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Old 12-20-2011, 04:54 PM   #11
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Congrats on your gift
I just got mine setup on Saturday, just trying to fine tune it and some items came up missing and broken, i am picking them up tomorrow, now i am trying to see if i should buy the net module, just dont know if its worth it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:00 PM   #12
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I debated the same thing and in the end I choose no net module. I mean how often am I really gonna need remote access to my tanks? lol I am hoping to setup failsafes as well so the setup should automatically do what i would do remotely. Like if the Ph gets too high I will have the ATO stop so it doesnt put any more kalk laced top off water into the system. If the temperature goes out of whack i can have the controller just turn off the heater, no need to tell it remotely.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #13
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I debated the same thing and in the end I choose no net module. I mean how often am I really gonna need remote access to my tanks? lol I am hoping to setup failsafes as well so the setup should automatically do what i would do remotely. Like if the Ph gets too high I will have the ATO stop so it doesnt put any more kalk laced top off water into the system. If the temperature goes out of whack i can have the controller just turn off the heater, no need to tell it remotely.
How much is the price difference?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:12 PM   #14
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I agree with carey, but when its all said and done, are you a reef junkie that need to just see what your tanks(s) are doing? As for myself i would like to setup maybe a cam instead...lol..
Ibrahim the cost is 119.00.
what do you think? worth it or not ?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #15
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I also took into account the fact that I would need another outlet module and the moonlighting module. I hope to get the SL2 module as well so I can monitor my salinity. In the end if this thing works out as well in real life as it seems to on paper I want to hook up another tank to it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #16
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good point!! question for you, the moonlighting module? with what particular light systems is that?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #17
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The moonlighting module is just pods that hook up to the RKE adna re controllable through that.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:51 PM   #18
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@Carey, I have a brand new RKL with another PC4 sitting in a box. Marine Depot was having a huge sale earlier this month and I got:
ReefKeeper Lite + SL1 Expansion Unit w/ FREE pH Probe for $189.99
Digital Aquatics RKM-PC4 for $89.99

I was hoping for the NET module, but that alone is quite expensive.
Now I see the Apex JR is available with the built web server. I need to add the pH probe and another 4 outlet, but this unit seems to be easier to setup AND i get to check on things from the office, or be alerted if something goes out of whack by text message a/o email.

So I will be returning the RKL and waiting for M-D to get the Apex JR in stock. If I could get a full refund instead of a credit I would buy the Apex at a place that has them in stock.

Just throwing it out there as something you may want to look at. Good luck and thank that boyfriend of yours for a very nice present.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:14 PM   #19
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Carey , where should I put the iTemp probe? Tank or sump ?
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You can put the probe anywhere. I would put it in the sump so it's out of site. But, it's up to you.
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