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Neptune Systems ApexEL Aquarium Controller

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Having a great aquarium just got easier.... and more affordable!

Introducing the new Neptune Systems ApexEL, the "Entry Level" Apex.

Maintain your aquarium with ease.  The ApexEL monitors key parameters like temperature, pH, and the status of your connected equipment.  Proper monitoring helps reduce the risk of losing your aquatic pets from parameter swings or failed equipment.

At a lower cost than its big brother, the Apex, the ApexEL shares almost all the features of the flagship Apex, with the exception that it does not have built-in ORP, salinity monitoring, or 0-10V ports.

The ApexEL is expandable with modules and probes, if desired in the future.


Wireless Internet-Ready 

The ApexEL connects to your network via wire, or, the built in 802.11g/n Wi-Fi.


Easy Setup

Set up tasks and to-do reminders help guide you through configuring everything from temperature control, trouble alerts to your mobile device, and many other common aquarium tasks. With the ApexEL, an aquarium controller no longer requires an advanced degree — you are up and running in 5 EASY STEPS:

  • Mount it to the wall or inside your cabinet
  • Plug in the probes and your equipment
  • Connect it to your home network via wi-fi or cable
  • Run the new Configuration Wizards
  • Get the basics of monitoring and control for your entire tank set up, in less than 15 minutes, with no programming!


Self Contained Monitoring

Every ApexEL has a built-in, completely functional, web server - even when the internet is down.  Your tank will continue to operate without interruption and can still be controlled from a mobile device.


Energy Bar 832 - The ultimate control hub

This eight 120V AC outlet Energy Bar includes an internal 100W 24VDC power supply which feeds three built-in 1LINK ports and two 24VDC accessory ports. Each outlet has independent power monitoring with individual LED indicators that tell you when that outlet is energized.  If the device exceeds the current capability for that individual outlet, the LED will blink rapidly.

**Note - The EnergyBar 832 is for use in North America (USA, Canada, and parts of Mexico) and other locales where the electrical service grid provides 120VAC 60Hz power. In other regions which use 230VAC 50Hz power, APEXel systems are bundled with an EnergyBar 6 equipped with 6 outlets specific to that region (UK,, AU, Universal, or Schuko). EnergyBar 6 models do not include the EB832’s per-outlet power monitoring, 1LINK or DC24 ports, or per-outlet indicator LEDs.


Super Easy Mounting

Both the Apex-EL and the Energy Bar 832 have an innovative attachment system, making them easy to mount and access all connections.  A hinged mount allows the controller to be flipped up to make your connections, and flipped back down, tucking them away therefore making it difficult for water to enter via a cable.


Features:

  • Lower cost version of its big-brother Apex
  • Prevents catastrophes by monitoring temperature and pH in your aquarium, taking corrective actions for you.
  • Alerts you via your smart phone when things go off track.
  • Monitors your equipment – ensuring it is operating correctly at all times – and lets you know when it’s not.
  • iPhone, iPad, or Android app controlled.
  • Works on PC or Mac using any common web browser.
  • Tracks your manual test results, maintenance, livestock purchases, and tank observations
  • Helps you correlate issues in your aquarium to the things that are happening inside.
  • Manages the full operation of equipment (lights, pumps, filters, ATO, etc.) on your tank with simple setup “Tasks” and an easy to use app.
  • Takes the place of many costly and cumbersome discrete components such as light timers, heater controllers, pump controllers, etc.
  • Expandable – Add more monitoring and control features as well as specialized Apex-ecosystem hardware as your needs require.
  • Gives you the peace of mind to know how your aquarium is doing, instantly, from anywhere in the world.


Includes:

  • Apex Base Unit
  • pH Double Junction Lab Grade Probe
  • Temperature Probe
  • Calibration fluids: pH 7 & 10
  • Energy Bar 832
  • AquaBus 6` Cable
  • 1Link and DC24 connections


Specifications:

  • 2nd Gen CPU
  • Built-in 802.11g/n Wi-Fi
  • 13 x power connections for aquarium equipment
  • 8 x 120V AC outlets
  • 3 x 1Link 24V DC Smart outlets for WAV, DOS, etc.
  • 2 x Switchable 24V DC outlets for accessories like small pumps, solenoids, fans, etc.
  • Max current = 15A
  • Current per outlet = 7A
  • Per outlet power monitoring


Compatible with:

  • Apex Fusion and other Apex modules and probes
  • Trident monitoring system
  • COR and WAV pumps


GET STARTED, with APEXel!


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.

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Will the Classic Apex display work with the 2016?
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Can I add the orp and salinity leak detector to this ?
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Was kinda hesitant in upgrading my apex jr but glad I did.
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Best Purchase in a Long Time
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WiFi enabled, High Quality Build Materials, Easy to Mount
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Expensive (but worth it)
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Nothing Feels cheap about this product. I did have some difficulty getting it to connect to my WiFi but managed to get it after reading their online manual/forums. I can see the two most important levels of my tank (Ph and Temp) first thing when I open the fusion app on my devices (Apple and Android...Read More
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Apex is a MUST with any reef tank!
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Affordable, easy to use, easy to set up, great customer support, protects your investment!
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Should have been more affordable SOONER!
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An Apex is a must when it comes to a reef tank! This thing has saved my tank ten fold and i would not be able to live without it!
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Apex A+

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Everything! Support forum, ease of operation, appearance, accessories, everything.
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None, zilch, nada.
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I made the switch from another controller that is now out of business. WOW. Like stepping to a whole new world. The Apex is awesome and I have only scratched the surface. Wish I had made the change years ago!
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Upgrade to an existing ecosystem

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Apex modules, Power Log, Upgrading firmware over wifi
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I recently purchased the EL because I was tired of having issues with my older Apex connecting to the internet. I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it was to transfer all my older modules and set up this system. A couple improvements that have made my life easier is the fact that I can upgrad...Read More
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Great upgrade

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Support of other reefer's, Fusion
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Cost
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I am so happy I got this unit. It allowed me to see that I was causing harm to my systems stability through improper dosing. I went with the cheaper model with the thought I can expand over time and save money now while getting the advantages of Fusion. The Android mobile app works great. Some users...Read More
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Pricey, but worth it.

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Works well, easy to install and manage.
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Expensive
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After years of using a Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Lite, I made the move to the Apex EL when DA went out of the controller business. This is a fine piece of equipment, well made, sturdy, easy to use, and easy to manage with an iPhone. I'm no digital geek, but I encountered no major problems hookin...Read More
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