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Old 01-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Question Apex Neptune VS. Reefkeeper

Okay so i was at 2 lfs the other day and each one sold one or the other systems and each store said the one they sold was better then the other any one have these systems and can tell me pros and cons i am really needing to get one asap but want to make sure i find the right one for me...... any insight would be great
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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I went with the reefkeeper. i compared the two for months and for me the RKE was the best choice. It is perfectly expandable for me in every way and it is priced much better than the apex. It also seems the add ons for the apex are priced more than the RKE as well. I just ordered an extra 4 strip socket and an ATO for mine and it was about $100 for both. The rke also comes with a ph and temperature probe in the startup kit while the apex I believe only has the temperature probe.

if you check aquacave or marine depot you can also read the owners manuals and see which one is easier to setup. the RKE using my netbook, took less than an hour to setup. real easy stuff.
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I went with the apex jr. Works great and very easy to setup. Monitoring my tank from my iPhone as I type this. Never looked at reefkeeper. Very happy with apex.
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OK thank you.... also is there anything that you wish was different with either of the systems
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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I was considering either one but went with the Apex Lite.

I've had it less than a month so no complaints or wishing things were different yet.

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Old 01-03-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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Completely happy with my apex jr. No complaints. Only controlling lights, pumps, heater and cooling fans. I only have the 4 ports. I will be getting the 8 bar addition when time calls for it.
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So no issues with either one well that don't make it any better lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #8
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From what I have seen it just appears to be a personal thing. both pretty much do what the other does. I really liked the screen on the apex but it was more money so I went with the RKE. I'm more budget minded I guess plus i don't see the need to be able to control my tank via the internet. LOL

Not sure how you program the apex either, I know the RKE plugs into my computer and you program it like that, very very easy. It's also pretty easy to navigate the home screen without the computer to program it.

The ONLY thing so far that has me confused with the RKE is the ATO float switch. It looks like I might have to connect wires rather than just plug into the port. That I;m not too happy about. But I havent really messed with it yet so I dont know how hard or easy it will be.
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I think the apex away from home feature is awesome. I know I go to work for 2 days at a time and it sure would be nice to check out my parameters. Especially in the summer with the temperature fluxuatons, it has me sold, don't have one yet but I was checking them out last week. Not to mention I can mess with ppl at my house when I'm gone to work.. Lol
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I think the apex away from home feature is awesome. I know I go to work for 2 days at a time and it sure would be nice to check out my parameters. Especially in the summer with the temperature fluxuatons, it has me sold, don't have one yet but I was checking them out last week. Not to mention I can mess with ppl at my house when I'm gone to work.. Lol
U can do the same with RK
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