way to hard to set up By bill on 9/23/2014
bill wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
the programming was to difficult, if you a math major and computer whiz you might be ok, i used over 40 hours and still only had basic results. sold mine at a loss within a month
Great By eric on 5/30/2014
eric would recommend this product to a friend
If you do your research and read before you buy it and know its limits then it's great for ph dosing pump and heater so far my tank has been very stable
good controller By Matthias on 5/15/2014
Matthias would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this apex jr for a few weeks now. Primary uses are for adding two part and temp control. Not being a computer or networking expert it took a bit of time and research to properly program the settings and especially the remote access. The Neptune website and forums are very helpful.
Nice, but module limit... By Bradley on 3/12/2014
Bradley would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great controller if you don't expect to get too extravagant in your monitoring. The apex jr has a 5 module limit (including display). I'm finding myself trying to determine which modules are most important, rather than just buying them and moving on. Great unit regardless.
Awesome apex By Ryan on 12/13/2013
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Don't listen to the negative reviews. The Apex Jr. is amazing. I had it all up and running in a few minutes. Even sends me a text and email when any parameters I set fall out of range. I couldn't imagine this thing being any easier to program while still having complete control of programming. If you have any questions, just look on youtube and people have step by step videos of how to set up. I've added a VDM and wireless module. Couldn't be happier
Apex Jr - Great Jr controller. By Brad on 11/28/2013
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
The Neptune Apex Jr is great starting point into the controller world. I have it hooked up to my Nano 24g Reef tank. It is a little hard to program, I have the extra VDM module for my Kessil A360W light. After some time on the Neptune's forum I figured out how to setup my lights. It comes with a Temp prop and 4 outlets to control. Good for someone who wants control of a few things. Looking forward to the Fusion to come out, to make it even better.
Great Product, Insane Price Point! By Jim on 6/3/2013
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
The Apex Jr. is great because for just a couple of Benjamins I can monitor the temperature remotely and my tank is protected from overheating from a faulty heater, my AC going out, etc. I just added a PM1 and I now can even monitor my pH. Now I feel much safer going on vacation. The previous review of one-star because you cannot add more than four modules is ridiculous. If you end up needing that much, just buy the full Apex and put this one on another tank or sell it. I wish there was a sixth star!
Buy Apex or Apex lite By Ali on 4/20/2013
Ali wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I made the mistake of buying the Jr. then i decided to expand to do other things and i started ordering the WXM, VDM, PM1, PM2 and EB8 x2 and come to find out you can use a max number of 4 modules expansions on the Jr.so now i cant even use 2 of my modules and their probes because of the limitation, if i had bought the Apex i would have saved over 600$ and didn't need to buy the VDM, PM1 and PM2 Modules and one of the EB8's. so take unless you just want to control your basic temp, light and heater don't buy the JR. The only reason i am giving it 1 star is because of the 4 module limitation and not the actual product. for the product i give 5 stars.
Really nice By J.R. on 2/12/2013
J.R. would recommend this product to a friend
Ok first of, let me say what I don`t like about this unit (that`s why I rate 4 stars), #1: very expensive, #2: the programming of it`s not the easiest, the cat 5 that the VDM module comes with does not not tell you wich wires are V+ and V-...other than that is great.
Really well design unit, fancy looking display with a lot of option on what you want to do with the output. Once I figure out the programming part of it, it worked nicely and smooth, giving me a nice natural sunset/sunrise effect. Overall it`s a nice equipment to have.
And now, that I know it works, I will be buying more modules to do some funky things with my reef tank.
Apex, GREAT DEVICE, but take notes on the negative comments and try to correct some of this things.