First, VorTech took the pump motor out of the aquarium, now QuietDrive takes the noise out of the motor.
The Vortech MP60 has been upgrade to the new QuietDrive driver that reduces noise, improves efficiency and increases flow. 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.
In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow is crucial 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.
At the heart of the VorTech`s success is its unique, patented, magnetically coupled design.
Multi-Pump Communication - All VorTech pumps with the "w" denomination are equipped with an RF module that will allow up to 8 "w" pumps (of any type) to sync, anti-sync, or coordinate modes.
EcoSmart Live via Mobile Device - All "w" pumps are also compatible with ReefLink, that provides completely wireless access to the web based aquarium command center from EcoTech Marine, EcoSmart Live. EcoSmart Live allows you to control all your Vectra pumps, VorTech Pumps, and Radion light fixtures from anywhere in the world through computer or mobile device.
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 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 export and increased growth for sensitive corals such as SPS.
At the touch of a button all VorTech wirelessly enabled pumps will temporarily pause their current mode and idle allowing food to be added to the tank without being cycled into the overflow and filtration.
Pumps can be enabled to run a gentler night time program simulating calmer ocean conditions for the night time hours.
|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.
Model Comparison Chart
|Description:||MP10QD / MP10wQD||MP40wQD||MP60wQD|
|Flow:||1,500+ gph (6,000+ lph)||4,500+ gph (17,000+ lph)||7,500+ gph (28,000+ lph)|
|Power Consumption:||8-18 Watts||9-38 Watts||0-60 Watts|
|Tank Size Range:||2.5 - 50+ gal (9.5-190 liters)||50 - 500+ gal (190-1,800 liters)||120 - 1,000+ gal (450-3,800 liters)|
|Max Glass Thickness:||0.375 inches (9.5 mm)||0.75 inches (19 mm)||0.375 – 1.00 inch (9.5 – 26 mm)|
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.
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