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BlondNasoTang
02-08-2014, 08:38 PM
I just finished a mod to the Jebao wavemakers that allows me to control them using my Apex system and thought I would share.
the pump comes with a wave maker controller that is not ideal but dose the job.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u142/wfogixxer/image_zpsc5568841.jpg (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/wfogixxer/media/image_zpsc5568841.jpg.html)
I then cut the connectors off the stock wavemaker box and bought a blank board and hobby box. I followed the schematic and made my own dual pump to apex connector.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u142/wfogixxer/Jebao_zpse1edf465.png (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/wfogixxer/media/Jebao_zpse1edf465.png.html)
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u142/wfogixxer/new%2090gal/DSC_0364_zpsaf34fd90.jpg (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/wfogixxer/media/new%2090gal/DSC_0364_zpsaf34fd90.jpg.html)

These pumps are truly amazing when run using an apex, I cycle through two different types of waves a surge and a night mode there is even a feed profile. My water quality has never been better and my corals are loving it.

BlondNasoTang
02-08-2014, 09:03 PM
Here is my code for anyone who might be interested.

Pump
Set Wave2
If Time 08:00 to 10:59 Then Wave1
If Time 11:00 to 14:00 Then Wave2
If Time 14:01 to 21:30 Then Wave1
If Time 21:31 to 07:59 Then night1
If Outlet Timer1 = ON Then Surge1
If Outlet Timer2 = ON Then Wave1
If Outlet Timer3 = ON Then Wave2
If FeedA 002 Then Feed

Profiles
Wave1
Synchronize Enabled Disabled
Divide by 10 Enabled Disabled
Initial off time (Seconds) 0
On time (Seconds) 3
Off time (Seconds) 6
Minimum intensity 20
Maximum intensity 50

Wave2

Synchronize Enabled Disabled
Divide by 10 Enabled Disabled
Initial off time (Seconds) 0
On time (Seconds) 3
Off time (Seconds) 6
Minimum intensity 20
Maximum intensity 100

Surge1

Ramp time (minutes) 2
Start intensity 0
End intensity 100

Night1
Synchronize Enabled Disabled
Divide by 10 Enabled Disabled
Initial off time (Seconds) 0
On time (Seconds) 6
Off time (Seconds) 8
Minimum intensity 20
Maximum intensity 40

Feed

Ramp time (minutes) 5
Start intensity 20
End intensity 50

Virtual outlets

Timer1
OSC 120:00/003:00/000:00 Then ON
If Outlet Timer2 = ON Then OFF
If Time 21:30 to 08:00 Then OFF
If FeedA 000 Then OFF

Timer2
OSC 045:00/015:00/000:00 Then ON
If Outlet Timer3 = ON Then OFF
If Time 21:30 to 08:00 Then OFF
If FeedA 000 Then OFF

Timer3
OSC 015:00/005:00/000:00 Then ON
If Outlet Timer1 = ON Then OFF
If Time 21:30 to 08:00 Then OFF
If FeedA 000 Then OFF

jordsyke
02-08-2014, 09:10 PM
can u explain your schedule, I dont fully understand apex language quite yet

nrosdal
02-09-2014, 03:57 AM
looks great. Makes me think of doing the apex thing. Was considering the reef angel route since they have pre made connectors but this does not look to complicated even for my simple mind.

Nice job, i am sure many will go this route.

banditpowdercoat
02-09-2014, 03:58 AM
Did the same with my 2. And you don't need the capacitor in there, Just 2 10K resistors. Also, 2 WP25 have been running off 1 of the power supplies just fine. I wired mine to 1 supply to minimize wiring. Both pumps on a different Apex channel. Code looks similar but I have 2 different wave modes, a Nutrient flush and a calm mode

jordsyke
02-09-2014, 04:30 AM
could u post your profile and explain it aswell?
Did the same with my 2. And you don't need the capacitor in there, Just 2 10K resistors. Also, 2 WP25 have been running off 1 of the power supplies just fine. I wired mine to 1 supply to minimize wiring. Both pumps on a different Apex channel. Code looks similar but I have 2 different wave modes, a Nutrient flush and a calm mode

banditpowdercoat
02-09-2014, 04:52 AM
I cant post my profile as I don't know how to copy it, but its pretty much the same as his, he copied that prof off someone else online just like I did I am sure. Found it on Manhattian reefs or Reef central I cant remember. Basically I have a few profiles. 2 pumps Red and Blue. (color of tape markings I put on their cables) The main profiles are synchronized, Wave red and Wave Blue opperate together, but in a opposite fashion. Profile set to x10 so its like .3 sec on .3 sec off. Red on, Blue off, then Blue on Red Off. Then the 3 timers operate the Calm, WAVE and Flush profiles. Calm is both pumps like 30%, Wave is Both pumps together, fast pulse, to make a bit different wave, then Flush is 1 on 100% for 10 sec, while the other is on 20%, then after 20 sec they swap, other side is 100% and 20%

Takes a bit to understand the Apex logic, but when you do, it all comes clear. I am a programmer by trade (PLC) So I can see these things, but can't explain them work a darn

banditpowdercoat
02-09-2014, 05:02 AM
You can see my whole prog on reeftronic.net I forgot Heres the link

http://www.reeftronics.net/dan-p/apex-program

My outlets are not all consecutive. Hard to follow a bit. But its there. Only thing that NEEDS to be consecutive is when you synchronize pumps Like the red25 blue 25 in my prog. The 2nd one will be synced off the profile before it. You could have 10 sync together 1 after another, Next one tarts right as the prev one ends. But you can not mix and match them so to speak

riceboy
02-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Do you know how much one of these would cost to build?

banditpowdercoat
02-09-2014, 05:44 AM
build what? the controller interface for the WP to Apex? About $6. a $5.90 eithernet cable and 2 $0.05 10K ohm resistors. That is all.

Google WP40 Apex and you will find lots of how toos