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    What Controller Do You Use?

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    What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:31 am

    Title says it all. I use an Apex Jr.


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:34 am

    Full Apex, cause its AWESOME!!!


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:41 am

    List all the amazing attachments you have


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:50 am

    Right now only the full apex, and the vdm, but I am picking up another eb8 Sunday.


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by bvysochin on Wed May 16, 2012 1:03 am

    APEX.. away from my tank.. sole purpose is to let me know if the power has gone out..
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed May 16, 2012 8:41 am

    i have an ACIII, for the very reason bvysochin mentioned. throughout the time I have had it, I have received many text messages that something was out of tolerance, which allowed me to react in time to save my reef. with that alone, I find it to be invaluable.


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed May 16, 2012 9:46 am

    Reef keeper lite. Cheap and does the joob!


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Wed May 16, 2012 9:51 am

    I use the old tried and true version of Emanual. Wink

    Has worked for me for the last 35 years. Smile
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed May 16, 2012 10:27 am

    Crusty, if you had a controller, it could've saved your fish by emailing/texting you when you lost power.


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by 805reef on Wed May 16, 2012 12:13 pm

    Apex here, down to just one EB8! and a breakout box for my ATO.
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 16, 2012 12:33 pm

    805reef wrote:Apex here, down to just one EB8! and a breakout box for my ATO.

    AC3, too bad verizon keeps killing my ability to login remotely. I cant see it anymore. Vince, how did you get the breakout box to work? I wired mine up and put in all the commands but it never did squat.

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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by 805reef on Wed May 16, 2012 12:38 pm

    dfladermaus wrote:
    805reef wrote:Apex here, down to just one EB8! and a breakout box for my ATO.

    AC3, too bad verizon keeps killing my ability to login remotely. I cant see it anymore. Vince, how did you get the breakout box to work? I wired mine up and put in all the commands but it never did squat.

    I never tried it with an AC3, I didnt have a breakout box when I still had my AC3, but with my apex I use this:

    Fallback OFF
    Set OFF
    If Switch1 OPEN Then OFF
    If Switch1 CLOSED Then ON
    If Switch2 OPEN Then OFF
    If Outlet Maintenance = ON Then OFF

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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 pm

    Cool, ill have to mess with it more. I have it going through my PM2 extension box. I wonder if that is the issue...
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed May 16, 2012 3:05 pm

    P, I don't have issues with loggin into my router. I also am using Verizon.


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Wed May 16, 2012 3:09 pm

    nikecivic wrote:Crusty, if you had a controller, it could've saved your fish by emailing/texting you when you lost power.

    Sorry but would not have helped. Can't get/see an Email unless I'm sitting at the computer. Can't receive a text when the phone is turned off. I was asleep and I turn my cel off when I sleep.

    I'm not a slave to technology, it's a slave to me. Smile

    The silences was enough to wake me. And I fixed the power problem. Wink

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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed May 16, 2012 3:22 pm

    nikecivic wrote:P, I don't have issues with loggin into my router. I also am using Verizon.
    I am also on verizon without problems(apex)


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 pm

    Crusty Old Shellback wrote:
    nikecivic wrote:Crusty, if you had a controller, it could've saved your fish by emailing/texting you when you lost power.

    Sorry but would not have helped. Can't get/see an Email unless I'm sitting at the computer. Can't receive a text when the phone is turned off. I was asleep and I turn my cel off when I sleep.

    I'm not a slave to technology, it's a slave to me. Smile

    The silences was enough to wake me. And I fixed the power problem. Wink


    I'm sure you can program it to call your house phone, cell phone, anything else. Smile

    Everyone else who has one wouldn't go back to not having one.
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 16, 2012 3:32 pm

    Somehow my modem/router turned off my open port. I for the life of me can not get it to turn back on. I really hate the DSL modem that I have. It is awful. Its a constant battle with it. I cant open any ports on it anymore, and now Im losing speed daily...having to reboot every day. Im trying to get verizon to replace it, but they are being stubborn.
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed May 16, 2012 3:38 pm

    I had them change my router and DVR with no issues. Are you using the modem/router (Actiontec) from verizon? With all the money they charge us, it shouldn't be an issue. Do you have a business service with them and have a static IP?


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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 16, 2012 3:39 pm

    yes, actiontec. Worst modem ever. Hard to use, never seems to give me the speeds I pay for.

    No business service, no need, why pay 4X the price, im not streaming or running a server.

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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by 805reef on Wed May 16, 2012 3:40 pm

    Paul, You have FIOS or DSL?

    I have FIOS and mine works fine
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 16, 2012 3:47 pm

    DSL. I dont think they will ever give my neighborhood fios...we cant even get the streets paved.

    Its all in the modem, I had the port open forever and then one day it closed and wont reopen. Then I started losing speeds...its been all downhill from there.

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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by 805reef on Wed May 16, 2012 3:48 pm

    Buy your own new modem, I thought about getting a newer actiontec for my fios on ebay, but never did.
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 16, 2012 3:49 pm

    I couldnt tell if that was an option...plus not sure what to get. Ideas, suggestions. I would gladly upgrade away from this crappy one if I could. I would love for Verizon to just replace it for free though.

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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by 805reef on Wed May 16, 2012 3:51 pm

    http://forums.verizon.com/t5/High-Speed-Internet-DSL-and-Dial/dsl-modem/td-p/349659

    "Any DSL modem that supports the ADSL or ADSL2 standard will work with Verizon's service. Just keep in mind if it isn't a model Verizon supports, you just won't get support over the phone for that modem and Verizon will be more likely to blame that piece of equipment. But if you do have any problems, just stop by here. User-owned equipment doesn't bug us at all since many of the reported troubles are rather common regardless of equipment."
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    Re: What Controller Do You Use?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu May 17, 2012 12:46 am

    Keep in mind if you have Uverse for your tv you can plug your apex in through the ethernet port in the back of your Uverse tv box


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