WSK WAV Starter Kit – Neptune Systems

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WAV Extreme Flow for your Aquarium

A powerhead that answers all your needs

High volume (4000 gph)
Small dimensions (less total mass compared to nearly all similar flow pumps)
Flow in one direction (pivots with 40 degree range of motion and can be rotated – great for rear wall use)
24V DC functioning is secure.
Low energy usage – 35W at the wall
WAV pump and 1Link are connected by a 3 meter cable. (included)
Different operational settings (random flow modes, mirror, inverse, etc.)
Simple to sanitize (pump automatically shuts off when removed from water)
Incredibly Quiet (possibly the quietest driver on the market)
Workable magnetic attachment for up to 1 inch glass (in a class by itself)
1LINK interface makes it simple to attach with just one thin cable for electricity and control.

WAV™ Extreme flow for your aquarium
Water is moved by WAV. In a nutshell. In excess of 4000 gallons per hour! Even better, compared to the most common powerhead pumps on the market, the WAV is smaller, consumes less power, and is quieter for the same amount of flow.

Starter Pack Includes

  • Two (2) WAVs
  • 1LINK Module
  • 100W 24VDC Power Supply
  • 3′ AquaBus Cable

Directional flow allows stealth mounting options

Sadly, several of the most popular water moving pumps now available can only direct flow perpendicular to the glass. This severely restricts the possibilities available to aquarists and, in some cases, blocks the view. It’s nothing new to have a powerhead that can be aimed in any direction, but the hardware required to make it happen is frequently bulky and unattractive. The WAV offers a novel solution to an articulating mount that addresses both of these issues.

We discovered via study that most customers seldom need to place their pumps at extreme angles; often, 20 degrees in either direction is sufficient. We used this strategy when developing the WAV.

The pivot has a 40-degree range of motion thanks to its novel, low-profile magnetic mount, and the entire pump may then spin 360 degrees. Compared to flow that exits the aquarium directly from the side or rear, this offers a far wider range of alternatives. Consider hanging the WAV at an angle on the rear side glass or perhaps the back wall and kicking the flow off the front or side glass. You receive the flow you require and quit obstructing your aquarium’s lovely side vistas!

Endless flow options for every aquarist

We are aware that everyone has a little different preferred flow. So Apex Fusion uses a variety of patterned flow and random parameters to regulate the WAV. Even better, you may configure one or more pumps to mimic or operate in opposition to one another. It’s simple to create massive waves in the morning, stir up debris in the afternoon, and moderate the flow at night using the user-friendly Apex Fusion scheduling graph. Your aquarium’s flow may be as distinctive as your favorite coral!

Detailed, real-time pump status and AI

For this product category, this is a first. Every WAV on your tank’s operational data may be seen from inside Apex Fusion. The mode, RPM, temperature range, and present state of the pump will all be visible to you. This is carried a step farther by Apex Fusion. It keeps an eye on the settings of your pump and, using artificial intelligence, intervenes when necessary by halting the pump and notifying you through text or email when something is wrong.

Snails, Falls, Stalls – No Worries!

A powerhead’s deadliest enemy is often impediments like snails that rip it to bits. Sometimes, simply knocking a pump off the glass may cause it to break, or worse, your beloved corals will perish. Sand will also be kicked up all over the tank. The majority of pumps can’t even identify when they run out of water, cavitating violently or whirling themselves into oblivion when performing a simple water change. Modern sensors on the WAV significantly limit the likelihood of these occurrences. It doesn’t even need to be powered down to remove the pump from the water for cleaning—it detects the situation and switches off!

1LINK™ – Easy, one-click installation

The WAV is the first aquarium product in a range from Neptune Systems that will make use of a brand-new user interface. We have chosen to go the other way and use a wire while many in the aquarium industry continue to embrace wireless technology for connection.

We welcome the logical wireless communication between your smartphone or tablet and the Apex (or other controller). However, using wireless for device interconnection inside of typical aquariums (which are typically less than 6′ long) diminishes dependability and is not just useless. Our view is that wireless technology is a problem searching for a solution when distances are measured in a few feet. Ironically, WiFi does not eliminate the need for cables. To obtain electricity to the gadgets, you must still utilize a cable. Not to mention setup, which involves numerous button clicks, complicated procedures, and synching wireless devices so that they may connect to you and not your neighbor.

Finally, you as the customer receive the additional expense of this wireless technology that must be included in the cost of every item you purchase in exchange for all this “benefit”.

After significant research into the issue, 1LINK is our suggested solution. One power source, one module (for up to three 1LINK devices), and a one-click connection of a cable that provides both the device’s power and two-way communication from it to your Apex are what give it its name. Click once to begin the setup process.
Less wiring, simpler configuration, and—most importantly—cheaper prices for you, the customer!

Size matters when it comes to the pump wire

Any powerhead pump benefits from thinner wires since they are easier to conceal. Both inside and outside the aquarium, this is true. Some pumps claim to have a better appearance by mounting the cable and engine outside the aquarium, yet there is still a wire. The diameter and mass of the cables made by several other manufacturers are significantly bigger.

Quiet Operation

Some of the most well-liked water-moving pumps available today are everything from silent. In fact, the pulsating and ramping noises may even be heard in neighboring rooms through solid floors. The WAV boasts one of the quietest driver systems on the market right now, according to tests we’ve done in our lab on several pumps.

FLO™ – A new measurement for your aquarium

Understanding what is happening within the aquarium, monitoring when things go well or poorly, and then attempting to comprehend the link between what you did, what you measured, and what happened are the keys to managing a wonderful aquarium.

We have used variables like temperature, pH, ORP, salinity, and others for years to determine the ideal operating conditions for each of our particular aquariums. There is no magic formula, as we are all aware, yet we need this information to make judgments. We even examine the data to make comparisons to earlier months or to another aquarist.
The two most crucial requirements for a thriving reef aquarium are light and flow.

Recently, a new measurement known as PAR has gained increasing momentum in the reefkeeping community. (measurement of lighting intensity). With the help of PAR, we can go back and observe how the light affected our tanks, how it is lighted now, and how our lighting setup compares to that of our friends. We also have a device called the PMK – PAR Monitoring Kit that can monitor and record this with your APEX.

What about Flow, though? Lighting and flow are frequently cited as two of the essential elements of an excellent reef aquarium by well-known and prosperous aquarists worldwide. The relative output of all the flow-making equipment (powerheads/wavemakers) in your aquarium has not yet been quantified in real time.

The WAV and Apex Fusion are compatible with this notion. The WAV logs a new measurement standard we simply call FLO since it is in continual communication with Apex Fusion, which allows it to know precisely how much flow it is creating. Additionally, the WAVs in your tank are combined to give you an aquarium-wide FLO. You may now compare this figure to other aquarium owners who use WAV or just to your own aquarium’s history of FLO usage.