A must have accessory for every reef tank1 By Chris on 11/19/2015
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Initial set up was really east but the firmware updates can get a little tough (could quite possibly be user error). Any issues i have had with it will not keep me away from it. Being able to control everything from lights (Radion), power heads (MP10s), feeder, protein skimmer, etc. from one place make having a reef tank a lot more convenient and easier to take care of.
Works great with a bit of patience By TIm on 7/26/2015
TIm would recommend this product to a friend
Loving this controller however it did take me a few hours to get everything properly configured and learn the ins and outs of the advanced programming but eventually the light bulb went on in my head and now I am loving it. The BRS videos are extensive and the best around for instruction so glad I bought it from them to support.
I will also add that I bought the leak detection module and it worked wonderfully when I had a piece of PVC coupling burst. I could have spilled 100 gallons of water onto my hardwood in family room but it shut off the pumps before anything really bad.
Indespensible By Evan on 7/18/2015
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
Maybe it's just because I'm a software engineer by day, but I really can't imagine this hobby without one of these.
Worried about overflowing? Toss a few float switches on the tank and have the Apex email you about spills.
Tired of working in a dark sump? How about a few magnetic switches on the doors to turn on a light when the doors open.
And that's not even mentioning lights, pumps, feeding and the "normal" stuff you can do with an Apex.
Corrupts itself, Update experience is terrible By bentwookie on 6/24/2015
bentwookie wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I've had a number of these over the years. Two problems. First the memory goes bad and they start acting strange. My password and HTTP port field are randomly filled with junk characters every week. Second, when you add modules (the vortech controller comes to mind) you'll need to update the firmware. The process for doing this is very difficult to get right without messing up your unit. Check out their support forum and see all the people who've had trouble. It's enlightening.
Awesome!!!!!!!!! By Andrew on 5/12/2015
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
This is the first tank that I am using a control system. The initial programming can be overwhelming but the support forum while have you up and running in no time.
Probably not worth the money By Robert on 4/22/2015
Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
When I started my current tank I decided to do it right and week one purchased the full apex with all pertinent modules including the break out box and ai light module for my ai hydra 52's. It works great but after getting everything dialed in I realized there are much cheaper ways to handle a to and the temp,pH, ORP and salinaty it monitors for me are really not the most important things to watch. If it could monitor calcium, alkalinity and phosphate it would really be worth the money but it cannot. You end up still testing for those most important parameters. If I had to do it over again I would UST otacom for that and maybe a pH stand alone monitor and the ai director for the lights. If you have to have a controller this one IMHO is the best.
awesome piece of equipment. By dominick on 4/22/2015
dominick would recommend this product to a friend
Its a.fantastic piece for trie reefers,it can do anything possable and.then some i was truly blown away by it.takes alot od gettimg used to and programming is a little rough bit many ppl can help get you througj any issues you have
Best tank purchase I have made By hyperionfall on 4/15/2015
hyperionfall would recommend this product to a friend
OK this thing has made things so much easier for my wife to do tank stuff while I am off on business she loves, I love and the fish love it. I have automated so many tasks from ATO to water changes to supplements and I can monitor things remotely.
Awesome and Easy By Kyle Wasseott on 3/31/2015
Kyle Wasseott would recommend this product to a friend
This system is extremely simple to set up and extremely intricate and allows to control every aspect of your aquarium. I no longer worry about my tank when i leave my house a quick and simple look on my iPhone and i'm reassured everything is perfectly fine on the homefront
Great Product By RDM on 2/20/2015
RDM would recommend this product to a friend
I got this to use on my 60 gallon cube. The new Fusion application makes this much easier to setup and access over the internet. It was really nice to be able to check on the tank remotely while I was on vacation. This is highly recommended.
Great Product By Jordan on 2/15/2015
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
Best choice By Steven H. on 1/19/2015
Steven H. would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this controller for my new 300 gallon. I have been using the GHL on my 250 for a few years now. The Apex is less than half the price and so much easier to use. Im even using the Apex and the feeder on the GHL tank. I have thought about selling the GHL as the Neptune can run both tanks. A must have for todays Aquarium enthusiasts.
Hard to connect to internet By Keiths reef on 12/30/2014
Keiths reef wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Having a heck of a time getting connected to my home network. Im by far no dummy when it comes to this stuff. I have contacted Neptune systems for a month. You have to communicate through email, cant even talk to a real person. Im done, The product would be great if It didn't take a month back and forth to get figured out. Poor customer service, Take your money and run company.
apex controller By Steven on 12/27/2014
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
the best money i spent so far
I have all my tank info at my finger tips .
emails me problems, can check anytime i want.
light timers pump controllers , swabbie ,unlimited choices.
great new toy By klean61 on 12/16/2014
klean61 would recommend this product to a friend
very accurate, nice clear display, alarms, email ,text.
cant wait to start adding on
leak detector next
A little Glitchy! By maverick on 12/13/2014
maverick would recommend this product to a friend
I have lots of experience with aquariums and purchased my first controller from Neptune Systems back in the 90s. And while I still think it is the best controller on the market I have been a little disappointed with some things. I have purchased and setup 2 Apex Systems in the last 6 months and they have both had issues with the probes. The 1st one was an Apex Gold Package and within the first couple weeks the probes seemed to start having values way outside the normal range. I purchased another unit w/Lab Grade pH Probe and within the first week it went up to 9.3 in a 15 minute time period and stayed very high for days. I tried recalibrating it but it still reads high. I am now waiting on a support ticket because I wasn't able to reach anyone by phone at Neptune Systems! I also have had issues logging into my Fusion Account and thus my controller several times and resetting my username/password hasn't helped.
Overall I believe this to be a good product but am just hoping they can resolve some of these issues since you would expect good performance from such an expensive product!
Great investment By Orlando on 12/13/2014
Orlando would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great device. Love all the functionality and ease of setup. Now I know how my tank is doing no matter where I am.
very good product By Dennis on 12/12/2014
Dennis would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to setup easy to use very useful already saved my tank from a heater falfunction. Only reason I give it a 4 is to really do everything I wanted I had to buy some add ons. In my opinion for 500 it should come with everything you need
Great addition ro my nano reef. By Alex on 12/2/2014
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
Everything works fine I'd like to say...I stumbled with the video embedding on my Foscam, been to a lot of How to intructions ion forums in Neptune site. and still working on it. That's why I give it 4 stars.
A must have! By Jeff on 11/28/2014
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
As a reefer, why would you EVER build a tank without one of these. It has made automation easy. I love my APEX!!!
Best controller out By Thomas on 11/28/2014
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
Add this to my new nano reef. Easy to program and wounderful to be able to check on tank from ant computer or phone. Easy to setup and operate. Would recommend to any hobbiest been best investment made for my tank. Will defiantly buy for my large reef setup
Great controller By Mark on 11/21/2014
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
I got this when I upgraded my tank, installation was easy learning to use it was not so easy for me but lots of help online. I went from a reefkeeper to the apex and I can do so much more now.
Very helpfull By Jordan on 11/14/2014
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this to help me with my first saltwater setup. I have also purchased the afs system for it. It has helped me be able to feed my aquarium when im not home from my smartphone, and i get alerts from the temp and ph improper. this is the best aquarium controller out there.
Nothing can go wrong with an apex By Valerie on 10/5/2014
Valerie would recommend this product to a friend
I cant imagine not having a fish tank without a controller. The Apex is easy to set up. You don't have to be that smart with computers to do it. Once its set up its easy to program and make it fit your aquarium needs! This controller has saved my tanks many times.