Usefulness of ProfiLux Touch

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  1. Wouldn't run a GHL controller without it

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  2. I find it useful but still use my PC for most things

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  3. I have it and never/almost never use it

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  1. Be102

    Be102 Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys normally use the controller for other than monitoring ph orp + temp and whatnot? I tried to really give myself examples but since my light is an Orphek v4, it’s not really a problem to control it, along with my mp40, and also my varios 6 has a controller. I need more examples
     

  2. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I use my Apex to turn my skimmer, heaters, and return pumps off when doing maintenance. I use it to provide protection from a heater failing on. I use it to turn my fuge light on and off.
    I will use my new controller to control my lights, MP40's, maybe my Gyre's, in addition to the stuff I currently use my Apex for.
     
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  3. Be102

    Be102 Well-Known Member

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    Just placed my order for the ultimate set in black :), don’t have any idea what I’ll use it for or how to use it.. but intend to monitor my levels visibly along with being able to do things down the line, auto water changes and dosing.
     
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    cpllongjk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Congrats! You will love it like most of us do!
     
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    It allows me to monitor everything, I have water level monitors, leak detectors and flow meters as well as the main probes, I can check everything and adjust when I'm away with work.
     
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    Fast turn on and off is the best feature for me. No launching the app or web browser. No lag it’s a direct connection to the power bars.
     
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    Ahhh noooo you should have bought a white one!

    I have a Touch, but with the new app I would have just bought a cheap tablet computer if I was in that position again now.
     
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  8. Be102

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    Don’t make me start to rethink my purchase :(:(
     
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  9. cpllongjk

    cpllongjk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Don’t people say “Once you go black you never go back?” If that is true he shouldn’t worry.
     
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    Im not sure if you're regretting the colour choice or the touch, but I'm sure you'll be happy either way Be102 :)
     
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  11. Be102

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    White seemed to be too bright honestly... black atleast dimmed it down a little bit.
     
  12. Brew12

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    Just joined the GHL club. Do I get a membership card? ;)

    Profilux 4 Ultimate set in black and 2 Mitras LX7's will make a nice start to the new system I'm setting up.
     
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    Welcome to the GHL club!!
     
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    How about a hug, handshake, customer service & stability.
     
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  15. Brew12

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    Thanks!

    Works for me!

    As I sit here trying to figure out if I want to reboot my Apex now or wait until lights out tonight. :confused:
     
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    So is the new "Connect" app a replacement for myghl, or in addition to? Trying to figure out what direction ghl is going when it comes to remote monitoring and control of the controller. I have no experience with either, just trying to get an idea of what they are doing.
     
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    The connect app is in addition to MyGHL. Using the connect app away from home requires configuring your router for ddns and port forwarding. MyGHL is easier to use away from home for non-techsaavy users and is currently more secure.
     
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    Connect let’s you use a tablet or phone to program for Profilux or dosers. MyGHL is a browser based version that does the same thing and you can be anywhere is the world to do it. You still need the pc app GCC to do firmware upgrades.
     
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    Great to have you in our "club"! I will certainly give this membership card thing a thought ...
     
  20. WWIII

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    Ultimate ordered in white. Thanks guys!
     
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