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Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Controller 4-Way Deluxe (for Controllable Koralia Pumps)

Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Controller 4-Way Deluxe (for Controllable Koralia Pumps)

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Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Controller 4-Way Deluxe (for Controllable Koralia Pumps) Information

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The new WaveMaker 4 system guarantees great flexibility by controlling up to 4 Koralia 12V low voltage pumps (even different models). The numerous programs offered and the many possibilities of customization allow to recreate the water movements and tidal effects that are beneficial for reef aquariums. The preset programs, synchronized, sequential, alternate and additive can be customised depending on the needs of SPS/LPS corals and minimum and maximum flow of each pump. The Marine-keeper has everything under control with a glance at the 2.5” LCD monitor that shows the selected program and the activity of each pump. WaveMaker 4 has also 2 extra features: FOOD mode, pumps slow down to the minimum for approx. 5 minutes to allow aquarium feeding; NIGHT mode, pumps again slow down to a minimum but for a longer period of time, which can be programmed or set automatically by connecting the photocell (not included).

Low Voltage Pump Controller

Great Flexibility:
1 or 2 Koralia 12V low voltage pumps, same or different models.
2 blue LEDs on front panel indicate pump setting and functioning.

Wave or Tide Effect:
WAVEMAKER can produce a wave effect setting the timer between 2 and 15 seconds or a tide effect switching the flow on and off every 1 to 6 hours.

The power of the pumps can be set by operation on the minimum and maximum controls to better suit the needs of the aquarium and its inhabitants.

Setting Pump Function Mode:
Alternate Flow Mode
With pumps on eat each side of the aquarium operating on minimum and maximum controls, the flow can have a wave or tide effect, ideal for reef setting.
Synchronous Flow Mode
Pumps operate simultaneously at minimum or maximum flow and can be set to on/off mode to create strong tidal effects.

Food Mode:
Easy function to allow feeding of fish and invertebrates in reef aquariums. Just click on the SET button and the pumps are put on hold for 5 min.

Manual or Automatic Night Mode:
In this mode the pumps can be slowed down during the night and turned back to the set speed during the day.
Night Mode
Indicated by a red LED, can come on automatically by using the photo-electric cell (not included, sold separately, EU code JH1900, USA code JH1901) which detects the aquarium illumination.

Cooling Fan:
For maximum safety, WAVEMAKER is equipped with a super quiet cooling fan that regulates its speed as necessary.

NOTE: Wavemaker Controller only controls controllable Koralias

Manufacturer Info

Hydor has been producing a comprehensive range of equipment for aquariums and ponds since 1984 and offers the best in high-technology for the creation of a living ecosystem at home. The factory has developed thanks to the engineering competence of its founder and its continuous growth is based on the investment it has made in research and the development of innovative technical appliances. A competitive and dynamic structure of more than 150 employees regularly engages in the implementation of products which meet the demands of 50 nations and keep pace with the evolution of the world markets. The global quality is not a simple working method but a daily expression of mind.

Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Controller 4-Way Deluxe (for Controllable Koralia Pumps) Reviews

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Very nice

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/30/2015 from Largo, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: I received the Wavemaker and actually read the very short but clear instructions. It was nothing to set up and operate. It is a very nice looking unit that is extremely easy to operate. I have a smaller tank so I was able to lower the speed of the fan to match my tank! I like it!!!

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works good

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/22/2011 from ROSELLE, IL UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Very easy to use.The only bad thing is the powerhead cords plug in to the front of the unit. would be much better if they would plug in the back. Power cord in back and 4 cords in front!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/24/2011 from AVENTURA, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Great product! I just put my stuff together (4 koralia 3 + wavemaker) and my corals look pretty great, they are loving it already. I should have bought it before. Thank you Koralia!!!!

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...shrugging my shoulders

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 9/23/2011 from DUPONT, WA UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: It is an easy product to set up. Cheaper than it's competitors. For a reason. I bought the 2-way controller with the Koralia 4's which I think were the biggest available at the time for a 120 gal SPS tank. Barely noticeable effect. I saved up and replaced them with Vortech MP-40's which are ridiculously priced, but well worth saving up for. Just put the Koralia system on a 20 gal experimental non-photosynthetic coral tank. They don't even maintain the same water movement in a 20 gal as the Vortechs do in a 120 gal.

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Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Contro

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 6/22/2011 from RIVERSIDE, CA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I bought the two way unit with Koralia 8's. Cords from the magnum 8s to the wavemaker is like 6' ft so it's adequate for bigger tanks. The 8's are the size of a large orange or grape fruit. My first test in a 4'x3'x17" is that it's too powerful (wasn't meant to be for this tank). It's going into the in progress 8'x4'30" tank. But in the 4'x3', I had to turn the maximum at only 1/4" turn from minimum and it had the sand going everywhere. Once I've put it in and set it for 2 sec changes, the fishes (tangs/triggers/angels) where in the middle of the tank trying to ride the wave. They seem content with it. It doesn't really produce waves -ala Vortechs, but does an okay job at making back and forth currents. With the total of $500 I've spent, I could of pony up another 200 for the Vortech MP60, or get two MP40s -but I think this will do what I want it to do for now. Pros: Dead silent. Can't tell they are on unless I'm looking at the debris or fishes swaying in the tank. Okay to good cost to performance ratio - moves a lot of water. Cons: Not really waves such as a wavemaker or Vortech MPxx series (but they are finicky and loud at times).

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/2/2011 from Saint Charles, MO UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Delivered on a friday at 5 pm, hooked up and working before 6. Yes, it is that easy to set up ! My corals really like the back and forth waves and have opened up larger than ever. GREAT PRODUCT ! A little pricey but worth every penny !

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/16/2010
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Keeping a mixed reef with Soft, SPS, LPS corals with different water flow needs can be tough. This controller allows you to create low, medium, and high flow areas in one tank system by use of multiple pumps set at different flows.

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great product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/11/2010 from EAST PATCHOGUE, NY UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: just hooked up this in exchange for the hydor koralia 2 worth every penny i should have bought this model for my 75 gallon first but i was a little nervous NOT ANY MORE

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The best, even better than 2

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/29/2009 from NORTHRIDGE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I had the Wavemaker 2 before. It died after two years so I purchased the Wavemaker 4. It is an amazing unit with tons of useful functions. Pretty much just plug and play. It is 100% programmable for those who want do so, for others, their are many built in wave programs. The night and food features are quite nice too. The 4 has the LCD monitor that the 2 does not. This gives you a visual representation of what's going on with your pumps at any moment. It also make programming easy!

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Great Product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/30/2009 from WEBSTER, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have the Deluxe controller installed on two Magnum 8's and am very happy with this controller. It is easy to set up/program and the pumps run so quiet you have to put your ear right up to the tank to hear them (not like the Vortechs-noisey!). The controller is fairly large and has some weight to it! The only thing I have negative to say is the cooling fan and plug is on the back so it needs to have space to allow for air flow and the straight plug. With the cords for the pumps coming out of the front the unit needs some room or mounted on a shelf flat (mounting it sideways means the display is difficult to read). They are a little pricey and so are the larger pumps, but you pay for professional marine equipment.

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