Neptune Systems

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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What is the main difference? Is the hardware and software the same?
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Hardware is different alittle u could watch the videos explaining.plus missing some of the probs but u could allll ways upgrade
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I wish they had this version available two years ago when I made the jump to reefing. I installed the ApexEL to replace a "competitors" system that never did do what it was supposed to despite my best efforts. The ApexEL system was SOOO much easier to set up and best of all it actually does what it ...Read More
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I wish they had this version available two years ago when I made the jump to reefing. I installed the ApexEL to replace a "competitors" system that never did do what it was supposed to despite my best efforts. The ApexEL system was SOOO much easier to set up and best of all it actually does what i...Read More
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Love the cheaper Price
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Price, includes new energy bar
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no 0-10 ports, no orp or salinity
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I bought this because of the wifi really my classic apex was using a bridge and disconnecting all the time. bought this and have had no problems. only thing I miss is the 0-10 ports. Another sold win for apex!
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Easy to follow instructions online
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Very pleased with it so for was very easy to set up,
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Apex el awesome
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I would like to say thank u marine depot for the fast shipping!! Okay,now about the product I wanna say this is sooo affordable.It was a very easy installation and got it up and running in no time.Now about the software U could do soooooooooo much which I luv plus u could add probs to it as u go on....Read More
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coming from a reefkeeper light there is no comparison
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I wanna start by 1st saying thank u marine depot for the one day shipping.Ive allllll ways dreamed of having a apex system and now that is affordable I got it !!! I love ever sec of it and to me ph and temp is the most important.I love everything except the Manuel sucks and wish it was easy to conne...Read More
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