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This will not include the probe holders which are available separately.
This will not include a probe holder. However the are available separately.
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.
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!
That item you are seeing is the newly designed Apex Head Unit.
While it can be done you would need to find cables separately to reach the distance.
The Apex controller does not offer reading for ammonia. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
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!
These will come with the initial calibration packets for the pH probe. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Great question! The housing for the Apex Head Unit and the EB832 are made of plastic.
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.
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.
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.
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)
If you have any old modules, head units, energy bars, or other Apex accessory it will work flawlessly with the new Apex Controller.
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.
mixed emotions! By derrick on 2/3/2017derrick would recommend this product to a friendOk, i have been running this system for 3 months. As far as a monitor etc, this unit is amazing! However, if you plan on this running the wav's, dos units, etc, and you cant afford to buy 2 of these full units, dont bother. Here is why i say this. I had an issue this week, and my energy bar shut down and faulted out of nowhere. Neptune support is unable to detect what is going on, and therefore i have to return it for a new one so mine can get inspected. Granted, they had me place a deposit for a new unit to be shipped so i am not without one until mine is inspected, but they stated they typically will not do this after the first 30 days! so, if you rely on this to power and control their other proprietary products like myself, and it breaks, you are SOL. We all know the necessity of redundancy in this hobby, but you MUST have 2 of these to avoid possible catastrophic failure if something goes wrong.
Awesome Upgrade By Adamc1303 on 1/26/2017Adamc1303 would recommend this product to a friendI have been using Apex controllers for years on a few of my tanks. This new upgraded one is awesome! The setup is a breeze and the energy bar is just so much better with relayed outlets and on and off indicators. It also allows way less wire clutter since the 1 Link is built right into it for all of the apex accessories. Really happy I decided to upgrade!
Very happy customer! By Lisa D on 1/25/2017Lisa D would recommend this product to a friend35+ years with freshwater tanks but a newbie to saltwater. Purchased Apex to help me. Wow, what a huge help and automating lights, skimmer, pumps, etc. Almost choked on the price but have to say I'm glad I purchased!
Great controller By leepink23 on 1/23/2017leepink23 would recommend this product to a friendI upgraded from the apex jr during the black Friday sales. I have been very happy with the product. At first I had a few issues getting the eb832 to work, required a firmware update, but other than that it was easy to setup. I use it for controlling ato, feeder, Wav pumps as well as monitoring the ph, orp, salinity, temp. The contrallibility is limitless using apex fusion.
Great controller. By Toure on 1/20/2017Toure would recommend this product to a friendOfficially apart of the Neptune community, this controller is pretty easy to configure and setup planned events. I would like to see Neptune ensure that all probes come calibrated with the shipped controller. Other than that I look forward to expanding it to control my new quarantine tanks.
WIFI is the Key By Sean on 1/4/2017Sean would recommend this product to a friendI 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 12/21/2016Gene wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI 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 12/16/2016Ernest would recommend this product to a friendI 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 12/16/2016Rogers would recommend this product to a friendI 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 12/15/2016Dan would recommend this product to a friendThe 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 12/7/2016rlauer65 would recommend this product to a friendI 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 11/5/2016Scott L would recommend this product to a friendI'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!