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Old 11/21/2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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reefkeeper or neptune controller

What anyone thin of these two controllers. Anyone have a preference, is one better than the other.


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Old 11/21/2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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Wait a little while. The reefkeeper elite is coming out and will blow all the other controllers out of the water. I have the reefkeeper 2 and I'm extremely happy with it. Super easy to setup and use.


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Old 11/21/2007, 12:35 PM   #3
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I would go with the RK.

I like their temp probe setup MUCH better. IMHO its much more reliable and better made, temp swings are a common tank nuker in this hobby so pay close attention to that detail.


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Old 11/21/2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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I like my RK2. It is easy to use, and looks nice to boot.


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Old 11/21/2007, 08:37 PM   #5
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when is the elite coming out


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Old 11/21/2007, 10:05 PM   #6
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Both have pros and cons. RK2 for ease of use and AC for programming flexibility. AC has slightly more features (like lunar phase, float switch, aquasurf, etc) but RK2 is much MUCH more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, especially if flush mounted. It is also easier to setup and configure (IMO).

This will help you compare the two (and any other controllers for that matter) www.aquariumcontrollers.com


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Old 11/21/2007, 10:56 PM   #7
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I like my reefkeeper 2 but if I had it to over again I'd buy something I could program more. For example it will turn on a heater or chiller at a specified temp, but won't turn off your lights if the temp is too high. And you can't switch a light on/off more than once a day, for example your can't have your actinics on only at dusk and dawn. It's just too limited in my opinion.


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Old 11/21/2007, 11:30 PM   #8
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I like my reefkeeper 2 but if I had it to over again I'd buy something I could program more. For example it will turn on a heater or chiller at a specified temp, but won't turn off your lights if the temp is too high. And you can't switch a light on/off more than once a day, for example your can't have your actinics on only at dusk and dawn. It's just too limited in my opinion.
The RK2 does turn off the lights if the temperature is too high when you configure the channel as "Lights".


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Old 11/21/2007, 11:50 PM   #9
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You know what, I'm sorry. I have the original Reef Keeper and it doesn't have that feature. My bad.


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Old 11/22/2007, 12:14 AM   #10
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I just got the RK2 and it was very easy to program.

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Old 11/22/2007, 08:35 AM   #11
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I have a Neptune aquacontroller 2 and i LOVE it! But then again i never used a RK2 either so i guess i'm biased!


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Old 11/22/2007, 01:27 PM   #12
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As mentioned above, The AquaController Jr. has more features than the RK2. It is also costs less, and is more expandable (i.e. it can grow with you if you ever need to expand beyond 8 individually controlled outlets, and can control tunze streams). The RK2 looks better, but does less.


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Old 11/22/2007, 02:52 PM   #13
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I love my AC Jr, it controls everything on my tank.


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Old 11/22/2007, 02:54 PM   #14
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I just received my AC Jr yesterday and the default programming covers everything. It wasn't hard for me to readjust the times on lighting and temperature setting for heater/fans.


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