So who’s ordered the new Apex A3 Pro all ready?

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I see a lot of not so good comments here but I purchased the A3 pro and very excited about it. I have never owned or used an apex before. So this will be completely new to me, but with my tank being over 5yrs old and having more $$$ than I wanna admit in it. This is what I would consider my most important purchase I could have made. No more living on the edge wondering when something major is gonna happen.
Now for the people who have an the A2, they said in the intro video that unless money is no option there is no reason to upgrade. I don’t understand why some people get so serious about it. This is an expensive hobby, after a few months of reefing we all realize that. Money is an issue for me. But this is how I see it, I just spent $1000 on this apex. Hands down the most expensive single purchase I have made for my system. Now at the swipe of my phone I can dismiss any stress I have about my tank when I’m hours away for work or even out with my family. No matter the situation, my stress levels are that much less now. Thanks Neptune!! Smile and be nice
 
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I have an A2 and bought the A3 pro only because I had a lightning strike take out a bunch of electronics in my home including my A2. The timing of their A3 release was perfect for me. My home insurance is covering the cost so it was a no brainer.
 

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Technically, you could use an adapter to plug into your wall. Replace power leads on existing equipment with US or EU leads. And then use adapters for anything with fixed power leads like my heaters etc.

Will most likely have to do that, as Neptune doesn't seem to mind that people are moving. away from Neptune in Australia due to this.
Oh man, I'm a dummy. I was only thinking about having to have a single adapter for the part plugging into the wall, but I suppose each of the outlets would also be wrong since all of the stuff you want to plug into it is presumably also using the triangular style pins you guys have so would also need adapters and that's getting crazy.
 
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I just want an updated energy bar for Australia! Been waiting for ages, there wasn't even a 2016 model (as far as i could tell, could be wrong).

I had to order the previous gen on ebay to get my setup working with the 2016 Apex. Plus the 1 link as the old energy bar only had aquabus.

Paul talked about this on ReefDudes yesterday. Sounds like one is coming eventually
 

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Just ordered the A3 pro. I've been trying to decide between APEX and CoralVue for months. This made it a easier decision. I'm excited to finally have a controller on my reef tank.

You'll be glad you did. My experience with Hydros was terrible
 
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I’ve been testing the regular A3 (not pro) as part of the NSI program for about a month. It’s obviously not a radical departure from the A2 and works just the same. Having the FMM built in is nice since I didn’t have an FMM previously of my A2. I like the new magnetic optical sensor it comes with. Very tiny so I was able to get it into the mouth of the container I use to dose tropic Marin part C to monitor that since I always forget to refill it.

I can’t comment about the new LSS or leak sensor because the standard A3 doesn’t come with those. The response from the other NSI members that are testing the pro seems very positive though. I’ll likely be purchasing one of the LSS models when they come out though for use on my top off container.
 
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Around minute 44. Learned Youtube does a searchable transcript, nice time saver that.
Yup, they said something about an independent module that will serve as an interface between Ecotech and Neptune equipment. 45:45
 

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Yup, they said something about an independent module that will serve as an interface between Ecotech and Neptune equipment. 45:45
So another wxm basically. Hopefully this time around they will include versa pumps.
 
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I was very disappointed by the announcement. I've been wanting to get a monitor with potential upgrades for a while now. The APEX system (not the classic) has always looked to me like it was designed by Fisher Price and none of the hardware instilled confidence in its design/reliability.

That said the APEX Jr looked like a winner, right up until they showed how they intentionally crippled it by leaving out the thirty-cent Ethernet port. Stupid garbage. Will not be a customer.

Too bad because I like what I see in Fusion.
 
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