Apex Setup

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Tumbleweed, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Picked up a Neptune Apex control unit today "Thanks again Robert" and I have been setting it up all day. I have a few questions and wanted to see if any one other Apex owners could help me out.
    1. I have my heater installed on plug 4 and programed to come on at 79.0 and turn off at 79.5. I turned the internal thermostat on the heater up to 81, but when I was done my tank temp red 79.3 but the heaters did not turn on. When I turned on plug 4 manually the heater turned on.
    2. I am having a hard time understanding the pump timer settings. Can someone help clarify what initial off tim, on time off time and feed timer delay are. I understand the 4 different feed timer settings A-D, but not sure how to set the others.
    3. The network setup. I have it working internally in my home network, "Accessing it through iPhone App. but cannot access it from an outside network. I am using my home ip address not the apex address, and I went into my wireless router and enabled port forwarding, but still cannot seem to get it to work. Anyone have any thoughts on were I should go/look?

  2. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    1) here is the program I use. Maybe you have the program wrong?

    Fallback OFF
    If Temp < 77.5 Then ON
    If Temp > 78.0 Then OFF
    If FeedA 000 Then OFF

    Also, you will want to set
    so that the heater channel is set to AUTO

    outlets 1-3 and 5-7 are digital relays and they are good for most everything except low current loads like dosing pumps and aqualifter etc. Use low current draw items on 4 and 8 since they are mechanical relays.

    2) not sure what you mean. I manually program all my channels and do not use the auto config.
    Here is what I use for Alk Fallback OFF
    Set OFF
    If Time 05:00 to 05:15 Then ON
    If Time 10:00 to 10:15 Then ON
    If Time 15:00 to 15:15 Then ON
    If Time 20:00 to 20:15 Then ON
    If Time 24:00 to 24:15 Then ON
    (Ca is offset. ATO is on a similar timer and is just to prevent overflowing incase it doesn't turn off ..ie limits max daily dose)

    3) You can't use your home address externally, especially if you have a router. You likely have a dynamic IP, so set up a DYDNS account and set it up with your fixed IP address and port to the apex
    It is free and if you are lucky (seems common enough), your router can auto update DYDNS of your dynamic IP changes.
    Hope this is clear enough :)
  3. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Never mind I was reading the set up wrong. I have all the outlets set up and working correctly, but still having a hard time with the net set up. I set up an account with dydns.com and turned on port fowarding on my router but still no luck.

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