Red Sea Wavemaster Pro Wave Maker

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Red Sea

The Ultimate Wavemaker
The WaveMaster Pro creates randomly flowing and ever changing water currents in an aquarium by automatically switching powerheads on and off with its microprocessor controller.

The effect the Wavemaster Pro creates in the aquarium is dramatic: not only corals but also other aquarium inhabitants display their natural "bloom" and behavior.

The Wavemaster Pro offers several smart options and settings that make this device suitable for practically every marine aquarist and aquarium set up. Maximum power load up to 720W.



2 Aquarium set up options:

  • Reef mode facilitates feeding of invertebrates that live on suspended particles or plankton, by giving sufficient time to feed, without losing the food into the bio-filter or protein skimmer.
  • Marine mode facilitates feeding by the smallest as well as the largest fish by temporarily switching off the all but one of the powerheads, while the main pump keeps running the water through the life support systems.

4 Different strengths of wave motion:

  • Gentle—Slow random waves
  • Rolling—Short periodic waves
  • Turbulent—Fast random waves
  • Alternating—Sequential 4 hour periods of Gentle, Rolling and Turbulent wave programs

Night program:
A pre-programmable 8 hour night period that switches automatically to a calmer wave motion.


Red Sea Wavemaker
  • Controls up to 4 powerful water pumps.
  • Dedicated main pump option.
  • 4 preprogrammed wave motions: gentle, rolling, turbulent or alternating.
  • Night mode, automatic 8 hour period providing calmer seas at night.
  • 2 feeding modes, specific programs for reef or marine tanks.
  • Maximum power load up to 720W.
  • Soft start to protect pumps.
  • Fully grounded power outlets.

Product Manuals & Documentation

Red Sea Wavemaster Pro Wave Maker

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

With a dedicated team of scientists and other professionals, Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. Red Sea constantly strives to provide hobbyists of all levels with highly effective solution-driven products designed to make your fish-keeping experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.

The embodiment of Red Sea’s dedication to providing solutions for today’s reef-keepers is its range of MAX-NANO, MAX-E & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums, now featuring the very latest in LED lighting technology.

For advanced reef-keepers the Red Sea REEFER provides a great platform into which you can add your own selection of hardware. With its ultra-clear glass, ATO built-in, silent flow valve and superb quality of finish the REEFER sets the standard for those wishing to customize. REEFER is also available as a Deluxe version with LED lighting included.

Red Sea’s unique Reef Care Program (RCP) provides a comprehensive, safe and easy to use program for testing and supplementing within reef aquaria, and is perfectly complemented by Red Sea’s Coral Pro & Red Sea Salt’s, which has become the salt of choice for those seeking the very highest quality water quality for their coral reef aquariums. Both salts are made using a unique natural process which delivers unrivalled homogeneity and is perfect for delicate corals. Check your individual bucket of salt’s composition using Red Sea’s innovative new “MyBatch” software.

Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.


Manufacturer`s Warranty: 1 year from date of purchase.

23 Reviews



Experience Level: Intermediate

needs an improvement

it works as intended in every way so I am pleased with it overall. However, If they are reading this please consider slowing the pumps down but not all the way, This would be in an attempt to prevent the noise you get from the powerheads each time it alternates

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Miguel from Hayward, CA UNITED STATES


Experience Level: Intermediate

Wave maker

Wow I knew it would be good but wow. What a difference it made everyone in the tank is happy and the corals love it. Great product.

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Experience Level: Expert

Red Sea Wavemaster Pro

Mine is running 5+ years now. The optional wave strength settings is a nice option. Generates very good wave motion if you place your powerheads where you're supposed to. You can overclock each of the (3) elec outlets at back of Wavemaster Pro with a simple 6" long 3 outlet extension cord (white) from radio shack. I use (3) powerheads on the left side tank and (3) on the right side of tank. Vertically - MaxiJet 1200 at top, 900 at middle, 400 at bottom. At the center of the aquarium I have one Maxi 1200 at water line pointed straight ahead towards tank glass and combined with sump pump outlet. On same elec outlet I have (2) MaxiJet 606 circulating down behind my live rock stack to decrease detritus build up. Powerheads do have a harder start than advertised. Feeding button is finicky to turn on only when night cycle is on but works fine. My only fine tuning remark would be for Red Sea to cut power to all powerheads when I select feeding option. My fish create enought current to spread fish and coral food around without any pumps which creates too much movement for coral food to settle down nicely. A battery backup would be nice to save settings if power goes out. Wavemaster body is small and can be mounted to your tank stand wherever by substituing case screws with some long wood screws. Otherwise I absolutely LOVE this product.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Works as advertised!

I agree with a couple of other reviews that I have read, in that if you couple this with the Koralia 5,6,7 or 8's and you will have a quiet setup that moves alot of water! I had the Red Sea Wavemeker out in my garage for the last couple of years, in a box, because I could not find powerheads that were quiet enough. I read about the Korilia 5's and ordered them, and dug the Red Sea wavemaker out of its box. In my 5' 100 gallon reef, and it is very impressive, and quiet! That is important, as the tank is in my living room! Finally, a setup that you don't have to mortgage your house to afford!

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Fine Unit

This is the best product out there. I have been using it for two years without a flaw> Nice feature is that you can shut down your main filter so you can feed without your food being sucked into the filter> Highly recommend>

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Experience Level: Intermediate

does what it says

good product, hope that the cycles were faster but over all good...

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CHARLES from Pinson, AL


Experience Level: Intermediate

Very good product.

Works great. Currently hooked up to 4 MJ1200 in a 180 Gallon. Provides good random flow.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Works well for the price

It is simple to setup and use. I'm using it to drive 3 Koralia 1 pumps. The wave programs all work as promised, gives corals flow from all directions, and helps suspend detritus so it can be filtered. The flow changes every 5-15 seconds, and there seems to be plenty of variation. Minor complaints: 1) The feeding time switch is finicky. A single press often double-toggles the mode off-on-off, so I have to press it lightly on one side to get it to toggle just once. Otherwise, it works as advertised. 2) There is no "off" mode, except power off. I don't have a sump, so every time I do a partial water change I turn the unit off. When I turn it back on, I have to reselect the wave program (Marine Random) and also reset the night-mode. 3) The night mode works like this: You press the night mode button once at the time the 8-hour night period begins. Or you press it twice at the time the 16-hour day period begins. In other words, you can't set it up in advance. You have to be there to press the button at the right time. And since the timing is lost whenever the power is turned off, that can get annoying. In the age of $5 digital alarm clocks, this device should include a battery backed clock and an LCD display with configurable time periods.

14 out of 14 found this review helpful

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SEAN from N. California


Experience Level: Expert

Excellent product

I would really recommend this unit. I have used it for the past 4 years and it still works well.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

thumbs up!

Great product!. Definitely gets the job done. I have it hooked up to four Maxi-jet 1200's and the coral and fish are much happier. It has all the great features as the more expensive products on the market for less than half the price. The only thing that needs to be added to future models is for the unit to retain its memory when unplugged so that the nighttime mode doesn't have to be reprogrammed.

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