Posted: 10/22/2015 from ORLANDO, FL UNITED STATES
I won't go into quality as the name speaks for itself...I bought this last week and I am extremely impressed with these...I have a 160G with no raise in temp, I am using this pair on the back glass with MP40's on the ends and LOADS of movement...the 20 degree pivot is very much welcomed!!!
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The future of Wave Makers
Posted: 10/19/2015 from AUGUSTA, GA UNITED STATES
I travel frequently. As such i find myself moving into the Apex sand box more and more. These pumps allow you to remotely monitor temperature, RPMs and get text messages with error alerts for over temp (needs cleaning), out of position, disconnect, and you can graph and trend your aquarium flow on a chart. They come with several present comlex modes like a Vortech. They move a ton of water. They are quiter than a vortech and they cost $199.00 each. They also appear to be much easier to break down and clean than either a gyre or a Vortech. Full disclosure, i also own a gyre and a vortech. A Gyre is better at surface agitation and creating an undertow than any pump i have ever seen. The Vortech has a wider flow path so if you are trying to move water like a shot gun blast it is better. The Vortech also wins if you want to place it deeper in the tank, obviously because there are no wires. My point here is that i am not a Wav fan boy by any stretch. Nevertheless, for being able to keep an eye on your equipment 24/7 when away from your tank, pump cost, and wave modes i would say the Wav is probably one of the best overall pumps on the market. The telemetry just puts it over the top. Now if Neptune systems would just partner with Maxpect to put the same telemetry in a gyre. Also they need to put out some smaller pumps for smaller tanks or for use on the back wall. I wouldnt mind a version that couples like a vortech either...lol.
I have only had these up and running about a weeek but im giving them 5 stars. For those of you with jobs who cant stay home and baby sit your tank al day..and would like your pump to notify you when it needs servicing, this is your pump.
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