Can I ask how it compares to the Nero 3?
Size of unit, strength of flow, variability of flow (ie: how does the min flow of the MLW 5 compare to Min flow of Nero 3 and same for Max flow).
Also, does Feed mode on the MLW switch the pump all the way off or does it just dial it down? (I use a Nero 3 in a Pico and Feed Mode is 1% flow, which is still way too powerful in a small tank.) It would be great to be able to have it power off for 10 mins at the press of a button, instead of requiring manual "Pump Off" then "Pump On".
Also, does anyone know if you can "group" different types of "M" series pumps in the App to be controlled together? Contemplating adding one of the MDP DC controllable pumps as a Return Pump in my 20 gal and I like the idea of being able to control the flow of both MDP and MLW pumps together at feeding time or night - especially being able to hook them both up to a single "Feed" button to wind them down or switch them off.
I like the idea of Apps for programming and configuring equip but I miss having a physical button for quick on/off/pause changes when working around the tank. I love that the Jebao has both.
The MLW-5 is the same size (diameter) as a Nero 3, but it's a bit thicker. I have some pictures comparing them side by side. I'll see if I can find them.
The max flow on the MLW is 792gph, the Nero 3 is 2000gph. So, the minimum flow rates (basically 30% of max) would be 238gph (MLW) and 600gph (Nero).
The Jebao pumps do turn completely off during feed mode.
As for the "wide flow" that everyone talks about with the Neros, I suggest you watch BRS' latest video where they compare a bunch of different wavemakers. The Nero is a lot more narrow than you'd think. It was actually only the middle of the pack in the group they tested.