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R2R Secret Santa 2020
- Feb 26, 2020
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Not equivalent. If Coralvue wanted parity, this would have been a better 3rd party buy in: Link
8 relay switched outlets (Rated to 7 amps).
3 1 link connections (com + power for TRIDENT, DOS, etc)
3 Aquabus connections (com only or com+power for accessory modules)
2 24V connections
Power monitoring one each individual outlet.
Individual outlet indicator lights
Power bar indicator light
Configurable Fail Safe state if connection is lost
For better comparison, GHL 6 outlet is 230 vs EB832 280
Also for starter pricing HYDROS 4 starter pack... 449, APEX EL 499
Definitely up to individuals to decide what is best for them, but those are the facts. Price is not substantially cheaper.
Gotcha. Yeah, if you want to get the EB832 type specs, you won't quite get it. But, you can get more outlets for cheap, which was my original confusion. The power bars really don't compare that well it seems since the Hydros doesn't offer nearly the same stuff on it. Yeah, you can get basic power monitoring with the single smart plug (which I got for free as a promo), but that's not quite the same. Or space efficient. It chunky.
Or sacrifice your temp probe... nah. Haha. Please bring us a cheap sensor box Hydros!What? The Apex PM1 module is less than $100. ApexEL for $500 and then another $85 for the PM1 and a few bucks for a probe.
The Hydros costs $450 plus another $350 for a second probe if you want it further away and then it can only be 15 foot away.
Yes, exactly this!If you want PH on a Hydros it will cost $450 then another $40 for 8 outlets. That puts it squarely in the ApexEL $500 pricing and above the Profilux Mini which is $350. The $200 Hydros cannot do PH... it has no probe ports.
Even worse a new aquarist buys the Hydros 2 then later decides they want PH... that is going to be another $350 because the only way to add probes onto the Hydros 2 currently is to buy a Hydros 4.
Hydros should have created a single head unit kit at say $200 then make the probe ports a cheap add on at say $50 or $100 with the probe.
I almost went the C2 route, but then processed it in my head. Didn't make sense. The C2 (in my eyes) just seems... not good?