Meet the New Aqua Illumination Nero Wave Marker



It’s been a while since Aqua Illumination has been in the news with a new aquarium product. Now it seems they will be making a splash with their new entry into the high performance wave maker category. We’ve know about this project for almost two years and now it’s about to be released to the world on September 1st, 2018! The new¬† pump is called the Nero 5 and it is fully submersible. The design is compact and very energy efficient with a maximum draw of 30 watts at 1 amp. Here’s a look at the specs and a couple of short videos that AI just released today.

Aqua Illumination Nero 5 Wave Maker

  • Up to 3000 GPH
  • Fully Controllable
  • Low Profile (2.8″)
  • Works with myAI (WiFi)
  • Easy Setup!
  • Easily create a schedule that fits your tank’s needs.


  • Max glass thickness .5″ (13mm)
  • Flow Rate: 3000 GPH (11,356 lph)
  • Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 1A
  • Power Consumption: Variable, 30W max

News hasn’t been uploaded to the AI site as of yet but you can learn more about the Nero 5 wave maker soon by visiting Aqua Illumination.


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Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.