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Neptune 3ft AquaBus Cable Neptune 3ft AquaBus Cable

AquaBus Cable – 3′

Use this cable to connect Apex Systems and modules together.


The Apex is a modular system that allows you to connect many modules together in either a “daisy-chain” or star topology method. Use this cable to connect together the Apex, Modules, and Energy Bars together. Remember, although this is a USB type cable, the Apex does not have a USB interface. NEVER plug it into any computer or other USB device or it will very likely cause severe damage to your Apex or the device you connect.

Our Price: $12.95
Neptune 2 Channel Apex to Light Dimming Cable Neptune 2 Channel Apex to Light Dimming Cable

Apex LED Light Dimming Cable – 2 Channel

Use this cable to connect two channels of 0-10V dimmable LED lights to your Apex System or Advanced LED Dimming Module – VDM

Use this cable to connect two separate LED color channels from your 0-10V dimmable LED light to the Apex System or the Advanced LED Dimming Module – VDM. This cable has a RJ45 plug on one end and bare wires on the other that must be connected in the manner recommended by your LED manufacturer. If you have four colors of LED that you want to dim, then you will need to buy two of these cables.

Our Price: $14.95
Neptune 16 Meter Tubing for DOS

DŌS Tubing 16m

Additional DŌS Tubing for your Neptune Systems DŌS Module

Tubing is the flexible and the available to the standard DŌS specifications of 6 mm OD/4 mm ID

Our Price: $17.95
Neptune 15ft AquaBus Cable Extension Neptune 15ft AquaBus Cable Extension

AquaBus Cable – 15′

Use this cable to connect Apex Systems and modules together.


The Apex is a modular system that allows you to connect many modules together in either a “daisy-chain” or star topology method. Use this cable to connect together the Apex, Modules, and Energy Bars together. Remember, although this is a USB type cable, the Apex does not have a USB interface. NEVER plug it into any computer or other USB device or it will very likely cause severe damage to your Apex or the device you connect.

This cable has a Female connector on one end and a male connector on the other.

Our Price: $19.95
Neptune 15ft AquaBus Cable Neptune 15ft AquaBus Cable

AquaBus Cable – 15′

Use this cable to connect Apex Systems and modules together.


The Apex is a modular system that allows you to connect many modules together in either a “daisy-chain” or star topology method. Use this cable to connect together the Apex, Modules, and Energy Bars together. Remember, although this is a USB type cable, the Apex does not have a USB interface. NEVER plug it into any computer or other USB device or it will very likely cause severe damage to your Apex or the device you connect.

Our Price: $19.95
Neptune Two-channel Stream Cable Neptune Two-channel Stream Cable

2 Channel Apex to Tunze Stream Cable

2 Channel Apex to stream cable assembly. It has 1 RJ45 connector which plugs into the Apex base unit, and 2 Din5 connectors which plug into 2 Tunze Controllable Stream pumps.

Our Price: $19.95
Neptune Low Profile Advanced Leak Detection Probe ALD Neptune Low Profile Advanced Leak Detection Probe ALD

Low-Profile Leak Detection Probe

Use this probe in combination with the ALD module. The probe is low-profile so it slips easily under carpet; hiding it away, but giving you the peace of mind of leak detection. Easily plugs into the ALD with a modular RJ11 connection.

Our Price: $29.95
Neptune Solid-Surface Leak Detection Probe ALD Neptune Solid-Surface Leak Detection Probe ALD

Solid-Surface Leak Detection Probe

Use this probe in combination with the ALD module. The probe is weighted making it perfect for solid surface applications such as tile and wood floors, or inside your aquarium cabinet. This weighted version keeps the detection surfaces solidly positioned for fast detection of leaks.

Our Price: $29.95
Neptune LSM Lunar LED String - 2 LEDs Neptune LSM Lunar LED String - 2 LEDs

Lunar LED String - 2 LEDs

Use this string of LED in combination with your Lunar Simulation Module When you purchase our Lunar Simulation Module you need to outfit it with a string of Lunar LEDs. This string of LED easily mounts to the inside of your canopy or onto a standard light fixture above your tank. Choose the number of LED that best suits the width of your tank.

Our Price: $29.95
Neptune Temperature Probe Neptune Temperature Probe - Extended Life

Temperature Probe – Extended Life

Replace your Temperature Probe, add one for another tank, or put one on your PM2/PM3 module for temperature compensated readings

Buy this probe if you are:

  • buying an Apex Lite (it does not include a pH probe)
  • Replacing an old probe
  • Adding another tank to your system via a PM1
  • Want to have more accurate readings on your PM2/PM3 modules by adding temperature compensation

Our Price: $29.95
Neptune LSM Lunar LED String 3 LEDs Neptune LSM Lunar LED String - 3 LEDs

Lunar LED String - 3 LEDs

Use this string of LED in combination with your Lunar Simulation Module

When you purchase our Lunar Simulation Module you need to outfit it with a string of Lunar LEDs. This string of LED easily mounts to the inside of your canopy or onto a standard light fixture above your tank. Choose the number of LED that best suits the width of your tank.

Our Price: $39.95
Neptune LSM Lunar LED String 4 LEDs Neptune LSM Lunar LED String - 4 LEDs

Lunar LED String - 4 LEDs

Use this string of LED in combination with your Lunar Simulation Module

When you purchase our Lunar Simulation Module you need to outfit it with a string of Lunar LEDs. This string of LED easily mounts to the inside of your canopy or onto a standard light fixture above your tank. Choose the number of LED that best suits the width of your tank.

Our Price: $49.95
Neptune LSM - Lunar Simulator Module

LUNAR SIMULATOR MODULE :: LSM

WANT TO MORE ACCURATELY SIMULATE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR TANK INHABITANTS?

Moonlight in the ocean is believed to be as significant as the time spent in full daylight. Moonlight triggers various internal and external biological activities among the many thousands of reef organisms. Many corals continue to grow under moonlight conditions and for some fish and coral it is important for the reproductive process. Also, night predators come out and cruise, while prey go into hiding.

The other benefit of moonlights is that it extends the time you can enjoy your aquarium and in a totally different way. We all like to go to our tank with a flashlight and see whats going on, but it can often startle many creatures and send them into hiding. With a moonlight, your tank has just enough light for you to see many of the fascinating things going on in the aquarium after the main lights go down.


MOON CYCLES ARE ACCURATELY SIMULATED

With the Apex and the LSM – Lunar Simulator Module, you can load in the entire year’s lunar cycle data and your moonlight LED will dim and brighten according to the true lunar cycle. This has been shown to benefit spawning cycles in some tank organisms.


Our Price: $64.95
Neptune ALD Advanced Leak Detection Module Neptune ALD Advanced Leak Detection Module

Advanced Leak Detection Module : ALD

Finally, an easy to use way to detect water on the floor!

The long-awaited ALD Module now gives your Apex the ability to detect water on the floor in up to four separate locations and tells your Apex to sound an alarm, email you, or whatever action you desire giving you the ultimate in peace of mind. This new module is Plug-and-Play, connecting to the Apex System's AquaBus. It has four separate probe ports where you can plug in either the optionally available low-profile probe (perfect for under carpets) or the weighted, solid-surface probe. The ALD has four inputs for the ALD probes.

Probes purchased separately

Our Price: $74.95
Neptune PM1 PH ORP and Temp. Probe Module Neptune PM1 PH ORP Temp Probe Module

pH/ORP Probe Module :: PM1

4 in 1 goodness with this module!

The PM1 probe module is just what you need if you want to monitor pH or ORP in your tank. And, there is an added bonus, you get an extra temperature port as well as six I/O switch inputs for use on ATO, feed buttons, leak alarms or whatever else you may come up with. This module is perfect for someone that wants to add an additional pH or ORP port to their Apex System.

Our Price: $84.95
Neptune Salinity Module PM2 Neptune Salinity Module PM2

Salinity Module :: PM2

Real-time Monitoring of Salinity in Your Aquarium

Maintaining consistent salinity in your aquarium is key to the well being of every organism inside it. And, as busy as we sometimes are, we don’t even realize our parameters are out of whack until it’s too late. With this module, your Apex will be constantly monitoring the Salinity in your tank and will let you know the minute it is trending outside of the safety zone.

There is an added bonus, you get an extra temperature port as well as six I/O switch inputs for use on ATO, feed buttons, leak alarms or whatever else you may come up with.

Salinity varies with water temperature. This extra temperature port is extra important because, when used, it is coupled with the conductivity probe’s value to calculate the most accurate real-time salinity measurement possible

Our Price: $84.95
Lab Grade ORP Probe

ORP Probe – Lab Grade

Start monitoring ORP, replace your ORP probe or add one for another tank

Buy this probe if you are:

– You measure ORP in your aquarium with an Apex System or a PM1 module
– replacing a worn out ORP probe (we recommend you replace your Lab Grade ORP probe every 18-24 months).
– adding another tank to your system, want to measure ORP in it, and purchased a
PM1 to do so.
– want to have a back-up probe on hand

Lab Grade Probes tend to last longer, give more accurate results, stay calibrated longer, and need replaced less frequently

Our Price: $89.95
Neptune Dissolved Oxygen Module PM3 Neptune Dissolved Oxygen Module PM3

Dissolved Oxygen Module:: PM3

Real-time Monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen in Many Aquariums is a Great Safety Net

Many marine aquarists only give the oxygen content in their aquarium water a passing thought, not fully understanding how the level of the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in their tanks can affect their entire tank population.

In one way or another, everything (fish, invertebrates, corals, algaes, bacteria) in the oceans and in marine aquariums react with oxygen. Most of the living beings of this planet require oxygen in order to metabolize nutrients. Fish, invertebrates, corals, and bacteria ingest O2 and expel CO2 day and night.

Your critters are not the only things that use oxygen in your tank. Organic materials (i.e. Dissolved Organic Compounds, uneaten food and fish detritus on the bottom of the tank) consume a lot of oxygen as they break down. And now it’s even popular to add nitrifying bacteria additives which multiply very rapidly, consuming a large portion of the available oxygen in the tank water.

Of all the organisms in your aquarium, large fish are the most acutely at risk to low O2 levels. In some situations with heavily loaded systems, simply the failing of a skimmer can bring the O2 levels down to dangerous levels and cause a chain-reaction fish die-off . This is where the PM3 Dissolved Oxygen module comes to the rescue.

Our Price: $94.95
Neptune AFS Automatic Feeding System Neptune AFS - Automatic Feeding System


AUTOMATIC FEEDING SYSTEM :: AFS

Feed your fish consistently, and safely, while home or away. A key component of caring for aquatic animals is regularly providing them with food, but in amounts that get consumed immediately so as not to pollute the aquarium. On top of that, most species do best when they are fed all throughout the day. However, overfeeding of aquariums is one of the top reasons for water pollution and tank failures.


FEED PELLET, FLAKE, OR OUR CROSSOVER DIET

Of course the AFS was designed to feed almost any correctly-sized pellet or flake food. But the ideal food for the AFS is the Crossover Diet pellet food by Neptune Systems. We’ve worked closely with Reed Mariculture (the manufacturer of Reef Nutrition foods) to come up with exclusive new food based on their TDO Chroma Boost that would dispense in consistent quantities from the AFS and bring out the vibrant colors in your fish.



Not only that, our proprietary Crossover Diet pellets have food for both your fish AND corals. A micro-film of coral food is applied to the surface of every pellet during manufacturing. When these pellets are dispensed by the AFS, this micro-coral-food is dispersed upon contact with the water and then the pellets sink for the fish to consume. Even if you do not have a coral reef tank, this food is beneficial other micro-fauna in your tank. The AFS along with our Crossover Diet pellets are the all-in-one feeding solution for your aquarium.

We even include a sample pouch of our Crossover Diet in every box!


BUILD COMPLEX FEEDING ROUTINES WITH THE APEX AND THE AFS

Since your AFS is part of the Apex ecosystem, you can build automated feeding routines that really do all the work for you. Imagine kicking off a symphony of operations on a timed schedule, like this:

  • Turn off skimmer
  • Turn off return pump(s)
  • Set VorTech pumps to Tidal Surge
  • Dim LED lights to 40%
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • AFS feed cycle
  • AFS feed cycle
  • Wait 10 minutes
  • Turn on return pump(s)
  • Wait 10 minutes
  • Turn on skimmer
  • Turn LED lights back to normal

STAY-DRY SYSTEM PREVENTS CAKING AND CLUMPING

A common issue for most aquarium autofeeders is moisture getting into the food, making it clump or cake and clogging up. The AFS has a motorized food delivery system that automatically extends and retracts into the housing for each feeding. And, the food container has a built-in gasket that seals out all moisture once it is retracted. Pretty cool, huh!?


DAISY-CHAIN MULTIPLE AFS TOGETHER

The AFS connects to your Apex using a standard AquaBus cable. And, since there are two AquaBus connectors on the AFS, you can daisy-chain multiple feeders together. This is the perfect solution if you are going to be away from your tank for an extended period of time and need the extra capacity, or if you wanted to feed two different types of food.


FEATURES OF THE AUTOMATIC FEEDING SYSTEM – AFS:

  • Feeds pellet or flake food in varying amounts
  • Apex can be set so that the AFS will feed from one time to as many times as you like throughout the day
  • Connects via the Apex AquaBus
  • “Stay-dry” system has a sealed container that extends and retracts for each feeding, keeping food dry.
  • The lowest setting feeds just a few grains of pellet food so multiple small feedings are possible
  • Allows for optimal feeding — small amounts many times a day
  • Feedings can be combined with other operations such as powering off return pumps, skimmer, etc.
  • Adjustable mounting clip extends up to two inches (or velcro can be used) so it will work in almost every configuration.
  • Includes 15′ AquaBus Cable
  • Bonus: FREE Sample of Crossover Diet food included!
  • Compatible with the Apex and Apex Jr. AquaControllers.

Our Price: $99.95
Neptune Energy Bar 4 - EB4 Neptune Energy Bar 4 - EB4


Energy Bars

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A POWERSTRIP

The Energy Bars available for our Apex systems are much more than a glorified power strip. In fact, this component of your aquarium controller equipment is far more important than most people realize – and not all systems are created equal!

It is obvious that this component is key to controlling things on your aquarium, but what is not so apparent is how it is critical to preventing catastrophe in your aquarium. Here’s how.


REPLACE

LET’S START WITH CONSTRUCTION

We have put a lot of thought into the construction of our Energy Bars. Unlike our competitors and simple power strips, our Energy Bars are made out of 16 gauge, powder-coated aluminum.



They are built to be bullet proof – almost literally! Sure, like our competitors we could have gone with a slick, inexpensive plastic enclosure, but that would not provide you with the best protection against catastrophic failure. You see, plastic timer powerstrips and power bars used by some of our competitors can easily catch fire should saltwater enter them and cause a short. With our solid metal Energy Bars, if such a short did occur, it would be far less likely to spread to the tank or your home.

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CURRENT SENSING DEVICE

The Energy Bars continually send their information on their present current drain to the Apex controller. This is incredibly useful information for a number of reasons.



First, it enables you to recognize what the overall power consumption is on any Energy Bar so that you can better distribute the load across your multiple Energy Bars. Also by having this feature you can accurately determine the power utilization of your tank to compare different lights, pumps, skimmers, etc. (Not available on Energy Bar 6)

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CONTROLLED OUTLETS

Each of the independently controlled outlets on the Energy Bar are independently switched and easily carry the current load specified on the label. In fact, we intentionally underrate our outlets just to provide that extra level of security.



So, depending on which Energy Bar you purchase, each outlet is rated from 5A to 10A at 120V AC or 8A on our 240V European model.


REPLACE

SOFT-START EXTENDS THE LIFE OF PUMPS

Imagine revving the engine in your car and dropping the shifter from P to D. That is exactly what happens when many controllers turn on the power to your pumps. Just like in a car, this kind of instantaneous application of power to your return pump after a feed cycle or to your power heads will certainly lead to early failure. With the Energy Bar, power is slowly ramped on so that every motor is safely brought up to speed without the damaging torque.


POWER-FAILURE DETECTION, COMMUNICATION ERROR PROTECTION AND PRE-PROGRAMMED FAILSAFE STATE

Each Energy Bar outlet can be configured to be either in an off or on state if the power were to fail and then come back on or if there was a communication failure with the Apex base unit. This means that if, for instance, your heater was on when the power went off, you could have it programmed to be off until control was reestablished with the Apex base unit. Or, as another example, you could program your main return pump to always be in the on position in case of failure.



This feature is very important as many other controllers on the market may leave the outlet in its last position or possibly default all of the outlets to off or on. This is even true if they simply lose communication with their base unit due to a system failure, software bug, communication issue, lightning strike, etc. Not good. Imagine if you were away from home and a storm took out your Apex – the Energy Bar would just fall back to the Failsafe state you had programmed for such an incident. No worries.

One additional advanced feature is that when you use an additional Energy Bar on a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) you can have key lifesaving devices (low power power heads and bubblers) on there that will automatically go into their Failsafe State once power failure is detected. This can keep your tank alive and healthy for hours on a good UPS until the power comes back online. This will run completely unattended and is ideal to give you peace of mind when you are away from home whether out for the evening or on a two-week cruise!

It is easy to see the importance of this one small feature that differentiates the Neptune Systems Energy Bars from the rest and how once again Neptune Systems is looking out for every possible way for you to avoid catastrophe in your aquarium.


EXTRA AQUABUS CONNECTIONS

Each Energy Bar has additional connectors so that you can easily expand to other modules. This is very helpful for those that want to use one Apex to control multiple aquariums. The Energy Bar becomes an AquaBus “hub” at any location you choose – allowing you to connect more modules in that area. This is called a “star topology” and is unique to the Apex. Many other controllers require you to daisy chain together every module or they require you to buy a separate “hub” to connect everything together.


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Energy Bar 8

  • Designed for a USA-style 120V power grid.
  • Eight controllable outlets. Six of these outlets are controlled by super-silent solid-state triacs and are rated at 5A. Two of the outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays and are rated at 10A.
  • Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 15A and has a built-in 15A circuit breaker.
  • Six AquaBus connectors so you will have five free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars
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Energy Bar 4

  • Designed for a USA-style 120V power grid.
  • Four controllable outlets. All outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays. Three of the outlets are rated at 8A and one outlet is rated at 12A.
  • Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 15A and has a built-in 15A circuit breaker.
  • Four AquaBus connectors so you will have three free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars
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Energy Bar 6 – 240V

  • Designed for a European-style 240V power grid.
  • Six controllable outlets. All outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays rated at 8A.
  • Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 10A and has a built-in 10A circuit breaker.
  • Four AquaBus connectors so you will have three free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars
  • UK, SHK, AU, and Universal Versions available through International Resellers

Our Price: $119.95
Neptune Energy Bar 8 - EB8 Neptune Energy Bar 8 - EB8


Energy Bars

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A POWERSTRIP

The Energy Bars available for our Apex systems are much more than a glorified power strip. In fact, this component of your aquarium controller equipment is far more important than most people realize – and not all systems are created equal!

It is obvious that this component is key to controlling things on your aquarium, but what is not so apparent is how it is critical to preventing catastrophe in your aquarium. Here’s how.


REPLACE

LET’S START WITH CONSTRUCTION

We have put a lot of thought into the construction of our Energy Bars. Unlike our competitors and simple power strips, our Energy Bars are made out of 16 gauge, powder-coated aluminum.



They are built to be bullet proof – almost literally! Sure, like our competitors we could have gone with a slick, inexpensive plastic enclosure, but that would not provide you with the best protection against catastrophic failure. You see, plastic timer powerstrips and power bars used by some of our competitors can easily catch fire should saltwater enter them and cause a short. With our solid metal Energy Bars, if such a short did occur, it would be far less likely to spread to the tank or your home.

REPLACE

CURRENT SENSING DEVICE

The Energy Bars continually send their information on their present current drain to the Apex controller. This is incredibly useful information for a number of reasons.



First, it enables you to recognize what the overall power consumption is on any Energy Bar so that you can better distribute the load across your multiple Energy Bars. Also by having this feature you can accurately determine the power utilization of your tank to compare different lights, pumps, skimmers, etc. (Not available on Energy Bar 6)

REPLACE

CONTROLLED OUTLETS

Each of the independently controlled outlets on the Energy Bar are independently switched and easily carry the current load specified on the label. In fact, we intentionally underrate our outlets just to provide that extra level of security.



So, depending on which Energy Bar you purchase, each outlet is rated from 5A to 10A at 120V AC or 8A on our 240V European model.


REPLACE

SOFT-START EXTENDS THE LIFE OF PUMPS

Imagine revving the engine in your car and dropping the shifter from P to D. That is exactly what happens when many controllers turn on the power to your pumps. Just like in a car, this kind of instantaneous application of power to your return pump after a feed cycle or to your power heads will certainly lead to early failure. With the Energy Bar, power is slowly ramped on so that every motor is safely brought up to speed without the damaging torque.


POWER-FAILURE DETECTION, COMMUNICATION ERROR PROTECTION AND PRE-PROGRAMMED FAILSAFE STATE

Each Energy Bar outlet can be configured to be either in an off or on state if the power were to fail and then come back on or if there was a communication failure with the Apex base unit. This means that if, for instance, your heater was on when the power went off, you could have it programmed to be off until control was reestablished with the Apex base unit. Or, as another example, you could program your main return pump to always be in the on position in case of failure.



This feature is very important as many other controllers on the market may leave the outlet in its last position or possibly default all of the outlets to off or on. This is even true if they simply lose communication with their base unit due to a system failure, software bug, communication issue, lightning strike, etc. Not good. Imagine if you were away from home and a storm took out your Apex – the Energy Bar would just fall back to the Failsafe state you had programmed for such an incident. No worries.

One additional advanced feature is that when you use an additional Energy Bar on a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) you can have key lifesaving devices (low power power heads and bubblers) on there that will automatically go into their Failsafe State once power failure is detected. This can keep your tank alive and healthy for hours on a good UPS until the power comes back online. This will run completely unattended and is ideal to give you peace of mind when you are away from home whether out for the evening or on a two-week cruise!

It is easy to see the importance of this one small feature that differentiates the Neptune Systems Energy Bars from the rest and how once again Neptune Systems is looking out for every possible way for you to avoid catastrophe in your aquarium.


EXTRA AQUABUS CONNECTIONS

Each Energy Bar has additional connectors so that you can easily expand to other modules. This is very helpful for those that want to use one Apex to control multiple aquariums. The Energy Bar becomes an AquaBus “hub” at any location you choose – allowing you to connect more modules in that area. This is called a “star topology” and is unique to the Apex. Many other controllers require you to daisy chain together every module or they require you to buy a separate “hub” to connect everything together.


REPLACE

Energy Bar 8

  • Designed for a USA-style 120V power grid.
  • Eight controllable outlets. Six of these outlets are controlled by super-silent solid-state triacs and are rated at 5A. Two of the outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays and are rated at 10A.
  • Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 15A and has a built-in 15A circuit breaker.
  • Six AquaBus connectors so you will have five free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars
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Energy Bar 4

  • Designed for a USA-style 120V power grid.
  • Four controllable outlets. All outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays. Three of the outlets are rated at 8A and one outlet is rated at 12A.
  • Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 15A and has a built-in 15A circuit breaker.
  • Four AquaBus connectors so you will have three free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars
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Energy Bar 6 – 240V

  • Designed for a European-style 240V power grid.
  • Six controllable outlets. All outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays rated at 8A.
  • Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 10A and has a built-in 10A circuit breaker.
  • Four AquaBus connectors so you will have three free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars
  • UK, SHK, AU, and Universal Versions available through International Resellers

Our Price: $159.95
Apex Jr Neptune Systems Neptune Systems Apex Jr


GREAT ENTRY LEVEL CONTROLLER

The Apex System is the best-value aquarium controller on the market today. Dollar for dollar you will not find a higher-quality controller that gives you more features, is easier to use, or has a larger and more active user base than the Apex.

The Apex Jr. System the perfect option for those that want to have the basic functions of a controller like light and temperature control but have a smaller budget. But the beauty of the Apex Jr. is that you don’t have to sacrifice many of the cool features of the more expensive Apex controllers such as Internet connectivity, phone and SMS alerts, over-temperature protection, mobile phone and tablet access and much more.

With the Apex Jr. you will be able to not only monitor what is happening in your tank, but you will also have 100% control while at home, or away to do something about it!


THE APEX SYSTEM COMES COMPLETE WITH:

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ENTRY LEVEL MONITORING AND CONTROL

The Apex Jr. System the perfect option for those that want to have the basic functions of a controller like light and temperature control but have a smaller budget. But the beauty of the Apex Jr. is that you don’t have to sacrifice many of the cool features of the more expensive Apex controllers such as Internet connectivity, phone and SMS alerts, over-temperature protection, mobile phone and tablet access and much more.


THE APEX JR. – IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE BRAIN

The Apex Jr. is far different than from what any other controller at this price level is offering. The Apex Jr. is basically a small computer whose only job is take care of your aquarium. It has a 32-bit microprocessor and a built-in web server. The web server makes it possible for your to configure and operate your Apex from any network-connected computer or mobile device – no software to install on a PC – it also means it’s Mac compatible!

The Apex Jr. runs at up to 10x the speed of other controllers in its class due to its advanced processor technology (most others use 8 or 16 bit microcontrollers). It also has memory on board to store over a month’s worth of complete tank data in non-volatile RAM. Even with a power outage, your tank history and all configurations are safe.

BUILT IN INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

The Apex Jr. is Internet-ready straight out of the box. Just plug it into your router and you are good to go – no software to install! This means that you can control your tank from any computer (or mobile device) in the house. There is no need, ever, to connect it directly to a computer to monitor your aquarium or update its firmware. And, once you set up external access via port-forwarding on your router, you can easily access your Apex from anywhere in the world via a web browser or via our iOS or Android apps!

And, with Internet Connectivity, the Apex Jr.can be configured so that you will get an email or text message whenever something is not quite right with your system – whether that is an over-temperature condition in your tank, the pH is out of whack, or there’s a leak on the floor!


BEST SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON ANY AQUARIUM CONTROLLER

Hands down, the Apex has the most feature-rich, field tested software of any controller on the market today. It all starts with the onboard web server inside the Apex Base Unit. This web server is part of the Apex’s firmware and is truly the secret sauce to it’s success.



NOT TECH SAVVY, NO WORRIES

Built-in wizards allow even the most technophobic person out there to be able to program the basics like light timers and heater control in a matter of minutes. Then, as you build up confidence and engage the awesome Apex Community Forum, you will be taking it to the next level in no time.

UBER REEF GEEK, WE HAVE YOU COVERED

The Apex has a powerful yet easy to learn programming language. This enables every user to get creative and come up with new cool ways to use their Apex…from creating storms in their tanks, to complex dosing of additives, to unique mixing of colors on their DIY LED lights. The possibilities are pretty much only limited by your imagination. And again, the Apex Community Forum is out there to help you along as well.

GRAPHS, GRAPHS, GRAPHS!

The Apex has a full-featured graphing engine built right in. As an example, you can very easily compare the cycles of your outlets with temperature and pH, identify ongoing patterns of trouble, and even discover ways to cut costs like being able to visually see when two external devices (such as a heater and a chiller) are on simultaneously when they really shouldn’t be.

GOING MOBILE? THE APEX DID!

The Apex is the only controller on the market that has manufacturer-written, full-featured applications for the computer browser (Mac or PC), iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets (currently available as a beta). Now you can take your Apex with you anywhere and check in on your tank, reprogram your lights, or even feed your fish remotely from the touch of your phone!


THE ENERGY BAR – SO MUCH MORE THAN A POWER STRIP!

The Apex Jr. is so much more than a glorified power strip. In fact, this component of your aquarium controller equipment is far more important than most people realize – and not all controller systems are created equal!

It is obvious that this component is key to controlling things on your aquarium, but what is not so apparent is how it is critical to preventing catastrophe in your aquarium. Here’s how.


LET'S START WITH CONSTRUCTION

We have put a lot of thought into the construction of our Apex Jr. Unlike our competitors and simple power strips, our Apex Jr. is made out of 16 gauge, powder-coated aluminum. It is built to be bullet proof – almost literally!

Sure, like our competitors we could have gone with a slick, inexpensive plastic enclosure, but that would not provide you with the best protection against catastrophic failure. You see, plastic timer powerstrips and power bars used by some of our competitors can easily catch fire should saltwater enter them and cause a short. With our solid metal Energy Bars, if such a short did occur, it would be far less likely to spread to the tank or your home.

CONTROLLED OUTLETS

Each of the independently controlled outlets on the Apex Jr. are independently switched and easily carry the current load specified on the label. In fact, we intentional underrate our outlets just to provide that extra level of security

SOFT-START EXTENDS THE LIFE OF PUMPS

Imagine revving the engine in your car and dropping the shifter from P to D. That is exactly what happens when many controllers turn on the power to your pumps. Just like in a car, this kind of instantaneous application of power to your return pump after a feed cycle or to your power heads will certainly lead to early failure. With the Energy Bar, power is slowly ramped on so that every motor is safely brought up to speed without the damaging torque.


THE DISPLAY MODULE

The Apex Display module is a sleek and compact way for your to interact with the Apex Jr. and control nearly every aspect of your Aquarium. Unlike our competitors’ entry-level controllers, we did not scale down our Display Module for our entry-level product. We feel that the Display Module is a key component to your controller system and you deserve the best…even at the low end.


MECHANICAL, NOT MEMBRANE KEYPAD

Our Display Module uses high-quality, mechanical buttons. So what you say? Well many devices out there make use of what are called capacitive touch pads. This type of membrane button is just fine for your toaster oven, but in a saltwater environment it is highly susceptible to failure. So, even though the cost to us was higher, we went with mechanical buttons for our Display Module ensuring your product a much longer life.

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PLAYS MULTIPLE ALARM TONES

Inside the Apex Display Module is a tiny speaker with a big heart. This speaker will play one of many alarm sounds and tunes that are built into the Apex. These alarms are perfect to alert you of a water leak, over temp, or whatever you condition you desire to program into the Apex.

ADJUSTABLE CONTRAST, HIGH-RESOLUTION GRAPHICS DISPLAY

While some may tout the importance of a color display, we disagree. We believe the most important thing for our customers is ease in readability and size of the display. What good is a color display if it is barely larger than a postage stamp. That is why we went with the backlit graphical display we did. It was the perfect match of function and value for our customers

MULTIPLE DISPLAY MODULE CAPACITY

With the Apex Display Module you are not limited to having just one control panel. With the Apex (as an option) you can add one, two, even three control panels all to the same Apex. And, these are not watered down, smaller versions of the main control panel, all modules will have the same display and functionality.


THE APEX JR. COMES WITH ONE PROBE:



LONG LIFE TEMPERATURE PROBE

Neptune Systems manufactures our own temperature probes in-house. Why? Because we saw the level of early failures due to using off-the-shelf temperature probes like those used in stand-alone digital thermometers as well as those used by other aquarium controllers. These probes often fail because they were never designed to be permanently submersed in saltwater. We custom build our temperature probes using a proprietary method that encapsulates the business end of the probe itself from the corrosive effects of long term saltwater submersion.

EXPANSION CAPABILITIES

With the addition of up to seven other Apex Expansion Modules, the Apex Jr. System can be fitted to add additional outlets, monitor pH, ORP, Salinity, control VorTech pumps , control LEDs, detect leaks and much more.. Go to our Neptunes Probes page to read more about what probes are available to add to the Apex Jr.


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Our Price: $239.95
   
 
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