For years we have been restricted to the abilities of simple controllers of highly popular pumps like the Maxspect Gyre, Reef Octopus OctoPulse, EcoTech Vortechs, and Tunze Turbelles, until now. The Hydros Wave Engine is a single module that will control a variety of pumps, via app, simultaneously. Each pump’s features are available, so there is no need for multiple controllers, as the Wave Engine will be able to handle them all.
The Hydros Wave Engine app will directly replace mounted controllers and other control modules, saving room in your cabinet space. It will also clean up the mess of all the bulky power supplies and cords with its four pump driver outputs, which runs off a single power supply!
How does it work?
- Direct Pump Driver – The Hydros connects directly to the pump head, so there is no need for the pumps’ power supplies or controllers
- 0-10V Control – Many pumps offer 0-10V controllability. The Hydros Wave Engine supplies four independent 0-10V outputs to control these pumps
- Wireless Control – Vortech and Vectra pumps from EcoTech Marine can be controlled through their wireless slave mode, so will not need extra devices to control these highly popular pumps. You will also be able to run these pumps in conjunction with any other brand of controllable powerheads.
One App to Rule Them All!
The Hydros app from CoralVue replaces manual controllers and other app controls. The Hydros app can tap into the native control platform to access the preset flow patterns and modes, so you can configure them any way you desire. Connect wirelessly to the Hydros Wave Engine, and get your flow set.
- Easily add pumps and their exact location in the aquarium, while controlling their flow
- Use different brand pumps to work together in different flow modes – sync, anti-sync, triangle wave, square wave, sine wave, and any other flow pattern presets
- Create multiple groups, and modes like: Feed, Water Change, or Night
- Monitor the power consumption of individual pumps or the total of all attached pumps
- Monitor pump RPM, to see how they are performing
- EcoTech Pump compatible
- Full cloud connectivity so you can control your pumps from anywhere in the world
- Real-time notifications of system status & pump performance
- Define custom flow patterns of any duration up to 24 hours with 1/1000 second accuracy
Make pumps from different manufacturers work together to provide a single, integrated flow management system. You can now use a VorTech™ MP40WQD at one end of your tank and a Reef Octopus Octo Pulse 4 at the other end of the tank and have them work together simultaneously, opposite each other or completely different. Best of all, it isn’t limited to two pumps! Add a Maxspect Gyre into the pattern if you want too.
Do you have a controllable return pump or skimmer?
Bring them to the party because the Hydros Wave Engine will control them, too!
The clutter of power bricks, cables and controllers is becoming an increasing problem for reef keepers. The four pump driver outputs on the Hydros Wave Engine replace the pump controller, power supplies and any necessary external wireless control modules. Best of all, the Hydros Wave Engine can run four pumps off a single power supply!
Needless to say, it is easy to install. Simply toss out your existing power supplies and controllers, connect the Hydros Wave Engine and you’re ready to start moving water.
0-10V INPUT Control
Control any pump via variable speed INPUT. Unlike other controllers that require intricate programming on pumps connected via 0-10V, the Hydros Wave Engine allows 0-10V INPUT connected Pumps to take full advantage of all native flow modes and presets without complicated coding.
Reverse Pump Drive
Some pumps can provide additional pattern options by running in reverse. For example, the Reef Octopus Octo Pulse 4 changes from a highly directed flow to a gentle broad push if you run it in reverse. The Hydros Wave Engine allows you to take advantage of Reverse Drive to further increase the available flow patterns.
Cross Engine Synchronization
Multiple Hydros Wave Engines can be used to control even larger number of pumps and the patterns will remain perfectly synchronized. A pump connected to Hydros Wave Engine “A” will run in perfect synchronization with a pump connected to Hydros Wave Engine “B”.
A FREE and easy to use iOS and Android compatible app allows you to control everything including flow modes, schedules, pump configuration, as well as monitor performance. You will have no problem with connection because the app can run in cloud mode or local mode.
Cloud mode allows you to communicate with your Hydros Wave Engine when an internet connection is available. The Hydros Wave Engine system is part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform, guaranteeing high security and reliability.
Local control gives you the option of direct access to your control settings in the event your internet connection is unavailable. No matter your situation, the Hydros Wave Engine will work to keep your tank alive!
An optional battery backup system (sold separately) is available so that the Hydros Wave Engine will move into more energyefficient patterns (defined by you) to allow circulation to continue through the power failure automatically.
Real-Time Monitoring and Notifications
You can set up text message alerts and/or emails to be notified if a pump is blocked or disconnected. If total power failure takes place at your home, bringing down your entire tank and internet connection, you will still be notified via email or text.
Do your pumps ever get dirty and drop in performance?
The Hydros Wave Engine will monitor the power being consumed by each pump along with its shaft RPM and will notify you if the pump’s performance is suffering and may require maintenance.
Third Party Integration
- Control Pump Speeds
- Trigger Flow Mode Changes
Splash Proof Enclosure
The Hydros Wave Engine is sealed in a watertight case with industrial splash proof connectors for safe and long-lasting operation. Why would it not be if intended for aquarium use?
Compatibile with the following pumps:
|0-10V Input Pumps:||Wireless RF Controlled Pumps||Direct Connect Pumps|
|Requires 0-10V adapter cable||Requires WaveEngine with RF Chip||Requires pump adapter cable|
CoralVue announced on Wednesday that they’ll actually have the Hydros Wave Engine on display at Reef-A-Palooza Orlando this weekend! If you are headed to the show, be sure to stop by their booth #207 to check it out.