Don't Reef Without It By Joe on 1/15/2014
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
I was concerned about the cost, but a few months later, can't believe I ever lived without it. Worth every penny. Even bought a second 8-bar unit and a 50-ft USB extension (http://www.usbfirewire.com/) to hook it up to my infinity edge on the other side of the room with a conductivity probe. Now I don't have to worry about salinity fluctuations in that horribly difficult aquarium!
Only a little intimidating By Robert on 12/18/2013
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Well worth the price for lab grade, if you dont want to read instructions just remember, aquabus ports are not for usb devices haha. Wish i got this years ago!!!!
Excellent product and a must have for vacations! By Jeff on 12/13/2013
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
Mr Saltwater Tank setup videos were a huge help! So far with a little research I have found what I needed for the Advanced Control Type option. Now to find time to read over the huge online manual!
SUPER CONTROLLER By Eric on 12/12/2013
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
I am just beginning to understand the capabilities of this controller. Thats what I love about it. The possibillities are almost endless. This removes tons of headaches in managing my tank. I am very happy I got this.
Must have for any reefer By Frank on 11/23/2013
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
I love the apex. I use it to control everything and after only five months I can't imagine not having it. It can do so many things that I am sure I have only scratched the surface but I you want you tank to help ensure you tank is successful and thriving this is definitely something that will make your life easier.
Good Controler By pruksakan on 11/9/2013
pruksakan would recommend this product to a friend
It is a good controller come with great pH probe.
Only bad thing is a manual hardly to understand how to setup.
Thank for Mr.Saltwater tank for the setup clip.
I'm very happy after set it up and monitor each equipment.
Better Neptune crate a cloud control system such like D-link control it IP Webcam.
Get your aquarium a brain already! By Bobby on 10/24/2013
Bobby would recommend this product to a friend
I spent 4 hours reading reviews trying to decide if I should buy this. The price seems steep, but I finally bought it. It cleared up so much clutter with its EB8 and the possibilities you can do with this are incredible. The temp and pH probe are very sensitive and pick up changes within seconds.
It is a PITA to program (especially at 3am) but don't let that deter you. I should have bought this sooner. This guy's programming helped a lot (after reading the manual from Neptune's site): http://www.kenargo.com/apexProgram/
apex By jose on 10/11/2013
jose would recommend this product to a friend
wish it was as easy 2 set up need better instructions 4 set up
Great so far By Jon Paul on 8/18/2013
Jon Paul would recommend this product to a friend
I am using this controller in my greenhouse. The greenhouse is my home for my aquaponics system. This system uses fish waist as nutrients for plants that grow in flood drain beds and NFT channels. This is the first year that my system has fish in it. I new that i would need a controller, but had looked for a long time and not found one that would meet my needs. Once I saw this one I got really excited and new that it would work.
So far I plugged it in and got access right away over the home network. I could not get the port forwarding to work but had my brother do that part. It only took him 15 minuets. Now I can use my phone to monitor my system when I'm gone.
I can't weight to program my outlets to do different things. I will need a lot of automation in my system.
I plan on getting...
a temp probe to control the air temp and 2nd power strip for ventilation
A ups plugs into the 3rd power strip. I plan on modifying the ups with the addition large external deep cell batteries to run the vitals of the system.
Flow switches installed on the water outputs of vital pumps. These will hook to the breakout box a send txt messages it pump turns off or stops running
Dosing pumps to mix things like potassium bicarbonate into system.
All this equipment will cost a lot but will pay for itself in no time.
complicated By Daniel on 7/25/2013
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this thing last week. The programing capabilities seem to be endless, but I wouldn't know since I have not been able to get it to connect or do anything with my home computer yet. If you get it right, It's easy, if not, it's needlessly complicated. That said, if you want full control of all the support stuff on your tank this is the ultimate control freak. It has all the depth you will ever need to add anything you want in the future and manipulate till your hearts content. Good investment overall. Time to call the tech-support geeks.
Great Controler By John on 7/7/2013
John would recommend this product to a friend
Cant believe I waited so long to get this controller worth every penny.
You need to get one.
Remote control By Kacey on 7/3/2013
Kacey would recommend this product to a friend
Had another high-end controller and although it worked adequately, the programming was "old school" and laborious to deal with. I just got this Apex, but I'm excited to be able to link it to my home network and more importantly, to be able to access it via my iPhone while away. Seems like a huge step forward!