Piece of Mind. A great investment. By Kristofer on 12/11/12
Kristofer would recommend this product to a friend
This setup will cover a good portion of setups that are being done by the hobbiest. Temp control, pH, configurable alarms, dimming of fixtures with the ALC module....With the myReef software on your pc, setup is a snap. It's nice to have a snapshot of your system available at your fingertips.
Buy right away!! By Edward on 11/18/12
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
If I knew how much easier and automated my reef tank could be, I would of purchased this long ago. I highly suggest buying this when setting up a new tank. It can save you so much money and give you peace of mind with the alarms. Love the built in wavemaker also.
Simple and Tidy By RudyCDX1 on 11/10/12
RudyCDX1 would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using the cable/cord mess along with timers. Never again! I called and spoke with the BRS Sales guys and they got me dialed in. Great customer service along with a great product are an unbeatable combination.
Great bang for the buck By Joseph on 11/1/12
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
This may not be the "best" controller available, but it is easy to use, setup, performs flawlessly and is easy on the wallet.
muy buen equipo. By wilfred on 10/31/12
wilfred would recommend this product to a friend
Muy buen equipo.
Great tank controller By Joe on 10/24/12
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Getting this setup was a little difficult. Instruction guides and help is on their website, but i knew this before i bought it from previous reviews. Once i did get it going it's great. Contols everything on my tank and it's great knowing i have everything monitored.
Wouldn't start out any other way. By nick on 10/11/12
nick would recommend this product to a friend
I got the reef keeper lite plus to start out on my first tank, and I would never try anything else. It's affordable, and does so much out of one package. Literature is pretty crappy though, so some fiddling is needed to learn all the ins and outs of the myreef 2.0 software
Perfect By Chase on 10/11/12
Chase would recommend this product to a friend
Easy installation. Feature rich. Easy to configure from both pc and display. Wouldnt have a tank without it.
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.
Control everything, and added security for your tank By Jeremy on 8/14/12
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Yeah its a pain to get it setup, but the control and saftey of this controller is well worth it. You don't have to worry about flooding your tank, cooking your fish is the heater fails, ect. And then the control u get, control your lights, use it as a wave maker, a top-off controller, reads ph, i mean with all this thing does it saves me money vs buying all of the indiviual pieces to do what it does, a lot of money.
great purchase By chris on 8/5/12
chris would recommend this product to a friend
First look at the price was steep but after I returned the timers and power strips almost paid for itself right there. Makes me feel better about having a aquarium in a apt knowing it is being monitored
Reefkeeper lite plus By moises on 6/11/12
moises would recommend this product to a friend
I cant believe i didnt buy this in the first place. I spent a lot of time researching it. Like everyone else said, Instructions are horrible. I pretty much already knew that, so what i did is learned as much info as possible, and asked my friend "you tube" for help. Yeah still took about a day to get it going, but i love this system. I control everything, with it. Lights, skimmer, pumps, overflow switch, ato. Love it.
Lifesaver! By Robert on 5/31/12
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I couldn't imagine ever running a tank again without this! Talk about total control over everything!! Wish I had one more power strip just for my lights. Other than that... AWESOME!