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Old 04/10/2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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When will Apex jr start shipping?

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Old 04/10/2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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I'd like to preorder one for my QT/second tank


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Old 04/11/2011, 02:26 AM   #3
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+2 I'm getting in on a pre-order and was wondering the same thing.


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Old 04/11/2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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I emailed Neptune and was advised that they will take preorders in mid May.


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Old 04/11/2011, 11:51 AM   #5
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I emailed Neptune and was advised that they will take preorders in mid May.

Premium Aquatics is taking pre-orders right now and said they expect them to start shipping in June.


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Old 04/11/2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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Do they have an android app for non-iphoners?


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Old 04/11/2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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Do they have an android app for non-iphoners?
There's a 3rd-party app: https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result


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Old 04/11/2011, 09:59 PM   #8
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Anything underway from the Neptune systems, given that Android is in many more peoples pockets then iPhones? Would love to hear what someone from Neptune systems has to say.


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Anything underway from the Neptune systems, given that Android is in many more peoples pockets then iPhones? Would love to hear what someone from Neptune systems has to say.
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Old 04/12/2011, 10:48 AM   #10
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Is it possible to add a PH probe to this controller?


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Old 04/12/2011, 11:24 AM   #11
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Is it possible to add a PH probe to this controller?
From the info available, it appears that you would have to add a PM1


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Old 04/14/2011, 05:20 PM   #12
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From the info available, it appears that you would have to add a PM1
that's correct.


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Old 04/15/2011, 07:23 PM   #13
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What a shame.


Can i order just the apex controller as a replacement and not use a display instead of waiting for the jr?


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Old 05/20/2011, 02:32 AM   #14
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Any word on controlling LEDs with the jr? Thx


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Old 05/20/2011, 07:03 AM   #15
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Can i order just the apex controller as a replacement and not use a display instead of waiting for the jr?
At the current firmware's capabilities, you can do most, but not all of the necessary configuration solely from the web page (without a display). Once the Apex Jr is out and the corresponding new v4.1 firmware for all Apex models is out, we're told that a display will no longer be needed. So, if you get a Apex or Apex Lite now, there are just a few things you won't be able to do initially. You could probably get by for n0w, then upgrade to the 4.1 firmware when it becomes available.


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Old 05/20/2011, 07:07 AM   #16
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Any word on controlling LEDs with the jr? Thx
You will be able to use the VDM (Variable Dimming Module) with the Jr, which allows control of Tunze pumps, 0-10VDC dimmable lighting, and AquaIllumination Sol LED fixtures. A VDM is $100.


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Thanks Russ- nice b/c I have some DIY LEDs in progress.


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Old 05/20/2011, 04:11 PM   #18
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From the info available, it appears that you would have to add a PM1

Their pricing is rather strange to me. I was leaning towards buying an Apex Jr, but by the time a pH probe and pm1 are added it's near the cost of an APex Lite and you only have 4 outlets.


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Old 05/20/2011, 04:29 PM   #19
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Their pricing is rather strange to me. I was leaning towards buying an Apex Jr, but by the time a pH probe and pm1 are added it's near the cost of an APex Lite and you only have 4 outlets.
I think the Apex Jr. will be a good seller for people who already own an Apex and want another controller for a QT tank. You can use the Apex Jr. as an EB4 when used in conjunction with another Apex controller


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Old 05/21/2011, 08:21 AM   #20
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I think the Apex Jr. will be a good seller for people who already own an Apex and want another controller for a QT tank. You can use the Apex Jr. as an EB4 when used in conjunction with another Apex controller
I dont believe that the apexjr can be used as an EB4 when it is launched. I asked Neptune and the response was:


Eventually the Jr may have such a feature but not on first release.


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Old 05/21/2011, 08:22 PM   #21
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Their pricing is rather strange to me. I was leaning towards buying an Apex Jr, but by the time a pH probe and pm1 are added it's near the cost of an APex Lite and you only have 4 outlets.
+1 this is the reason i'm not sure if its worth saving now or wait longer until I have the money to get the Apex light which may be a while?


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I dont believe that the apexjr can be used as an EB4 when it is launched. I asked Neptune and the response was:


Eventually the Jr may have such a feature but not on first release.
Bummer - that was one of the features that Reef Builders mentioned that sounded interesting!


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+1 this is the reason i'm not sure if its worth saving now or wait longer until I have the money to get the Apex light which may be a while?
I'm just going to bite the bullet and grab either an Apex or Apex Lite. It doesn't make sense to buy the jr and then add pieces. I emailed them yesterday to see if they would put together a custom package(Apex/Lite -display + breakout box) and their answer was something along the lines of we have no plans to sell either the Apex or Apex Lite without a display. Personally, I think it's a little short sighted on their part, but it's their business. I can either buy their product or go back to that POS RK.


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Old 06/15/2011, 11:50 AM   #24
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Any update when this will be out?


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Old 06/15/2011, 12:01 PM   #25
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I emailed them a week to 10 days ago and they said they expected it to be mid-June. I guess the answer is "any day now".


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