Garbage By Tesadorn on 11/8/2012
Tesadorn wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this on pre-order before release... (I have been around the block with this train wreck).
DA has constantly lied about deadlines their products bugs and problems and basically craps on their customers. I own just about one of every item they have made for the saltwater side and have been thru living hell with them. keep in mind I run an engineering group (software/hardware) and am a tech geek...this product has been a disappointment from start to finish... from reliability to customer support...they cover up and LIE about technical problems they have over and over. go with ANYONE else~! Just NOT them.
Good vs Bad By Tom on 9/14/2012
Tom wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I'm going to keep it simple and just say there is good and bad in all products, but with this one the BAD far outweighs the good. Save your money and look for another controller.
Easy to use By jeff on 6/13/2012
jeff would recommend this product to a friend
Setting up this controller is very easy with the software that downloads onto your computer. Made tank life so much easier with being able to set up dosing schedules automatically...recommend
Support By Milton on 5/2/2012
Milton would recommend this product to a friend
I thought if I was going to buy one, get the top of the Digital Aquatics line. I got it, had no idea how to hook it up. Got great support from DA and BRS also many post on youtube to help. You can get it in parts then add on. It is cheaper to go with the elite right off.
Awesome once programmed, but By Keith on 4/21/2012
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I definitely recommend this product, but with a few caveats.
1. Not all options are available on the Web version of the setup screens
2. Connecting to the unit physically uses a USB connection which is way too short; just a couple feet. I hope and assume that all options will eventually be available on the web configuration screens, but for right now be prepared sit very close to your aquarium while connected to a laptop.
Great By nigel on 3/29/2012
nigel would recommend this product to a friend
Get this item best thing i did for my system and peace of mind. All the negitive talk i think alot of people dont set it up right them blame the rke. Once you set up right its a wrap in have phone labtop wireless all have access no problem. can view my swstem on my phone make changes labtop same thing so dont believe the negitive.
Must have By Chris on 3/29/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
This a must have for any reef keeper. I will not have a tank with out this controller attached to it.
Really easy to set up and program
great controller By nathan on 2/17/2012
nathan would recommend this product to a friend
the price may seem high but with all the stuff that this controller does you will save money in the end,no testing PH, no bulky timers ,fail safes, it is nice knowing my heater will not stick on and over heat my tank or if my tank does get a little warm a fan turns on, the peace of mind is worth every penny.
Excellent Value By George on 2/4/2012
George would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great product to make caring for you tank practically worry free. The flexibility of the timers and alarms allows for just about any custom setup you could want. I highly recommend the BSR TV video. It covers some insightful ways of configuring the system.
Must Have By Joshua on 1/20/2012
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this for a few months and i am always on the app for iphone looking at the status of everything. It takes a little time getting it set-up, but after that it works great and it gives me a piece of mind when i am not home.
ReefKeeper Elite w/ Net By Blade009 on 1/6/2012
Blade009 would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is a very nice Aquarium controller,i had to update all the modules with Digital Aquatics reef keeper software and the supplied USB cable,Nothing worked right out of the box,But after all the updates this bad boy is sweet,Email notification was easy to setup,But the mobile app is a pain to setup with a home server for remote login.
Slow update and hard to program By Joe on 6/24/2011
Joe wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got this product for more than a year now and still felt that not able to utilize all the functionality. pH probe broke 6 months later. Update takes forever and still haven't fixed the Salinity Probe yet. I should have got the Neptune one.
Brilliant By John on 6/1/2011
John would recommend this product to a friend
No need for dozens of bulky timers. Allows logging of all the parameters which I find great for monitoring PH and temperature swings. I set my lights to auto turn off in the temperature gets too high and then I also use the net module to send emails if temperature or PH get to dangerous levels. This makes my tank more stable and gives me a sense of comfort. I recommend updating the firmware on each device which can be easily done by following the directions on the manufacturers forums.
works OK, some rough edges By Gary on 5/13/2011
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
working good, some rough edges in the software. support isn't spectacular. email notification system has a tendency to oversend emails.
Peace of mind in a 3 inch square By Tina on 2/19/2011
Tina would recommend this product to a friend
It's one thing to be able to glance at the screen and know your PH and Temp are within proper parameters, but to have the unit alarm if it goes outside of them is just awesome. But then to top that it will email you, even to your phone if there is a problem. I mean there is nothing like being at work 20 miles away and having your fishtank call you. :)
A must have.
Yeah it's pricy but how much would pay to replace your tank friends when the heater fails, or worse stays on all day.
peace of mind By ROGELIO on 11/7/2010
ROGELIO would recommend this product to a friend
love the simple programming and love the peace of mind of not having to worry about the heater sticking or the tank getting to hot as the controller moniters it and turns the heat or chiller on as needed and if it is still too hot will cut the metal halides off and what ever else i want it to cut off should i get a temp that is too high again my choice my controller my peace of mind cannot beat the price either.
Time Saver! By John on 9/27/2010
John would recommend this product to a friend
I am one of those paranoid reefers and this has reduced my stress and daily work load significantly! It's great to be able to monitor everything from work. Don't let the price scare you, this is a good value!
Great Controller, Great Price By Patrick on 8/3/2010
Patrick would recommend this product to a friend
I've seen a lot of back and forth between the Apex AC, and the RKE, but I personally LOVE the RKE, and the engineering and design choices that the DA folks took. The only thing I wish it had (which will supposedly be coming) is the ability to program through a web API, or web interface. Otherwise, great tool, and i've yet to find someone who doesn't love their RK tool!
Highly recommended By Schwim on 3/25/2010
Schwim would recommend this product to a friend
Just got this and hooked it up and all i can say is wow! Everything you could need is included, and having the tank status available online with instant emailing of any alarms you could possibly think of is fantastic. No more bulky timers or having to wonder what is happening when you are not in front of your reef. There is built in simple logic that can easily be programmed in an if-then manner.
The graphing feature allows you to more accurately maintain rock solid parameters by tweaking exactly what happens and when. I'm planning to run my two-part dosing using this and dosing pumps and can monitor exactly what is happening to the pH in real time and also by looking at the graphs for the extended effects. The audible alarm, however is close to silent, so depending on hearing it from anywhere but close by is unwise. Definitely recommended as a great asset for removing some of the anxiety and hassle that can occur when everything would otherwise be done manually.