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Old 04-13-2014, 12:26 AM   #1
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Is there anything out there where you can control your lights and stuff by say a smart phone?
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:11 AM   #2
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These cost a pretty penny but are really good from what I hear...

http://www.neptunesystems.com/produc...x-controllers/
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:27 AM   #3
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I think the reef keepers do that also for a lot cheeper.
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I run a reefkeeper elite, I like it alot. You would need the net version which almost comes out to the same as the apex controller. Overall, for accessories, the reefkeeper comes out cheaper though. Things like the power strips, modules and probes are cheaper as well.
BUT alot of people swear by the apex, I can only comment on the reefkeeper which I love. I barely ever touch my tanks equipment now, the only time is when I hit the standby mode for during water changes and it turns off what I dont run while doing maintenance and keeps things like the lights on so I can see what I am doing.

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With the reefkeeper elite do you know like a certain brand of equipment for it to work? Or can any piece of equipment connect to it? Cuz I know on some you need to have the same brand of the controller
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With the reefkeeper elite can you control it with say an app on a smart phone
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I run a reefkeeper elite, I like it alot. You would need the net version which almost comes out to the same as the apex controller. Overall, for accessories, the reefkeeper comes out cheaper though. Things like the power strips, modules and probes are cheaper as well.
BUT alot of people swear by the apex, I can only comment on the reefkeeper which I love. I barely ever touch my tanks equipment now, the only time is when I hit the standby mode for during water changes and it turns off what I dont run while doing maintenance and keeps things like the lights on so I can see what I am doing.

Hope that was a little helpful at least.
Question for you: do you have to buy something else for the reef keeper lite to control lights, pumps, etc. from your iPhone? Thanks
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The apps I have found for my Reefkeeper system allows you to monitor but not effect changes. That's if you get the net module. Still love the system.
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With this system can you shut off and turn things on with your iPhone?
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the apex works like the reefkeeper. no special equipment needed. anything with a plug you can control on and off.
the only drawback to the apex jr is that you can only connect a few modules, same as the reefkeeper lite. You need the high end versions of either to get the full effect and be able to add endless modules. I run ph probes, temp probes and have 3 strips for sockets so I already would have maxed out the lite version.
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