New Nero Pump from AquaIllumination

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Still gathering details but thought you might be interested to see this! Looks like a $299 pump from AquaIllumination called NERO! Starts shipping September 1st.

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    c.poindexter Active Member

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    Definitely would be interested
     
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    Looks very slim in that picture, which would be a big benefit.
     
  4. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Just added some more info to first post!
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Reef Builders Video

     
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    Way out of my budget but looks like a nice pump.. thanks for sharing
     
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    This is definitely going to make a splash, because of the sleek look and low profile. If this can also be controller module-less by the Apex via the new WIFI integration, it could be really big. Price isn't bad either.
     
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    Interesting. Is Aqua Illumination still part of ETM?
     
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    Yes Sir!
     
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    I believe they're still formally merged, but operate independently. If they would have used the Ecotech patent to keep cords out of the tank and added an additional wave mode or two, these could have made a huge splash overnight. I'm guessing Ecotech is reserving that patent for the Vortech line though, to keep both brands in high demand.
     
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    ca1ore Valuable Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award R2R TV Featured Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific - I wonder if my ETM Reeflink will be able to control this pump?
     
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    Not able to aim them?
    They look sleek. Cool mounting.
    Might have though since they are owned Ecotech Marine they might have had the motor on the outside and made a twist on the Vortech.

    looks like 300.00 bucks
     
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    ca1ore Valuable Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award R2R TV Featured Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm looking for something slim to replace the WAV pumps attached to my overflow box. I need the external magnet to be waterproof and a black impeller (not aqua).
     
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    they will work through the same AI app that is used for the lights which is a nice app, no extra hardware (ehemmm reeflink) needed. apex just upgrades their software to accommodate AI HD lights with no extra hardware, if they work the same way with the pump this will fly off the shelf. in the reefbuilders vid( great vid by the way), they show setting up programs in the app which blows the ecosmartlive version away. pity they dont just merge the best of AI and Ecotech together...
     
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    So you can control the pump from outside the range of the bluetooth like with ecosmart live?
    Who says they won't? Lets see how the next month of product releases pans out!
     
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    You can control lights from anywhere with ai
     
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    Well Apex WXM control would make these even more interesting ...
     
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    I need this in my life. Well like 3 but still
     
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