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Ecotech MP40 Pump w/ QuietDrive (Mobius Ready) - Ecotech Marine

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

The Vortech MP40 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. 

Vortech QD Flow:

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.

Magnetic Couple:

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.

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 Random 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 allowing food to be added to the 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.

Capability:

MOBIUS APP CONTROL (no internet connection required)
VorTech pumps can now be controlled via any smart device with the Mobius App.  Mobius is EcoTech Marine’s new app-based aquarium command center. It allows you to control your Vectra pumps, Versa pumps, VorTech pumps and Radion LED lighting without the need for an external controller, bridge, or even internet connection! Mobius interfaces with your equipment via Bluetooth LE, which is inherent to most modern smart devices. The app is free to use and loaded with features including setup guides, specialty modes, and the ability to create custom modes with just the tap of a finger.
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.

Features:

  • Create massive water movement
  • Natural Gyre
  • Three dimensional flow patterns
  • Comprehensive flow options
  • Precise water movement control
  • Mobius Ready

Technical Features:

  • All new driver
  • More than 6 continuous operation modes
  • Wave Auto Tune, Feed Mode & Night Mode
  • Reduced motor noise
  • Higher output

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"


    Model Comparison Chart

    Description: MP10QD MP40QD MP60QD
    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)



    VorTech Pump Flow Calculator

    Use our chemistry calculator to find out how many VorTech pumps they will need to provide adequate flow for SPS and LPS corals.


    Product Manuals & Documentation

    Ecotech MP40 Pump w/ QuietDrive (Mobius Ready) - Ecotech Marine

    Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

    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.

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    Do I have to install the wire on the MP40 up at 12 o'clock? Or Can I put it down at 6 o'clock?
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    It would be difficult to have the wire pointing down at 6 o'clock as it would have to come back up at somepoint.
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    Vortech pumps are one of the industry leaders when it comes to powerheads.
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    Perfect for any marine tank. Quiet and great flow...your corals will thank you
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    Flow of my reef
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    Very powerful no wires in the tank
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    Price but makes up for that in quality
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    Owning the mp40 for two months now and it is an amazing pump no wires on the inside easy to remove and clean very powerful pump currently only running one but plan for a second one in few months.
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    One of the best!
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    Powerful, quiet, easy to clean
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    Upfront cost
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    Easy to clean due to the removable wetside, keepscwires out of the tank, super quiet, and puts out a ton of flow! A own several of these and they are the only powerheads I use now. I've had them for several years without any issues.
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    It does what it’s supposed to

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    Looks great and moves a lot of water
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    I decided to add another MP40 to add varied flow to my Waterbox 70.2 since the first one I’ve been using is amazing. Easy to connect to the mobius app and looks great on the tank with no cable mess or unnecessary bulk in the tank. Highly recommend.
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    Easy install and strong

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    Purchased this for my 75 gallon, pump is very strong; have to run this on low settings. The setup was really easy and setting up in app is simple. Definitely need to get use to the app.
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    Simply The Best
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    all around amazing, silent!
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    price BUT, you get what you pay for.!
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    as the title states, simply the best flow pump I have ever owned and used. Super silent, great flow with room to go higher. Cannot beat!
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    Excellent product
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    Build quality, quietness
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    Wish there was zero cords
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    I’ve been using the MP40 for about 3 years. It’s an incredible asset to any tank. Control, ease of use, and build quality are superior to other brands.
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