View Full Version : reefkeeper good or bad
03/07/2006, 12:35 PM
I was looking into timers and wave makers and temp controls.
I then found the Reefkeeper by Digital Quatics.
It can run all my lights heaters and power heads on one unit.
I can set timers for all outlets and on top of that have it turn off all my lights if the temp gets to high.
And at $219 it is not that much more then buying everything separately
What does everyone think about this?
Anyone have any experience with these.
Also should I wait and get the reefkeeper 2 it has the capability to get firmware updates (great idea)
And a ph prob. Plus some small other changes.
Any input would be great.
03/09/2006, 04:21 PM
i was looking at this deal
i like that you can run it to a router and log into it remotely or the net/lan....haven't got crazy enough to spend that much on my system other than lights so far...
but the reefkeeper 2 looks nice, even comes w/ all the probes
03/16/2006, 06:41 AM
That has some great features with the web site. But for 300 bucks i think i would rather get the reefkeeper 2, it has a lot more options and is cheaper. I have a e-mail to the asking if the serial port is bi-directional. If it is there may be a way to pull the data off of the unit and integrate it into a www.
Will update when i get reply.
03/16/2006, 01:55 PM
I have the aquacontroller 2 and I am running it with x10's and ice cap ballasts with out any problems. it is awesome when I feed I push the shortcut and it stops my filtration pumps and starts all in tank pumps. also got the premium aquatics deal from rc thread.
I have to say I love it. I can control I think 20 or so different things maybe more I forget.
03/17/2006, 10:19 AM
I got a reply from them saying that more then likely it will be a firmware update, and that it will more then likely not be open source.
So i ordered a reefkeeper 2':) will let you guys know when I come in and how I like it.
Once I get it if anyone wants to stop buy and see it they are more then welcome to :)
03/20/2006, 08:34 PM
did it show up yet?
03/21/2006, 06:17 AM
Nope not yet when i ordered it they said 1-2 days to ship so we will see if it ships today. :(
03/23/2006, 06:16 AM
Just got my tracking number last night. No eta yet.
03/23/2006, 07:48 PM
sheesh...the time it takes some company's to deliver the goods...i placed an order tuesday morning for an item...payed for over night shipping and i see today they've finally packed the item...but it has not shipped...which means it'll go out tomorrow...and show up on monday i bet...think i'll give them a call tomorrow....good luck.
03/24/2006, 07:08 AM
From what i understand there are only 2 people who make the reefkeeper 2. Also on there www it says it can take 1 week to ship due to back orders. i have the tracking number will be here on the 30th ( got the lowest shipping) will post pics when i get it
03/30/2006, 12:45 PM
Well they just moved the delivery to 3/31 so i have to now wait another day.....
Started work on the kalk reactor i have the main body glued. I also have the top or it almost done (need one more part from home depot)
Next will be drilling the holes for the mixing pump.
Just a update.
03/31/2006, 08:50 AM
Well it came in and is hooked up. Ph was ez to calibrate (once I found out there was a cap on the probe :) ) It was a breeze to set up great menus.
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