Amazing controller and can't beat the price! By Aaron on 9/29/2011
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
It's amazing how much the RKL can do, and now its hard to imagine how i ever managed without it. My only complaint would be the 4 module limit on the rkl, I only have one module on it right now, but i do plan to add more in the future, and it would be nice to have more expandability without having to get the elite.
Easy to Use By Tom on 9/17/2011
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
The RKL is a great product. It is easily expandable and simple to set up. I have mine hooked up to my 75g system. Right now im just running all my lights and heater of the system. I also added the net module which was a little hard to get set up but provide great functionality if you need to check on you tank if your out of town etc. Overall I think this is a great starter controller. My recommendation would be spend the extra cash and get the mid level package.
Does its job By Jim on 9/4/2011
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Right now I'm using it to control the heaters, fans, and ato. Before I had the RKL on my tank my temperatures would fluctuate between 78* and 81*, now that I have the RKL on my tank the temperatures stay within 1/2 of a degree of 77.9*. Also topping off my tank was a nightmare due to loosing around a gallon a day from evaporation, now I just fill up the bucket every 3-4 days. It does its job really well and its also the cheapest controller on the market other than making an arduino diy controller. There's only one thing that bugged me when I got my RKL and that was the serious lack of an instruction manual.
Controls your stuff
Can protect your tank from heater malfunction
No instruction manual
Nothing else yet
Ya this is it By Richard on 9/4/2011
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
Because I’m knew to the hobby I did not know if I needed a controller, but because I live in Nevada and electrify being not so cheap I had to put in a chiller on my system or keep the house cooler I think we know the answer. So I called the guys at BRS and they hooked me up with the RKL basic and now it runs my whole system this unit is awesome thanks again to the guys at BRS
Nice controller By Shannon on 8/4/2011
Shannon would recommend this product to a friend
At a great price, offers the basics which can be built upon later. Great place to start when only a few items need to be controlled.
Love it By Miles on 7/2/2011
Miles would recommend this product to a friend
wery simple and easy to use. very flexable
go big or go home By fnc racing on 5/20/2011
fnc racing would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the L1 version and would reccomend anyone looking at these systems to get the L3 version everything this will do you will want the L3 and the cost to upgrade from the L1 to the L3 you should just go ahead and get the L3 to begin with
Great! By ahsan on 5/15/2011
ahsan would recommend this product to a friend
At first I was a bit confused by the device. Honestly the user manual is non existent considering what this device can do! But it is great! Maintains my tank temp within +- .5 degrees F cycles my pumps for wave making, timer for my fuge light, standby mode for feeding. It has so many more capabilities, but for now this works excellent! Great value for 100 bucks
makes life easer By justin on 3/5/2011
justin would recommend this product to a friend
To control so many things with one thing is very nice. It has helped keep my temps rock solid, and getting real time data is very imortant. A little hard to get programed in the begining, but once you understand it, it is very easy.
You are able to control may things for your buck. Great deal.
NO BRAINER!! By ReefRacer on 3/4/2011
ReefRacer would recommend this product to a friend
I was looking at spending $100-$150 in decent timers form my light. With the 4 outlet PC-4 on the basic system, I was able to do the same exact thing and GET A WHOLE CONTROLLER for the same money. Since then I have added another PC-4 and the net controller. Ive got 2 of koralia evolutions on wavemaker mode and works like a champ.
The net controller allows you to connect the controller to your home network. With a spare wireless adapter in bridge mode, I was able to give the NET module wireless access. The built in Reef Keeper software for the NET is web based. Now view my tank stats from my iPhone and can even turn on or off any item plugged into the PC-4s!
NO BRAINER By Reef Racer on 2/7/2011
Reef Racer would recommend this product to a friend
I needed a good timer for my 2 t5 ballasts and a decent digital timer was around 35-45 each. Few a few more dollars I got the RKL and can control my lights and have one of my Koralia Evos on wave maker mode. And still had a plug for my heater.
Heaters are often over looked as area for fault possibilities. If a heater with a built in control dies while on (which is common), you're tank could cook. Whit the RKL, I plugged in a plain titanium heater to the 4th plug and let it control the heater on and off. If the heater breaks while on, the RKL will disconnect power when the cutoff temp is reached.
This is a no BRAINER purchase in my book.
Great and Easy to Program By Erik on 1/18/2011
Erik would recommend this product to a friend
Being an Energy Engineer, I love to tinker with electronics. At the same time, however, I have no patience for ones that are difficult or tedious to program. The RKL system is extremely straight forward. I have it running my heater, T5HO's, and two Hydor Koralia Evo powerheads.
Just note that small motor loads such as the powerheads must be plugged into channels 1 and 4 on the PC4 module. The solid state relays on channels 2 and 3 will stick (latch) in the ON position if small loads are connect. No biggie. I just connected my 300W heater and my 2x54W T5HO's to Ch2 and 3.