Awesome By Joshua on 1/23/2015
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
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
Ken would recommend this product to a friend
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
Aron would recommend this product to a friend
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
loyal user wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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
Ward would recommend this product to a friend
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
dennis h. wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
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.
System By Archangel on 11/2/2014
Archangel would recommend this product to a friend
This system is GREAT ! If you don't have one I highly recommend that you purchase one well worth the money. Thanks Apex.
Fantastic!!!! By Gepperly on 10/29/2014
Gepperly would recommend this product to a friend
Love the apex. Very easy to use, controls my ATO, pumps, vortechs, heaters... Apex fusion site is easy to use and programs are very easy to write. A lot more options than my prior reefkeeper system
excellent By David on 9/15/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
makes me mad at DA for trying to be patient with my RKL. Amazing what you can do and how easy it is. Fusion is awesome. There is a small learning curve just figuring out the nuances of something new but easy to find help online. New products like DOS and WAV just add to already great system.