I use an Apex on my tank and love it. It keeps my CO2 right at 30ppm all day long. I like to leave mine running at night so CO2 is perfect when the plants need it. I also like the fact that my pH stays constant. If you don't want your CO2 on at night you can program it to only turn on during the day and then keep your CO2 constant. I also like monitoring the tank on my computer. I really want one for my 12 gallon but it's so hard to justify. I'm sure I'll get one eventually but only when the price is right.