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Neptune Systems WAV Starter Kit (WSK)

Neptune Systems WAV Starter Kit (WSK)

SKU: T1129

The Neptune WAV Starter Kit (WSK) offers extreme flow, compact size, and directional flow with various operational modes. It operates quietly and efficiently, with low power consumption and safe 24V DC operation. The 1LINK interface ensures easy installation with just a single wire for all power and control, making it a snap to set up. Enjoy powerful and quiet water movement with the WAV Starter Kit from Neptune Systems.

Requires Apex, Apex Lite, or Apex Jr.

This item is currently backordered. Expected in 3-4 business weeks

Neptune WAV Starter Kit


Includes 2 WAVS, 1LINK Module, Power Supply, 3' AquaBus Cable




  • Extreme flow (~4000+ gph)

  • Compact size (less total mass compared to nearly all similar flow pumps)

  • Directional flow (pivots with 40 degree range of motion and can be rotated – great for rear wall use)

  • Safe, 24V DC operation

  • Low power consumption – Less than 35w at the wall

  • Multiple operational modes (random flow modes, mirror, inverse, etc.)

  • Easy to clean (pump automatically shuts off when removed from water)

  • Incredibly Quiet (possibly the quietest driver on the market)

  • Magnetic mount works on up to 1″ glass (in a class by itself)

  • Easy installation with just a single skinny wire for all power and control (1LINK interface makes it a snap!)



The WAV is the first of a line of aquarium products from Neptune Systems that will use a completely new interface. While many in the aquarium world continue to embrace wireless technologies for interconnectivity, we have decided to go the other direction – a wire.

Wireless connectivity from your smartphone or tablet to your Apex (or other controller) is completely logical – and we embrace that. However, wireless used for the interconnecting of devices within the confines of common aquariums (that are mostly less than 6′ long) is not only unnecessary, but it reduces reliability. Our philosophy is that when distances are measured in a few feet, wireless is a solution looking for a problem. And ironically, wireless really does not save wires. You still need to use a wire to get power to the devices anyway. And let’s not forget configuration – wireless devices require syncing, endless button presses and arcane steps to get them to connect up – hopefully with you and not your neighbor. Finally for all this “benefit”, you as the consumer get the added cost of this wireless technology that must be baked into the price of every device you buy.



When it comes to any powerhead pump, the smaller the wire, the better – the easier it is to hide. This is true both inside as well as outside the aquarium. Some pumps put the wire and motor on the outside of the aquarium and claim that this has a better aesthetic – but there still is a wire.  Many other manufacturers’ cables have a much larger diameter, some nearly 3x the mass.



Some of today’s most popular water moving pumps are anything but quiet. In fact, the ramping and pulsing sounds can even resonate into solid floors and be heard in other rooms.  We have tested many pumps in our lab and the WAV has one of the quietest driver systems on the market today.

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