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Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Mon 13 Jan, 2014 10:22 pm
by ggoosen
There is a stockist here in adelaide that picked up 2 from the last aqua depot order and are selling them for 699 (sold already)

The also mentioned that the 2 units were pre orders and they had been waiting since beg November

I hate waiting

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jan, 2014 6:19 am
by Aronnax
ggoosen wrote:There is a stockist here in adelaide that picked up 2 from the last aqua depot order and are selling them for 699 (sold already)

The also mentioned that the 2 units were pre orders and they had been waiting since beg November

I hate waiting


There was a pre order special offered through selected retailers. Those that ordered and paid in advance got them for $699

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Wed 15 Jan, 2014 5:14 pm
by adamonline
Got mine in Adelaide.

Works fine. I did however brick it after doing an update.

Be warned - they're not kidding about updating via wifi.
Don't do it! Despite one section of the manual not mentioning it, it is covered elsewhere.

I had to re flash everything after it scrambled it

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Wed 15 Jan, 2014 5:38 pm
by chromus
You can update with the computer over wifi to the router as long as the unit is plugged into the router with its wifi off....

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 11:26 am
by GRK-351
does anyone know if any retailers still have stock of the apex at the pre-order price?

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 12:29 pm
by GRK-351
thanks to saltymike for the heads up just picked the last one up from Mark @Asquith

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 2:15 pm
by saltymike
GRK-351 wrote:thanks to saltymike for the heads up just picked the last one up from Mark @Asquith


no probs mate, happy to help.

mike

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 2:20 pm
by ggoosen
GRK-351 wrote:thanks to saltymike for the heads up just picked the last one up from Mark @Asquith



Damn!! this is what detering me from buying the APEX, the absolute lack of stock anywhere.

Had there been a unit available (anywhere i went) i would have picked one up.

But now i worry about hings like what if i want a module, or a part how long do i have to wait for stock?

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 4:03 pm
by Thommo01
It only JUST came out ggoosen. Demand was hight will be a full range stocked by Aquadepot. Just have to wait for the hype to die down or put your order in with your LFS and it will turn up when stock is back in OZ.

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 4:23 pm
by Aronnax
Don't quote me on this but the grapevine has told me new stock will hopefully land in Oz early-mid Feb. I'm personally waiting on an ORP probe :crossfingers:

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 7:10 pm
by ggoosen
Aronnax wrote:Don't quote me on this but the grapevine has told me new stock will hopefully land in Oz early-mid Feb. I'm personally waiting on an ORP probe :crossfingers:



I managed to pickup one att LFs at the intro price ( it's on pre order through )


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Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 7:29 pm
by Thommo01
Aronnax wrote:Don't quote me on this but the grapevine has told me new stock will hopefully land in Oz early-mid Feb. I'm personally waiting on an ORP probe :crossfingers:


Same :withyou:

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 8:48 pm
by ggoosen
I'm going to need the vortex controller and break out board for mine. So I guess I'll wait a few months after ordering to get them

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 9:55 pm
by ggoosen
Is there anyway that the apex controller can work using wifi? Instead of ethernet?

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 10:14 pm
by firstsalt4me
I got mine from LFS in Adelaide (one of the 2 mentioned before). ggooosen I have installed it to my home wifi network with a NETGEAR range extender WN2500RP.
It was a EASY to due and now I have an extra 4 Ethernet ports to play with away from my modem and wifi router. (I'm thinking fish room cam no :D).

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 11:00 pm
by ggoosen
firstsalt4me wrote:I got mine from LFS in Adelaide (one of the 2 mentioned before). ggooosen I have installed it to my home wifi network with a NETGEAR range extender WN2500RP.
It was a EASY to due and now I have an extra 4 Ethernet ports to play with away from my modem and wifi router. (I'm thinking fish room cam no :D).

Ah so SImple answer is no, not without hardware.

One would think neptune would come out with a wifi module

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Fri 17 Jan, 2014 5:56 am
by Aronnax
ggoosen wrote:Is there anyway that the apex controller can work using wifi? Instead of ethernet?


You don't want to use wifi to do updates but once that's sorted I don't see any reason you couldn't build a wireless bridge if you've got a spare router. That's what I'm hoping to do

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Fri 17 Jan, 2014 5:59 am
by Aronnax
ggoosen wrote:I'm going to need the vortex controller and break out board for mine. So I guess I'll wait a few months after ordering to get them


Once the initial demand gas calmed down I don't think supply will be an issue

Also, at the moment the Apex itself is out of stock but a lot of the modules are still available

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan, 2014 2:10 pm
by adamonline
chromus wrote:You can update with the computer over wifi to the router as long as the unit is plugged into the router with its wifi off....


So wifi to the router then cable from said router to apex...but make sure router wifi is off? If you only have one router that's going to be difficult.

Most people only have 1 modem/router/wifi combo so it's simpler to just say "don't do it"

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan, 2014 2:26 pm
by ggoosen
I would just use home plugs or Ethernet over power. Speeds not great but it does the job and no wifi needed.




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Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan, 2014 2:39 pm
by adamonline
^ good idea!

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan, 2014 8:13 pm
by ggoosen
I just managed to find a shop here in adelaide that had 3 units. Obviously I took one home

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan, 2014 10:50 pm
by ggoosen
Anyone know of an SMS gateway that can be used in Aus?

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan, 2014 11:19 pm
by chromus
Telstra has Online SMS, I haven't played with the SMS functions but it may be possible for someone with time and know how to use it

https://onlinesms.telstra.com/login.do?do=display

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan, 2014 2:25 pm
by ggoosen
What is everyone using to keep there temp and ph probes in place? Also are the probes submersible ?


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Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan, 2014 2:51 pm
by adamonline
Mines hanging via cable.

Do not fully submerge the PH - it will lessen its life (refer to manual)

My temp is however fully submersed as it wasn't reading right half hanging out - I believe the heat in the hood was altering the reading.

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan, 2014 5:33 pm
by ggoosen
For those looking for a cheaper option to wifi connect I picked up a tp link at msy for$28 pics below.

Although I had originally stated home power plugs or Ethernet of power will work but not that it will not work on a ups


The other benefit of this little item is that it's tiny and takes up no space

TP Link

TR-WR702N


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Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan, 2014 3:43 pm
by Aronnax
ggoosen wrote:For those looking for a cheaper option to wifi connect I picked up a tp link at msy for$28 pics below.

Although I had originally stated home power plugs or Ethernet of power will work but not that it will not work on a ups


The other benefit of this little item is that it's tiny and takes up no space

TP Link

TR-WR702N


Image

Image


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So my understanding of is that this is a tiny wireless router which you use to create a wireless bridge, correct? handy little item, beats using a full size router to create a bridge. :thumbsup:

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan, 2014 5:02 pm
by Aronnax
ggoosen wrote:What is everyone using to keep there temp and ph probes in place? Also are the probes submersible ?


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I haven't done it myself but I've known of people who used a piece of polystyrene. Jest cut holes in is so the probes fit snugly, push them as far through as you can so as it's not to heavy (without submerging them to far) and float it in you DT or sump

Re: Neptune Apex Available soon

PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan, 2014 6:02 pm
by NewyReefer
Aronnax wrote:
ggoosen wrote:What is everyone using to keep there temp and ph probes in place? Also are the probes submersible ?


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I haven't done it myself but I've known of people who used a piece of polystyrene. Jest cut holes in is so the probes fit snugly, push them as far through as you can so as it's not to heavy (without submerging them to far) and float it in you DT or sump



Im using a Vertex magnet probe holder, Temp probe is fully submersible but the PH isnt...