I've seen good reviews for those, but the one I'm asking about is smaller and newer, and comes with a wifi controller:
I wonder if it would be possible to turn it into an Apex-compatible DC pump.
There are a few things to note about these styles of wavemaker/pusher pumps.
Make sure your choice of mount can tilt if needed.
Sometimes it takes mounting it to the side glass just to get the flow as intended along the back etc.
Also, some wavemaker models can be mounted to the rear glass, but also tilt about 90 degrees while others will have much less directional control while mounted.
I have a few Wifi only lights and love them. Your choice looks very good, I like it.
The pumps or lights these days are starting to be Wifi only too.
Some of the solid older tech we're stepping away from is still a great choice. They have rotational dials or pots/potentiometers.
A year ago I had to make a decision on a sump pump.
I would agree using the Wifi on the wavemaker powerhead, but I just couldn't do the Wifi on the real powerhead running the tank's sump vs a DCpump with real controls.
At the time, it was between the Sicce's new Wifi DC sump pumps or those VectraM1 or M2 pumps with full buttons to press with a dial and nothing more.
Someday our whole tank will be controlled with the Wifi to device/phone.
I'd agree, but only to "monitor" the tank from a wifi for stats and records, but I'd like to keep some hands on the instruments and controls.
Wavemaker pump Sound:
Some of the little guys have an audible whine or unwanted pitch like a florescent tube light and the ballast.
Some of the vibration systems are not good on keeping it from coming through to the tank while run on high.
That's my 2 cents.