Apex Comparison Chart
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff


Apex Comparison Chart

Need to know which Neptune Systems AquaController Apex System is the right aquarium controller for you? Refer to this handy guide to see which controller features best suits your aquarium needs.

General Features
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
WiFi Internet (802.11g/n) Connection     X
Wired (Ethernet) Internet Connection X X X
Access to Apex Fusion Cloud Service (FREE) X X X
iOS App X X X
Email Alerts X X X
Text Alerts X X X
iOS Alerts     X
Basic Password Security X X  
TLS Based Security     X
Current Monitoring (Aggregate - Amps)   X X
True RMS Power Monitoring (Each outlet - Amps/Watts/Volts)     X
Alerts and Conditional Logic on Power Monitoring     X
LED Outlet Status     X

Monintoring
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
Temperature Monitoring X X X
pH Monitoring Optional with PM 1 X X
ORP Monitoring Optional with PM 1 Optional with PM 1 X
Salinity Monitoring Optional with PM 2 Optional with PM 2 X
Power Failure Monitoring     X
6 Switch Inputs     X

Power and Control
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
AC Outlets 4-120V 8-120V or 6-254V 8-120V
Four Variable Speed/Dimming Ports (0-10V)   X X
1LINK Ports (100W total for WAV, DOS, Future Accessories)     3
1LINK Accessory Ports (For PMUP, MPS, DIY, Etc.)     2

Accessories Included
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
Temperature Probe X X X
pH Probe (Lab Grade)   X  
pH Probe (Lab Grade Double Junction)     X
ORP Probe (Lab Grade)   X  
ORP Probe (Lab Grade Double Junction)     X
Lab Grade Salinity Probe     X
pH 7.0 Calibration Solution   X X
pH 10.0 Calibration Solution   X X
Salinity Calibration Solution     X
AquaBus Cable (6 ft)   X X

Other Features
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
New easy mounting system     X
Easy set up out of box with     X
Backup and Recover (Coming Soon)     X

In the Box
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
Apex Jr. Base Unit X    
Apex Classic Base Unit   X  
Apex Base Unit     X
Energy Bar 8   X X
Energy Bar 832     X
ADM - Apex Display Module X X  
Temperature Probe X X X
Lab Grade pH Probe   X X
Lab Grade ORP Probe     X
Lab Grade Salinity Probe     X
6' AquaBus Cable   X X
7.0 Calibration Solution   X X
10.0 Calibration Solution   X X
53,000ms Calibration Solution (Salinity)     X

Software Compatibility
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
Internal Web Server and Dashboard X X  
V.2.0 Internal Web Server with new GUI     X
Apex Fusion Web App X X X
New Apex iOS App     X

Hardware Compatibility
Model Apex Jr Apex Classic Apex
DC8 Power Bars (Discontinued 2013)   X  
AquaBus Modules and Energy Bars X X X
Energy Bar 832     X