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AI Nero 3 Pump - Aqua Illumination (2000 GPH)


Item #: 3Z19552

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Nero 3 Submersible Wave Pump (2000 GPH) - Aqua Illumination (AI)

Everything you love about the Nero 5, but now with a smaller footprint!


  • Almost half the size of the Nero 5 -- A great fit for nano tanks!
  • Compact with a lot of flow; up to 2000 gallons worth 
  • 5 flow modes:
    • Random - simulates high-energy reef environments by randomly changing flow rates throughout the day
    • Pulse - undulating high and low flow to mimic wave patterns with an adjustable pulse interval and max flow rate
    • Constant - a continuous stream at a chosen intensity
    • Schedule - customize the pump`s mode for different parts of the day using the MyAi app
    • Feed - easily pause the pump for 10 minutes by holding the driver button for 2-5 seconds
  • Easy setup; just connect and go
  • Create a schedule to fit your tank`s needs using the myAI app via Bluetooth LE; no internet required
  • Magnetic mounting system to easily position your pump 
  • Broad flow pattern with the ability to direct the the flow in a range of 15 degrees on all sides
  • Includes a fish guard to protect any curious or slow-swimming fish from the pump propeller


  • Dimensions = 2.25" Width x 2.25" Height x 1.4" Depth
  • Max glass thickness = .5" or 13mm
  • Flow = up to 2000 gph
  • Input = 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1A
  • Power consumption = Variable, 20 W max


  • Nero 3 Pump
  • Nero 3 Controller
  • Nero 3 Fish Guard
  • Magnetic Mounting System
  • Power Supply
  • User Guide

Manufacturer information

Founded in 2007, C2 Development, Inc. (AI Life Illuminated) is the leader in high performance, high efficiency reef aquarium lighting systems. We are constantly pushing the limits of illumination technology.

5 Stars


Reviewed on
April 09, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Compact size

Pros: Control flow through app

Cons: Wire inside tank

I like being able to control my AI flow and lighting through the AI App

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Reviewed on
March 05, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Fantastic product

Pros: App. Controllability

Cons: Wire inside the tank

Worked exactly how it said it would. Excellent controllability from the app.

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Reviewed on
February 20, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Smaller but powerful

Pros: Sleek and strong

Cons: None

I love these pumps. From the size to the power and the customization these are a home run for anyone looking for variable flow in their tank

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