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Neptune Systems Apex Classic AquaController System with Standard Grade pH Probe

Neptune Systems Apex Classic AquaController System with Standard Grade pH Probe

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Neptune Systems Apex Classic AquaController System with Standard Grade pH Probe Information

Neptune Systems AquaController Apex System w/ pH Probe

Introducing the AquaController Apex. The professional equipment your reef deserves is now within reach.

System Includes:
  • Ethernet Interface
  • Embedded Web Server
  • Only controller with web browser Monitoring, Control & Configuration.
  • Email Alarms
    • Most expandable Controller (Up to 240 modules, hundreds of probes, and thousands of controlled outlets).
    • Simple menu driven Configuration: No program language knowledge required.
    • Simulates sunrise/sunset
    • Simulates moon cycle
    • Wave Maker and Random timed cycles
    • Built-in Variable speed pump control
    • Still water feed mode (multiple modes)
    • Monitor/Control Temperature, pH, and ORP
    • Digital Calibration on all probes
    • Seasonal temp & lighting control
    • Flexible Control Options

    pH Probe
    • Precision of +/- .01
    • 10` coax cable
    • Sealed Ag/AgCI reference.
    • Standard BNC connector
    APEX Ready
    When you connect Apex Ready certified products to your Apex System, many new options will unfold. How about having your LED lights dim or change color temperature at the touch of your iPad? How about programming your Tunze or VorTech pumps for some serious wave action? That’s what you get when you pair up the Apex System and an Apex Ready certified product.

    Manufacturer Info

    Neptune Systems Aquarium Supplies
    Neptune Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aquarium controllers. The company was founded in 1995 for the purpose of developing affordable water quality monitoring and control instrumentation. Their engineering team has extensive expertise in computer hardware and software system design as well as a background in water quality analysis. Neptune Systems uses these finely-honed engineering skills to develop innovative monitoring and control solutions for use in reef and fresh water aquariums, aquaculture tanks, hydroponics systems and general laboratory use. Neptune Systems is best known for their AquaController line. The company is known for their innovation and customer centricity.

    Neptune Systems Apex Classic AquaController System with Standard Grade pH Probe Reviews

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    Awesome Product

    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 10/9/2015 from SAN JOSE, CA UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Comments: Great quality, easy setup. Works amazingly! Can not be more happy with this product.

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    Why did I wait?

    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 3/8/2015 from Killeen, TX UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Comments: This controller is everything i need and i'm mad i waited this long to purchase it. With all the modules you can purchase there is almost nothing you cant control with it. The Neptune systems forum at is better than any costumer service you can think of. They have threads that can walk you through anything you need the controller to do. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend this product to anybody.

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 11/15/2014 from SIERRA VISTA, AZ UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Beginner

    Comments: Just, wow. This thing does it all! Setup was easy. No issues with their proprietary systems. Up and running with no issues. The how-to's and comprehensive guide is pretty good. It's already saved me once and I've only had it installed for 24 hours!

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    Neptune apex controller

    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 4/7/2014 from DIAMOND BAR, CA UNITED STATES
    4.5 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Comments: This unit is the best expense I've made to date I have added the feeder, the conductivity module and the leak detector to my original purchase and controlling the tank parameters is a breeze. My PH is at 8.35 and constant, temperature is at 78.4 my ORP is 398 and my salinity is at 30.1. Their is no more guess work. This controller handles my Echo tech pumps my Iwaki main pump my dosing pumps and kalkwasser and ATO reactor. I've got automatic feed cycles and leak alert when needed.

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    Great controller

    Reviewers Rating Great

    Posted: 10/23/2013 from CUMMING, GA UNITED STATES
    4.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Comments: My experience is the same as many others who have reviewed it. It is a great tank controller that gives me up to the minute information and peace of mind both when I'm standing in front of it, or when I'm hundreds of miles away. I would give it 5 stars if it were a little more straightforward to use. I'm a techie by trade, and was disappointed to have to leverage so many skills from my day job to set up and program the thing! That being said, there is a great community of enthusiasts who are of great help when you get stuck.

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    Life changing.....

    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 9/16/2013 from KAILUA, HI UNITED STATES
    4.5 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Comments: I initially considered a controller only for real time parameter monitoring. I was done with hassels of checking my tank regularly for temp/pH/salinity. I thought I was spending far too much money when I decided to buy the Neptune system for this limited reason but thought that I might find some way to make use of the other features. The negative reviews found here (although limited) made me even more scared. It was only after purchasing, installing, and learning what it can do, that I can now say the unit is truly life changing. I have (as most reefers do) a huge investment in my livestock and a sentimental attachment as I have propagated and raised it like an adopted child. The ability to know in real time via my cell phone app is both comforting and freeing, and not just the chemistry of the tank..... The ENTIRE system! If temp gets to high, a fan turns on/refugium lights turn off/and an email is sent to me... If my external protein skimmer goes volcanic and overflows it capacity/it shuts down and sends me an email. I've integrated literally every powered item into my control and (as one negative reviewer points out) this "overglorified light switch" can be programed to work them all based on its probe inputs using basic logic like if temp to high/turn off temp inducing units/turn on the fans or if the salinity is too low/shut off the ATO unit. I've even connected that switch you see at the city aquariums where you induce a current momentarily to see the livestock respond or stop the current momentarily to look down into the tank. This allows my guests to interface with the tank and I don't have to worry about it getting turned back on/off correctly. Next to my Radion LED lights, this is probably the best single piece of "optional" equipment I have ever bought. And guess what, it already controls my VORTECH pumps and Neptune just announced it will have a firmware upgrade (free) that will control my Radions!!! simply awesome. The minus half star is for th

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    Bad product/ service

    Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

    Posted: 8/22/2013 from WICHITA, KS UNITED STATES
    0.5 5
    Experience Level: Expert

    Comments: I've had this controller for 2 weeks and seemed to work fine. Then the energy bar that you plug everything into had outlets stop working. This is the second issue I had with them and I once again expect them to not do anything. Stay away from there products!

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    awesome equipment

    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 8/22/2013 from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Beginner

    Comments: Easy to setup, very impressed with the function and performance

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 4/7/2013 from WILLISTON, ND UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Beginner

    Comments: I would recommend this to all the new people. After all the reading and all the learning on what it takes to run a saltwater reef tank I was taken back, but then came across the apex controller takes so much guess work out of the puzzle and now its like having a personal assistant in running my tank, and it grow with it. Just can't lose with this controller.

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 3/29/2013 from GAITHERSBURG, MD UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert

    Comments: Excellent product! Easy to configure and set-up. Do understand that its rather pricey but then compare it to buying insurance for your reef set-up, with only a one-time payment.

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