Neptune Systems

Apex Jr Controller - Neptune Systems (DISCONTINUED)

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$239.95

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Why does BRS recommend this?

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 controllers and their easy to use cloud interface makes it a perfect option for a fully automated reef tank. The seven-module limit will cover most tanks that do not need every bell and whistle but may want leak detection, salinity, or any other of the many modules that Neptune has available.

 

Great Entry Level Controller from Neptune Systems

  • Fusion Ready
  • Includes Apex Jr Controller, Apex Display Module, Long-life Temperature Probe
  • Basic functions: Light Control and Temperature Control at a great price point
  • Cool Features: Internet Connectivity, phone and text alerts, over temperature protection, mobile phone and tablet access
  • Apex User Manual
  • Apex Comprehensive Manual

 

Quick Compare - Neptune Apex Controllers

ControllerPriceBase UnitKey FeaturesProbe(s)Energy Bar
Apex Jr
$239.95

Apex Jr.

  • 4 Independently controlled outlets
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Ethernet Port
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 7
  • Display Module
  • Easy to set up
  • Perfect low-cost heater/lighting controller
  • Expand up to 7 other Neptune Accessory Modules
  • Connects through LAN network

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

 

4-outlets built-in

 

Not compatible with EnergyBar 832

Apex with Lab Probe

$549.95

Apex

  • 12V Power Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Control Port
  • Ethernet Port
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • I/O Switch Input
  • pH Probe Port
  • pH/ORP Probe Port
  • 4 Variable 0-10V channels for LED Dimming or Tunze Pumps
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 240
  • Uses the AquaBus connection system from module to module
  • Includes pH Probe
  • Includes Display Module
  • Expandable for endless options
  • Connects through LAN network

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

 

Lab Grade pH Probe:

  • Longer lasting than Standard Probes
  • More accurate results
  • Stay calibrated longer
  • Replace less frequently

Energy Bar 8

8 Independently Controlled Outlets 6 rated at 5A@120V AC 2 rated at 10A@120V AC

 

Not compatible with EnergyBar 832

Apex Controller System

$799.95

Apex

  • WiFi Enabled
  • 12V Power Port
  • 2 AquaBus Ports
  • Control Port
  • Ethernet Port
  • Temperature Probe Port
  • I/O Switch Input
  • pH Probe Port
  • pH/ORP Probe Port
  • Salinity Probe Port
  • 4 Variable 0-10V channels for LED Dimming or Tunze Pumps
  • Maximum Number of Modules: 240
  • Includes Salinity Probe
  • Includes pH Probe
  • Includes Temp Probe
  • Uses the AquaBus connection system from module to module
  • Save outlets with the Energy Bar 832
  • Connects through WiFi or LAN network
  • Redesigned Heat Unit
  • Compatible with all Neptune Acessories

Long-life Temperature Probe:

  • Custom built by Neptune - specifically designed for long-term saltwater use

Lab Grade Conductivity Probe:

  • Holds calibration longer
  • Standardized Body
  • Accurate and Dependable
  • Designed for Fresh and Saltwater

Lab Grade pH Probe:

  • Longer lasting than Standard Probes
  • More accurate results
  • Stay calibrated longer
  • Replace less frequently

Energy Bar 832

  • 8 Independently Controlled rated at 7A@120V AC
  • 3 1Link Ports
  • 3 Aquabus Ports
  • 2 24V accessory ports

 

Note: Smart Phone and Tablet not included.

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Product Name Apex Jr Controller - Neptune Systems (DISCONTINUED)
SKU 207488
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UPC 696859110856
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Product Questions

How do I connect several modules to the Apex jr.? There are only 2 usb ports in the power unit - one for the display and one for a module. Do I need a splitter or do I add the additional modules in series?
Question by: Anja on Jul 27, 2016, 3:54 PM
Hi there,
The Apex Modules will be connected in a daisy chain style (series). Every module will have two aquabus ports letting you connect it to an existing module, and then an open port to connect another module. Modules can connect anywhere in the series and be able to send its information up to the head unit for processing.
Thanks for the question, and if you have any more let us know!
Answer by: Charlie on Jul 27, 2016, 6:36 PM
Can the Dissolved Oxygen Module PM3 be used with the Apex Jr?
Question by: Kelley on Apr 26, 2016, 1:03 AM
Great question!
The PM3 will work fine with the Apex Jr. Keep in mind the Jr. will only be able to runn4 modules total. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 26, 2016, 10:38 PM
I'm wanting to set up a controller that will turn on a fan if the temperature reaches say 79 degrees and turn it back off if it gets down to 77. Is that something this controller would do?
Question by: Michael Burch on May 28, 2017, 4:58 AM
The Apex system has controllable outlets that can be programmed based on a number of sensor inputs, including temperature. You can easily plug a fan into one of these outlets and then program it to run much like a chiller with set on and off temp points.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 5, 2017, 8:43 PM
Can the Apex Jr. control vortech mp40, such as changing mode?
Question by: Bob on Dec 30, 2016, 1:13 PM
Great question! It can, however you will need this module in order to do so. :-)

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/vortech-wireless-module-wxm-neptune-systems.html
Answer by: Randy on Jan 9, 2017, 4:25 PM
Can I use this to make my wave maker run more slowly/gently? The one I have for my nano tank is too strong. Also, can I use an Android tablet as a dedicated control screen?
Thanks
Question by: Susan on Nov 19, 2016, 7:24 PM
How long is the power cord for the Apex Jr?
Question by: Mike Strong on May 25, 2016, 2:57 PM
The power cable for the Energy bar is 6 feet long.
Answer by: Connor on May 25, 2016, 9:20 PM
Will the basic Apex JR setup control a MaxSpect Gyre pump or do you need anything else (other than the icecap)?
Question by: Morgan on Apr 4, 2016, 2:43 PM
Great question!
Unfortunately the Jr. will not have the Variable voltage ports and the VDM module will be required to connect to the ice cap. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 6, 2016, 11:59 PM
How do you connect the Apex Jr to the internet? Ethernet to pc or router?
Question by: Eddy on Nov 20, 2016, 7:43 PM
Great question! You will need to plug the Apex directly into the router via Ethernet cable. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Nov 22, 2016, 12:47 AM
I'm planning on buying an aquarium controller for my reef tank. My main priorities are temp control and programming a solenoid valve for my RODI them having the data/alerts sent to me via email. After looking over all the controllers I have decided to buy an Apex JR, SV-1 solenoid valve and a pH/ORP Probe Module: PM1. Can you please confirm the PM1 will be able to control the SV-1 and if not what is the cheapest module that will?
Thanks
Question by: Ken on Jun 3, 2017, 6:31 AM
If you are planning to have the solenoid control RODI output for auto top off, you will also need a way to monitor your water level, either through the use of a float switch, or optical sensors. The solenoid itself will have to be plugged into a powered 1Link accessory port which has a 24v power supply. This can be done with a 1Link module and power supply, FMM module and power supply, or with an EB832 power bar (full Apex system only).

Regards
Answer by: Zack on Jun 8, 2017, 10:00 PM
If you purchase the Apex Jr, can you add module later. Like a PH probe.
Question by: David on Mar 30, 2014, 5:06 AM
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Hi David,
The Jr can handle a maximum of up to 5 modules. You can mix and match them however you like (eb 8's, PM1's, etc) as long as you don't exceed a total of 5.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 30, 2014, 5:06 AM
Can you use the 8 outlet module with this controller
Question by: Tyler on Jan 28, 2015, 10:17 AM
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Great Question Tyler!
The Energy Bar 8 is compatible with the Apex Jr.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 28, 2015, 10:17 AM
Would I be able to add a PH probe, Led & Pumps controller, Lunar Simulator LSM & Lunar LED string, 1 Tunze 6095 pump and a JBJ nano glow refugium light and be able to control them all with the Apex Jr?
Question by: William on Apr 5, 2014, 5:11 PM
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Hey William,
The Apex Jr is expandable to add up to a total of 5 modules. You can add individual modules to add the functionality to do everything you mention, but if your going to do that it really doesn't make any sense at all to order an Apex Jr because buying all of the individual modules will cost more then the standard Apex system does. Much of that functionality (Tunze control, LED control, pH probe) is already built into the standard apex unit (though you would still need the lunar module). Buying all those extra modules and probes costs more then just buying the standard apex. It also doesn't have the 5 module limit so it would be much more expandable into the future as well.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 5, 2014, 5:11 PM
Can I control both Kessil 360w with the Apex Jr? Must I use 2 outlet (1 for each) or can I plug both 360W into 1 outlet?
Question by: Norm on Jul 25, 2014, 5:10 AM
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Hi Norm,
The Kessil requires two channels of control. One channel for the power level and one channel for the color. A single VDM port on an Apex actually controls two channels, so only 1 VDM port will be required to control a single Kessil. Multiple Kessil's can be daisy chained together so you can control multiple units from that single VDM port.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 25, 2014, 5:10 AM
Can you use an Energy Bar 8 with the Jr?
Question by: Jeremy on Feb 28, 2014, 10:59 AM
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Hey Jeremy,
Thats not a problem at all. The Jr. can use any of the modules including the EB8 it just has an 5 module maximum.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 28, 2014, 10:59 AM
Can the led module be hooked up to this? Also can it be connected to the internet wirelessly? I don't have an Ethernet plug in close to my tank.
Question by: Riley on Dec 9, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Hi Riley,
You can connect any of the other neptune apex modules to the Jr. so long as you don't exceed the 5 module maximum.

You do need to plug the controller in with a physical ethernet cable though you could use a wireless bridge or gaming adapter on the other end of that cable to wirelessly connect to a wifi network.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 9, 2013, 10:59 PM