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Apex w wifi

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Haddonisreef, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    who has one is it worth it?
     
  2. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Worth it? as opposed to what?
    I have one old one. Works great. Only problem is during firmware updates, but otherwise no issues.
    If I was to spend that kind of money on a new one, I would go with a profiLux instead, mainly because you dont have to buy a ton of extra modules to be able to use it with things like lights and pumps, plus has its own built in wifi
     
  3. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Profilux might be harder for someone that doesn't know how to program. At least the older models were challenging to use.
     
  4. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    The new PRo4 supposed to be much easier and can do a ton more then the apex. The set for them run 850-1100 but once you count the fact that you wont need additional modules for things like lights, pumps, and everything else, they actually about the same price overall. So personlly if I had to choose it would be Profilux all the way
    I'd prolly do this set
    https://www.aquariumcomputer.com/usa/product/profilux-4-mega-set-black-usacnd/
     
  5. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    well found one for 700 new just don’t know if I should switch from my rk elite
     
  6. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    if the RK is doing its job, then what is it that you are trying to gain by switching to Apex?
     
  7. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    The WiFi capability sounds nice ya if it’s not broke don’t fix it! Lol just gathering items for he new 210 when I move in a few mths
     
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  8. BrianH

    BrianH Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    I have an older apex with a $30 ethernet to wifi adapter. My apex is down in the basement with my sumps and frag tank. My display is on the first floor. I really enjoy being able to access my apex on my phone without having to go to the basement. @Walter White has a profilux (not sure which model but it is a couple years old) on his system and can speak to it. If I remember correctly, his comment to me about it was that he wished he had an apex because parts were hard to get for his profilux.
     
  9. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    What kind of adapter do you have? I bought one and couldn’t get it to work but I did go with cheap.
     
  10. BrianH

    BrianH Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

  11. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I have an apex classic and have the internet cable run to it. I love the accessibility. In the old house I had a $25 WiFi adapter that worked well. I just ran a cBle to it for firm updates (not very offen) the ProfiLux is something i’d Look into more if doing it over.
     
  12. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    where are you moving to?
     
  13. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    It's definately a worthwhile upgrade especially compared to a reefkeeper. The WiFi firmware updates are nice, but the real bread and butter is the ability to do everything that required the classic dashboard before remotely over fusion and have the much improved energy bar with 1link and 24V port built in and individual watts and amps monitoring.
     
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  14. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Johnstown
     
  15. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    What's your take on the ProfiLux?
     

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