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Old 02-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #461
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Just a question...what do you really gain by having an expensive controller? I am an engineer and love toys...but I cannot figure out how to justify a purchase this expensive. I placed a $50 web cam on my tank and that has made me happy for now.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:49 PM   #462
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I like having the automation. Everything is on a timer and I can rest a bit easier. Plus it's nifty to have. lol
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Well... I kinda got sold after watching a BRS video on the RKL. Basically, the main selling point to me was the redundancy of safety. Shutting down a heater if it gets stuck on, etc. I suppose I also liked the salinity, temperature, and pH probes built in.

Other than that, for me there wasn't much other than having standby modes for the skimmer and PH's during feeding times.

Quite honestly, I don't really know enough to know whether I need one or not!
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #464
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #465
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I love spending money on my system...I just prefer to put it in live stock generally. I am somewhat cautious about how much automation I use as that can go wrong in a heartbeat. And I know what it costs to build these devices they ask $500 for. KISS (keep it simple stupid).
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #466
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Well... I kinda got sold after watching a BRS video on the RKL. Basically, the main selling point to me was the redundancy of safety. Shutting down a heater if it gets stuck on, etc. I suppose I also liked the salinity, temperature, and pH probes built in.

Other than that, for me there wasn't much other than having standby modes for the skimmer and PH's during feeding times.

Quite honestly, I don't really know enough to know whether I need one or not!
TBH I'd get an LED fixture instead (the panorama one is on sale for $500) then when I've got everything I need, I'd get a controller last.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #467
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TBH I'd get an LED fixture instead (the panorama one is on sale for $500) then when I've got everything I need, I'd get a controller last.
That's pretty much where I was coming from.
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Ok so I think my bio pellets are starting to work I am getting a bunch of algae growing I was told to just let it go for 8 weeks lets see how it goes
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Might be done with my tank for awhile due to the fact I just got a harley so no more big buys for awhile
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