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Old 03-30-2012, 11:54 PM   #21
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Cool. Yeah, really want to know how you like it and see if you'll answer a million questions once you get it. Lol
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:24 AM   #22
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Cool. Yeah, really want to know how you like it and see if you'll answer a million questions once you get it. Lol
Will do.

I ran my Ethernet thru attic and installed some outlet boxes so I'm rdy to go. All my float switches installed. Just gonna need to mount modules and start setting up. I also just ordered the aquatek chill master. Sweet fan that I'm putting on sump and setting up with apex as well.

I will be getting my 2nd energy bar 8 in month or 2. That is going above tank for lighting and in tank pumps.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:24 AM   #23
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Well I love the apex. It is awesome with iPhone control anywhere. The advanced programming isn't easy. Learning curve with the language. Still working on auto top off programming. As of now my ato pump kicks on and off with in minutes. Don't want that. There are basic programming with set instructions. Those were easy. The lights and heater needed no extra programming as of now. Forgot all about how much it cost as soon asI connected it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:00 PM   #24
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That's what I wanted to hear. Update when you can. Thanks !
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #25
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Well again this is phenomenal. I am only in the very very beginning. I have my ATO setup with only 1 float switch because I couldn't get code right for 2 float switches for top off. I wanted to do a low sump float to trigger top off pump then for it to run till high sump float turned off. But instead change around and now am using single float. I have it to defer 1 hour before ATO. Turns on after float switches. That way pump isn't on and off with in minutes. My pump kicks on about every hour and half for 3 or 4 mins. Used other float I has in sumo for 911 high sump. If it triggers something failed and top off pimp over filled. It turns off ATO pump and skimmer and return pump and sends me email. Tempeature only fluctuates less than 1 degree per day. My heater sucked before. Now it has a controller. My ph is between 7.8 and 8.1 or so. Little low but stable.

Love it. Here is little taste from iPhone app
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That is definitely cool and definitely my next big purchase.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #27
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Well I think I am golden. Top off working. Got feed timer and water change timers set. Got 5 float switches installed for top off and emergency floats. Still have 1 more float to put in for top off jug. I fixed code to make temp fluctuate about .5 degree. Instal aqua tek Chillmaster. Set to Kick on overt 80 degrees. Chemi clean red slime remover killed off last patches of cyano I could get rid off. Tank is turned around in days. Can't keep skimmer on since foams crazy after red slime remover. But easy to keep off on iPhone without being unplugged. Top off last night with kalk thru the night slowly with apex. Ph was 8.4 today. Dropping now since lights off. So dare I say it. Tank is perfect right now. I 10000000% recommend APEX to anyone. So worth the money in safety and ease ad access all the time. All I need know is a webcam. **** coming soon ***
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Very cool. You've help me decide on the Apex. Thanks.
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How's that controller?
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When you say "coding" , what exactly do you mean?

Do you have to literally program certain functions?

im getting the apex soon too!
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