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Apex Controller Base Unit - Neptune Systems

Apex Controller Base Unit - Neptune Systems


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Item #: NS17285

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How does the Neptune Systems Apex aquarium automation system really work? Reef Hacks files this unbiased report.

Apex Controller Base Unit - Neptune Systems

Now you can upgrade your Apex Classic with the newly available Apex Controller Base Unit. This Apex Base Unit is fully compatible with all Apex modules and accessories including the Energy Bar 8 and Energy Bar 4. 

Enter the Apex:

  • Takes corrective measures for you, preventing catastrophes
  • Alerts you via smart phone, if things go off track
  • Monitors your equipment
  • Tracks manual test results, maintenance, livestock purchases, and aquarium observations
  • Manages full equipment operation with simple setup wizards via the Apex App.
  • Takes the place of light timers, heater controllers, pump controllers, etc.
  • Instantly check on your aquarium from anywhere in the world


  • pH
  • ORP
  • Salinity
  • Temperature


  • Apex Controller Base Unit
  • pH 7 & pH 10 calibration packet
  • Conductivity (salinity) calibration packet


  • 4.75"L x 5.25"H x 3.25"W

**This Apex Controller Base Unit is not compatible with the Apex Jr. 

Manufacturer information

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.

5 Stars


Reviewed on
November 18, 2018

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great Improvement on Classic

Pros: Wireless, more future proof

Cons: Looks like a toy, feels like a toy somewhat

I bought this to upgrade my Apex classic. It does not bring a whole lot more to the table, however, what it does bring is simple convenience. Modules and firmware are easily upgraded over a built in wireless connection via apex fusion. Furthermore, it allows one to use all upcoming modules that weren't previously designed with the classic brain in mind (despite what Apex promised). If you don't have the bones to buy a complete new system, but want to upgrade I highly suggest this product.

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