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Vortech MP60 Powerhead w/ Quiet Drive (Mobius Ready) - EcoTech Marine

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EcoTech Marine VorTech MP60QD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver - Mobius Ready


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. 

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 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 export 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.
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.
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.

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: 9,000+ gph
  • Power Consumption: 10 to 60 Watts
  • Tank Range: 120-1,000+ gallons
  • Max Glass Thickness Range: 0.375" - 1.00"
  • Dryside Dimensions: 4" Diameter, 3" Height
  • Wetside Dimensions: 4" Diameter, 2.8" Height
  • Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 3.25"

Model Comparison Chart

Description: MP10QD MP40QD MP60QD
Flow: 2,500 gph (9,500 lph) 5,000 gph (19,000 lph) 9,000 gph (34,000 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.

Manufacturer information

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.

5 Stars


jblasi

Reviewed on
February 13, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Best pump on the market

Pros: Quiet, lots settings, great for large tanks

I run 4 of these pumps on my peninsula and there is no doubt in their performance. They are quiet, wide selection of flow settings and lots of power for big tanks.

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leigh

Reviewed on
January 15, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Love the pump best on the market

Love the pump best on the market

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kellybatty

Reviewed on
January 11, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Bey big and powerful

You need a huge system for this pump

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ron

Reviewed on
January 02, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Real Powerhouse

Pros: No Cord in the water. Easy to control on Mobius.

Cons: none

The VorTech MP60 is a real powerhouse. It is perfect for those with large tanks. They are completely adjustable and totally reliable. They offer a low profile design with 12 unique flow modes and no cord in the water. The VorTech pumps use a coupled magnetic drive which results in low power consumption and virtually no heat transfer. Mine run continuously for years without issue. I have a spare wet side and swap the wet sides out for cleaning. It’s so easy. I also recommend the battery back up for those times when the power is out. Simply an unbeatable powerhead.

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dave

Reviewed on
December 30, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

The best there is

Awesome pump, well built, plenty of flow options, allround a great bit of kit.

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jake

Reviewed on
December 28, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great for larger tanks

Pros: Powerful, preprogrammed flow patterns.

Cons: Little bit noisier than competitors.

Definitely wouldnt recommend the mp60 for a 5 foot tank with substrate. Its far to powerful and would blow sand everywhere.

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ron

Reviewed on
December 15, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Powerful

Pros: No heat transfer. No cords in the water. Easy substitution of wet side for cleaning

Cons: Nona

The VorTech MP60 is a real powerhouse. It is perfect for those with large tanks. They are completely adjustable and totally reliable. They offer a low profile design with 12 unique flow modes and no cord in the water. The VorTech pumps use a coupled magnetic drive which results in low power consumption and virtually no heat transfer. Mine run continuously for years without issue. I have a spare wet side and swap the wet sides out for cleaning. It’s so easy. I also recommend the battery back up for those times when the power is out. Simply an unbeatable powerhead.

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josho

Reviewed on
November 21, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

The best powerhead for big reefs!

Pros: Reef crest

Cons: Direction

Amazing pump, puts out a ton of flow, loads of amazing settings and ultimately looks incredible in the tank!

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tiquan

Reviewed on
November 14, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great pump

For years I’ve had 2 Mp60QD on my 350 gallon peninsula tank. Now I’m looking for what’s new and greater in the hobby for the new tank I’m building it’s nothing that beats the MP60QD still till today.

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reefer

Reviewed on
November 07, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great pump!

Super powerful pump! Pricey but worth every penny!

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