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 offers more features, is easier to use, or has a larger and more active user base than the Apex.
Apex Base Unit
Energy Bar 832
Long-lasting Temperature Probe
Lab Grade pH Probe
Lab Grade ORP Probe
Lab Grade Conductivity (Salinity) Probe
Apex Base Unit
The Apex Base Unit is the brains of your entire Apex System. The Apex Base Unit (ABU) is far different than from what any other controller in this price range is offering. The ABU is essentially 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 you 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 operates 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 enough memory on board to store many months’ worth of detailed tank data in non-volatile RAM. Even with a power outage, your tank history and all settings are safe.
Built In Internet Connectivity
The Apex Base Unit is Internet-ready right out of the package. Just plug it into your router and you are ready to go – no software to install! This means that you can control your tank from any computer (or mobile device) in your home.
There is no need, ever, to connect it directly to a computer to monitor your fish tank or update its firmware. And, once you set up external access via port-forwarding on your router, you can simply 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 can be configured so that you will get an email or text alert 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
Without a doubt, 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 to its success.
User-friendly and Intuitive
Built-in wizards let 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 amazing Apex Community Forum, you will be taking it to the next level in no time.
Super Reef Geek, We Have You Covered
The Apex has a powerful yet easy to learn programming language. This enables every user to use their creativity to 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 virtually only limited by your imagination. And again, the Apex Community Forum is there to help you along as well.
Graphs, Graphs, Graphs!
The Apex features a full-featured graphing engine. As an example, you can easily compare the cycles of your outlets with temperature and pH, identify ongoing patterns of problems, 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? Take the Apex with you!
The Apex is the only controller in the industry 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 bring 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!
Total Aquarium Monitoring Right Out of the Box!
The Apex Base Unit is equipped with the following monitoring ports:
pH/ORP Port (can be used for either – a feature unique to the Apex)
6 – I/O switch inputs (for use with leak detectors, door switches, feed buttons, ATO, etc.)