Aquarium Controller – Neptune Apex
A couple of weeks ago I installed a Neptune System Apex AquaController unit and I must say that I am very happy with it, but for $500 I hope I would be. I haven’t quit started to hook up my pumps and lights to the energy bar yet but the monitoring probes (temp, pH & ORP) have been working well. I also really like the iPhone app that makes my system accessible and controllable from anywhere with a signal. 🙂 The email and text alerts work very well too! I really like the scalability options, should make upgrading to another system fairly easy.
After reading the owner’s manual and doing the math it became clear that I needed two more energy bars to plug all my accessories in. I currently pull power from three different circuits so each would require it’s own energy bar (controllable power strip). I also would like to get the wireless unit to control my Ecotech VorTech MP40 pumps. So about another $500 should take care of my aquarium controlling needs… I hope.
Posted on June 1, 2012, in Reef Maintenance, Saltwater Aquarium Reef Tank and tagged Apex, AquaController, Aquarium, Aquarium Controller, Controller, Neptune, Neptune Systems, Reef, Reef Keeping, Reef Maintenance, Saltwater, tank. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.