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Old 03-17-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have a fifteen fowlr aquarium with about 11 lbs. lr and 20 lbs of live sand. I have two fish, a yellow tail damsel, who against most accounts has been an angel, and a clownfish. I have just a plain hob filter and a small sized clean up crew including a peppermint shrimp. My plan is to get a few more pounds of live rock, an aquaclear filter, reef breeder leds, and i kind of want a apex jr. There is no way in the world i am going to spend the full $230 so I'm wondering if there is anywhere I can get a good discount on it. I'm willing to spend $125 on it. Also anyfeedback on the set up in appreciated. Thanks.
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Would this work instead of the apex jr?
Neptune Systems Apex Energy Bar Expansion Module: Aquarium Controllers and Monitors Would i need to buy anything else to control it from my iphone?
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I think that's just an add on to work with the apex. From what I read I don't think it's a stand alone system.
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Thanks. is there any places I can get a better price on it?
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Apex's are expensive because they are a quality product. Why do you want a controller?
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I agree with bigred you will only have like 1-2 things being controlled. Seems kinda pointless to spend the money.
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thanks for the responces guys! I want it because I go out of town a lot and I don't trust most people with feeding my sw and turning the lights on for a certain time. would it work with my Korelia 240's?
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thanks for the responces guys! I want it because I go out of town a lot and I don't trust most people with feeding my sw and turning the lights on for a certain time. would it work with my Korelia 240's?

An ato and a pill container (the ones that have all the different days) could fix this problem for cheaper. When I go out of town I fill each day up with what I want to be fed to the tank for that day (I have 5 tanks and it works) pop it back in the freezer and all they have to do is thaw it and dump. You can use a cheap digital light timer from Walmart for the lights. Just my $.02
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:30 PM   #9
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Thanks. I like that idea but i am a control freak and check my temp and salinity a few times a day and test twice a week, so having those would save me time and money in the long run.
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You can try looking on some of the big reef forums classifieds. RC, R2R, and NR all have pretty active sales forums
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