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Neptune Systems Apex WAV Starter Kit Neptune Systems Apex WAV Starter Kit

Product Code: RNE98870
The Neptune Systems WAV Starter Kit moves water. Around 4000 gallons per hour! Better yet, compared to pumps with the same amount of flow, the WAV is smaller, uses less power, and is quieter than the most popular powerhead pumps on the market.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $499.95
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Maxspect XF280 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package GYRE-XF280 Maxspect XF280 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package (GYRE-XF280)

Product Code: RCV00728
The Maxspect XF280 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package features an Advanced Controller. Two Gyre Pumps can be connected to the same controller. For the second pump you can purchase a Maxspect XF280 Gyre Pump Only or use any of the other Maxspect Gyre Pumps, including the Maxspect XF150 Gyre and the Maxspect XF130 Gyre.

Unlike traditional powerheads and wavemakers that are based on propeller nozzle flow technology, the Maxspect Gyre is based on advanced crossflow technology which produces massive horizontal water movement leaving little to no deadspots in its wake. The Gyre excels in moving all of the water from one side of the aquarium to the other and is the best pump on the market for re-creating the motion of water in the ocean. Max flow: 6,000 GPH.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $449.99
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Maxspect XF250 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package GYRE-XF250 Maxspect XF250 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package (GYRE-XF250)

Product Code: RCV00725
The Maxspect XF250 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package features an Advanced Controller. Two Gyre Pumps can be connected to the same controller. For the second pump you can purchase a Maxspect XF250 Gyre Pump Only or use any of the other Maxspect Gyre Pumps, including the Maxspect XF150 Gyre and the Maxspect XF130 Gyre.

Unlike traditional powerheads and wavemakers that are based on propeller nozzle flow technology, the Maxspect Gyre is based on advanced crossflow technology which produces massive horizontal water movement leaving little to no deadspots in its wake. The Gyre excels in moving all of the water from one side of the aquarium to the other and is the best pump on the market for re-creating the motion of water in the ocean. Max flow: 5,300 GPH.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $339.99
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Maxspect XF230 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package GYRE-XF230 Maxspect XF230 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package (GYRE-XF230)

Product Code: RCV00723
The Maxspect XF230 Gyre Pump Single Unit Package features an advanced controller. Two Gyre Pumps can be connected to the same controller. For the second pump you can purchase a Maxspect XF230 Gyre Pump Only or use any of the other Maxspect Gyre Pumps, including the Maxspect XF150 Gyre and the Maxspect XF130 Gyre.

Unlike traditional powerheads and wavemakers that are based on propeller nozzle flow technology, the Maxspect Gyre is based on advanced crossflow technology which produces massive horizontal water movement leaving little to no deadspots in its wake. The Gyre excels in moving all of the water from one side of the aquarium to the other and is the best pump on the market for re-creating the motion of water in the ocean. Max flow: 2,300 GPH.

Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $289.99
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Rossmont Waver Wireless 2 Channel Controller (Master) Rossmont Waver Wireless 2 Channel Controller (Master)

Product Code: RRO34211
The Rossmont Waver Wireless 2 Channel Controller (Master) is the first controller for AC synchronous aquarium pumps powered at mains voltage (e.g. USA= 120VAC-60Hz). You can adjust the speed and subsequent flow of all Rossmont Mover Pumps M900 through the MX4100 by simply plugging them into the Rossmont Waver. The Rossmont Waver has two separate independent channels to control up to two pumps and it powers them without the need of any adaptor or particular plug.

Our Price: $199.90
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JBJ Ocean Pulse Quadra Alternating Wavemaker JBJ Ocean Pulse Quadra Alternating Wavemaker

Product Code: RJB10024
The JBJ Ocean Pulse Quadra is an innovative wavemaker that is specifically designed to replicate the natural alternating rhythms of tides and currents for home aquariums. We recommend the JBJ Accela Pumps for use with this Wavemaker.

Our Price: $72.89
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Koralia SmartWave Circulation Pump Timer Hydor Koralia SmartWave Circulation Pump Timer

Product Code: RHY00924
The Hydor Koralia SmartWave Circulation Pump Timer is the new controller for movement and circulation pumps designed by Hydor. In nature, river and sea currents are a vital part of the natural life cycle of aquatic creatures as they promote oxygenation, transport nutrients and food and remove residues that would otherwise pollute.

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JBJ Ocean Pulse Duo Alternating Wavemaker JBJ Ocean Pulse Duo Alternating Wavemaker

Product Code: RJB10023
The JBJ Ocean Pulse Duo is an innovative wavemaker that is specifically designed to replicate the natural alternating rhythms of tides and currents for home aquariums. We recommend the JBJ Accela Pumps for use with this Wavemaker.

Our Price: $43.69
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AquaticLife Flow Swing 3/4" Motorized Diffuser AquaticLife Flow Swing 3/4" Motorized Diffuser

Product Code: RAL01367
The AquaticLife Flow Swing 3/4" Motorized Diffuser is designed to create a dynamic water flow in any aquarium, helping to eliminate “dead spots”. The motor in the Flow Swing continuously moves the diffuser from side-to-side, changing the direction of the filtered water.

Our Price: $18.99
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AquaticLife Flow Swing 1/2" Motorized Diffuser AquaticLife Flow Swing 1/2" Motorized Diffuser

Product Code: RAL01366
The AquaticLife Flow Swing 1/2" Motorized Diffuser is designed to create a dynamic water flow in any aquarium, helping to eliminate “dead spots”. The motor in the Flow Swing continuously moves the diffuser from side-to-side, changing the direction of the filtered water.

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WHY SHOULD YOU USE A WAVEMAKER?
WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU BUY?

Every aquarium will benefit from a wavemaker. Why? Because detritus builds up in the nooks and crannies of your aquarium. Without a wavemaker your water flow will always travel in the same path. Detritus will never get dislodged and will break down into nitrates (the favorite food of algae). Having water flow continually changing direction, like a wave, will dislodge the detritus so it can be collected in your filter or protein skimmer.

TYPES OF WAVEMAKING DEVICES

There are essentially three types of wavemakers:

1. ON/OFF WAVEMAKERS
An on/off wavemaker essentially turns one or more pump on and off at intervals. By having pumps turning on and off, the water flows in different directions in the aquarium.

The Hydor Koralia SmartWave Circulation Pump Timer can control two Koralia Powerheads, turning them on/off at intervals every five seconds, ten seconds, fifteen seconds, etc. to create waves. Place a Koralia Powerhead in each back corner pointing down at a 45 degree angle.

2. RAMP UP / RAMP DOWN WAVEMAKERS
A ramp up / ramp down wavemaker slowly increases and reduces the flow of a powerhead at set intervals. This reduces wear and tear on the pumps and the impeller and is also quieter than the on/off wavemakers. It’s more natural and better emulates the flow in the ocean. This “natural” flow is superior for coral feeding as the various filter feeding corals in your aquarium have different ideal water flows for feeding.

With some of these sophisticated wavemakers you can also reduce flow when feeding fish, and you can emulate tidal changes.

The Rossmont Waver Wireless 2 Channel Controller works with Rossmont Mover Pumps to create ramp up / ramp down waves. It’s actually the only wavemaker of this type that uses AC rather than DC and is much more affordable than the competing DC wavemakers.

The Waver is controlled through your smart phone or computer and is easy to set up. Please view the Rossmont Waver video to see how this all works.

The Neptune Systems Apex WAV Starter Kit is a DC ramp up / ramp down wavermaker that is similar to the Rossmont. You will need to have a Neptune Systems Controller for the WAV, and if you already have a Neptune Controller or are planning to buy one this is the best choice.

3. GYRE GENERATORS
The Maxspect Gyre Pumps are so unique they have their own category. The Gyre does not look like what we think of as a pump. They fit underneath the lip of the tank and are much less noticeable than a powerhead. The Gyre combines the “pump” with the controller. With the new 200 Series Gyre Pumps you can attach two pumps to one controller.

The Gyre can be used in four modes. The pulse mode switches it on and off from every .4 seconds to every 30 seconds. The alternating mode switches the Gyre between forward and reverse.

Because of the extremely wide angle of the flow, the Gyres create a wave that really emulates what you would find in the ocean. This results in virtually zero dead spots and an even distribution of water throughout the aquarium.