Great product, bad instructions By Chad on 4/13/2015
Chad would recommend this product to a friend
This controller works great and has made dosing and temp monitoring much easier. I might expand to other functions but for now it is doing exactly what I need. The instructions however are horrible, looking online will give better information about how to use it but still not clear. I use mine for controlling dosing pumps and using the multi-timer function took a little to get figured out. Once I got that down it was easy to use but is not clear up front. I would still get it again though.
I like DALite By Sonny on 3/2/2015
Sonny would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this item so that I don't have to use so many timers on my tank. Works like a charm. I almost didn't buy this because of all the negative things I was reading in other reviews. Well let me tell u I havn't had any of those issues as of yet, lite was easy to set up , had no problems doing so. If u down load the instructions frm there web site it is pretty much spelled out for u. Glad I took a chance on this controller.
Simple but not user friendly By Robert on 1/21/2015
Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this 6 months ago and I just installed an apex system. The system works but is very difficult to use. Email alerts are impossible with a GMAIL account and several others. Accessing the system from a computer outside your network is next to impossible. I never could get it working. Upon getting the system I ended up wait 4 weeks for DA to send me a new a new SL1 module since mine didn't work out of the box. Then when I added in an SL2 module I had to reset the system back to factory setting to get this to work. If you can't afford a apex at least get the next step up from this head unit.
Amazing By Andrew on 12/31/2014
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
This is an amazing first controller gives a ton of Control ability. And BRS is and amazing Place to buy mine came in with the wrong temp probe and they helped getting it all worked out and very fast.
Defective PC4 By Nick on 11/9/2014
Nick wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Just powered up my controller and the PC4 reads 11.2 amps with nothing plugged in or turned on. It was this way from the start. Looks like a got a defective PC4. I suspect one of the drivers for channel 2 or 3 is blown. Bummer!!!!! I hope this does not turn into a nightmare.
Good product but should have bought Apex By Richard on 9/5/2014
Richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Just installed the Reefkeeper and, while it is a good product, I already regret not getting the Apex instead. Had I not already unboxed it, I would return it and upgrade to Apex.
Documentation is lacking and software is a .ZIP file. Who uses .ZIP anymore?
For not much more money I could have gotten into the much more versatile Apex system. Like I said, it works as advertised so I'll make the best of it.
the second time's the charm By tmann51 on 6/19/2014
tmann51 would recommend this product to a friend
This is the 2nd Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper Lite I've purchased. The first one is a few years old, this time, I needed the ALC rather than the SL1 so I ordered the basic model. I use the ALC to ramp and control the intensity/color of my new Kessil fixures. I took the liberty to call DA tech support to help with the lighting program, they were very helpful.
I also set control of my heater via the temp probe. I will eventually use it to dose 2 part.
Solid By MikeL152123 on 5/30/2014
MikeL152123 would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first controller and I must say I am pretty happy with it. I am currently only using it to control my heater but will be adding a fan this week that will also run off the temp. probe. Overall it was easy to program and navigate through the menus. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable way to run their tank.
Works Great By James on 4/26/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this to use on my 40b set up. Have had no issues with several different modes tested and used. Mainly running lights and a heater but tested the wave maker function with two koralia 1500's and had no issues. Great entry level controller with good expandability.
Good controller with some quirks By Greg on 4/12/2014
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
Overall it is a pretty solid controller that lets you go from pretty basic monitoring/control to pretty advances. If you're anything like me that can be a bit dangerous since you just keep on adding things on.
I have seen some weird behavior from the controller which is always solved by disconnecting the head unit and plugging it back in. Never it seen it affect the components controlled in a negative way, but does make me worry a bit about relying on it too much to automate / detect when things go wrong.
On the plus side my experiences with customer service have been great!