best marine controller

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    Hey guys! I was hoping to get a aquarium controller but I don't know which one to get the reef angel seems to force you to buy expensive expansions if you want to fully function. however it seems to be able to do everything once you put in some cash. there's the seneye reef which doesn't really have many features... then there is the apex or reefkeeper, which do you think I should get, I was hoping for one that can manage my lights, dosing, pumps and for e.g. turn off heater if it starts to malfunction and cook my fish. and possibly control other aspects like auto top up. so post your experiences and why someone should choose them over others their features etc.
     
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    Have you looked into profilux?
     
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    Reef Angel in total is less expensive than profilux!
     
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    Yes, it might be, but it is a open source controller.
    Both controllers are fantastic!
     
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    here's a question list put together to see general capability just answer e.g. question...
    p (profilux) yes or r (reefangel) yes

    so here we go

    1. can it control lights and other applications with timers or sensors

    2. does it have top up capabilities or expansions that allow it to do such with probes

    3.what parameters can it measure with/withought expansion

    4.cost of unit (lite or +)

    5.general expandability

    6. costumer service and ease of getting help

    feel free to add in other controllers and questions ;)
     
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    Hey man... profilux is awesome.. we got one set up on our reef tank and it keeps that tank looking spectacular...
     
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    Spanner in the works.. What about Aquatronica?
     
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    I saw the write up about their "touch aquarium controller" ...nice little Devise but I noticed the Operating System was Linux..:blush:
     
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    i ?

    Any "iPhone/Pad/MacBook capable" stuff?
     
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    lol nothing wrong with linux... i prefer linux over mac and windows anytime... :thumbup:
     
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    LOL...you obviously don't know me and Computers...:p
     
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    which controllers can do auto top up and stop it if valve gets stuck I know reef angel can but can any others?
     
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    For the Reef angel

    It comes with a wizzard that will set up the RA exactly as you like with a few clicks of the mouse. Can also be setup on wifi, control your tank from your cell anywhere in the world. pc, andriod or mac
     
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