no updates By chheesehead on 12/29/2014
chheesehead wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have had my apex for about two years. It has only worked off and on from my Samsung note 2 phone, less than 50% of the time. I have now updated to a note 4 and it will not work. The last update they have for there software is a year old. If you don't mind using it manually, it works fine. In my mind it is way overpriced, but what's new.
Makes monitoring a breeze By David on 12/22/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
This is the way to go if your serious about your reef tank. And with all the accessories and add ins, you can't beat the one unit operation.
peace of mind By Ben on 12/15/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
Hard to imagine running a reef tank without an Apex now. With all I have invested in the tank, the Apex acts as a bit of insurance.
Apex rocks By adam on 12/10/2014
adam would recommend this product to a friend
keep your parameters in check, must have.
Awesome By Jason on 11/30/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Its a great product. I will always have one on any aquarium I own in the future. It makes it much easier to maintain a reef tank. My favorite part is the ability to set up custom feed modes that you can use for different tasks. For example I use feed mode A for feeding and i use B to shut down my skimmer for a few hours when I dose bacteria.
Must have for any reef tank By Jmardis on 9/2/2014
Jmardis would recommend this product to a friend
Apex controller is a must have for any reef tank. This will make life much easier managing a saltwater tank. You will always know your ph and this controller can make every day task automatic. This would be the first thing I would buy for a new tank!
Easy and Amazing By Greg on 8/11/2014
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
While the unit itself is quite well built the community behind the system is really the gem. No one should have to figure out any reef setup on their own. Simple searches in Google will provide any programming you need from easy to complex. Add to that the BRS TV series for the system and you have perfection.
How did I ever live without this? By Alex on 7/19/2014
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
While the programming language for the advanced controls is a bit clunky and unintuitive, once you get it down this thing can do anything you want. Sump too low..turn on auto top off pump. Sump even lower... turn off the main pump and the skimmer. Salinity to low... turn off auto top off. Temp to warm... turn on fans. Warmer still... turn on chiller, turn off lights, sound an alarm, and send me an email. etc. etc. etc.
Just purchased an additional Energy Bar 8 and next on the list it the expansion module to control the Vortech pumps and Radion lights.
I have to say though, this can get pricey really fast. But what doesn't in this hobby, right?
Coming back to try again By Devin on 6/21/2014
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
I previously had the lite model and thought it was good. Loved the control I had with it from home, but the control outside the home left alot to be desired. After seeing the release of Fusion I decided to give it another go. I must say Im extremely impressed, setup was a breeze, email setup was even easier. One thing that fell short in my eyes was the sms alert. They do not have my provider (US Cellular). Still, email is setup and it is sent to my phone just as well. I can connect to fusion with any device I own, android phone, apple tablet, windows computer and it all works the same.
Smart Move By David on 5/20/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
Bought the lite when it was still available. Automating everything made it a lot easier to be a reefer with a newborn baby.
brilliant product - awesome support By debby on 5/12/2014
debby would recommend this product to a friend
i just installed apex about a week ago. The support on the telephone from BRS and from Neptune is un-surpassed by any company or product I've experienced. Not only is this a great product, but the measure of how great is substantiated by the support.
I anticipate adding leak detection, salinity probe and more as time/money permit
Will only use this controller By Zach on 4/6/2014
Zach would recommend this product to a friend
If you are on the fence about getting a controller, like I was, just go ahead and jump. This will save you 3x the money of the purchase cost. Not to mention the peace of mind by being able to check the status of your reef from anywhere. Getting ready to install one on a friends tank. All of the add ons are great. Fusion coming along will make it even better!