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EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

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EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver Information


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The Vortech MP40 has been completely redesigned: including a new QuietDrive Driver, dryside, wetside and power supply.

Vortech QD Flow
In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow is cruicial to the health of the ecosystem. With VorTech QuietDrive, choosing the correct water circulation equipment has never been easier.

VorTech pumps are designed by aquarists to be the gold standard in providing flow in marine aquariums. When it comes to broad yet gentle flow, the VorTech design is unmatched.

Features
  • Create massive water movement
  • Natural Gyre
  • Three dimensional flow patterns
  • Comprehensive flow options
  • Precise water movement control
The VorTech is no less amazing today than when it was first revolutionized the aquarium hobby. Three generation of pumps, over a decade of flow production, and tens of thousands of healthy aquariums are a testament to this uniquely designed powerhead. At the heart of the VorTech`s success is its unique, patented, magnetically coupled design.
  • No distractions from the beauty of the tank and its inhabitants
  • No wires in the aquarium
  • No unwanted heat added to the water column
  • No risk of electrical discharge harming people or marine life
  • No hassle when it comes to installing, relocating or cleaning the powerhead
QuietDrive builds on the unique advantages of the VorTech`s magnetically couple design and takes it to the next level. The revolutionary new drive system boasts increased efficiency and significantly reduces motor noise.

First, VorTech took the pump motor out of the aquarium, now QuietDrive takes the noise out of the motor.

Technical Features
  • All new driver
  • More than 6 continuous operation modes
  • Wave Auto Tune, Feed Mode & Night Mode
  • 90% less motor noise compared to older MP40wES.
  • Up to 40% more output
  • Communicates with existing WWD and "W" EcoSmart Pumps
  • Fully compatible with EcoSmart Live via optional ReefLink
Specification
  • Flow: 4,500+ gph
  • Power Consumption: 9 to 38 Watts
  • Tank Range: 50-500+ gallons
  • Max Glass Thickness: 0.75"
  • Dryside Dimensions: 3" Diameter, 2.25" Height
  • Wetside Dimensions: 3" Diameter, 3" Height
  • Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 2.5"
VorTech QD Modes
LAGOON MODE
Lagoonal Random Mode simulates a low-energy lagoon environment. The speed of the pump is changed slowly to recreate the gentle currents of a lagoon.
REEF CREST MODE
Reef Crest Randon Mode simulates a high-energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surge tide. This is a favorite of SPS Corals.
GYRE MODE
Gyre Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and counterclockwise flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours.
SHORT PULSE MODE
Short Pulse Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform high and low flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between 0.2 seconds and two seconds.
TIDAL SWELL MODE
Tidal Swell Mode (TSM) creates a harmonic balance reminiscent of the changing flow conditions found in nature. over the course of several hours, the flow pattern will go from very chaotic to calm, followed by a detritus-clearing surge at the very end of the cycle. The flow direction will change direction every cycle.
NUTRIENT TRANSPORT MODE
Nutrient Transport Mode (NTM) creates circulation in a two-phase program. The first phase uses wave motion to stir up detritus. The second phase follows with a surging motion to move the detritus into the overflow and out of the aquarium. This mode promotes maximum health, nutrient wxport and increased growth for sensitive corals such as SPS.
FEED MODE
At the touch of a button all VorTech wirelessly enabled pumps will temporarily pause their current mode and idle allwong food to be added to teh tank without being cycled into the overflow and filtration.
NIGHT MODE
Pumps can be enabled to run a gentler night time program simulating calmer ocean conditions for the night time hours.
MULTI-PUMP COMMUNICATION
All "w" denominated VorTech pumps come with an RF module installed. The RF module will allow up to 8 "w" pumps of any type to work together in sync, anti-sync or coordinated modes.
ESL VIA A MOBILE DEVICE (ReefLink and internet connection required)
All "w" denominated VorTech pumps are compatible with ReefLink. ReefLink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmartLive, the web-based aquarium command center from EcoTech Marine.
BATTERY BACKUP MODE (EcoTech Battery Back-Up required)
Blizzard, hurricane, a downed utility pole; stuff happens. The power goes out... VorTech pumps are compatible with the EcoTech Battery Backup accessory.



Manufacturer Info

EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, we realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums—and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, we have worked tirelessly to improve the “state of the art” to enable our customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why our products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists—making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver Reviews



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Posted: 7/24/2015 from Watkinsville, GA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I bought 1xMP60, 2xMP40 for my 210 G, and 1xMP10 and 1xMP40 for my 55 gallon. I have them connected to my neptune controller system. These are expensive pumps but they produce a lot of water movement...I had to turn down power in the 55G as the sand was getting kicked up. I really like the neptune apex fusion graphic display which makes initial set-up and changing settings very easy. I have to trust the controller because I cant tell which pumps exactly doing what....but theres plenty of water movement at all times. The only issue is price - they are expensive....very expensive (hence 4.5 stars)! BUT if their quality and durability as as good as they claim then they are worth it. I have only had my pumps for 4 months, but I have had NO issues during those 4 months.


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its every thing i expected it

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Posted: 7/9/2015 from Los Osos, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: best pump on the market you wont be sorry for buying it


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MP40wQD

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Posted: 6/5/2015 from RANCHO SANTA FE, CA UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Premium product, appears well built and sturdy. Easy to install (use the correct spacer for your tank thickness). Easy to adjust position to ensure alignment with drive. Very quiet drive, better than I expected. Creates a great deal of flow. If you have small fish, you will need to use the protective screen (provided); and get some spares. I've not connected to any automation so have no comment there. Expensive product, but, worth the money if you can afford it.


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Fantastic

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Posted: 5/29/2015 from California City, CA UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Amazing, Silent pump. Coral movement tells you it's working, placing your hand on the dry side of pump confirms it. Huge difference between this model and the last mp40. Modes are nicer, feels lighter,corded side is thinner, cover looks sharper. Can't go wrong purchasing these an added bonus the price has came down from the previous version.


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Delivers on the promise

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Posted: 3/22/2015 from STATEN ISLAND, NY UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Delivered on the promise of a WAY quieter pump, that is more powerful, and costs less than they used to. To me, it's the best wave pump out there and the only way to fly. Also is overall sleeker and has the new car feel that you kind of like in something that costs this much. The best just got better...


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