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Eco tech reef link

Discussion in 'Controllers' started by Miah2bzy, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Miah2bzy

    Miah2bzy Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Setting up a new tank and it came with 2 vortech pumps and radions. I don’t have the matching return pump yet.
    Looking at controllers, is it worth it to get the reef link and pair that with a reefkeeper lite for the ato and temp control? Thoughts? Don’t have enough budget for an apex. Yet.


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  2. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I like reef link to run lights pumps from my phone!
     
  3. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Buy a used apex. Highway 66 has one with WXM included that will be the same price or cheaper than a reeflink + reefkeeper.
     
  4. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

  5. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Zombie can you explain about the capabilities of WXM. I'm not familiar with apex or this module.
     
  6. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    It communicates between the apex and echotech products. It allows you to program them through the fusion interface (which is more user friendly than reeflink) and also adds the ability to crosstalk between other items in the apex (example, when you press a feed mode on the apex, you can have pumps change to a different intensity and have return and skimmer shut off with one button press). It is also significantly more reliable than the reeflink both at retaining comms with the devices and retaining comms with your control (reeflinks are notorious for losing WiFi connection and then stop working entirely).
     
  7. Miah2bzy

    Miah2bzy Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Not saying you’re wrong, wanting to see where I’m not seeing right, from what I’ve seen the reef keeper lite plus is $300 and the reef link is $100, both new.
    Am I missing something?


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  8. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    He has some other modules included as well like the PM1 and ALD. You can probably talk him into just selling you the head unit, probes, energy bar, and WXM for less than the $550 he wants for the whole package. Considering the extra HP you will get from the apex plus WXM, it's well worth it even if it's a little bit more than RKL plus reeflink
     
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  9. Miah2bzy

    Miah2bzy Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Gotcha. Thanks!


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