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Old 03-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Reef Keeper Elite or Apex Controller ?

What are you using?
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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i use the rke, I like it very much. For my needs the rke turned out cheaper than the apex.
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@ Carey, do you have yours tied in to the Internet ?
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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nope. I'm home all day and dont go out much so I didn't get the net version.
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I'm going to need that. I'm gone all day.
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Ahh so that brings the price point closer to the apex.

I think they are both about the same as far as what they can do, it also depends on what you want it to do and the modules you want to add on. I have my eye on several modules and they were all cheaper with the rke. As far as quality, I havent seen an apex in person so i can't give an opinion, but the rke is pretty sturdy and I am very happy with it. I program it on my netbook with a cable hooked to the unit so it's idiot proof, which is what I needed.
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I am ordering the apex lite in week. Been researching for months and I love the iPhone control and away from home monitoring. That sold me over the cheaper reef keeper and yea easentially they can do the same things. Apex lite is about 100 bucks cheaper and doesn't have controllable pump outlets for the vortech pumps it also doesn't come with a ph probe.

I'm still unsure if im going with the lite or apex regular. I'm leaning towards the full apex because a ph probe is about 50 or so. So for 40 bucks give or take you get the full version. Although with the lite version you can add a ph probe and module for vortech pump control and it would be the same as the regular apex. Lots of videos on YouTube about it as well. Setup and programming etc.
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I think I will be going with the Apex. I need to know if something happens. iPad and iPhone are always with me.

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Return pump
Refugium lighting for 2
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I think I will be going with the Apex. I need to know if something happens. iPad and iPhone are always with me.

450 gal tank w/

Return pump
Refugium lighting for 2
Skimz SK 251 protein skimmer
ATO
Tradewind 1/2 hp chiller w/9.5 mag pump
Aqua 120w UV sterilizer
2 - 550 PhosBans
Koralia 8
3 -400w MH
4 - 80w T5s
LED moonlights
Fans
Sounds impressive! Any pics?!
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