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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I was a little dismayed with Neptune Systems Apex platform for a couple of reasons (proprietary, expensive, lack of options), so I decided to build one for myself! 100% open-source (P1AM is literally just an Arduino MKRZERO in IP20 housing.) 100% off-the-shelf components Here's the latest...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    Many of you are probably frustrated that your 700$ apex controller does not have the ability to monitor the rate of change of your sensors. Or maybe you never thought about it but it sounds cool now. I decided to develop a system to monitor the rate of change of pH and turn off my dosing pump if...
  3. General classifieds
    I bought a used Apex and in the deal got a VorTech Pump Control – WXM unit. I don't have vortex pumps so I'm offering it for sale for $75 which is half of the new price of $125. Buyer pays shipping...PM me if interested.
  4. General classifieds
    I have a brand new unused Apex 8 Energy bar for sale still in wrapping, it came with the newly released Apex Gold system, i am taking mine overseas so dont need the US Version. They sell for 160 new so 115 is a great price. Local pickup in Boston area welcome or ill ship wherever. Thanks, n0s
  5. Controllers and probes
    Okay guys, I got a question that I have been searching for an answer for a while now but I can't seem to find the information I am looking for. I want to use the Apex to fill both my auto water change and ATO buckets off the same RO/DI unit with solenoids. This would be an easy set up if not...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    I'm just wondering what is the best power head to use with a neptune controller? I've read vortech's warranty is voided if you don't use their controller.
  7. Controllers and probes
    I'm looking into purchasing an apex controller and was curious what everyone's experiences were? Is there anything you recommend purchasing with the apex to make things even simpler? Thanks!
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I was thinking about getting on to hook up to my Apex lite. I've got a 40gallon breeder tank...how many should I get? They come in stands of 2,3,4 & 5 lights. Any particular placement work best? are they even worth the $$? id love to see a picture if anyone has them on their setup. Thank You!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm ready to order my lights and pumps for my 120. I'm pretty much sold on the xr30 gen 2's, and mp40s (possibly hydors until tax returns). I also like the neptune apex aquarium controllers. Does anyone have experience with this match up? I see theres add ons for the vortech pumps. If I just...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm trying to decide what controller to get, the reef keeper elite or Neptune apex, the controller won't be controlling to much just my heaters and probably ATO,And a ph probe, what is your opinion on these 2 systems and which would you choose? Thanks for reading
  11. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I have 2 ai sols and im planning to get the digital aquatic rkl. But im not sure if it will control the colors individually like the original does. Does anyone have experience with these control or the neptune ones?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i would like to buy the neptune systems apex jr, are they made for 240volt yet? if so where can i find one?
  13. Controllers and probes
    I want to buy the apex jr as I can not afford the regular apex neptune. For my tank I want to have some metal halide lights, auto top off with float switch , cooling fans, wave maker, and some time in the future dosing pumps. Would the jr be enough for these if not some of it. Here is what I...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking at adding a camera to view my tank while I am away on travels. I already have a Neptune Apex that allows me to monitor from my phone/computer globally. Has any one else done this? Any ideas? Thanks, Cody
  15. Controllers and probes
    I Just wanted to share with everyone how fast my reply was from Neptune Systems, I dropped them an email last night At 8 pm (EST), I hade a couple concerns, and i needed help with some programming language, anyways, to my amazement, shortely after 11pm (EST) i had a reply with all of my...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking at buying either a ReefKeeper Lite Plus for $280 or a Neptune Apex for $450. The main difference being email alerts and web access. $170 is a pretty steep jump for something that is just a novelty. I can see the benefit of letting me know that the temp is too high or low, and I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have an older Neptune AC3 controller. It has the network jack and is connected to my computer via the network. I am having trouble with the device storing the data and sending it to the computer. If anybody has any Idea how to fix this please write back. I hate this thing.
  18. General classifieds
    Hey guys, Unfortunately, I need to start selling off everything for an upcoming move. I'm not out of reefing forever, this is just an intermission. I'm active on cincyreef.com and TRT, so you'll see this and some other things on both sites. I have references available at cincyreef.com if...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am hoping Bruce will chime in here. I have a Neptune AC controller with a DC controller. attached to this device are the following items: one genx 4 pump 1.2 amps one genx 4 pump 1.2 amps one 1/5 horse chiller 3.5 amps one 55 watt PC bulb does not count for this equation trying to...
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