Ho-Hum By Sapelo on 5/21/2015
Sapelo would recommend this product to a friend
Yeah, it does what they say it will do -- sometimes.
Yeah, it's cool and mostly plug and play -- sometimes.
Sure, I like having it, but with all of the innovations from Ecotech, it would be nice for them to spend a little time to work out the kinks.
Okay not the best By Cameron on 5/16/2015
Cameron would recommend this product to a friend
With the cost of all the products that are provided from eco tech the options that you have with the reef link should just be a free service with out the need for the reef link. But for the product it self does what it should when it feels like playing nice. Connecting it to the network VIA hard wired to the router or through the WIFI is a hit or miss. I just sat there for about 2 hours resetting to factory then doing the firmware update then repeate some times with out the firmware up date. Did the same thing over and over with no change and when it felt like connecting it finally did and luckily it was a WIFI attempt that it decided to play nice. It is cool to be able to control from your phone but in reality the ecosmartlive free service is easier to use the only bonus with this device is being able to control your Vortech pumps through the programming options as well. So if you have time to set it up and would like more options with your pumps pick this up if not you can deffenently do with out. Also ecotch support is awesome so I hear I am not home during there support hours during the week and no support over the weekend I have been trying for a long time to get support on products and the only option I have is email back and forth. Try trouble shooting that way it's great.
Nice Toy By David on 4/5/2015
David would recommend this product to a friend
It's a cool toy to have. This easily gets classified as a "want" and not a "need". Regardless, if you got the extra cash, go for it! Setup was a breeze; took less than five minutes. I've only had it a week, but so far I haven't had any problems. Also didn't have any problems syncing with my Apple products.
LOVE IT SOMETIMES By Benjamin on 3/5/2015
Benjamin would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased the Reef Link, I love the ECOTECH product lines. I have (2) Radion XR30W G3 Pro lights, and (2) Vortech MP40 pumps. I was very excited to ge the reef link, I like the idea of a complete package from one MFG like ECOTECH. When I first started up the reeflink i had a hard time getting it to link to my computer. All was solved once I updated my computer and the Reeflink. Since the only trouble I have had is the update on the iphone every once in awhile the new update from Ecotech Live will freeze up the iphone. Love the feed function and the lighting effects. As the software improves I enjoy this product more.
Great product By Oregonrain on 2/17/2015
Oregonrain would recommend this product to a friend
This is a fun toy to add! I love being able to change things from my iPhone or computer. I love that you can add a feeding schedule to the pump and the thunderstorms are really fun with the sound affects. Customer service was amazing to work with!
Inconsistent wireless connection By Jim on 2/17/2015
Jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After three months of use, innumerable resets, upgrades, and calls to customer service I continue to experience only intermittent wireless connection to my Radion. No other issues with my router. Fortunately I don't need to frequently change my Radion settings. I'm hoping the latest firmware will fix the problem, but I'm not betting on it. Also ESL web site needs major user interface upgrade.
it makes your life easier By JPAUDIO on 2/8/2015
JPAUDIO would recommend this product to a friend
It makes programming Ecotech radion lighting and vortech pumps easier an it also makes it possible for your vortech pumps to change to different patterns through out the day
it makes life easier By john on 2/8/2015
john would recommend this product to a friend
it makes programming Ecotech radion lights and vortech pumps easier
Nice Product - Does what it is supposed to do By Scott on 1/19/2015
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I recently purchased the Reeflink. I have a VorTech MP40es and MP60es and 3 Radion G2s. When I first went through the setup process of updating the firmware and running the setup application on my Mac, I had to go through couple times, but it got updated with little delay. Once I had it find my wireless network, then I had it find the lights and the pumps, and it did so with only 1 re-attempt. I then proceeded to program the lights and the pumps, but the one step I failed to realize, was that I had to hit the icon on the iPhone application, to program the devices. Beforehand, I didn't do it, and the settings didn't stick. Once I did that, no issues. Works great. only wish there was a little more information - especially on the application, on sync vs. anti-sync. Great tool and would recommend to others. For those that are scared of the setup/internet, understand that if you don't know how to deal with firmware updates and wireless configurations and some minor setup items - i..E. you know more than how to just type in a web address - it may take a little bit to understand what has to be done to get it up and running
Once I got it working...loving it. By japicka on 1/7/2015
japicka would recommend this product to a friend
The setup was a bit more painful than I would have liked, I could NEVER get the thing to work wirelessly. I would have it the thing connected to my computer via the USB wire and it said it had connected to the internet (valid IP and DNS set up), but it would never get the full blue ring after ALOT of minutes. So just set it up wired, as I can have it close to my router and my tank with no issues. Once I upgraded the firmware on my pumps, I was all set. I love the fact that I can make quick changes on the fly from my phone or computer with out having to drag out cables or go digging in the stand to get to the pump controllers. I would give it 5 stars if it had been a quick set up instead of a couple of hours trying to figure out why it would not work on my wireless network.
Frustrating, Very Frustrating By Thomas on 1/3/2015
Thomas wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Sounds great -- being able to wirelessly program your ultra high-tech Radion light(s) and Vortech pump(s) to perform really neat effects and important functions -- right? Wrong! You will find the EcoSmart Live dashboard difficult to navigate and anything but intuitive; something that should have been so simple was made unnecessarily complex. And, when you do attempt to access your EcoSmart Live account -- whether it is to upgrade, or troubleshoot, or to simply adjust your lights/pumps -- you will very frequently (about 50% of the time) receive a pop-up message from EcoTech: "We are currently experiencing issues that might prevent you from communicating with your devices. You can continue using the site, but it would be best if you checked back later." How nice of EcoTech! Their lights are nice; their pumps are nice; their ReefLink is not.
Needs work By Rhodes87 on 1/1/2015
Rhodes87 would recommend this product to a friend
Still a little glitchy. I have had the reef link for a week now and it will not go more then a few days before it losses connection witch from what I read in different places seems to be a common problem among other users. I will say however that it is really nice to have something to control your vortech pumps witch is the only thing I'm controlling with it. Maybe released a little early but still a nice little toy to have.
Super Easy To Use By kris on 12/23/2014
kris would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use. Seamless integration. Would recommend this to anyone! Fun to play around with the phone app now so that I can wirelessly change my radions.
Works Perfect By Tim on 11/8/2014
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I finally bought it for $99, which is still a little steep even at that price. But, what isn't expensive in this hobby. It does work well. I use it with my Android app and my desktop Chrome browser. The setup is very painless if you have some network knowledge. Like John said...Buy it, play with it for a bit, tweak your devices and forget it. When you need it it's a breeze to make changes.
If you buy it and use it, you can make suggestions to EcoTech for things you want added or changed.
Reeflink - Worth the Price IMO By Derik on 11/7/2014
Derik would recommend this product to a friend
I'm not sure what all the complaints are about with the Reeflink. I connected it to my laptop, it found my WiFi and then connected after I gave it the passkey. It rebooted and then I updated the firmware. It was that simple - now I have complete control of my Radions from my IPhone without having to connect a cable and as I write this review my Vortech's are supported as well. I paid $99 for it and that seems completely reasonable given the cost of the Radions and Vortech's.
Would not recommend By JJ on 11/6/2014
JJ wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Have had issues since purchasing. Called for support and they think the reef link I had was defective. Sent back to EcoTech for them to replace. Just received the new one and have not set it up yet. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Works seamlessly with all Ecotech devices, just buy it somewhere else. By Great product, but don't buy from MarineDepot.com! on 10/28/2014
Great product, but don't buy from MarineDepot.com! would recommend this product to a friend
This device works seamlessly to control ALL Ecotech devices, my Radion and both VorTechs. Fantastic performance with website and iOS apps. Took a little doing to get it up and going, but it was t too bad. I would strongly advise against purchasing it from MarineDepot.com, they process and ship incredibly slow and show little confern for the satisfaction of their customer. Buy direct from EcotechMarine dot com and get me t day shipping and beyond believable customer service at the same price as MarineDepot. I would never shop on this site again if I can help it. Bulk Reef Supply and Ecotech Marine FTW. Don't Make the same mistake I did. Go to ecotech directly, same price!
Missed The Boat By JMardis on 9/2/2014
JMardis wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The Reef Link could have been awesome. Instead it locked up and had to be reset every time I went to use it. 6 months into using it there was no more reseting the Reeflink. The unit was always locked up no matter what.
I moved the Radion Pros to my Apex and have not have any issues since. Reeflink wishes it was Apex Fusion, maybe in the distant future but not time soon.
There is a reason Reef Link is 50% off if you buy the lights.Save you money and skip the one for now.
Horrible By SteadyC on 8/18/2014
SteadyC wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Don't waste your money, one week into this thing, and it won't connect to ecosmartlive.com so I can extend the acclimation period. It constantly has an error light on the unit. So disappointed in how unreliable this thing is.
Good concept...........would pay half By Chris on 7/13/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
For $ 200 they could have done a lot better. Yes you can control both radians and vortech's BUT every time I turn my computer on it has to reboot and takes about 5 minutes to read my equipment.........
I'd pay $75 for this thing max. $ 200 makes me feel like it should have an apple logo on it!!
Great Product with some room to improve By Blaine on 5/16/2014
Blaine would recommend this product to a friend
Rundown: Great product, upgrade to the most current iOS before using, has room to improve and add additional functionality.
I have to admit this product frustrated the heck out of me for the first 24hrs. However, that was mostly my own fault. I hadn't upgraded the iPad to the newest iOS and the app wouldn't work properly.
Once I got it working (really only had to upgrade the iOS) I've been utterly impressed. Being able to program a schedule for the vortech pumps is awesome. Also nice to fiddle with the lightning settings using the sliders on the iPad.
As other reviewers have noted, you are currently unable to program the pumps through the browser version. That's a small issue for me, but I find myself using the browser more often to program the lights. Not that the iPad can't do it (probably user error here) I can't seem to get it to do what I want it to as quickly or as well as the browser version.
cannot control vortech pump By gaby on 5/13/2014
gaby wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The first step, setting reeflink with wifi, is easy. But from ecosmart web site, there is no menu to control vortech pump. Ecotech support told me "You are currently only able to program the Vortech pumps through the iPhone/iPad app. The web site and Android support will be coming shortly".
The business decision of prioritizing iphone is stupid. I believe 99% ecotech users have a computer or smartphone with a browser. I am talking about simple plain browser like Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, etc. The number of iphone users is far below that. Why on earth that I have to own iphone to control a device. Why not simply support 99% people who have plain browsers?
serves it's purpose By Zach on 4/22/2014
Zach would recommend this product to a friend
It does what it is supposed to do. Price is a little high for just being a wireless usb. Will be better once more features are released like the vortech control. The iphone/ipad app is currently not that useful.
Nice By cdbstl on 3/14/2014
cdbstl would recommend this product to a friend
This was the final piece for controlling my tank with ease.