Nice controller! By Steve on 3/7/2012
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
So I listened to the BRS guys and decided to buy a controller right off the bat on a new 90 gallon setup, rather than phase it in over time. I looked at both the RKL and APEX Lite units. Dollar for dollar this system offered everything i needed, albeit without the bells & whistles (which in my experience are nice - but not must haves). I run the RKL on a 90 gallon DT with a 30 gallon sump/fuge.Added the dual float switches for ATO and 'run-dry' protection. Works flawlessly!
Awesome By John on 3/1/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
I don't know how I ever survived without this thing. It takes so much worry out of reeding. Great value!
Great cotroller By rsautofab on 2/27/2012
rsautofab would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this reef keeper plus for my 120g and it works very well. All i wanted was an auto top off for my tank. Well the one i wanted was the tunze and its almost the same price as the reef keeper lite. So decided to go with the RKL which i programed to control my ATO,SKIMMER,RET PUMP,ETC . It didn't come with good instructions but all i did was call Digital Aquatics and they guided me step by step to program what i wanted. Definitely reccomend this controller to any reefer who's on a budget.
So Far, So Good By Michael on 2/12/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
This is the first controller I've used and I'm still getting up to speed on it. But I saw several comments about lack of instructions and thought I'd mention that it a product manual is available at reefkeepers website. Also, I received a prompt, thorough, and easy to understand email in response to several questions I asked about my RKL Plus. So far, so good.
Nice monitor By Frank on 2/1/2012
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
This was the first reef monitor I have ever used in any of my aquariums and I have been very happy with it so far. It has saved my aquarium from a kalk overdose as well as a heater failure. This may not be the best controller out there, but it certainly is the best bang for your buck.
Horrible Costomer Service From Digital Aquatics BAD BUY By Ryan on 1/25/2012
Ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Received this product and right out of the box the PH probe doesn't work. Warranty is provided by Digital Aquatics. Let me tell you this is the hardest place to ever get response out of. To call them is just impossible. Its been two weeks now and I still don't have a product that works nor do I think will ever work unless I purchase a Ph probe myself which will add to the already hefty price of the system. Hope no one ever has to deal with them.
Okedokee!!! By Drew on 1/17/2012
Drew would recommend this product to a friend
At first, it is a Love / Hate relationship.
Once you understand how it thinks and what it is asking it is a BREEZE... WELL WORTH the learning curve.
CRAZY not to have it on any tank!!!
Great controller, poor directions By Brian on 12/3/2011
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
got this controller to for my 29g tank and love it. It does everything it says, if you can figure it out. No istructions in the box, just a quickstart guide which is a fold out pamphlet. No real programming instructions and for full instruction you have to go to their website. What if I dont have the internet in my home? Also for the 269.00 I paid for this I would expect a printed version of some directions to operate it. Ive figure a lot out, but some I still do know know.
RK lite review By Russell on 12/1/2011
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
Definitely worth the money. This thing does a lot for you and can make keeping a tank much easier and less time consuming.
However it doesn't come with instructions and it is difficult at times to be able to figure out how to program the machine to tell it what you want to do.
Life made easy By robert on 11/17/2011
robert would recommend this product to a friend
Will make reefing much more easy,
But just liek everyone else expect to spend 2 hours just tring to fiqure out how to download the softwafre and doing a firmware update, once that is done this thing rocks. more direction in the box would make it percect!
Great Product By Jim on 11/10/2011
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
What can I say that other's haven't? Just be prepaired to do a little online searching for how to update the firmware.
GREAT PRODUCT MUCH EASIER TO USE THAN OTHERS By MICHAEL on 11/7/2011
MICHAEL would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the ReefKeeper Lite from BRS and have had nothing but good luck. It was easy to setup and has been a lifesaver!
grate By Christopher on 10/11/2011
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
This is not hard to install and works well. I would recommend.
RKL By Todd on 9/24/2011
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this after owning another brand controller. Threw it in the garbage and I love this! The team was great and very helpful. This thing is awesome!
Great for Small Systems By Logan on 7/15/2011
Logan would recommend this product to a friend
This controller is easy to program and figure out. It can only use up to 4 modules, like sl1, pc4 and so on. When you need more equipment, simply swap out the head unit for an RKE. Excellent controller, great price!
More than I thought it was By Jonathan on 6/12/2011
Jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
I didnt realize all I was getting when I ordered this product.It does EVERYTHING.Temp,ORP PH all monitored.It sends me email alerts (with the NET) it controls all my lights and timers.What a godsend!
Very powerful device By David on 6/10/2011
David would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this to automate my tank so that I don't have to monitor every aspect of my tank at all times. Fairly easy to install, you just have to access the support forum because instructions are not existent with this unit. Timers and function are easy to setup, and I'll be ordering double float valves soon to be rid of that manual task.
Very happy with this controller By Brandon on 6/8/2011
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
Have this controller set up on my 120G reef, I'm very happy with performance of this unit. It frees up alot of time for more important maintenance.
Reefkeeper = Tanksaver By VitalApparatuz on 6/7/2011
VitalApparatuz would recommend this product to a friend
I didnt think I was ever going to need one of theese things.ITS ALREADY SAVED MY TANK! The other day I got an alarm that my heat was approaching 82 degrees.Without that alarm my wife would never have noticed something amiss and called me at work.My heater was malfuctioning and on its way to cooking my tank.Thank you Reefkeeper!
VERY COOL! By barry on 5/22/2011
barry would recommend this product to a friend
Lack of a pathetic excuse for the manual aside, this thing is AWESOME! Once I worked out the set-up and after only one mishap, it works great.
less work,less worry, and more enjoyment By greg on 5/15/2011
greg would recommend this product to a friend
it's just about set it and forget it. i have a job that keeps me away from home for 24hr periods at a time. this left my wife who has no idea how to care for my reef tank in charge. now with the reefkeeper lite all of my important life support functions are monitored and controlled by the RKL all i need my wife to do now is to glance at the the display to make sure everythings in order and to top-off my ATO reservoir.
This controller is ok By David on 5/6/2011
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have had a few minor problems with my RKL and Digital Aquatics has been a real pain to communicate with. Don't expect DA to be too much help with any problems you may have.
Good entry level controller By ZACH on 3/27/2011
ZACH would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this to automate, reliably, some of my tanks' tasks. I was impressed with the help at the DA online support forums. I was able to setup my metal halides, dosing pumps and heater without too much difficulty. I just wish that it came with 3 power strips instead of 2. The temp probe and pH probes work great. This is a system I will be upgrading/expanding in the future.
Good first aqaurium computer By Sean on 12/21/2010
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this as my first aqaurium computer and i was very impressed! since i have bought the RKL i have since upgraded to the RKE because the RKE is able to operate more than 4 modules. if you are trying to decide between the RKL and the RKE and have the extra $$$ go for the RKE!