REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum

    I don't think my ATK is turning off the pmup when it should, Jun 28, 2017
  1. mdbannister

    The green light on my ATK is staying on constantly (which I think means it's continually running the pmup). I have double checked my connections, and everything seems connected correctly. Can anyone help? #apexusers
  2. Apex setup questions, Jun 27, 2017
  3. mdbannister

    Also, it seems like my EB8 may be missing? This is what I see when I click on outlets:

  4. Is an ORP probe really all that useful?, Jun 27, 2017
  5. mdbannister

    I'm planning to replace the ORP probe on my Apex with an additional pH probe which will run my calcium reactor. I'm debating whether or not I should invest in an additional pm1 module so I can run the ORP probe...but I honestly haven't seen where ORP is really all that useful. I read @Randy Holmes-Farley's article on ORP, and from that it doesn't seem to be helpful as a reading. ...but in the spirit of debate, I thought I'd post the question here. How do you guys use ORP readings, or do you generally ignore them mostly? #apexusers #ghlusers
  6. Apex setup questions, Jun 24, 2017
  7. mdbannister

    Ok #apexusers, I'm setting up my first apex, and I figured instead of starting a new thread for each bump I hit, I'll just start a thread and update with questions as I run into them. Hoping you guys can help me as I go.

    I got the basic Fusion setup done (had to reset the Apex and upgrade firmware...that was fun).

    Now I'm in the actual setting up of the probes.

    My first question is how can I set my temp to measure in F instead of C? I assume it's currently in Celsius bc the measurement is at 20.6 degrees. The display unit says it's set to Fahrenheit, but that can't be right. :confused: I'm guessing I need to reset it in Fusion somehow?
  8. Non neptune ph probe with apex, Jun 22, 2017
  9. mdbannister

    My understanding is that as long as you calibrate the non-Neptune probe with the apex, you should be fine. #apexusers
  10. Which tablet for Apex Fusion, Jun 22, 2017
  11. mdbannister

    Ok, so I have enough space on my controller board to mount a tablet which would be continuously logged into Apex Fusion. I don't want to pay more than $50 for one since this will be its only purpose. I found the Amazon Fire available for $49:|Asus|Lenovo|Amazon

    And I found this RCA tablet for $44:

    Which one should I go with, or would neither of these be a good option? What are your thoughts, #apexusers? What tablet would be a good option?
  12. How can I set up automatic water change on my apex using pmups?, Jun 20, 2017
  13. mdbannister

    So the question is in the title. I have a classic apex and just got my ATK, so now I'm wondering if I pick up a couple of pmups, could a set something up to either do automatic water changes or at least do them on the click of a button. How would you do it? #apexusers

    Btw, I know it can be done with a DOS unit, but I'd rather avoid spending that much cash if possible.
  14. Apex help!, Jun 10, 2017
  15. Breadman03

    The Neptune board just doesn't get much traffic, and this board is really good with notifications to keep people involved.

  16. Apex WAV Placement/Settings, Jun 9, 2017
  17. iemsparticus

    OK guys and gals, I'm looking for some advice here. I have a 120 gal (48"x24"x24") tank that I am in the initial setup phase with. I plan to make it a mixed reef with a healthy mix of SPS/LPS, and soft corals (particularly hammer and zoas). I am using an Apex, and have two WAV power heads. Right now I just have one on each side, but I am thinking of trying to have one in the upper corner of each side of the back panel, tilted up slightly and rotated to the side enough that the current hits the front glass, and deflects down... of that makes sense.

    I was wondering if anyone has experience using these pumps, and if you have any recommendations as to what setting to use, when, and at what intensities. I obviously want strong enough and varied enough flow for my SPS, without blowing my LPS and softies back to the Bahamas. :)

  18. Frequency of probe calibration, May 30, 2017
  19. mdbannister

    I think 6 months is the recommendation...but I may be wrong. #Apexusers