A MUST HAVE FOR ANY AQUARIUM By Tim on 10/9/12
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I always thought that these controllers were for big systems with more stuff to monitor. I was wrong. I use to spend a lot of time adjusting heaters when different seasons rolled around and trying to time cooling fans to cool the lights at the hottest part of the day. I would constantly have to check the temperature and was never at ease. Now I have everything plugged into my ReefKeeper Lite. I have the tank set at 78 degrees and it stays there all day and all night long. If it gets too hot the cooling fan comes on and if it gets even hotter the lights will turn off for a little while. At night it cools down and the heaters come on. I also have powerheads and refugium lights plugged into it. I recommend getting the Lite Plus package because it comes with the extra strip of plugs. Four plugs just isn't enough and you'll end up getting more.
Keep in mind that this comes with almost no instructions on how to set up. After two hours of pulling out my hair I just called digital aquatics and they walked me through it making it extremely easy. Just call them when you open it because it'll save you time and frustration!
The value controller By Matt on 10/8/12
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this controller to control lights, ATO, an automatic water change system I DIY'd, Ph for my Kalk ATO water and to control temp with a fan/heater.
The SID that came with the unit didn't work, but Digital Aquatics sent a replacement. The Reefkeeper Lite will provide you with basic functionality, and I added the MLC unit to control LED moonlights, too.That's all four modules allotted with the Lite, so I cant add anything else to control, but if you're looking for basic functionality, this controller is the best value.
Some of the components feel flimsy, especially the connections, but everything works. There is a bit of a learning curve, and the MyReef 2.0 software is so-so. Updating firmware is a chore. For the money though, I got my buck's worth.
Amazing By Tyler on 10/3/12
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
I love my RKL. It controls everything from my lights to my heaters to my dosing pumps. It tops off my water and keeps my tank perfect. There is no comparison, this is the best product on the market to control your aquarium.
No tank should go without. By Tyson on 9/23/12
Tyson would recommend this product to a friend
I have the Lite Plus unit on my tank and have used the 4th module for a 3rd PC4. I love this unit but I am already planning to upgrade to the Elite unit mainly because I fint that I need more PC4 units and also I want the NET and LS2 with Salinity and second PH probe.
Awesome By Reuben on 9/21/12
Reuben would recommend this product to a friend
This product is great and can do more stuff than I know how to do. The only downfall that is has are the directions. Trying to figure it out was really hard. Thankfully I used the videos on this website to help me along.
Best purchase I ever made By George on 9/21/12
George would recommend this product to a friend
Will save you a lot of time and way more stable parameters. An investment but a good one and WELL worth it
Great product! Save's me a lot of time By georgerhjr on 9/21/12
georgerhjr would recommend this product to a friend
This has saved me an hour and a half every night testing and dosing. Great product. All I have to do is feed the fish now once the unit was dialed in. Thank You!
A must have By steve on 9/9/12
steve would recommend this product to a friend
Should of brought this a long time ago. Easy to setup and use. Highly recommend this product to anyone thinking of getting one. Thanks BRS
Good control but hard to set up By Shane on 9/8/12
Shane would recommend this product to a friend
Hard to set up with the minimal instructions but good unit use it for kalk temp and lights
product good, product support from DA meh!!! By Kenneth on 8/31/12
Kenneth wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The product is very good once you figure out how to setup. You are only given a one page fold-out as instructions and are expected to browse the forum for help. I guess I expect thorugh instructions after spending nearly $300.
Not very happy By Brandon on 8/24/12
Brandon wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Got this unit early this week had everything hooked up working fine, until i tried to hook it up to myreef2.0 thats when everything went down hill its just been problem after problem first the modules were all reading that they were a different module when i fixed that then the pc4s started acting up and not even turning on and now i have the headunit, sl1 and just one of the pc4s working the other pc4 will not even turn on when it plugged in or even detectable in myreef and to go along with that when i connect the modules that do work all together unplugged from the wall into the usb myreef only detects the RKL nothing else and doesnt even show the serial number. I am hoping either BRS or DA will RMA this unit and give me a new one because ive just had problems with this one after following everything DA has told me to do and what all the forums say.
Not worth the aggravation By Runzwithscissors on 8/14/12
Runzwithscissors wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This product comes with ZERO set up instructions. Nothing step by step, nothing user friendly. Haven't had it installed long enough to rate the product as we are still trying to figure it out. The BRS video only covers a small portion of what this unit could be capable of doing. They have a "forum" which may be helpful if your tank is in the same room. BRS should step up and support their customers and decline to market this product until Digital Aquatics can see fit to offer a printable version of instructions.