Nice Product By JOSEPH on 2/6/2013
JOSEPH would recommend this product to a friend
Have only been using this for a couple months, and I am sure that I am not fully utilizing itss potential. Not as easy as I thought it would be to program, and the box was smashed up from BRS - but the contents were just fine - had me a little freaked out at first, but no complaints. As the system that this unit is attached to grows, I hope to expand the RKL to perform more task (not just lights and heaters as I have it now, but it does do this flawlessly).
Good unit mostly! By Joe on 1/4/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Unit works well. I am glad I bought it. Although it could be better! All the electrical plugs should be able to handle whatever I need them to not just two of the four on each strip. Also the alarms are very poor. You cannot adjust the volume and they are barely audible!
Worth it and then some! By Tim on 12/20/2012
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I was skeptical about getting one of these. Didn't figure I needed it. I have to say, though, that it makes things much easier. I have a 58-gallon mixed reef and have the RKL Basic set up to control my temperature, lights, and fan. It was easy to program (though I wish they had software for a Mac) and I'm no digital genius. Instructions? Not the greatest, but the quick start guide is really all you need for the "basic." And if you get into trouble, you can email DA or BRS. For about 7 years, I ran a kind of bare bones tank with pretty good success, but this thing is a game-changer. Probably the neatest thing I've ever purchased for my system.
Must have By Robert on 12/3/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
The Reefkeeper is easy to setup and does everything mentioned in the BRS videos. I highly recommend this product to anybody. Thanks BRS!!!
Awesome! but hard to connect to myreef 2.0 By Adam on 12/2/2012
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
This product is amazing and i will never set up a tank without one again. Every aspect of this controller is incredible. From the dedicated timers, to the controllers, to the head unit. My only complaint is that the instrctions provided by digital aquatics suck. I had to use the wonderful online chat from BRS to connect my RKL to my computer correctly. After connected, programming is a breeze. I just wish i would have gotten the plus. Best controller and value on the market!! It would get 5 stars if it wasnt for the stupid instructions.
Great Product. By James on 11/28/2012
James would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this after purchasing the BRS Complete Alk/Ca/Mg dosing system. I needed something to control the pumps. Looking at digital timers and etc. I felt from a cost and flexibility perspective this was the easier chose. I found it hard to find a timer that would do less than a minute and various schedules I felt may be required for dosing. I already had a ReefKeeper 2 therefore knew Digital Aquatics made a good product. I have a unique setup where my sump is in the garage which made it impossible to use RK2.
Now that I have this and with the modular design I'll planning build this out enough to replace the RK2. With the RD1 I can have a panel in the garage and one in the house by the tank.
Want piece of mine? BUY AN RKL By Alex on 10/5/2012
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I got a ReefKeeper lite Lvl 1 after finding out that 3 times with internal backup and a power strip would run me upwards of 70 bucks. This meant for another 45 I could get a device to control them to the T with the ability to monitor my heater (heater failure is one of the top causes for reef crash). The Modular design makes in easy to expand to your needs, no requirement to shell out hundreds at once. I have since added a PC4 and SL1 and couldn't be happier.
Seriously, stop thinking about it and make the purchase! Your one stuck heater away from a fried tank.
best value hands down! By mike on 10/4/2012
mike would recommend this product to a friend
this product is outright awesome, so happy with it. surperior functionality. has saved my tank more than once
AWESOME STARTER CONTROLLER By Bo on 9/15/2012
Bo would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great starter system for the price. You can always add more modules as you need but for most beginners into reefing, this is more than adequate to handle lights, protein skimmer, heater and pump needs. If you have more outlet needs as this comes with 4, you can always get another outlet strip (PC4) to handle your needs. Overall this is a great product, fairly straightforward, and cost effective way to get into automating your tank.
WHY DID I WAIT THIS LONG? By Jason on 9/14/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Just purchased the ReefKeeper Lite to control my lighting and temps. I was able to program two light cycles and set up my heater and cooling fans in only twenty minutes. I cannot believe I waited this long to do it.
Make sure to visit the DA website to download the product manual. It sure makes it easier to understand.
Good controller, Bad instructions By Steven on 8/30/2012
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
Have to say, I am happy with the controller, but the instructions are worthless. If I hadn't watched the BRS video setup, I might have returned it. But with their video and the digital aquatics forum, I figured it out. All in all it is a great product, and kudos to the BRS guys.
must have! By mikey on 8/15/2012
mikey would recommend this product to a friend
this unit does it all for half the cost of most other controllers! couldn't believe how well this worked and how easy it was to set up. and the fact that its fully expandable makes it a great purchase for a beginner looking to expand