Aqua Illumination AI Nero 3 or 5 Submersible Wave Pump


AI Nero 3 Wavemaker (2000 gph)


  • Almost half the size of the Nero 5 -- A great fit for nano tanks!
  • Compact with a lot of flow; up to 2000 gallons worth 
  • 5 flow modes:
    • Random - simulates high-energy reef environments by randomly changing flow rates throughout the day
    • Pulse - undulating high and low flow to mimic wave patterns with an adjustable pulse interval and max flow rate
    • Constant - a continuous stream at a chosen intensity
    • Schedule - customize the pump`s mode for different parts of the day using the MyAi app
    • Feed - easily pause the pump for 10 minutes by holding the driver button for 2-5 seconds
  • Easy setup; just connect and go
  • Create a schedule to fit your tank`s needs using the myAI app via Bluetooth LE; no internet required
  • Magnetic mounting system to easily position your pump 
  • Broad flow pattern with the ability to direct the the flow in a range of 15 degrees on all sides
  • Includes a fish guard to protect any curious or slow-swimming fish from the pump propeller


  • Dimensions = 2.25" Width x 2.25" Height x 1.4" Depth
  • Max glass thickness = .5" or 13mm
  • Flow = up to 2000 gph
  • Input = 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1A
  • Power consumption = Variable, 20 W max


  • Nero 3 Pump
  • Nero 3 Controller
  • Nero 3 Fish Guard
  • Magnetic Mounting System
  • Power Supply
  • User Guide

AI Nero 5 Wavemaker (3000 gph)

Up to 3,000gph

Don’t be fooled by its compact demeanor! The Nero 5 punches well above its class delivering true 3000 gallons per hour (gph) of flow. That’s the kind of flow that keeps your tank clean and your coral healthy.

Constant Speed

A constant stream of flow at the intensity of your choosing.


Consisting of uniform high and low levels.


Simulates a high-energy reef environment.

Simple Built-in Control

The Nero™ 5 Submersible Pump includes Bluetooth control standard. Use the myAI® app on any iOS or Android device to easily set up or program one or multiple Nero™ 5 pumps. Don’t have a smartphone? The Nero™ 5 includes an integrated controller for simple speed adjustments.


Each tank has a dashboard with easy-to-access quick keys for changing between Schedule/Manual modes, Feed Mode and All On/Off functions.

Schedule Mode

Our intuitive schedule mode is so easy to program you'll have plenty of time for more important tasks, like enjoying your corals.

Multiple Pumps

Control and monitor multiple Nero 5 pumps with ease. You can even sync settings from other pumps.

Easy Scheduling

Set your pump schedules with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

Technical Specifications


  • Width    2.8in. (71.5mm)
  • Height   2.8in. (71.5mm)
  • Depth   2.1in. (54mm)


  • Maximum Glass Thickness: 0.5in. (13mm)
  • Flow Rate: 3,000gph (11,356lph)
  • Power Consumption: Variable, 30W max
  • Input: 100–240VAC, 50-60Hz, 1A

What's in the Box:

  • AI Nero™ 5 Pump with Integrated Driver
  • Mounting Magnets
  • Power Adapter with Universal Plug
  • Adapter Set
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Mounting Hardware