If you don’t already have a aquarium controller then odds are you don’t know what you’re missing out on, but for those of us that do and are looking to upgrade the Apex aqua controller is very enticing. Additional details about the controller have been confirmed and the Apex controller isn’t holding anything back. Hit the read link below to get the full scoop on the preliminary details, the full feature list should be released closer to the launch time of the Apex which is rumored to be inÂ late May or June of this year.
– Monitor/Control – pH, Temp, and ORP
ORP input can either be an ORP input, or a second pH probe
Galvanic isolation on probes (no probe interference issues like the competition).
– Two AquaBus connectors for easy expansion, and flexible cabling options.
Plug and Plug bus allows for modular expansion.
High reliability protocol with robust error correction.
Cable lengths over 200 feet.
– All AquaBus modules allow for easy firmware updates
New features can be added to modules
No need to unplug/rewire devices to perform the firmware update (unlike the competition)
– Virtually unlimited expandability – most expandable controller.
– Expandable to 240 AquaBus modules
– hundreds of monitored probes/digital inputs
– thousands of controlled outlets
– 6 Digital Inputs
I/O port expansion backwards compatible with PX 1000
Compatible with the breakout box.
– Control Port – All control port accessories (DC8, DC4, DC4HD, AquaSurf, Lunar Sim)
work with Apex
– 4 Variable Speed Ports.
0 to 10V output interface
Can directly control up to 4 Tunze stream pumps (like AquaSurf)
Can dim ballasts with 0 to 10V interfaces (T5).
– Integrated Ethernet port.
Most advanced web server available.
Only aquarium controller with web server monitoring, control, and configuration.
Easily interfaces with wireless 802.11x accessories
Email or text message alarms
Interfaces with AquaNotes iPhone application
RSS and XML Support
– Only 32 bit processor on an Aquarium controller
Over 16 times more code space & 5X faster than the competition
The huge code space means that future expandability is guaranteed
– Very simple menu driven configuration.
menus to easily setup pumps, lights, heater, chiller, co2, etc.
No programming required for configuration
Can name the outlets (unlike the competition)
– In advanced mode enhanced AquaController programming language available
Day of Week functionality added.
Sub minute control added on EnergyBar controlled devices.
– 4 Feed Cycles or Maintenance modes
– Firmware updates via Ethernet
Flash memory so new features can be easily added
– Alternate power port on Apex Base Unit.
Email alarms or audible alarms when system power fails
Can detect power failures in EnergyBars.
– Internal rechargeable backup battery.
– Huge data logging memory
Graph probe/device data on the LCD display
Interactive flash graphing application in the web server
Over 1 years worth of data logs can be stored
Over 16 times more memory than the competition
– Compact Size
7.5″ x 2.6″ x 1.10″