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Old 08/06/2016, 07:01 PM   #51
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I asked Adam from Vertex in email these questions.

1. Can I use generic/non-Vertex float switches?
2. Can I use non-Vertex probes?
3. How can I control my VorTech pumps?

His responses.

1. Yes you could potentially use non vertex float switches. They use the mini Din connection. Our pin designations are posted in the Cerebra forum for DIY use and making sure other switches can be used.

2. Yes, our multibar will accept any probe using the standard BNC connection method.

3. Pumps can be controlled directly through the controlled outlets or through the 1-10v input. We are working with third party pump manufacturers to ensure seamless integration. This is ongoing, so if your pump isn't fully controllable now, it will be in the near future.


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Old 08/07/2016, 11:06 PM   #52
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Asked this in the other thread but no one knew the answer -
Does anyone know if the built in 1-10V outlets are actually 1-10V or 0-10V? Someone mentioned that many LED lights use a 1-10V signal, so Vertex may have been planing on that use, but many pumps (and some LED drivers) use a 0-10V signal, so I'm wondering if you can use the built in variable outlet to control them or or you need to bet the separate box with 0-10V output


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Old 08/10/2016, 09:52 PM   #53
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Well it looks like my unit "might" finally ship out on Friday. This still remains to be seen....at any rate hopefully I can get it by the weekend to start putting it through some testing on my mantis shrimp tank. I'm gunna start off slow with just the lighting and have simulated situations that will use PH reading and conductivity readings (like trigger some "virtual" pumps based on readings, etc). Anxious to try it out and see how it really compares to my Apex. Should be fun !!


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Old 08/10/2016, 09:56 PM   #54
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Well it looks like my unit "might" finally ship out on Friday. This still remains to be seen....at any rate hopefully I can get it by the weekend to start putting it through some testing on my mantis shrimp tank. I'm gunna start off slow with just the lighting and have simulated situations that will use PH reading and conductivity readings (like trigger some "virtual" pumps based on readings, etc). Anxious to try it out and see how it really compares to my Apex. Should be fun !!
That's taken a while but that's great news. What size tank and what kind of mantis do you have? That's exactly what I would be putting it on too. My 20 long G. smithii tank. Except it's on top of like a book case so mounting and placement of equipment has to be discreet.


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Old 08/10/2016, 10:52 PM   #55
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Well it looks like my unit "might" finally ship out on Friday. This still remains to be seen....at any rate hopefully I can get it by the weekend to start putting it through some testing on my mantis shrimp tank. I'm gunna start off slow with just the lighting and have simulated situations that will use PH reading and conductivity readings (like trigger some "virtual" pumps based on readings, etc). Anxious to try it out and see how it really compares to my Apex. Should be fun !!
:thumbs: Looking forward to hearing about your experience.


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Old 08/10/2016, 11:18 PM   #56
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That's taken a while but that's great news. What size tank and what kind of mantis do you have? That's exactly what I would be putting it on too. My 20 long G. smithii tank. Except it's on top of like a book case so mounting and placement of equipment has to be discreet.
I have a peacock in a custom made 35 gallon tall acrylic tank. It has about an 11" sand bed that the peacock has built a nice home in. I know folks always want to put mantis shrimp in a long tank, but mine really seems to love being in the deep sand. Only comes out to eat. Stays mainly ant the front entrance with his head poking out. I've had him in there for almost 6 years now. I'll be mounting the Cerebra next to his tank. Maybe he'll come out and watch the screen.lol.


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Old 08/11/2016, 10:08 AM   #57
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:thumbs: Looking forward to hearing about your experience.
Just got notice hey are shipping out today. Pretty stoked !


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Old 08/13/2016, 08:43 AM   #58
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Be here Monday. Tick, tock....tick, tock ....


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Old 08/13/2016, 08:59 AM   #59
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What happened to patiently waiting?


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Old 08/13/2016, 10:23 AM   #60
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Still happening....till Monday.


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Old 08/13/2016, 11:06 PM   #61
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Still happening....till Monday.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet ? Are we there yet? ...








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Old 08/13/2016, 11:44 PM   #62
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Sitting on a delivery truck in town since last night. Just waiting till Monday.


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Old 08/14/2016, 12:37 AM   #63
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Sitting on a delivery truck in town since last night. Just waiting till Monday.
Oh I hate that.


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Old 08/14/2016, 01:07 AM   #64
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Called and tried to pick it up, but they gave me the finger....the middle one !


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Old 08/14/2016, 09:46 AM   #65
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no - that a dipstick salinity monitor!


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no - that a dipstick salinity monitor!
And wind direction monitor all in one. Lol


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Old 08/14/2016, 09:58 AM   #67
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BRS said they should be getting them to ship out to us lowly folk in a few weeks Sad panda


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Old 08/14/2016, 10:04 AM   #68
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BRS said they should be getting them to ship out to us lowly folk in a few weeks Sad panda
A few weeks? Yikes !! Now I don't feel too bad about waiting till tomorrow. Lol


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A few weeks? Yikes !! Now I don't feel too bad about waiting till tomorrow. Lol
yea well the answer i got was shipping at end of August


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Old 08/14/2016, 03:21 PM   #70
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Called and tried to pick it up, but they gave me the finger....the middle one !
Hahah just make sure you dont make them too mad or accidents might happen

yeah mine should be arriving tomorrow as well.

I'm curious about that mantis shrimp. Do you have a build thread?


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Old 08/14/2016, 07:43 PM   #71
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Hopefully this thread will fill up with some info once these shipments arrive. Haven't heard too much from the first shipment people here...maybe 5 so far ??


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Old 08/14/2016, 09:33 PM   #72
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+1 we definitely need more info.
Has vertex released anything more?


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Old 08/15/2016, 07:37 AM   #73
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Mines been sitting in town on a truck since Friday too. Hopeful it will arrive today. My concern is that is this heat 95+ that I also have conductivity calibration solution in the order. I'm worried that the fluid could go bad in this heat. Does anyone know if that is possible or am I just worrying over nothing. Thanks


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Old 08/15/2016, 08:27 AM   #74
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I am one of the BRS pre-orders. When I ordered the CS guy said shipping in 1-2 weeks. I'm assuming this was because they thought theirs were in this latest boat load. In the BRS vendor forum they are updating delivery times based on when everything shipped out from Germany. Looks like that boat left in the first week of August, so travel time, customs time, ship to BRS, repack and ship to customers... End of August seems pretty reasonable.

I wish I knew if they were getting the probes etc at the same time and could pre-order those as well. It will be another wait for those, unless I just order the BRS probes and call it a day. Probably will.


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Old 08/15/2016, 08:34 AM   #75
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According to vertex the controller uses standard probes, so if they don't get the vertex probes in you should be able to use any other standard probes. (Double check this)


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