- Advanced Leak Detection Module: ALD - Neptune Systems (DISCONTINUED)
Why does BRS recommend this?
One of the biggest devastating accidents with an aquarium can be a leak or overflow. An overflowing tank or leaking piece of equipment can cause a ton of damage especially if you have nice floors around the tank. The ALD module will hook directly up to any Apex Controller and with the Neptune Leak Detection probes can alert you of any possible leak that may be occurring by strategically placing the probes around the stand, sump, and tank.
Easily detect a water leak in four different locations with the ALD Advanced Leak Detection Module from Neptune Systems.
- Four separate probe ports
- Connect with Apex Systems' Aquabus cables
- Set to sound alarm or email you when a leak is detected
- Plug and Play - Automatically recognizes when installing into the system
- Solid-surface probe available (sold separately) to be used on hardwood/cement floors
- Low-profile probe available (sold separately) to be placed under a carpet
- Compatible with all Apex Systems
- ALD Module User Manual
Saved a mess By Slivacki on 10/18/2017Slivacki would recommend this product to a friendHave one of these in my stand. Other day I started a feed cycle and I guess a line had fallen down that went to a old doser. Few minutes into feed alarms started to go off as apex had detected water in the stand. Saved my bacon for sure.
Easy to set up, adds a bit of extra security By Randall on 8/8/2017Randall would recommend this product to a friendStraightforward Apex module to install and configure. I have 3 water sensors on the floor behind and under the front of my tank stand, and one sensor behind my sump. The most likely thing to leak in my system is a connection between the return pump and the tank, and if that happens, I hope for the pump to shut off ASAP minimizing both water loss and floor damage.
Good Security By Jason on 1/16/2017Jason would recommend this product to a friendA must have and works great. Let you know when water is detected and you can have the apex controller sound an alarm, e-mail you, and/or text you.
ALD and Leak Detector By kingspeed on 4/30/2016kingspeed would recommend this product to a friendWhen testing after setup it didn't take anymore than a damp paper towel to set it off. One of those things you buy and hope it never gets used.
Awesome By Stingman on 3/2/2016Stingman would recommend this product to a friendI bought the ald with the apex set it all up and few days later a seal on my calcium reactor went the apex text me i shut the reactor pump off from work and didnt have to worry about it lost about 2 teaspoons of water and i will never go without an apex again!
Great Addition to my Apex System By Bdub on 12/31/2015Bdub would recommend this product to a friendI currently have the Apex Jr, (2) Energy Bar 8s, VDM, PM1, AFS and now the ALD. This was the last piece I was saving for to provide insurance and peace of mind that I can now shut my system off in the event of a leak or clogged drain pipe.
Buy it By Andrew on 5/12/2015Andrew would recommend this product to a friendThis works great
Must Have By Jose on 5/11/2015Jose would recommend this product to a friendThis is a must have on your Apex works great...
Simple install! Works great! By Kendall on 4/9/2015Kendall would recommend this product to a friendI purchased two of the ALD modules for each of my tanks and, as is true with any Neptune product I've used, the install was a breeze. Programming was simple, once I figured out what I wanted to control. Gives me peace of mind knowing I'll get texts/e-mails if something is leaking and will be hopefully able to prevent a big disaster!
Works! By MarkO on 2/28/2015MarkO would recommend this product to a friendLike all Apex modules it is well built and works well.
Great insurance By Ed on 8/13/2014Ed would recommend this product to a friendThis will give you piece of mind while your home or away. Email or text alerts and sounds an alarm on your apex.
I can sleep well at night By Lawrence on 7/18/2014Lawrence would recommend this product to a friendI buy this because I want to have a good night sleep without worrying a flood in my basement the next day.
I tested it with wet paper towel. Pump, skimmer, ATO stopped running, the display was making noise, and I got an SMS. The only issue is the SMS shows the programming code. Hopefully in the future I can customize the SMS message to "LEAK DETECTED IN YOUR BASEMENT".
Is this module an absolute requirement to use the leak detection probes? I was planning on buying the PM2 monitor for the salinity levels and it said that it had some ports - are these the same?
If you would like to use the leak detection probes then you must have the ALD module. The PM2 does not have any ports for leak detection probes, only the ALD does.
Does the ALD module come with the necessary Aquabus cable, to connect to Apex?
Those look like RJ45 (telephone) connections, which are also used with other leak detectors (like those you can buy at Lowe's). Has anyone tried using one of those sensor cables with this unit?
We do recommend using the manufacturer's probes for this product. You could browse the reef hobbyist forums or the Neptune Community forum to see if others have successfully used other probe types. :-)
Would this work with an older Aquacontroller Jr and if so how does it hook up to it?
Sorry but it would not work with the old equipment, it would require either an Apex, Apex Lite, or Apex Jr.