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Neptune Systems WAV Starter Kit (WSK)

Neptune Systems WAV Starter Kit (WSK)

SKU: T1129
C$716.99Price

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.

Neptune WAV Starter Kit

WAV™ :: EXTREME FLOW FOR YOUR AQUARIUM

 A POWERHEAD THAT ANSWERS ALL YOUR NEEDS

  • 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!)

 

1LINK™ – EASY, ONE-CLICK INSTALLATION

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.

 

SIZE MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO PUMP WIRE

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.

 

QUIET OPERATION

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.

 

FLO™ – A new measurement for your aquarium

The key to keeping a great aquarium is understanding what is going on inside, observing when things go well or badly, and then trying to understand the relationship between what you did, what you measured, and what happened.

For years we have used things like Temperature, pH, ORP, Salinity, etc. to understand the best working parameters for our individual aquariums. We all know there is no magic formula but we need this data to make decisions. We even look at the data to compare to past months or to compare to a fellow aquarist.
Light and Flow – The two most important needs of a successful reef aquarium

Most recently a new measurement has been getting more and more traction in the reefkeeping world – PAR (measurement of lighting intensity). With PAR we are able to look back to see how the light affected our aquariums, how it is lit now, and how we compare to our friends lighting set up. We even have a product to measure and log this with your APEX – the PMK – PAR Monitoring Kit.

But what about Flow? Well known and successful aquarists worldwide often say that two of the key components to a great reef aquarium are lighting and flow.  Until now there has not been a real-time method to understand the relative output of all the flow making devices (powerheads/wavemakers) in your aquarium.

This understanding is here with the WAV and Apex Fusion. Since the WAV constantly communicates with Apex Fusion, it knows exactly how much flow it is producing and logs a new measurement standard we simply call FLO.  On top of this, all the WAVs in your aquarium are aggregated giving you an overall FLO for your aquarium. Now you use this number to compare to others that use the WAV in their aquarium or simply compare to your own history of FLO in your aquarium.

 

Starter Pack Includes

  • Two (2) WAVs
  • 1LINK Module
  • 100W 24VDC Power Supply
  • 3′ AquaBus Cable

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