- ApexEL Controller System - Neptune Systems
Control Your Aquarium
The ApexEL has built-in WiFi, Temperature, pH, monitoring and much more! Set reminders, log testing and dosing information, and access your tank from anywhere with Apex Fusion!
Just as powerful as the flagship Neptune Systems Apex Controller but at a much more affordable price. The ApexEL is a great entry into gaining full control over your tank, giving you everything you need to get up and running. The ApexEL forgoes a few of the included features that are included with the standard Apex model, like salinity monitoring, ORP monitoring, and variable speed ports, but they can easily be added with Neptune Systems accessory modules.
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 Neptune Systems EnergyBar 832 is 100% compatible with the ApexEL, with more robust outlets, individual LEDs show the status of each outlet, per outlet power consumption monitoring. An added bonus to the EB832 is the addition of 1Link ports for accessories like the DOS and WAV pump that can now connect directly to the EnergyBar 832 saving room and eliminate messy cords keeping your tank's equipment looking perfect.
Monitor and Control
- 24VDC accessories
- WAV pumps
- Individual outlet power consumption
1x ApexEL Base Unit
1x EnergyBar 832
1x Temperature Probe
1x Double Junction pH Probe
1x 6ft AquaBus Cable
1x 7.0pH Calibration Solution Packet
1x 10.0pH Calibration Solution Packet
Apex Control System
The ApexEL Head Unit can monitor your aquariums pH and Temperature 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 ApexEL 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
The Neptune ApexEL comes with one EnergyBar 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 EnergyBar 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 ApexEL System truly limitless.
Neptune didn't stop there, with an all-new mounting system on the EnergyBar 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.
Lab Grade Double Junction Probe
Double junction pH probe 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 having to read RAW data.
Fusion is a cloud-based site that lets you access your ApexEL 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 ApexEL 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.
Compatible with all Neptune Accessories
If you have any old modules, head units, energy bars, or other Apex accessories they will work flawlessly with the new ApexEL Controller. Want to add Salinity monitoring, just connect a Neptune PM2 module, need Dissolved O2 monitoring, add a PM3. The Neptune Systems ApexEL is expandable and compabitle, making it the ultimate reef tank aquarium controller.
ApexEL Head Unit - 4.75" L x 5.25" H x 3.25" W
EnergyBar 832 - 10" L x 6.5" H x 2.25" W
Note: Apex Display Module, Smart Phone, and Tablet not included.
Works as advertised By Norman on 3/22/2020Norman would recommend this product to a friendThe unit works well, very easy to setup and so far I’ve been running for 4 months and I’ve had no issues. Really gives me a piece of mind on what’s going on.
Very nice By gary on 3/9/2020gary would recommend this product to a friendThis is my first controller and I was a little intimidated but I love it. The only negative would be the learning curve and the programming. I just keep things simple and it works. I have the DOS coming this week so we'll see how that goes as far as setting up.
Love my Neptune Apex Eco system By HMpops on 1/21/2020HMpops would recommend this product to a friendAlthough you can find shortcomings with anything, comparatively speaking the ApexEL is great. This EL unit is my second Apex Controller System...I've had the Classic since 2015. I monitor 3 tanks (300 gallons), 2 reef 'systems'.
In 2019 I added the Trident to go along with 2 DOS and I'm loving the combo!
Is it necessary, No. Is it expensive? Yes... Is this hobby expensive? Yes. This hobby is a large investment and the Apex Neptune Eco system is a tool to help maintain, monitor and control a very important part of that investment. I've been in the hobby for 30 years and this ranks right up there as one of, if not THE, most important purchases I've ever made.
cant live without it By hs on 10/22/2019hs would recommend this product to a friendit's perfect. it's consistent. old bugs mostly ironed out. i cant live without it
Great unit By Jeff on 5/16/2019Jeff would recommend this product to a friendSo far it's been doing what it should do. The only problem I had was getting it to hooked up with my phone. But Neptune walked me through the entire process and got me going. So far there support has been great. So we will see in the future how it goes. And
Thank You BRS for all your help and support
Piece of garbage By Justin on 5/11/2019Justin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWon’t link to my WiFi even though the system shows its hooked to WiFi. Will not link with my phone or iPad. Internet page to setup won’t even load.. worst $500 dollars I’ve ever spent
Nano trying to be ULM By Brettward on 3/20/2019Brettward would recommend this product to a friendI'm not sure what high maintenance is, but I can't imagine managing my nano tank without the head unit or the temp probe from Apex.
Good entry controller By Samer on 12/16/2018Samer would recommend this product to a friendEasy to set up, new to apex but lots of info out there on how to use. Had an issue with my Hydra52 controller switching lights on and off. Had to delete the AI app and no further issues. Energy bar is also nice but you will run out of plug space fast.
Big Improvement By Pete on 11/28/2018Pete would recommend this product to a friendThe apex works great outside the home and it's fast. I keep my apex plugged into a DC outlet on my solar system.
First experience with a controller By Richard on 10/26/2018Richard would recommend this product to a friendI love this thing! Setting up the wi-fi was a little challenging for some reason for this professional technologist (evidently I'm not a very good one). I finally got it working using an iPad but it failed to connect using a Windows laptop and desktop multiple times each, following the instructions exactly. Not sure what's up with that but I did finally get it without resorting to a support call. Not sure what I did other than using a different platform.
It has an amazing amount of functionality, particularly when taking advantage of the advanced programming feature. The possibilities are near endless using the various optional modules and the two probes this model comes with (pH and temp) are probably the best choice if one were to only get two probes. I really like the user interface both in the app and the web client as it's intuitive, detailed and flexible. I've had it for about two months and I'm hooked! They didn't have this kind of stuff back in the late 80s when I started this game and these technology tools are a big part of the reason I got back into the game about a year ago... that and the fantastic BRSTV content!
Automation is awesome By Bill on 9/29/2018Bill would recommend this product to a friendGetting back into reef keeping after 10 years, this system has taken a lot of the manual labor out of the hobby which makes it much more enjoyable! Also the ability to design a reef system that I can leave alone for weeks at a time and not have to have someone come by every day and train them is a huge win!
First imprestion By Mark Holzapfel on 9/9/2018Mark Holzapfel would recommend this product to a friendI have been running the apex for a few days now.Main unit was simple to setup and calibrate. Not a big fan of the plastic, looks to be ABS construction. Does not appear to be fiber reinforced and feels flimsy. I will give it a few months of run time before I give a final star rating. The WMX module on the other has is a waste of money Buy a Reeflink, it has set the bar high for working with their product. The APEX WXM pairing and operation is extremely poor. The WMX does not offer any template like the reef link for lighting or Moon phase.
I scheduled a support time with Neptune that is only Monday to Friday from 8 to 5 PM PST. My MP 40's where not pairing. The solution was to factory reset the Apex and clear the config out of the WMX.
What do I need if I want to add the Salinity to the Apex EL???
In order to have salinity on the Apex EL you will need the PM2 module and the conductivity probe. Have a great day!
Will this support the Trident?
Thanks for reaching out to us. The APEX EL does support the new Trident.
Please let us know if you have any further questions and take care.