MUCH Better Than Those Old Dial Timers! By Tony on 3/26/13
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
I don't know where to start with this system. From keeping an eye on the PH and temp, to running your heater, lights, pumps, skimmer and so on, to complete weather seasons, I can't find something that this system can't do!
The learning curve on the system when you start doing custom coding is pretty steep, but it's well worth the time invested. The iPhone app is MUCH better than the Android app, but I'm sure the Android app will be updated soon. No matter, the Android app still works, just not as visually appealing.
One negative, the PH probe is reading VERY low right now. I'm talking it's bottomed out at 5.56 when I know for a fact that my PH is above 8.0. I have more calibration solution on the way, and will recalibrate it. I also ordered the Lab Grade Probe to replace the standard probe.
As stated in other reviews (not on this site), the wire for the display is VERY THIN and can break easily. I have made it a point to make sure nothing is pulling against it every time I work on the tank. The display is great for doing a quick check of the tank temp and PH and so on, but is pretty much useless after that. All programming is done on the computer and is MUCH easier. I'm more than likely going to put the display under my tank in the stand just to get the wires off the front of my canopy.
All in all, this was a great purchase. You can set failsafe after failsafe to protect your tank. From low level alarms, to emails when your tank overheats, the options are endless. And if you find an end, you will find a way to open another door to do more programming. Like building a website, it's addicting playing around with this controller.