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!
A+ By Brennen on 3/26/2014
Brennen would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this kit over a year ago and it is still as good as the day I bought it. No regrets. I wish it came with leak detection and ORP probe for the price.
What you hear is true! By Nicholas on 3/25/2014
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
This product is amazing. i will never run a reef without one.. it has saved me while i was on vacation more than a few times! with how much people spend on livestock. this is a small price to pay for that moment when you actually need it!
A MUST HAVE!! By trey on 3/13/2014
trey would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this thing hooked up for about a month and it has already saved my reef from a heater runaway and a kalk overdose. I can view my reef and check all aspects of its status from anywhere from my computer or Phone. email/text alerts to abhorrent conditions/changes are an awesome feature. This is the best investment you can make r/t protecting your investment and managing your tank. Only caveat is that it takes all of the work out of maintaining your tank! best $500 and change I've spent.
A large tank must have!!!!! By Mike on 3/1/2014
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
The Apex controller.....I almost bought a Reef Keeper from BRS but just as I was about to make the purchase BRS started carrying Neptune. This controller is simply great. I don't know how I got along without it. It comes internet capable and once connected checking on your tank or making adjustments in flow, lighting, cooling you name it is as simple as picking up your smart phone and opening the app. It can be set to even text or email you under conditions you specify. It's probably overkill for a small tank but after owning one for a year I can honestly say I wouldn't run a tank without one
Neptune Apex By Steven on 2/22/2014
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
This a must for any serious reef aquarist. Full controll to everything that your reef requires. Lights, pumps, skimmer. First line of defense when it comes to having a healthy reef. Best 500 bucks I have spent to date.
Best you can buy By Redfish on 2/5/2014
Redfish would recommend this product to a friend
I am running this on my 275 gallon tank and love how easy it makes life. Plan to expand it with more features this year cause it will do just about everything for you.
Also plan to add another one to my 120 gallon tank later this year. These really do make life easier.
Worth the money By Bakes on 2/5/2014
Bakes would recommend this product to a friend
Best on the market, I have used Reefkeeper for 2+ years and will never go back. Programming is a challenge at first but the support forum Neptune has is awesome.
Control from anywhere By Mario on 1/23/2014
Mario would recommend this product to a friend
I travel for work ever week and this allows me to check on the status of my tank no matter where I'm at. A must have no matter what size tank you have.
Love it By don on 1/19/2014
don would recommend this product to a friend
It's one of the best thing I have gotten for my aquarium so far
Great product, better support. By nickandy on 1/16/2014
nickandy would recommend this product to a friend
I have had my Neptune apex for over 2 years now. I can't say anything bad about it. I have programming experience and would consider myself pretty tech savvy so setting this thing up was a breeze. I will NEVER set up a reef tank without a Neptune controller. If you are on the fence with this one, bite the bullet and get it. You will not regret it!
I have had my unit serviced 2 times(my fault). Both times I had my unit back within 7 days from when I sent it out.
Awesome By Ron on 9/16/2013
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
Love this controller. Setup was easy.really like being able to check up on the tank with the phone app. Looking forward to adding more modules and expanding what this controller can do.
Very Nice By John on 9/13/2013
John would recommend this product to a friend
Nice controller must have computer smarts to connect it ! Took over 8 hours to get hooked up n running and the was with help from Gordon from apex ! Easier now that I had time to work with it , still can't figure out how to hook up my camera to it ! Great having full control from Your phone !
First thing you should buy By Carl on 8/8/2013
Carl would recommend this product to a friend
Makes everything simpler for tank maintenance and the real time monitoring of temp and ph is helpful and educational.
The first thing you should buy for your tank. By GainesvilleReefer on 8/8/2013
GainesvilleReefer would recommend this product to a friend
I am new to reefing. I was told by several to buy a controller. Ended up being the best advice in the world. I can't imagine even feeding without the controller managing the process. The apex has been solid for me. The best way to get help with programming is with the apex online community on their site. I recommend this for all new reefers.
Nice ! By Redrider on 6/24/2013
Redrider would recommend this product to a friend
Great system so far , Great customer service from Apex ! 4 stars because if You are not a computer geek , good luck hooking it up without apex I T Help ! Finally got the basics after hours of I T help, It will be a long time before i get it figured out ! And will never get it all !!!
Provides Peace of Mind By Rick W. on 4/30/2013
Rick W. would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this controller to be able to go out of town and not worry that all my fish and corals would be dead when I got back. The possibilities to control and monitor your reef tank are almost unlimited. I will say that getting it all hooked to monitor and control the system remotely is not simply plug and play, I've had it about 4 days and still haven't gotten it all ready to go. The steps necessary to configure it to access from outside your network and send you e-mail alerts can be difficult to grasp unless your a IT professional. However, the ability to even do this is amazing, so I 'll be happy when I do get it up and running. The build quality is excellent and the outlet programming seems fairly easy to understand.
top notch controller By chris on 4/25/2013
chris would recommend this product to a friend
Awesome controller. Can do alot right out of the box only thing i got to say is if you want to control AI's get the lower version and buy the vdm module. I bought this controller and even though I have dimming ports I still need to buy a vdm to control the AI's.