plastic.
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on May 31, 2016 11:11:00 AM
Does this new Apex controller allow for and or is capable of connecting a monitor display like the original models I like to walk by and view my parameter and not have to always go to my phone or computer to know something
Question by: Derek Cashaw on Jul 11, 2016 1:49:00 AM
Hi Derek,
The Apex Controller can have a display module added to it at any point. We do carry them and they simply just plug into any open Aquabus port.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/apex-display-module-neptune-systems.html
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 11, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Full Details

Why does BRS recommend this?

Neptune has put together a package that included the salinity, temp, pH and ORP probes, along with WiFi connectivity all in a single package. The Apex Controller is by far one of the most advance dedicated aquarium controllers on the market today. The wide variety of controllability with the Apex Controller System and its easy to use cloud interface makes it a perfect option for a fully automated reef tank. The Apex Controller has two different methods of control, through Fusion, the cloud based software, and through the dashboard. The dashboard lets you always have access to your Apex in any type of event, power outage, or if the internet is down though a local area network (LAN) unlike many other cloud based controllers. The Energy Bar 832 can also tell you how much power each individual outlet is consuming letting you set alarms, send emails, or even have IOS notifications let you know before things go wrong.

 

What’s Included?

1x  Apex Control Head Unit
1x Energy Bar 832
1x 6 ft Aquabus Cable
1x Lab Grade Salinity Probe
1x Lab Grade Double Junction pH Probe
1x Lab Grade Double Junction ORP Probe
1x Temperature Probe
Salinity and pH calibration solutions

 

Apex Control System

The new Apex's Head Unit now includes the ability to have salinity monitoring, pH, ORP, and Temperature monitoring right out of the box. The completely new design also incorporates a sleek, rotating mounting system letting you securely mount the brains of the Apex system while having easy access to probe cords, and aquabus connections.

 

Built in reliable WiFi

Now with built in WiFi, connecting your Apex system has never been easier. With the totally free Fusion cloud based software, getting connected, and controlling can be done within minutes. You can now do firmware updates through WiFi on your local network

 

Energy Bar 832

The most comprehensive aquarium controlling and monitoring system to date is finally here. The Energy Bar 832 now has eight individual, 7 amp relayed outlets letting you use any outlet for any device. Each individual outlet can also monitor and detect power usage in amps or watts, letting you set alarms and send emails when pumps have clogged or failed, lights are not turning on, heaters leaking current, letting you be notified of the issue before it becomes a problem. With electricity costing more and more money per Kilowatt hour having the ability to monitor each pump, heater, and light lets you now make better decisions on the overall value of your equipment.

Each Energy Bar 832 also has two 24VDC accessory ports that can power small pumps, solenoids, fans and more, while the built in 100W DC power supply lets you control up to 3 1Link accessories like the WAV circulation pumps, and DOS fluid metering system without the need of any additional power supplies or consuming additional outlets. The EB832 also has 3 AquaHub connections letting you expand to any existing or upcoming module making your Apex System truly limitless.

Neptune didn't stop there, with an all new mounting system on the Energy Bar orients the power strip in the correct direction keeping cords neat and tidy. While the outlets have a bit wider spacing, and orientated opposite of each other keeping room for those bulky transformers, allowing you to plug in almost anything you want, where you want.

 

New Lab Grade, Double Junction Probes with Built in Salinity Monitoring

Double junction pH, and ORP probes lets your readings stay more stable without the need to calibrate as often. With the Apex System calibrating your probes through your dashboard is easier than ever before. The dashboard will automatically recognize when your readings have stabilized and letting you know when to move to the next step, no more guess work and reading RAW data.

 

Apex Fusion

Fusion is a cloud based site that lets you access your apex from anywhere in the world. Letting you customize outlets, set reminders, log testing parameters, while monitoring and controlling any aspect of your aquarium through your phone, tablet, or desktop.

 

Apex Fusion has released an IOS app that now integrates directly to your Apex Controller System. Having the app now lets your Apple desktop, Ipad, or phone receive notifications directly from your Apex Controller. No more need for emails or text messages.

(Android app coming soon)

 

Backwards Compatible

If you have any old modules, head units, energy bars, or other Apex accessory it will work flawlessly with the new Apex Controller.

 

Dimension

Head Unit - 4.75" L x 5.25" H x 3.25" W

Energy Bar 832 - 10" L x 6.5" H x 2.25" W

 

 

Note: Smart Phone and Tablet not included.

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  • WIFI is the Key By Sean on 1/4/2017

    I was apprehensive to buy this since I already owned the Apex Classic. But, I hate not being able to update via WIFI. Every time I buy a new module I have to update via wired ethernet connection. That's just a pain without WIFI updates. My life revolves around WIFI so why does my APEX have to use these things we call cords for updates. This was the main reason for this purchase but I think what pushed me over the edge and added the value I needed was the ORP probe and the salinity probe. These are a little expensive to add to a system and the new APEX includes them. That and WIFI made this a great purchase. If you don't value WIFI updates, ORP, and the Salinity features just buy the classic APEX for basic control, temp and PH monitoring and you'll be happy and save money. But...it's worth it in the long run to get the new Apex.
  • Many Problems By Gene on 12/21/2016

    I bought an Apex, (2) DOS and (2) DDR. The PH probe didn't work out of the box. The low level sensor on one of the DDR vessels didn't work. The salinity probe never worked. It takes days to get help from Neptune customer care. I paid $1,699.85 for brand new junk.
  • I am a new reefer By Ernest on 12/16/2016

    I am a new reefer so I am taking it slow right now and only use the basics Terrence showed in the associated video for Apex 2016, and everything seems fine. I had a couple of hiccups, but more than likely user error and I attempted to implement changes from the basics- read , read, and read and frequently visit the Neptune community. I will add that one should not overly experiment with the controls, which could result in negative outcomes. One step at a time and moving slowly recommended for those with limited programming experience.
  • Great product By Rogers on 12/16/2016

    I love the product, but the salinity probe says my salinity loses about 1.4 a day which is impossible so.. yeah but the rest if great!
  • After Updates Runs Perfect By Dan on 12/15/2016

    The interface and system is so much easier and intuitive to use. Updating is easy. Support is very good. Solid, solid product that is worth every penny. The only complaint I have is that for the money they should include a probe holder. Otherwise it is perfection.
  • So far so good other than a minor network issue By rlauer65 on 12/7/2016

    I have been an Apex Classic user for about 2 1/2 years now and was pretty excited to see the new Apex come out and the potential for some great new additions to an already packed line up. The power monitoring of each receptacle is a great feature to have to see where efficiencies might be gained especially living in SoCal. The new setup should allow for a few less wires as well which is a plus and I am looking forward to seeing more 1Link devices to further reduce the clutter. One major advance to point out on this model is the probe calibration process which frankly was / is a PITA on the classic. Some claim the probes are not accurate however, I have not had any issues over the last few weeks. I did knock off one star for a bit of miss direction in the get started guide. The guide mentions the ability to use both hard wire and wifi for redundancy however, this resulted in the unit dropping off the net for periods of time not allowing access locally or via Fusion at random times. After a quick chat with Neptune support who are awesome by the way, Wifi turned off and all is well. All in all couldn't be happier at the moment.
  • Great Controller, Great Value! By Scott L on 11/5/2016

    I've been a long time Neptune user dating back to the first generation Aqua Controller in the mid 90's. I've been an Apex user since the first Apex came out several years ago and have the first gen Apex on my main display. I've now installed a couple of the new Apex 2016's and have one running on a second tank of mine and absolutely love it. Setup is a breeze, the new EB8-32 is a giant leap forward with it's additional power ports and switchable 24v ports. The individual power monitoring on the EB8-32 is also a terrific addition since you can now monitor power consumption to individual outlets and even use that in programming for an early warning/fail safe feature. The wireless interface is nice if you can't do a wired network connection nearby. While I always prefer a wired network connection whenever possible, the built in wireless is great. I have my 2nd Apex setup wireless so it's definitely convenient to not have to worry about a wireless bridge. I love that you can update this Apex via Fusion and not have to run a program to update via a PC. Having the Salinity probe included with no additional modules needed is also a great feature. I also love the new mounting system that makes mounting the Apex a breeze. Lastly there is Fusion... By far the best remote interface for aquarium controllers. There is nothing that even comes close. Hats off to the team at Neptune Systems on a great update to an already great controller!
  • Nice upgrades to the Classic By Mark on 11/3/2016

    The new system makes setup much easier. The power monitoring of each receptacle is a great feature. The more data the better. This setup allows for less wires and cleaner install. I've worked with the classic version for years now and have been an Apex fan for a long time. The new system is a big improvement on an already great product.
  • Worth Every Penny By Cardnick on 11/1/2016

    I have used Neptune Systems products for a while and each and every one of them makes my life easier and allows me to more fully enjoy my aquarium. The new apex is no different. The updated features work flawlessly and I love not having to constantly fight with an external Wifi connection. The added benefits included in the EB832 are so underrated. It is great to be able to log into fusion and see how the power fluctuates. I can tell when a pump is dirty and needs to be serviced. This added level of monitoring gives me the peace of mind that I can be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to maintaining my tank. If you don't have one, get one. Your fish will thank you!
  • Great Product (UPDATE) By Brad on 10/18/2016

    Neptune customer service and products are top quality hands down! I am totally pleased with the amount of control you have with this controller. My first review dinged the apex system a star for the EB832 Even though this was no major cause for alarm, Jon came through as I knew he would. I have dealt with Neptune Systems customer service a handful of times. Each time the small issues were taken care of and the customer service team took them more seriously than I did. You cant go wrong popping on this controller, there is nothing else that compares period.
  • Great product By Brad on 10/17/2016

    I dinged the system a star for the energy bar flashing as if there was an overload. My 250 watt heater and 1/10hp chiller both freak the eb832 out this way but Jon was quick to respond about this known issue. He assured me that a future firmware update will fix it. I am patiently waiting for that but all in all this system is awesome and I don't know how I reefed for so long without a controller. You will not regret buying this one, it's easy to set up, customer service is top notch once you email them. Viewing what your tank is doing from anywhere with internet or cellular is priceless..
  • Apex Controller is AWESOME. By Jerry on 10/8/2016

    The new Apex controller and all it's possibilities are awesome. You should purchase Neptune's new "MPR" magnetic probe rack too, you will be glad you did.
    I had a question and emailed Neptune's tech support, I received my answer within 45 minutes.
    I had NO PROBLEM connecting with Fusion and I could not imagine myself having a successful reef tank without the Apex Controller.