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Old 11-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #11
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Which controller do you like best? I found the apex for 432 at tbaquatics.com after a 5% new customer discount.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #12
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I'm sold on the reefkeepers. I found it at the manufacturer website for $349 and it is an awesome controller. here is a link to it

Reef Keeper ELITE V2 System by Digital Aquatics - AquaCave
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #13
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Great price. I do like its 2 year warranty instead of apex 1 year. And its support blog on its website.

Any particular reason you like them so much?
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:12 AM   #14
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Well, for what it comes with for the price is the number one reason. It has the ph and temperature probes included. It also is way expandable. I was looking at adding the pod moonlighting since i have no moonlights on my big tank. You can also program the controller on the web instead of just on the device. I also like the clean look of it as well. I read all the user manuals for most of the controllers out there and the reefkeeper seems the easiest to use.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #15
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That is a great research tip-read the manuals. Thank you Carey I owe you one.

I am such a nerd I am looking forward to reading an instruction manual!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #16
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I know how you feel. I am such a huge fish head. This stuff actually makes me excited about something.

At this website they have the pdf files of the actual owner manuals

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #17
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This is a simple setup manual. Having the actual manual is VERY helpful. Even the ATO is a cheap addition with this system $25 plus a cheap pump. This is something Apex doesn't offer
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #18
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I wouldn't steer anyone to anything I wouldnt buy myself. lol It seems like a very good controller and like I said there are a ton of modules to expand it. I was also looking at the ATO feature. Need one really bad, so tired of topping off. hehe
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:53 AM   #19
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It may not have been intentional but you have steered me to look deeper into the RKE. It is a great product. And its on sale on their website for 449 with net.

I'll let you know which one I decide to get.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:58 AM   #20
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Cool. You may get yours before I get mine so I'd love to hear from an actual person using the reefkeeper or the apex.
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