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Aquarium Controllers - Configuring Remote Access to your Apex Controller - Part 2

Apex Remote Access

In Part 1 I discussed configured a simple Dynamic DNS address with No-IP Now let’s get to Part 2. Putting your Dynamic DNS to good use and access your device remotely. I’m going to feature an Apex Controller by Neptune Systems. With this controller you can manage and monitor your aquarium away from home, even on your cell phone. The Apex Controller is the highest rated controller on the market. There are many competitors, but nothing that I’ve seen comes close to the Apex’s capabilities out of the box. I’m writing this all from memory and “borrowing” some friends controllers...

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Aquarium Controllers - Apex and Dynamic DNS, Part 1

Apex Dynamic DNS

You’re probably asking yourself, “WTFudge is Dynamic DNS and why do I need it?” Let me explain it to you. Dynamic DNS via Wikipedia Dynamic DNS gives you the ability to have your own domain name, like thejoshdavis.com, point to an IP address that dynamically changes. This is usually caused by your ISP updating DHCP to your modem, IP changes when you move your services, etc. It’s much easier then trying to remember your IP address when you need to access something remotely. There are some really cool things you can do with it.  My favorite free service is NoIP.com....

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Proper Dipping of Corals - The Bayer Method

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Proper Dipping of Corals - The Bayer Method

When you buy corals, no matter where you get them, there are always concerns. One of the problems with new corals that few hobbyists take into account is the presence of pests. From red bugs to nudibranchs, flatworms to whelks, there are all sorts of unwanted creatures that can take up residence in your tank and cause harm to your corals new and old. It’s time for you to invest in some coral dip. There are many options for coral dip, but we have two that we use primarily at Murfreesboro Aquatics. Coral RX is a standard across the hobby,...

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