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Hydros WaveEngine
Hydros WaveEngine
Hydros WaveEngine
Additional sizes may be available!
Additional sizes may be available!

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* Allows use of various brand pumps together providing multiple flow presets such as sync, anti-sync, triangle wave, square wave, sine wave as well as many other preset wave patterns
* Create and access operational modes such as Feed, Water Change, or Night mode
* Add multiple pumps with ease while selecting pump location in the aquarium and ability to specify min & max pump speed

Simplify flow management within the reef aquarium. The HYDROS App controls a variety of different pumps from a mobile device. Access desired features without the need for multiple apps, individual controllers, and bulky power supplies that create a clutter of cables and wires. Until now, limited capabilities have restricted the simple controllers that manage popular pumps like the Maxspect Gyre®, Reef Octopus Octo Pulse®, TUNZE® Turbelle™ nanostream™, and EcoTech VorTech™ and Vectra™ flow pumps. The WaveEngine offers convenient, advanced control by replacing the need for individual manual controllers and apps.

Here is how it works
Direct Pump Driver - For many pumps, the HYDROS WaveEngine connects directly to the pump head removing the clutter of the power brick and the control head for these pumps.

  • Maxspect Gyre XF-130 / 230, XF-150 / 250, XF-330 / 350, XF-280*
  • IceCap Gyre 1K, 3K, 2K, 4K
  • Reef Octopus RODC-2500, 3500 and 5500, VarioS-2 and 4, Octo Pulse 2 and 4

0-10V Control - Some pumps do not lend themselves to direct drive control due to cabling or other restrictions, but many of these pumps do offer 0-10V controllability. The HYDROS WaveEngine supplies four independent 0-10V outputs to control these pumps.

  • Abyzz Pumps
  • Reef Octopus Octo Pulse 2 and 4, VarioS 2, 4, 6 and 8, RODC 2500, 3500 and 5500
  • TUNZE® Turbelle™ nanostreams™ pumps.

Wireless Control - (CoralVue Hydros WaveEngine with EchoTech® Module) EcoTech Marine Vortech™ and Vectra™ pumps can be controlled using their wireless mode so you will no longer need multiple devices to control the most popular flow pump on the market. Better yet, you can make them work in conjunction with most any other brand of controllable powerheads.

  • EcoTech VorTech™ MP10WQD, MP40WQD and MP60WQD
  • EcoTech Vectra™ S1, M1 and L1

One App to Rule Them All!
The HYDROS App from CoralVue will completely replace the need for individual manual controllers and apps. By using modern technology, we can easily tap into the native control platform to access all the preset flow patterns and modes or create your own! Connect wirelessly to the HYDROS WaveEngine and then communicate with your flow pumps.


  • Easily add pumps and specify the location of the pump in the aquarium as well as specify min & max speed a pump can run at
  • Use different brand pumps to work together in different flow preset such as sync, anti-sync, triangle wave, square wave, sine wave as well as many other preset wave patterns
  • Create multiple groups
  • Create and access operational modes such as Feed, Water Change, or Night mode
  • Monitor power consumption (volts, amps & watts) based on individual pumps & total consumption of all attached pumps
  • Monitor pump’s RPM to ensure maximum performance
  • EcoTech Vortech™ & Vectra™ pump compatible
  • Full cloud connectivity so you can control your pumps from anywhere
  • Real-time notifications of system status & pump performance
  • Customize flow patterns of any duration up to 24 hours with 1/1000 second accuracy

*Maxspect Gyre 280 pumps can only run at 75% max intensity.

PLEASE NOTE: An appropriate pump adapter or 0-10V cable (sold separately) is required to connect pumps directly to the HYDROS WaveEngine.

Broad Compatibility
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 to.

Do you have a controllable return pump or skimmer?
Bring them to the party because the HYDROS WaveEngine will control them too!

Clutter Reduction
The clutter of power bricks, cables and controllers is becoming an increasing problem for reef keepers. The four pump driver outputs on the HYDROS WaveEngine replace the pump controller, power supplies and any necessary external wireless control modules. Best of all, the HYDROS WaveEngine can run four pumps off a single power supply!

Easy install, simply remove your existing power supplies and controllers, connect the HYDROS WaveEngine 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 WaveEngine 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 WaveEngine allows you to take advantage of Reverse Drive to further increase the available flow patterns.

Cross Engine Synchronization Multiple HYDROS WaveEngines can be used to control even larger number of pumps and the patterns will remain perfectly synchronized. A pump connected to HYDROS WaveEngine “A” will run in perfect synchronization with a pump connected to HYDROS WaveEngine “B”.

Remote Access
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 WaveEngine when an internet connection is available. The HYDROS WaveEngine 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 WaveEngine will work to keep your tank alive!

Battery Backup
An optional battery backup system (sold seperately) is available so that the HYDROS WaveEngine will move into more energy-efficient 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 WaveEngine 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
The HYDROS WaveEngine is compatible with 3rd party controllers such as the Neptune Systems APEX, the Reef Angel, GHL Profilux and others via the 0-10V control port.

  • Control Pump Speeds
  • Trigger Flow Mode Changes

Splash Proof Enclosure
The HYDROS WaveEngine 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?

Dimensions: 8”L x 4”W x 3”H

Customer Testimonials

Bobby Reyes Los Angeles , CA
While most aquarium control platforms are walling in their gardens, HYDROS is taking the complete opposite approach. And it's about time! I love the fact that there's finally a universal pump controller available. It's completely brand agnostic! I'm just getting my feet wet with the device, but my oh my, it sure is nice to be in control and not be controlled. I've got a Jebaeo, a Maxspect Gyre, an IceCap Gyre, and a VorTech all running on this thing. And I'm just getting started!
Cody Layton North Hollywood , CA
This is such a neat product. It's a universal pump controller. It works with all of the most popular pumps. I've got two Maxspect Gyres, an Octo Pulse 2, and a 2K Gyre Pump all hooked up to this thing. You tell the WaveEngine where you have your pumps positioned and create the motion of the ocean in your living room.
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