Good controller, Bad instructions By Steven on 8/30/12
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 8/15/12
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
A Must Buy By Viet on 8/1/12
Viet 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!!!
ease of knowing By Bruce on 8/1/12
Bruce would recommend this product to a friend
this product has made tank management so easy i can finally just sit and enjoy the beauty which is this hobby.
Good device overall By Alex on 7/31/12
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I bought reefkeeper to automate my fans, lights, heaters, etc. I didn't have as many issues as some others reported here, but after 20 years in IT, I do agree that the software is quirky and sometimes unstable. The cost of accessories is also outrageous.
Fantastic By Ron on 7/12/12
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
Great Product, I love this controller and the fact that it can expand with me and my hobby at a great price.
Fantastic By Ron on 7/12/12
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
I love this controller, Great for what I need and is capable of expanding with my hobby!!
Heat control!!!! By JDR on 6/17/12
JDR would recommend this product to a friend
This thing can do a lot I'm still figuring out everything that i can do with it. I have my AI sols, heater, and wave controller hooked up to it and its doing a super great job. Confusing at first but you'll get the hang of it.
Works like a charm By robert on 6/4/12
robert would recommend this product to a friend
I have this controller working my M/H, Attinic, Heater, And chiller.... By far worth every penny spent..... Dont know why there is any bad reviews on this system..... Everyone should run this controller on there tanks.... I love it
Great unit for a Great price By Bill on 5/29/12
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Everything worked great right out of the box. Easy to setup and program. I have used this unit on a 2 gallon pico and 200 gallon progagation system and it did the job for both setups, very flexible on how it can be used. I did purchase an SL1 module to use it as an ATO, but that the great thing about this system, it is very expandable.
Best Purchase By Ark on 5/24/12
Ark would recommend this product to a friend
I don't know how I ever lived without this device. Now 2 PC4's later, most of my tank is controlled by this device. Takes a lot of the work and time out so you can do other things and enjoy your tank more.
great By maxx on 5/14/12
maxx would recommend this product to a friend
I love this system. I use the temperature controller and wave maker settings and timers. You will defiantly get your moneys worth when you buy this.
Love the automation! By John on 5/11/12
John would recommend this product to a friend
The reefkeeper makes everything simple to control. It is defiantly easier to set up the controller with a computer. Once it is set up, it just works!! Patiently awaiting the release of the upgraded SL2 to be available so I can monitor Ph and salinity The only downfall is that I should have upgraded to the next level to get the extra controllers all in one package, but all in all, not a bad price for what it does out of the box!
Easy to Use By Parjaree on 5/7/12
Parjaree would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to setup and use. Accurate temperature monitoring.
Light and heat control By Nicholas on 4/13/12
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 3/26/12
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 3/14/12
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 3/11/12
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 2/20/12
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 2/13/12
jake would recommend this product to a friend
I am never starting an aquarium without one of these
Great Product! By Todd on 2/9/12
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 1/25/12
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 11/23/11
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
nice and easy
Great Product for the Money.. By Brandon on 10/25/11
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