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good product for price By David on 10/13/2014David would recommend this product to a friendThe reefkeeper is a good controller for the money. Poor instructions from manufacturers. Thank you brs for making a video on this I would have been lost without it
Excellent Customer Service By logan on 9/15/2014logan would recommend this product to a friendThis is my second review of this product. I have given it a better review this time around after dealing with their customer support. Their response to the issues I was having were quick and knowledgeable. After resolving for most of the issues they shipped out a replacement part for the final one at no cost. I would definitely recommend this company to fellow reefers!
wish I bought it sooner By mikee on 8/26/2014mikee would recommend this product to a friendMy main focus was for the temperature control as I had my heater, the best one I could buy, stick on only to find my tank went from 77 to 90 the next day when I got home from work...
After hooking it up I was even more glad I bought it. It cleaned up all of my power strips, wave maker timer and other timers.
Very happy I bought it !
Great Product Poor Instructions By logan on 8/13/2014logan would recommend this product to a friendThe product works exactly as described. The only major issue is the complexity to get it, along with additional modules set up. The user experience of the myreef2.0 software is poor and it takes lots of youtube and forum searching to get a handle of.
great product By Bryan on 5/16/2014Bryan would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great value for the price. Works flawlessly. Easy to install and configure.
very disapointed By ed on 4/24/2014ed wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had problems out of the box and had to contact tech support for replacement components. Digital Aquatics Tech support did not answer the phone. They did not return calls. They did reply to one of the emails I sent. and they did send a replacement part (ground).
It is not plug and play. It is plug and search the forums for answers. Most of the documentation of the web site is very old. The web site is very poorly organized.
As for the MyReef 2.0 Software I found it worthless. I had trouble establishing communications, I had to turn off several times for the system to stabilize.
I think another one of my components is jacked and that is why it is not working for me. But I have had enough.
Poor quality control, terrible documentation lousy support;
Great product!!!! By Jabaar on 3/31/2014Jabaar would recommend this product to a friendI've had the reefkeeper hooked up to my system for about a week now. I love it, I'm still learning the ends and outs, but so far its great. At a push of a button feedings are easy. I do wish it worked with my ATO and MP10's but it might the more I learn. I'll write more later when I fully understand the reefkeeper.
Good for the price, but Not Great By TotallyAddicted on 3/18/2014TotallyAddicted would recommend this product to a friendAWESOME to be able to run all my pumps and lights but the pH probe is off and i have calibrated it 4 times now in 1 month. It reads correct for about a week the drops off to about 7.5 (tank at 8.2) Absolutely TERRIBLE setup book! As far as Bulk Reef Supply, Shipping was speedy and there customer service was great. Tracking info was emailed to me about 2 hours after i placed my order.
very pleased By Stephen on 3/17/2014Stephen would recommend this product to a friendI decided to go with the RKL over expensive units and have been very pleased so far. Only complaint has been mentioned elsewhere--no Mac interface!
Should've bought this earlier By valerie on 3/8/2014valerie would recommend this product to a friendWe Purchases the RKL Plus. We are running our light, heater and auto top off system. I like that the system has the My Reef prgram, that lets you customize your system fairly easily. Had it up and running in no time. Once you get everything set up, it does take a minute or two to actually kick in and turn everything on and off on your first setup, but once thast done, things run smoothly. Love that I dont have to turn lights on and off all the time and add top off water so often. Everything is well made. The ph probe is included but does not come with instructions to calibrate it, but there is a great video on you tube that explains exactly how to do it.
Far from plug & play By Mtthbrook on 2/9/2014Mtthbrook wouldn't recommend this product to a friendPositives: good brs video to help with setup, good forums to help with setup, good price
Negatives: not very expandable, not much instruction from the manufacturer, not compatible with iPads,
Summary: I think I should have spent the extra coin for a better unit.
Great Reef Controller By Jonathan on 2/4/2014Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendI wanted to add a controller to my tank for a while and after watching the videos here at BRS I decided to go with the Reefkeeper from Digital Aquatics. It installed easily inside my stand. There is ample cable provided to set the various modules in many different locations away from the head unit if desired. Programming it is pretty easy, much easier than an Apex. Its not as full featured as an Apex, but at the much lower price point I can live with that. The RKL head unit can only run 4 modules, which is a slight drawback, but it is expandable at least. I understand that you can trade in the RKL to DA to upgrade to an Elite which can run 16 modules; I may do that eventually. My only gripe would be the instruction manual, which is so basic as to be almost worthless when figuring out how to calibrate the ph probe. All in all I like the unit though, and am happy I bought it.
Previously Asked Questions
by Me on October 24, 2013, @3:12 PM
Would this be good to run on a 20 gallon reef?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey there,
I actually have a controller running on my 16g here at the office. Despite the size of the tank, there is just some equipment you never can really get away from like heater, timers, etc which really makes a controller a great choice for just about any size aquarium and it would be a great choice for your tank.
by Aaron on May 11, 2014, @4:33 PM
Do you know if reefkeeper will be able to control a diy Steve's led retrofit for a biocube? I have a typhoon controller on it right now.
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Aaron,
I am unfamiliar with that setup but so long as it has the ability to use a 0-10v input line to control the LED's themselves then you shouldn't have any problems with the reefkeeper, though keep in mind you need the ALC module.
by Dan on August 30, 2014, @1:22 AM
I want use this for control of the power heads but is TUNZE the only brand that is compatible?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Dan,
By using the APC module you will be able to connect Controllable Tunze pumps.
I am not aware of any other pumps supported by this module but it is possible that there have been adapters released to control other DC power heads.
I would also take a look at the ReefKeeper DCI DC Pump Interface. It may work for what you have in mind.
I am sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Have a great day :)
The ReefKeeper Lite or RKL is an all new completely redesigned controller from Digital Aquatics. These midlevel controllers come in three different levels. Check our quick compare table below for the differences between each. Please note that some of the advanced modules and features of the ReefKeeper Elite are not available for the RKL.
Quick Compare - ReefKeeper
|Head Unit||Power Controller 4||System Lab 1||Programming Coupler||Temperature Probe||pH Probe||System Interface Device||Net Interface Module|
|Lite Plus||x||x (2)||x||x||x||x||x|
|Lite Net||x||x (2)||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Elite Plus||x||x (2)||x||x||x (w/calib. packets)||x|
|Elite Net||x||x (2)||x||x||x (w/calib. packets)||x||x|
Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Lite (RKL) Features
- Expandability: Every RKL can interface with up to 4 modules in almost any configuration.
- Data reporting: The RKL can report the min, max and average over the last hour for all in and outputs.
- Improved 5 button interface: All ReefKeeper Lite's have a 5 button interface. Traditional entry level controllers feature only 3 button interfaces.
- 16 dedicated timers all with day of the week capability
- Audible and visual feedback
- 16 dedicated alarms
- New control functions: Improved controller, multi-timer, light, lunar, and pump controls
- Free software upgrades: ReefKeeper software upgrades from Digital Aquatics is free and easy to install via USB cord
- MyReef software requires Windows Operating system
- Independently programmable night mode allows moonlights and pumps to be adjusted in the evening times
- Wavemaker: ReefKeeper Lite's have two wavemaker cycles that control separate pumps to simulate wave motion. Each cycle can be timed and the cycles can be turned off during night mode to give a calming effect.
- Programmable standby feedback mode can be set from 1 to 59 minutes during which the ReefKeeper Lite shuts down selected powerheads and pumps. This allows for calm feeding condition and is useful for conducting maintenance.
- Head unit easily mounts in a number of professional custom looking ways.
- Splash proof face plate
- Internal battery backup keeps time and settings of the ReefKeeper Lite safe for years. Power outages will not require the adjustments that other light timers need after power is restored.
- Simple menu configuration has an simple interface that allows for easy setup and navigation.
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