Neptune Systems

Apex Controller System

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Why does BRS recommend this?

Neptune has put together a package that included the salinity, temp, pH and ORP probes, along with WiFi connectivity all in a single package. The Apex Controller is by far one of the most advanced dedicated aquarium controllers on the market today. The wide variety of controllability with the Apex Controller System and its easy to use cloud interface makes it a perfect option for a fully automated reef tank. The Apex Controller has two different methods of control, through Fusion, the cloud-based software, and through the dashboard. The dashboard lets you always have access to your Apex in any type of event, power outage, or if the internet is down through a local area network (LAN), unlike many other cloud-based controllers. The Energy Bar 832 can also tell you how much power each individual outlet is consuming letting you set alarms, send emails, or even have IOS notifications let you know before things go wrong.


Less Hassle, More Success

More than the color has changed. Neptune has listened to what you want, adding more standard features to the already reliable, and dependable Apex Controller.

Built in WiFi, Salinity, Temperature, pH, monitoring. Set reminders, log testing and dosing information and much more

Included WiFi lets you now connect to the internet even easier. With the Fusion Cloud interface everything is easier from calibrating probes, to customizing outlets. Fusion gives you the ability to monitor and control your Apex from anywhere in the world.

The Energy Bars have been completely redesigned, with more robust outlets, individual LEDs show the status of each outlet, per outlet power consumption, and 1Link Accessories like the DOS and WAV pump can now connect directly to the Energy Bar 832 saving room, and eliminating messy cords keeping your tanks equipment looking perfect.

Monitor and Control

  • Temperature
  • Salinity
  • ORP
  • pH
  • Outlets
  • 24VDC accessories
  • WAV pumps
  • Individual outlet power consumption


What’s Included?

1x  Apex Control Head Unit
1x Energy Bar 832
1x 6 ft Aquabus Cable
1x Lab Grade Salinity Probe
1x Lab Grade Double Junction pH Probe
1x Lab Grade Double Junction ORP Probe
1x Temperature Probe
Salinity and pH calibration solutions


Apex Control System

The new Apex's Head Unit now includes the ability to have salinity monitoring, pH, ORP, and Temperature monitoring right out of the box. The completely new design also incorporates a sleek, rotating mounting system letting you securely mount the brains of the Apex system while having easy access to probe cords, and aquabus connections.


Built in reliable WiFi

Now with built-in WiFi, connecting your Apex system has never been easier. With the totally free Fusion cloud based software, getting connected, and controlling can be done within minutes. You can now do firmware updates through WiFi on your local network


Energy Bar 832

The most comprehensive aquarium controlling and monitoring system to date is finally here. The Energy Bar 832 now has eight individual, 7 amp relayed outlets letting you use any outlet for any device. Each individual outlet can also monitor and detect power usage in amps or watts, letting you set alarms and send emails when pumps have clogged or failed, lights are not turning on, heaters leaking current, letting you be notified of the issue before it becomes a problem. With electricity costing more and more money per Kilowatt hour having the ability to monitor each pump, heater, and light lets you now make better decisions on the overall value of your equipment.

Each Energy Bar 832 also has two 24VDC accessory ports that can power small pumps, solenoids, fans and more, while the built-in 100W DC power supply lets you control up to 3 1Link accessories like the WAV circulation pumps, and DOS fluid metering system without the need for any additional power supplies or consuming additional outlets. The EB832 also has 3 AquaHub connections letting you expand to any existing or upcoming module making your Apex System truly limitless.

Neptune didn't stop there, with an all new mounting system on the Energy Bar orients the power strip in the correct direction keeping cords neat and tidy. While the outlets have a bit wider spacing, and orientated opposite of each other keeping room for those bulky transformers, allowing you to plug in almost anything you want, where you want.


New Lab Grade, Double Junction Probes with Built-in Salinity Monitoring

Double junction pH, and ORP probes lets your readings stay more stable without the need to calibrate as often. With the Apex System calibrating your probes through your dashboard is easier than ever before. The dashboard will automatically recognize when your readings have stabilized and letting you know when to move to the next step, no more guesswork and reading RAW data.


Apex Fusion

Fusion is a cloud-based site that lets you access your Apex from anywhere in the world. Letting you customize outlets, set reminders, log testing parameters, while monitoring and controlling any aspect of your aquarium through your phone, tablet, or desktop.


Apex Fusion has released an IOS app that now integrates directly with your Apex Controller System. Having the app now lets your Apple desktop, Ipad, or phone receive notifications directly from your Apex Controller. No more need for emails or text messages.

(Android app coming soon)


Backwards Compatible

If you have any old modules, head units, energy bars, or other Apex accessories they will work flawlessly with the new Apex Controller.



Head Unit - 4.75" L x 5.25" H x 3.25" W

Energy Bar 832 - 10" L x 6.5" H x 2.25" W


Note: Apex Display Module, Smart Phone, and Tablet not included.

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UPC 019962174650
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Product Questions

Does it serve as a battery backup
Question by: Guy on Nov 19, 2021, 1:30 PM
Hello, thanks for the question. No, Apex Controllers don't serve as a battery back up. Thanks
Answer by: Christian (BRS Staff) on Nov 23, 2021, 1:29 PM
I have read many reviews on the salinity and ph probes failing to calibrate has this been resolved?
Question by: Zach sargent on Feb 2, 2020, 5:35 PM
Hey there,

We experience no problems with the pH probe. The salinity can be difficult to do, usually takes 3-4 tries and then success.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Feb 6, 2020, 12:45 PM
Since this comes with he salinity probe I do no need the module right?
Question by: Zach sargent on Feb 2, 2020, 2:01 PM
Hey there!

That would be correct. The head unit will have all the connections.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Feb 6, 2020, 12:24 PM
Does this supper 220-250 volt ?
Question by: Lagoonreef on Jan 18, 2020, 9:02 AM
Hey there!

They do not, Neptune is a US based company so the units are 110v.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Jan 22, 2020, 2:58 PM
Is this the only unit that will be compatable with the upcoming Trident?...or will it also work with the Apex Classic?
Question by: Josh on Mar 4, 2018, 4:52 PM
Hi there,
Thank you for reaching out.
You are correct. The Trident system will only work with the newest version of the Apex and will not work for the Apex Classic or Junior packages.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Have a great day!
Answer by: William Glenn on Mar 7, 2018, 3:24 PM
I am planning to buy the Apex Controller System and want to know how far away can a second energy bar be placed. My sump is in the basement and I want to control lights and fans in display tank on the first floor. Are the aquabus cables regular usb cables? The cable connection from the display tank energy bar to the main energy bar unit would need to be roughly 20 ft. Is it possible to connect the second energy bar?
Question by: Daniel Dehler on Feb 13, 2018, 10:16 AM
Hi there,
Thank you for reaching out.
Aquabus cables are similar to USB cables but have the same connection on both ends. You would not have any issues extending the Aquabus cable 20 feet. You would want to get this extension cable for it:
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Have a great day!
Answer by: William Glenn on Feb 16, 2018, 12:00 PM
I have a system in a location that does not have internet access. I realize Fusion will not work, but can I put the apex on a local network with a pc and still be able to program it and access all of its functions? Also, as new modules are added, will they require Fusion or can they be controlled without it?
Question by: Kraig on Nov 23, 2017, 1:54 PM
The Apex Controller can be programmed through a local network. There are additional features and benefits to using Fusion but not having internet access is not a limitation. When it comes to new modules, there are times that a firmware update may be required to utilize a new module or feature. You could bring the controller to a place that has internet access to do updates or if possible create a network through your cell phone too.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 24, 2017, 9:33 AM
Do you ship to Australia?

Many thanks
Question by: Jack on Nov 22, 2017, 6:35 PM
Hey there,

We appreciate your interest! At this time our distribution area is limited to the US and Canada. Hopefully some day in the future we'll be able to expand this to serve customers in your area!

Answer by: Zack on Nov 24, 2017, 9:18 AM
Will Apex control the Kessil 700 light fixture? If not, will this capability be available in the future?
Question by: Richard Butler on Jun 2, 2017, 7:29 PM
The AP700 actually has its own built-in wireless control through the Kessil iOS software, with Android app control coming in the near future. We're not aware of any plans to make this Apex compatible, though of course future changes are always a possibility.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 8, 2017, 4:53 PM
will the tunze pumps that say apex ready just plug in, or do you still need their power supply as well?
Question by: robert teseo on Mar 27, 2017, 3:04 PM
Hey there,
You won't need a separate power supply to control the Tunze pumps through your Apex, but you will need the control cable found here https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/2-channel-aquasurf-apex-to-stream-cable.html which will plug into the Apex base module.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Apr 4, 2017, 11:19 AM
Can you add 2 of the Energy Bars (EB832) to 1 system?
Question by: Matthew McDonald on Mar 7, 2017, 1:02 PM
Hey there,
The Apex system is capable of running many different modules, including multiple power bars on the same system. These will all link together via the included AquaBus cables.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Mar 11, 2017, 7:08 PM
Will this come with a new digital display module?
Question by: Ryan Janeway on Jul 14, 2016, 3:10 PM
Hi Ryan,
The Apex Controller does not include any display module. You can upgrade your system to one if you wish to do so, however with the super low prices of some tablets on the market you may want to look into picking one of them up and dedicating it to your aquarium controller. That way you can do programming, monitor, and control everything a bit easier.
Answer by: Charlie on Jul 15, 2016, 7:16 AM
Does this new Apex controller allow for and or is capable of connecting a monitor display like the original models I like to walk by and view my parameter and not have to always go to my phone or computer to know something
Question by: Derek Cashaw on Jul 11, 2016, 1:49 AM
Hi Derek,
The Apex Controller can have a display module added to it at any point. We do carry them and they simply just plug into any open Aquabus port.
Answer by: Charlie on Jul 11, 2016, 11:05 AM
Is the Energy Bar 832 a surge suppressor or do I need to plug it into one to protect the Apex controller and the equipment plugged into it?
Question by: Harold Chittum on Jul 5, 2016, 8:57 AM
The Apex has some protection built in, but to be safe it never hurts to plug it into a good quality surge protector or UPS.
Answer by: Valerie W on Jul 5, 2016, 11:43 AM
Do you have a price yet on the new EB832
Question by: Daniel on Jul 3, 2016, 3:21 PM
Yup! It's priced at $249.95. You can find more info here: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/energybar-832-neptune-systems.html
Answer by: Valerie on Jul 5, 2016, 4:36 PM
Does the unit come with solutions to calibrate the probes?
Question by: Israel on Jun 24, 2016, 11:37 AM
Great question!
These will come with the initial calibration packets for the pH probe. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Jun 24, 2016, 12:17 PM
Since the new model has WiFi capability, does we still need the WXM to control EcoTech VorTechs and Radions?
Question by: Lonny Kruger on Jun 10, 2016, 1:45 PM
Hey there,
You will still need the WXM module in order to connect to Ecotech Devices. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Jun 14, 2016, 3:13 PM
The new EB832 is huge! What are it's dimensions?
Question by: Dzer on Jun 9, 2016, 7:42 PM
The New EB832 will be 9.6" long 6.25" wide and 2" thick.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 14, 2016, 10:34 AM
Can this unit monitor ammonia?
Question by: William Beckstein on Jun 9, 2016, 1:58 AM
Hey there,
The Apex controller does not offer reading for ammonia. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 9, 2016, 5:36 PM
Can I use this controller for two tank on separate room?
Question by: Thuan on Jun 6, 2016, 10:41 AM
Great question!
While it can be done you would need to find cables separately to reach the distance.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 9, 2016, 5:05 PM
When do you anticipate the Energy Bar 832's being available for purchase separately like the regular EB8 is currently?
Question by: Pete on Jun 3, 2016, 10:50 AM
Great question!
They will release within the next month the additional EB832 energy bars for individual sale. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Jun 8, 2016, 4:44 PM
Does it come with a probe holder?
Question by: Eric on Jun 2, 2016, 11:10 AM
Great question!
This will not include a probe holder. However the are available separately.

Answer by: Connor on Jun 2, 2016, 11:14 AM
Does it come with any type of probe holders?
Question by: Justin Banyai on Jun 1, 2016, 8:59 PM
Great question
This will not include the probe holders which are available separately.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 2, 2016, 11:21 AM
What material is used to make the silver on the unit is it aluminum ? Just my guess.
Question by: Tony on May 31, 2016, 10:55 AM
Hey Tony!

Great question! The housing for the Apex Head Unit and the EB832 are made of plastic.
Answer by: Randy on May 31, 2016, 11:11 AM
What material is the housing made of?
Question by: Fernando on May 28, 2016, 1:05 AM
Great question! The housing for the Apex Head Unit, EB832, and the Modules are plastic.
Answer by: Randy on Jun 2, 2016, 5:23 PM
Does this come with ORP, salinity, ph, temp probe?
Question by: Eric Neuberger on May 24, 2016, 6:17 PM
Correct, this will come with all 4 probes.
Answer by: Connor on May 25, 2016, 4:34 PM
Does the New Apex System come with a control head with external display?
Question by: Jeffrey Sauter on May 24, 2016, 8:12 AM
Great question! The new Apex will not include the aqua controller head unit like the old systems had, but it is wi-fi compatible with MacOS, and Windows devices. Neptune will have an aqua controller available for purchase separately for the new system as well.
Answer by: Carter on May 26, 2016, 11:30 AM
Hey BRS just wondering what the item is in the last 3 pictures?
Question by: Leo on May 24, 2016, 8:07 AM
Hey Leo!
That item you are seeing is the newly designed Apex Head Unit.

Answer by: Randy on May 25, 2016, 4:16 PM
Can I use my Energy Bar 8 if upgrade?
Question by: Neptune user on May 24, 2016, 8:00 AM
Great question! The new Apex will be compatible with the old energy bar 8.
Answer by: Carter on May 26, 2016, 11:28 AM
Does it have a new head unit?
Question by: merritt on May 24, 2016, 7:07 AM
This will have a newly designed head unit which can be mounted and rotates for easy access.
Answer by: Connor on May 25, 2016, 5:31 PM