Apex (or EL) with neptune or Mastertronic?

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Hi Folks,

I'm looking into upgrading all of my monitoring kit and I'm on the fence between Mastertronic and Apex (other options have already been looked at and discounted so its down to these 2)

Does anyone have experience with both? I do currently have Apex with Trident on one tank and am quite impressed with it, my hesitation of putting one on all 4 tanks is the cost of reagents for the trident. Mastertronic over time will work out cheaper (altho I know I would need the alkatronic too so there is an upfront cost).

Also - going the Neptune route. Apex or ApexEL? My instinct was EL as the reality is ORP whilst a valid reading is not something I monitor actively and the reality is salinity should remain constant unless I change something!

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I can’t answer your Mastertronic question since I haven’t used one. But for your Apex/Apex-EL question, be sure to consider whether you need the 0-10v variable outputs to control any variable speed pumps/powerheads, or any compatible LED lights. The EL is missing the 0-10v ports along with the ORP and salinity probe ports.


Apex:Apex-EL:

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See my Apex Hardware Overview article for details on all the available Apex gear:

 
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Interesting - thanks for that. TBH its looking like the EL is a non-option anyway, from what I've been told there's none expected in the UK for the foreseeable future so I'm probably stuck with the standard version for now!
 
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