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AquaController Apex Base Unit, Display, Std pH Probe, Temp Probe & EB8

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Apex Controller and EnergyBar 8,Std pH Probe, Temp Probe, ethernet and usb cables, Neptune Systems.

Comes with head Apex unit, EB8 Energy Bar, temp probe,  

ethernet and usb cables.


Ethernet Interface 
Embedded Web Server 
Only controller with web browser Monitoring, Control & Configuration. 
Email Alarms 

Most expandable Controller. 
Up to 240 modules, hundreds of probes, and thousands of controlled outlets. 
Simple menu driven Configuration 
No program language knowledge required. 

Robust Timers 
Simulates Sunrise/sunset 
Simulates moon cycle 
Wave Maker and Random timed cycles 
Built-in Variable speed pump control 
Still water feed mode (multiple modes) 

Ultimate Control 
Monitor/Control Temperature, pH, and ORP 
Digital Calibration on all probes 
Seasonal temp & lighting control 
Flexible Control Options 

Apex System
The Apex System delivers a professional quality controller at hobbyist prices. 

Built-in Ethernet
Integrated Ethernet port 
Most advanced web server available 
Interactive flash graphing application in the web server 
Interfaces with AquaNotes iPhone application 
Compatible with all Major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari) 
Only aquarium controller with web server monitoring, control, and configuration 
Compatible with wireless bridges or game adapters (802.11x) so that wireless network communication is possible
Email or text message alarms 
Email alarms or audible alarms when Energy Bar power fails 
Interactive flash graphing application in the web server 
Interfaces with AquaNotes iPhone application 
RSS and XML Support 

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 competing products) 
Can be configured through LCD Display or a standard web browser 
In advanced mode an enhanced AquaController programming language is available 
Sophisticated non standard control available 
Virtual Outlets allow even more complex control options 

Monitor/Control - pH, Temp, and ORP
The base unit includes software which is capable of monitoring pH, ORP, and temperature. The ORP probe input is modal and can be used to either monitor ORP or monitor pH; the AquaController Apex can monitor 2 different pH sources simultaneously! The monitored data is continuously displayed on the large LCD display and also logged into the internal nonvolatile memory for later retrieval. All probes support digital calibration. 

Galvanic isolation on probes
Galvanic isolation on the probes results much more reliable and accurate probe readings. While these features increase costs we feel that probe accuracy is absolutely critical for monitoring/controlling your tank, unlike many competing aquarium controllers. 

State of the Art Electronics Integration
Only 32 bit processor on an Aquarium controller 
Over 16 times more code space & 5X faster than competitive controllers 
The huge code space means that future expandability is ensured 
Over 16 times data storage memory than the competition 
1 year's worth of data logs can be stored internally 

New Enhanced Control Functionality
Day of Week functionality 
Sub minute control added on EnergyBar controlled devices 
Default outlet state for all EnergyBar outlets 
Second resolution control 

Sunrise and Sunset Simulation
The Apex has a special control function which can be used to simulate the varying lengths of days throughout the year. This feature is used to make the length of daylight hours longer in the summer than in the winter. This results in a more realistic simulation of natural lighting variations. 

Moon Cycle Simulation
The Apex has another special control function which can be used to simulate the moon cycle in your tank. The lunar simulator is used for this feature and is capable of varying the intensity of light emitted from its LEDs. The intensity variations are controlled by the Apex which is preprogrammed with correct intensity values for each day of the moon cycle. The Apex automatically updates the intensity value depending upon the current setting of the Apex's clock. With this artificial moon cycle, it is possible to induce corals and fish to spawn. 

Each pump to be controlled can either have a random or fixed time period. Both the on and off times are fully programmable and can range from 1 minute to 4 hours in 1 minute increments. Up to 20 pumps can be controlled by one base unit. A variable length feed timer cycle can be initiated with the press of a button and will disable some or all of the pumps in the system (programmed by the user). 

6 Digital Inputs
The Apex comes equipped with 6TTL level external inputs which can be used to activate/deactivate equipment in response to an external stimulus. Applications for these inputs include connection to water level float switches, water pressure and flow sensors, and water on the floor sensors. The Apex can be configured to signal alarms or turn on/off appliances in the event of external switch open or closure.

4 Integrated 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 (life some T5 ballasts) 

Modular Expansion through AquaBus
High reliability protocol with robust error correction 
Virtual unlimited expandability. The most expandable controller. 
Plug and Play — AquaBus modules are automatically recognized and configured 
Cable lengths over 200 feet 
Expandable to 240 AquaBus modules 
Add optional modules to monitor Hundreds of Probes 
Add additional EnergyBars to control thousands of outlets 
All AquaBus modules allow for easy firmware updates 
Probe modules available (or in development) for additional Temperature, pH, ORP, Conductivity, and dissolved oxygen probes 
Module firmware updates done through AquaBus. No need to disassemble controller, and individually update modules 

Backward Compatibility
All AquaController 3 accessories work with the AquaController Apex. One major design consideration was to maintain backwards compatibility to protect existing customer's investment in AquaController compatible equipment. 
I/O port expansion backwards compatible with PX 1000 
Compatible with the breakout box 
Integrated control port - All control port accessories (DC8, DC4, DC4HD, AquaSurf, Lunar Sim) 
AquaBus Features
Two AquaBus connectors for easy expansion, and flexible cabling options 
Plug and Plug bus allows for modular expansion. 
Updateable Firmware
Firmware updates via Ethernet 
Flash memory so new features can be easily added 
All AquaBus modules allow for easy firmware updates 
No need to unplug/rewire devices to perform the firmware update (unlike the competition) 
Alternate power port on Apex Base Unit
In power failure situations Alarm emails can still be sent 
Can detect power failures in EnergyBars 
Internal rechargeable backup battery retains clock 
Graph probe/device data on the LCD display 

Compact Size
7.5" x 2.6" x 1.10"

AquaDisplay Features
Sleek and Stylish case 

7 mechanical buttons for speedy and flexible user interface 
128 x 64 Graphical Backlight display 
Displays datalog graphs 
4 Highly customizable status displays 
Placement of probe names and icons can be selected by user 
Can scroll manually scroll between different status screens or automatically scroll through them 
User adjustable contrast and backlight settings 
Backlight can be dimmed at night. 
User selectable tones/songs for different warning/error types 
Multiple displays can be used on one system 
All remote displays have the same functionality as the primary display 
(i.e. can configure, graph, initiate feed cycles, etc. from all displays)Apex Systems Specification 
Compact size 3.40" x 4.05" x 0.65" 
Mounting holes for easy attachment to wall/stand 





EnergyBar 8 Features

The EnergyBar 8 module features 8 independently controllable outlets. With power failure detection, active electrical current monitoring, and failsafe features make this power bar far better than any competing units. 

8 independently controllable 120V Outlets (Max 5 Amps, total current must be less than 15 Amps) 
Plug and Play 
Built-in 6 Port hub so that accessories can be easily added 
Less than $20.00 per controllable outlet (Best in Industry) 
Active electrical current monitoring and logging 
Fail-safe features. On communication failures outlets revert to user settable default settings 
High reliability direct wired connection to the Apex System(does not use X10) 
Completely Silent Operation on 6 of the solid state switched outlets 
Two of the outlets use mechanical relays for switching 
"Soft-Start" for reduced pump wear 
Up to 240 EB8s can be daisy chained together for up to 1920 switched outlets 
All 8 outlets independently controllable 
Built-in circuit breaker. 
4 Mounting Holes for easy installation 
Compact custom aluminum enclosure (10.0" x 3.75" x 1.8") 



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