Anyone have a Vertex Cerebra

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I wondered if anyone locally has a Vertex Cerebra besides me?

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I haven't used one or even seen it in person. I would like some more information on it and your thoughts on how well or bad it has worked out.
 
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WELLLLLLLLL........

I beta tested version 1 and the interface was fantastic. I used it to monitor salinty, PH, and temp. I controlled Lights, pumps, feed mode, and temp with it. I didn't get much deeper into it when others started running into hardware issues. I ran everything with redundancy so I wasn't concerned with it handling what it did. When Vertex was dealing with the third party they had doing some hardware/software work for them things turned ugly and the company ran with their own system identical to the Cerebra. The issues got worse and soon turned into crashes and failures. Mine made it until last fall and finally failed. Through the input Vertex received through the Beta testers they set out to source and build their own Cerebra in house, and though long and drawn out may have finally succeeded. There's supposed to be an announcement in a week or so with all the information, including replacing the original units with the new version (v7). If they actually come through with it the way it was represented to the testing community it should be a heck of a controller.

This is still TBD.

If anyone had one and had given up hope and was looking to dump it I figured I wouldn't mind picking up another and rolling the dice to have one for each system.
 

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I have one and have been tracking along with the process of hopefully getting a replacement. I'm not completely against getting rid of it, but I've waited this long.... lol
 

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I have been using reef keepers for years and have zero problems with them, but if something cheaper came along I may be tempted by it. Right now APEX is way out of my league same goes for GHL new controller, but I think GHL is a little better priced. I really would like someday to get something that monitored ALK, but that dream is way off in the distance.
 
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I have one and have been tracking along with the process of hopefully getting a replacement. I'm not completely against getting rid of it, but I've waited this long.... lol
4 more days!!!
 
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I'm drone on the vertex forum by the way.
 
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Shipping new units 1st week of May.
 
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Looks like the website is totally offline now. Guess is beta testers are SOL
 

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Happened a few weeks ago when they had an issue too. It'll probably pop back up.
 
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that's a big NEGATIVE... us 80 beta testers from V1 have lost faith and have moved on.. its a lesson learned to never buy a first version of anything again.
Ya i tried calling them to get some info but the lady says she's just a front desk girl and knows nothing about it. Supposedly the person that knew something was going to give me a call back, but that was two days ago.
 

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Ya i tried calling them to get some info but the lady says she's just a front desk girl and knows nothing about it. Supposedly the person that knew something was going to give me a call back, but that was two days ago.
its been very dissapointing for all of us who had the original beta and sent in our motherboards from original units to get a new V7 but still nothing.
 

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from what I could gather, Albert who was really giving info is out for now (don't know if he's sick or what) and Jason (the supreme leader) is probably going to be hard to get ahold of. Toby from the group posted from his conversation at least what he got out of him, it's worth a look at least in my opinion.
 
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