The New NeWave Circulation pump
Buy with confidence read below what a top fish keeping magazine said when they tested these pumps.
NeWave Pumps from Aquarium Systems are an ingenious powerful circulation pump with half the wattage of leading competitors at great prices! These fantastic pumps have a powerful suction cup - tried and tested by the Cascade Team and with a three year guarantee and are extremely silent running.
EXTREMELY CHEAP RUNNING COSTS. 45% CHEAPER THAN ITS RIVALS.
It creates natural currents in your marine or freshwater tank using any of the models of NeWave pumps available.
The pumps are a compact size and have fully adjustable direction of water flow. These powerful and economical pumps are especially useful in marine and reef aquariums for creating currents in any direction. Unlike many rivals these supply a broad band of flow but still offer distance.
Max flow 3100 litres.
Just 5 watts power consumption.
recommended 120 – 200litre marine tank or 200 – 360 freshwater tank.
Max flow 6500 litres.
Just 10.9 watts power consumption.
Recommended 400 – 600 litres marine tank or 650 – 100 freshwater tank.
What Practical fishkeeping magazine review said about these pumps.
Aquarium Systems have joined the high-flow-low-energy circulation pump market which has been so far dominated by Tunze Hydor and company.
But they are no strangers to making good pumps - indeed far from it - as the powerhead market led by the highly successful Maxi Jet range used to be regarded more or less as their own domain.
Maxi Jets are still very much in evidence today and used by diehard freshwater and marine keepers giving as ever great satisfaction and reliability. They have proved incredibly reliable over some considerable time but were getting overtaken by the outputs and widths of flow being delivered by a new breed of circulation pumps.
Now enter the NeWave: New high flow broad flow low energy circulation pumps for fresh and saltwater aquariums - though the reef tank market will undoubtedly be their target.
They are compact appear well made and as soon as you open the box you are comforted by the same high levels of customer satisfaction as always offered by the Maxi Jets.
The plastic components feel tough and durable and have very easy impeller access. The pump fits inside the tank by way of a sat-nav type of fitting which is quite novel and sticks really securely to the glass. The pump has limited directional movement by way of a ball joint.
This new range has two major plus points: very reasonable RRPs and low energy consumption.
We picked out the NW 5500 model which delivers 5 500 lph for just 6.3w. That divides down to 873 litres per hour per watt of energy consumed and represents one of the most efficient pumps PFK has yet reviewed.
These pumps definitely deserve a place on retailers’ shelves and in hobbyists’ tanks and I rate them a direct competitor to Hydor’s Koralia range. There isn’t a programmable flow controllable model available as yet though it can be wave controlled with a plug-in attachment.
Despite its low power consumption these are powerful pumps capable of moving a lot of water. I tested the NWA 5500 in a 240 l/53 gal 120cm/47” reef tank and it created strong water movement across the whole length of the tank. Some competitors are so broad they don’t cover any distance.
I was both surprised and pleased by the gutsy flow of the pumps again reminding of me of why we all bought so many MaxiJets.
The Final Verdict
This new range of well-made products is well worthy of a place in the busy marine market. Forget retro-fit Maxi Jet upgrades like the Sure Flow. You no longer need them and I found mine noisy. Go and get a NeWave instead!
Its launch as a compact but powerful circulation pump suitable for nano tanks upwards may be slightly overshadowed by the new VorTech release but don’t forget that this is a quality pump for a fraction of the price of the top-end examples.
An affordable price and low running costs are a big draw for this range as lets face it few of us have much disposable income at the moment.
The powerful flow delivered by our test model may mean that you don’t need as many of these or as large a model as you would have thought either.
If this range proves to be as reliable as others made by Aquarium Systems a high level of customer satisfaction should be almost guaranteed.