Light and heat control By Nicholas on 4/13/2012
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
This monitor can do so many things, but I bought this version to get ready for summer, since I keep my house between 79-80; some sort of device to keep my tank in check so that it doesn't get so hot is going to be needed and this fits the bill. I haven't set it up with an alarm yet, but will soon so that it will let me know if that tank gets above 81.5. I was surprised to also see that the amps are registered through the computer too, good to know how much my heater really pulls so that I can be sure it will not overload the plugs.
This is a great controller By Steve on 3/26/2012
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
First off, BomBoms and James, don't blame your being stupid and inept on the reefkeeper. It did not almost kill your corals, you did. This thing is great. Controls my lights, my calcium reactor, and my temperature. I'll be upgrading to an elite, but for now the lite is simply awesome. I do wish it controlled more than just 4 devices, as my SL1, PC4, ALC, and second PC4 will have it maxed out and I want to add a net module. That said, it's well worth the money.
can't live without it By mygolfisslow on 3/14/2012
mygolfisslow would recommend this product to a friend
this is probably the best money ever spent on my tank. i don't think i could reef without it. programing on the keypad is not bad, but with the myreef software it could not be easier. everyone with a reef should have one.
under average product and bad support By BOMBOM on 3/11/2012
BOMBOM wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i got this controller year ago, and i couldn’t be more disappointed.
the controller work fine if you are intending to use it only as a timer for your light(which you can do with 10$ timer unites rather than use this controller). but any other functionality like
- temperature control and reading
- PH reading and control
- collect statistics
- controlling chillers
- controlling fans
forget about it, anything except timers are buggy and always crash and give bad reading. i tried to contact the customer care, they were not useful at all, all what they will say is: calibrate the probs, restore the unit to factory default, or my personal favorite, wait for news software release.
i think getting other unites like the neptune is much better choice and better investment for the future/
Great Controller Once Set Up By Evan on 2/20/2012
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
So far, the Reefkeeper Lite L1 has been a very good controller so far. I did have a little trouble setting it up due to the severe lack of instructions that came with the Reefkeeper. Once it was up and running, it works just like Digital Aquatics claims.
SO COOL!!! By jake on 2/13/2012
jake would recommend this product to a friend
I am never starting an aquarium without one of these
Great Product! By Todd on 2/9/2012
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to set up and program. Now I know why it gets such great reviews. Would never set up another aquarium without one! BRS Rocks!
Best deal around By Stephen on 1/25/2012
Stephen would recommend this product to a friend
Everything worked out of the box. Took off a star because this, and everything from Digital Aquatics has horrible documentation available with it. Its a crap shoot to figure everything out, and going on the forums and asking other owners is the best way to learn how to do that. To me, this constitutes a poor effort of QC on the part of DA. The product does work great. On a side note, if I had to do everything all over again, I would have opted out of the SL1 included, and instead got an SL2, since I do not does ozone, so do not need to monitor it, but would prefer the salinity monitor that comes with the SL2. An RJ-11 (6 prong) splitter is a must if you wish to have it constantly hooked to the computer. DA does not have any, but you can locate them online if you search for them.
love it By Frank on 11/23/2011
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
nice and easy
Great Product for the Money.. By Brandon on 10/25/2011
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
Great product for the money, i was originally put off by using a controller because it seemed so complicated to program. Then i learned that the RK can be hooked up to a laptop to program each outlet very easily, i was sold. Works great price isnt bad either
BAD Design! By James on 10/22/2011
James wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I wish I handn't wasted my time and money on this controller. It almost killed all my coral twice and the suport for this controller is a waste of time. After asking you what you did wrong and asking you to reprogram it three or four times you might get to mail it back at your own expence just to get the same thing you had to start with. Mine had lost of things that didnt work with it.To save time Here is a list of thing that might not work with this controller.
and more or less anything else with a plug.
Do a search on RKL outlet not working and read on
Save $$$$$$ on Equipment and Disaters By Adam on 10/20/2011
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I had No idea how valuable controllers were until I installed them. This not only prevents problems from happening in your tank but saves hundreds in single purpose controllers, timers, undertank clutter and test kits. The only 2 problem I have now are a box of about $400 of equipment I don't need anymore and I get to play in my tank less...Great product for beginner to advanced reefers!