Category Archives: Controllers

How to Get the Most From Your Aquarium Probes: Introducing the Innovative Marine CustomCradle

We just got word Innovative Marine is releasing a probe holder like you’ve never seen before. The CustomCradle is compatible with all current probes on the market, including the Neptune Systems Apex temperature probe. The CustomCradle organizes your devices in the most simple and efficient way possible. CustomCradle XL Here some of the convenient features […]


Neptune Systems Apex WAV Pump: Limitless Flow Capabilities, Insightful Data and Powerful AI

For those of us obsessed with reef aquariums, it is always an exciting time of year when MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America) comes around. The annual conference offers one of the best opportunities to learn more about the hobby with all of the awesome speakers, getting chummy with product manufacturers and finding out […]


This Weekend: Get a FREE AFS from Neptune Systems when you buy an Apex Gold AquaController from MD

Neptune Systems knows many aquarium hobbyists won’t be able to make it to MACNA this weekend and felt it just isn’t fair we can’t all take part in the deals and specials that go on at that event. So, this year they thought they would create a promotion that the entire USA could enjoy! If you […]


Apex Fusion: Q&A w/ Terence of Neptune Systems

Robert sits down with Terence Fugazzi, Neptune Systems VP of Sales and Marketing, to discuss Apex Fusion in this Marine Depot video installment. Apex Fusion is a free, cloud-based service that, when connected to your Apex AquaController, gives you a command center for your aquarium(s) from anywhere in the world. THIS VIDEO COVERS: How an […]


Neptune Systems’ Handsome New Apex Dashboard

Next up, we dropped in on Neptune Systems to find out what’s new in the world of aquarium automation. Paul Jansen, Neptune Systems’ Director of Operations, first took a moment to remind us what’s so great about aquarium controllers in the first place. In a nutshell: they make the hobby easier for aquarium keepers so […]


Product Setup: Digital Aquatics Double Float Switch & Neptune Apex Breakout Box

I finally decided to hook up my Apex Breakout Box with some float switches to automate my auto top off with my Apex Aquacontroller system. I purchased the following items from Marine Depot: Digital Aquatics Double Float Switch Kit Neptune Systems Apex Aquacontroller Breakout Box The installation was simple and very straight forward. Connect the […]


Product Review: EcoTech VorTech Battery Backup

EcoTech Marine VorTech Battery Backup Item Code: EM1711 Specifications: 18 Amp-Hour 12-volt sealed battery Powder-coated white aluminum housing Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 3.25″ Product Contents: Battery Backup One page instructions with warranty on back Power Adapter Two VorTech cables Useful Information: Up to 20 hours with MP60w, 36 hours with MP40w, and 72 hours […]