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Old 03/25/2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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will apex ever stop supporting classics?

thinking about pulling the trigger on a classic as it more in my budget (unless you want to offerr me a discount. lol )

one of my main concerns will Neptune ever stop supporting, making replacement parts and models that will work on it?

I dont what to get then all the fun mods then be forced to rebuy in a few years.
thoughts thinking lot term here.

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Old 03/25/2017, 03:33 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be concerned at all. All the new modules they're making are compatible with the Classic and you can still by the classic directly from Apex today. I think you're good for a LONG time before you have to worry about "end of life" on the Classic.


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Old 03/25/2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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Eventually, sure, but it's probably going to be a while. I would, however, consider how cost effective the Apex 2016 is. I don't remember what I paid for my Classic about 5-6 years ago, but I'd bet that it plus the cost of some of the modules I've bought that are now part of the 2016, would exceed the cost of just buying the 2016 model.


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Old 03/25/2017, 08:06 PM   #4
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^ yeah I have been thinking about that. but I really dont need built in wifi and the other 2 props. I would rather have the FMK.

trust me I have been going back and forth for a few days now.


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Old 03/25/2017, 08:17 PM   #5
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The Apex 2016 has a faster CPU, more memory, can do more in Fusion then you can with the Apex Classic apex (more features).


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Old 03/26/2017, 08:11 PM   #6
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Put it this way they are just finally dropping support on their original aquacontrollers that came out over a decade ago.

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Which there will always be support for really in their community forums
https://forum.neptunesystems.com/for...3-AC3-Pro-ACjr


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Old 03/26/2017, 08:14 PM   #7
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lol blast from the past when people were questioning to go Apex of AC3
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1942658


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Old 04/02/2017, 10:02 PM   #8
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In the video they did about the new Neptune Apex, they mentioned that they will NOT stop supporting the classic, and have no plans to stop.


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Old 04/02/2017, 10:28 PM   #9
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Look, at some point support for everything stops. As the installed base dwindles, there is a business decision that gets made. Is that likely soon, no; but it will happen eventually.


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Old 04/04/2017, 06:10 PM   #10
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I actually found a deal on the classic, but by the time I purchase the salinity and orp probe and corresponding module I would be really close to the price of the Apex 2016.


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Old 08/12/2017, 10:43 PM   #11
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I actually found a deal on the classic, but by the time I purchase the salinity and orp probe and corresponding module I would be really close to the price of the Apex 2016.
You would need to buy the salinity probe, orp probe, and the salinity module to make it comparable to the 2016, correct? Looks like the orp probe can plug directly into the second ph/orp port on the classic controller.


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Old 08/14/2017, 12:15 PM   #12
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Hell, I've sent emails and they still have given me limited support on my ACIII pro as late as a week ago. I think you are GTG


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