difficult to set up By Jack on 4/23/2017
Jack wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I wanted something simple to use so a heater failure wouldn't cook my corals.This product came with no instructions and made no sense to use.After several hours I got it to work.It died after 6 months
Good product By RobertP on 12/24/2016
RobertP would recommend this product to a friend
I like this controller. It works as advertised. I did not give it a 5 because I had to use my PC to set the temperature to start with and cannot figure out how to change the temp setting without it. Guess I will have to check the website because it didnt come with instructions.
It should have a dimmer for the display in low light or after not being used.
Great entry level controler By Adam on 12/14/2016
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
If you have ever had a heater fail and kill your precious wet pets and corals...it stops now with this reefkeeper. This is by far the cheaper option to restocking your beautiful reef setup when your heater fails, and it will. Have had this up and running for a few months and it has already saved me hundreds. This reefkeeper saved my setup from a what could of been a devastating turn of events when it shut off the port on my malfunctioning heater. It took some time for me to realize that the heater wasnt working properly since the controller would just turn it on to heat and shut it off when the desired temp was reached. I also have a fan running on the power bar so it kicks on when the temp gets above my desired setting...works great!
The only down side is getting started and trying to figure out how to make it do all these wonderful things. The instructions at best are pretty horrible and will take you an afternoon to get it right. I still give it 5 stars due to the fact that once you get used to useing it...it gets easier. It may not have alot of fancy other things like WIfi email alerts or the other fancy bells and whistles, but it works great for what it does have right out of the box.
So if you are looking for a moderately priced controller that works great, this is a great option.
Great Product By Darryl on 10/15/2016
Darryl would recommend this product to a friend
very pleased with this product .
it did take a bit to set up but after an hour had it hooked up and newest software uploaded and it has been running great since.
i also have slv2 salinity which is almost spot on will be ordering the Archon wireless to go with this soon.
Great Controller if your willing to spend some time setting it up. By Sean on 8/30/2016
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
It really is a great device.
It did take me a few hours learning how to set it up properly, however, once you get the hang of it, it becomes very easy to use.
After owning it for a few weeks, I can almost use it with my eyes closed.
I really like what this product can do!
Much to be desired By Jeremy on 6/28/2016
Jeremy wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Well...first things first. The directions for this I think as stated by others are WAY harder than they need to be. Go ahead and plan on sitting down for at least an hour or 2 figuring it all out. The software SUCKS. Good luck finding information on how to install the software, its not the easiest thing to navigate thru. Also there are the options for 8.0 and 8.2 or w/e it is now...but it does not tell you what and why you need the different ones really. You have to calibrate the temp probe which I think is stupid...you would think it would come already calibrated. I'm not even getting started yet. There CUSTOMER SERVICE (BAD WORD) SUCKS SO BAD! LIKE WHEN I SAY SUCKS I MEAN SUCKS. The first module I got totally stopped working out of the blue after I had it for like 2 weeks and O MY LORD, I could not get ahold of those guys! I think that the product is okay but could be much better...even for the cheap price. I literally tried to call the company for days with no reply. Okay on to the good part...I got a replacement product from BRS and it has been working great now for about 2 months :). I did email a very nasty email to digital aquatics letting them know how I felt. Buy the Neptune Apex controllers not this.
A lot of Bang for the Buck By David on 6/26/2016
David would recommend this product to a friend
Too many features to get into and all very impressive. One that I didn't expect and love is the "Standby" feature. Pumps, filters and the like seldom come with switches, you want them off say for feeding time need to unplug and replug. Each module (receptacle) has the capability of having "Standby" assigned to it. If so, when "Standby" is initiated (two button presses) the device on that receptacle turns off and stays off for a preset option you can set yourself up to one hour, then resumes it's assigned function. Extremely useful feature.
I am really happy with this controller.
Great Basic model By Mark on 5/29/2016
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Great controller I only use it for control of my lights and my fan for temperature control
a good basic controller By corey on 4/29/2016
corey would recommend this product to a friend
I use this on my biocube 29 for controlling my heater fans lights and return pump and while I have never used an apex I have to say it does the well. certainly enough to make me think springing for one for a tank this size would be overkill. I actually just bought another one yesterday just for the power bar. the $20 difference does not make sense to me so I just put the extras back maybe for another tank later and used the power bar. *also a note mine was shipped with a PB4 not a PC4 so that was nice to have that upgrade, all in all I am very pleased with digital aquatics. I will say updating some of the modules to the latest firmware can be more of a chore than it needs to be, but how often do you really need to do that. and programming on the actual head unit is too much effort. so just bring your laptop over when you want to change something hook it up and use their software to program. much easier.
BRS is great, reafkeeper not so much By JJS on 4/10/2016
JJS wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I guess I can't say too much. Setup was easy. I followed the directions and set up in the living room. Once I plugged everything in at the tank. Device went dead. I traded it for a Apex Jr.