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These probes are especially designed for the Apex controllers. We also supply the calibrations fluids for each type of probe. The handy magnetic probe holder holds up to four probes in place. Lab Grade electrodes last longer and are more accurate.


Oxyguard Dissolved Oxygen Probe
Probes
Article number: PRBDO

REAL-TIME MONITORING OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN IS A GREAT SAFETY NET

Many marine aquarists only give the oxygen content in their aquarium water a passing thought, not fully understanding how the level of the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in their tanks can affect their entire tank population. In one way or another, everything (fish, invertebrates, corals, algaes, bacteria) in the oceans and in marine aquariums react with oxygen. Most of the living beings of this planet require oxygen in order to metabolize nutrients. Fish, invertebrates, corals, and bacteria ingest O2 and expel CO2 day and night.

Your critters are not the only things that use oxygen in your tank. Organic materials (i.e. Dissolved Organic Compounds, uneaten food and fish detritus on the bottom of the tank) consume a lot of oxygen as they break down. And now it’s even popular to add nitrifying bacteria additives which multiply very rapidly, consuming a large portion of the available oxygen in the tank water.

Of all the organisms in your aquarium, large fish are the most acutely at risk to low O2 levels. In some situations with heavily loaded systems, simply the failing of a skimmer can bring the O2 levels down to dangerous levels and cause a chain-reaction fish die-off . This is where the PM3 Dissolved Oxygen module comes to the rescue.

GET AN ALARM, APEX TAKES ACTION

Should your aquarium O2 start to approach the danger zone, the Apex can alert you immediately by audible alarm as well as send you an email. But, that’s not all. You can have a couple of air pumps with air-stones on the ready in your sump and the Apex will turn them on if the O2 starts dropping too low.

BONUS

And, there is an added bonus, you get an extra temperature port as well as six I/O switch inputs. Purchase our optional I/O Breakout Box and you can monitor the off/on state of six I/O signals. This is useful if you want to set up an ATO (Auto Top Off), a feed button, or even a sump door alarm or light switch.

NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH! (Dissolved Oxygen probe sold seperately)

While the cost of the Dissolved Oxygen Module – PM3 is very reasonable, the down side is that the DO probe itself is relatively expensive. The DO Probe certified and sold by Neptune Systems is a lab grade device and costs about 5x the cost of the PM3 module itself. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the probe has replaceable membranes so you don’t have to throw it away when it wears out like other probes. Instead, every three months you simply put a new membrane in the probe – at a cost of only $8.

FEATURES OF THE DISSOLVED OXYGEN MODULE:

Monitor/Control Dissolved and temperature
6 digital inputs for float switches, water on floor sensors, pressure sensors, etc
Full datalogging support in Apex Base module
Plug and Play. Automatically recognized when installed into the system
Two AquaBus connectors for flexible expansion via AquaBus
Comes with 3′ AquaBus cable
Galvanic Isolation for accurate and reliable probe readings
LED Status Indicator
Upgradeable firmware
Compatible with all Apex systems
Immediate availability
R 14495.00(VAT incl.)
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Lab Grade Conductivity Probe
Probes
Article number: PRBCOND

Start measuring salinity in your tank and get alerts when out of range

Buy this probe if you are:

Replacing an old probe
Adding salinity monitoring to your system via a PM2

Note! Calibration fluid is not included and needs to be ordered seperately.
Immediate availability
R 2545.00(VAT incl.)
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Double Junction ORP / Redox Electrode
Probes
Article number: PRBORPDJ

Start monitoring ORP, replace your ORP probe or add one for another tank.

Buy this probe if you are
– You measure ORP in your aquarium with an Apex System or a PM1 module.
– Replacing a worn out ORP probe (we recommend you replace your Lab Grade ORP probe every 18-24 months).
– Adding another tank to your system, want to measure ORP in it, and purchased a PM1 to do so.
– Want to have a back-up probe on hand. Lab Grade Probes tend to last longer, give more accurate results, stay calibrated longer, and need replaced less frequently
Immediate availability
R 1895.00(VAT incl.)
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Double Juction pH Probe
Probes
Article number: PRBPHDJ

Replace your pH probe or add another for another tank, calcium reactor, etc.

Buy this probe if you are
- Buying an Apex Lite (it does not include a pH probe).
- Replacing a worn out pH probe (we recommend you replace your pH probe every 18 months).
- Adding another tank to your system and purchased a PM1 to do so.
- Want to have a back-up probe on hand.
Immediate availability
R 1645.00(VAT incl.)
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Magnetic Probe Rack
Probes
Article number: MBR

Features – MPR:

Organizes up to four probes
Designed specifically for the Apex Controller probes
Built with an all acrylic weather and shatter resistant design
Secured with Neodymium magnets that will hold through up to 1/2″ thick sumps
Immediate availability
R 895.00(VAT incl.)
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AquaController Apex Temperture Probe
Probes
Article number: PRBTMPJR

Temperature Probe – Extended Life

Replace your Temperature Probe, add one for another tank, or put one on your PM2/PM3 module for temperature compensated readings

Buy this probe if you are:

Replacing an old probe
Adding another tank to your system via a PM1
Want to have more accurate readings on your PM2/PM3 modules by adding temperature compensation
Immediate availability
R 695.00(VAT incl.)
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Conductivity 53ms Calibration Fluid
Probes
Article number: COND53

Use this calibration solution to calibrate your Conductivity Probe and PM2 for salinity monitoring.
Immediate availability
R 65.00(VAT incl.)
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4.00 pH Calibration Fluid
Probes
Article number: CAL4

pH Calibration Solution 4.01

Use this solution to calibrate your pH probe primarily when you will be using it in a low-pH application such as a calcium reactor. It is not usually used to calibrate your pH probe for use in your aquarium itself.
Immediate availability
R 45.00(VAT incl.)
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10.00 pH Calibration Fluid
Probes
Article number: CAL10

pH Calibration Solution 10.01

Use this solution to calibrate your pH probe primarily when you will be using it in a low-pH application such as a calcium reactor. It is not usually used to calibrate your pH probe for use in your aquarium itself. This is the most common solution to be used to calibrate your pH probe for monitoring pH in your aquarium when paired up with the 7.01 pH Calibration Solution.
Immediate availability
R 45.00(VAT incl.)
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7.00 pH Calibration FluidFluid
Probes
Article number: CAL7

pH Calibration Solution 7.01

Use this solution to calibrate your pH probe primarily when you will be using it in a low-pH application such as a calcium reactor. It is not usually used to calibrate your pH probe for use in your aquarium itself.
Immediate availability
R 45.00(VAT incl.)
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