GARBAGE By Lawrence on 1/10/2017
Lawrence wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is the absolute worst product i have bought while in this hobby! The biggest issue is the name, "smart wave" puts you under the impression this is a wave maker; that it will create waves in the aquarium, rippling water etc.. it does no such thing or anywhere even close to that. I met a Hydor spokesperson at a local show and he said it's not their problem. Needless to say they'll never see one more cent from me or any of my friends in this hobby again. Other issues are of course the loud clicking but that is the least of my concerns, as annoying as it may be. Change the name of the product, or be *Specific* about what your products functions are Hydor.
works just fine By freeweelin1 on 4/7/2016
freeweelin1 would recommend this product to a friend
the controller works as it should,,,my only problem is thea when it starts powerheads (even Hydor) the "click" of the powerheads start is loud and annoying,,,each and everytime
controls pumps in 2 tanks no problems By stump on 4/22/2015
stump would recommend this product to a friend
Too easy to use By George on 1/28/2015
George would recommend this product to a friend
This is a very simply and effective controller for the price. It gets the job done!
Wish I'd saved the money By MC on 12/29/2014
MC wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this unit with a pair of nano 425 pumps. The controller has been working fine fore ~4 months now, and seems to be well built.
My issues are 1) You get either synch or switch and a period. This was my fault for not reading more about it before ordering, but for the price I expected a little more. 2) My unit has very loud relays in it. The pumps themselves are very noisy switching on/off, but the smartwave also makes a loud "clunk" when it switches a pump on. 3) The power leads are very inconvenient. It would be a huge improvement if the two pump leads were just regular receptacles on the bottom of the unit. As is the leads are stiff and a bit of a pain if you want to plug in a power strip instead of just a powerhead.
Looking back on it I wish I'd just bucked up for a vortech or some other DC pump with variable speed.
Good Beginners Wavemaker By Chris on 7/22/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I have some loud clicking when the larger hydor pumps initiate. Not an issue with the wavemaker (this product) itself, but the inexpensive pump. This product does what it says it'll do. I've been using it for about 10 months now with no issues. I have it runner a couple of hydor pumps in my 70 gallon basement sump where the loud clicking isn't an issue for me.
Great for the price By Jason on 3/27/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Does as advertised and is a great price compared to the competition.
jekyll and hyde By odetosilence on 2/13/2014
odetosilence wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
How do I rate a product that works but not with products from the same company. The controller does it's job, but the koralia nano powerheads start in reverse 80% of the time. Why release a product that doesn't work with what you sell.....
Plug N' Play By Ben on 2/6/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
Extremely easy to use and achieved the wave-like motion I wanted.
great switch By Michael on 2/1/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Profuct works as advertised. I wish it had a RANDOM setting that would not make it so rhythmic. The product seems well built and does what its supposed to