Aquarium Controller – Neptune Apex

Neptune AquaController Apex System Display Unit

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 , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I always wanted to get an aquarium controller, but I wasn’t able to afford it. I think it’s really cool to be able to see a constant read out of important stability factors such as pH and temp (if only you could get affordable ammonia, nitrite, or at least nitrate probes). I hope you’ll post some more info when you get it all up and going.

  2. I will try to post up my progress as I get more modules. I already know that I need to get two more power bars and I would really like the wireless unit to control my MP40 pumps.

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