Great Pumps Amazingly Powerful By Jetpilotice on 4/13/14
Jetpilotice would recommend this product to a friend
These are great pumps i replaced 2 Korlia's I figured out very quickly how weak they were compared to the output of what even one of the vortech's can produce. I would have gave them 5 stars but I don't like it that I can hear the pumps and I think the price is high. They have been on the tank for a week now and have quieted down compared to the first day I was very disappointed in the noise. I have to give that to the Korila's they were dead silent.
Next purchase will be the WXM Module to add to the Apex.
Powerfull and controlable pumps best yet By KEITH on 4/9/14
KEITH would recommend this product to a friend
These power heads do a great job love the control you have. I am sure it will only get better as I learn more about the options.As always great advise and service from BRS.
Amazing pump By Rick on 4/8/14
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
I have two of the MP10w ES in a 30 gallon tank. Both are sync'd thru my Apex controller to run different flow patterns throughout the day. There are no dead flow spots in the tank. These pumps are amazing and can produce anything from a gentle flow to a storm surge. One of these pumps is more than enough for this size tank and I will be taking one out of this tank and putting it my second tank when the build and set up is complete.
The user interface on these is acceptable but they really shine when paired with the Apex. The big plus to these pumps is there is no electric wiring running into the tank and the heat from the motor stays outside the tank. That's a big help with heat management if you aren't running a chiller. These also take up much less room inside the tank.
These cost more than other pumps out there but in my opinion they are worth it.
Great power head By KDL on 4/1/14
KDL would recommend this product to a friend
This power head gives you great control and versatility, highly recomend this product.
Probably one of the best, most fully featured wavemakers on the market. By Kyle on 3/20/14
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
No conversation about wavemakers would be complete without mentioning vortech and for good reason. In their price range, I dont think there are any pumps that have the features and power that these offer. Plus you don't have to see any wires running in to your tank! I was always on the edge about purchasing them but in the end, they were worth every penny. Excellent undertow, great non linear flow and all the different modes make this pump well worth it. If you have it maxed out, it can be a little loud though, so I would recommend either oversizing it to your tank, or running multiple pumps. Beauty of it is if you do run multiple vortechs, they can wirelessly synch to each other to increase efficiency and power. Highly recommend!
The Best By Jabaar on 3/19/14
Jabaar would recommend this product to a friend
As you've read, I'm sure, these pumps are amazing. I have 2 in my 65 gal. From the moment you put these pumps in your tank, you and your corals realize what you have been missing. consistant movement all over your tank to nutrient export to laggon, its all good!!! My only neg- I wish I could afford more
MP10w ES 55 gal mixed reef By Nate on 3/5/14
Nate would recommend this product to a friend
I want to say these are awesome pumps. I had 2 1050 hydor pumps 2 750 hydor pumps and one tunze pump in my 55 gal to get the right flow for my mixed reef. I looked everywhere to see if 2 MP10s would be enough or to go with the MP40's. I took a gamble on the MP10s and I was shocked how much they do. They give out better flow patterns then the other pumps I had. So if someone is on the fence 2 MP10s are enough flow for a mostly sps dominated tank. I have this paired up to my Apax and love them. I will say that you will have to adjust the wet side if you hear a vibrating noise. I called EcoTech they had me take the wet side apart and put it back together and they are silent. I love them! thanks EcoTech!!
Worth It By Jesse on 2/28/14
Jesse would recommend this product to a friend
These pumps are great. Easy set up, Awsome flow, and tons of options. Worth the price
Amazing pump! By Steven on 2/25/14
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
Before purchasing this pump I had 2 Koralia 600's in my 40 gallon tank. I could not seem to get good flow other than where the pumps were pointing at. This pump has changed everything for me. I purchased only one of these and everything has changed in my tank. My corals are looking better and seem to be more full. I love the short pulse mode to make a beautiful wave in my tank. Also the nutrient export mode does a nice job of cleaning your tank of detritus. Very easy setup, and simple instructions to get the mode that is right for you. Only thing I would say negative about this is the price. Although, the price is high it is worth it.
Great Pumps By Mark on 2/16/14
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
I got 2 pumps for my 60 gal reef tank. They were easy to set up and program. They are awesome!!!! The fish and corals seem to really enjoy the water movement. With so many features, great water flow , they are well worth the money.
Amazing Powerhead! By Danny on 2/14/14
Danny would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased one MP10w ES to replace 2 Koralia's for my 33gallon mixed reef. The settings and features of this pump is just insane! Not only do I see a difference, but my fish and corals also feel the difference! Reefcrest mode is probably my favorite, and it's endless custom options will suit ANY tank!!! Highly recommended!
Great Product By Kyle on 2/10/14
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
If your on the ball about this wavemaker because of price, just get it. Youll spend more money in the long run trying different setups of pumps and controllers. I always was put off by Ecotechs high price tag but after trying it out, it was worth every penny. Huge current and undertow, low intank profile and a wavemaker controller second to none. All in all, money well spent.
Awsome pump By Patrick on 1/25/14
Patrick would recommend this product to a friend
Currently have two MP10w ES on a 30gallon setup. Initially I tried to save a few dollars and bought the first pump without the wireless module. When I bought the second pump I also had to buy a the wireless module for the first pump to take full advantage of the pumps. I've tried many different pumps and I've never had anything move water like these things do. The user interface and setup of multiple pumps has room for improvement.
Yes they cost more but in my opinion they are worth it. Really helps to keep the clutter out of the display area of your tank.
I wish they had a module for the ReefKeeper to be able to control the modes different modes.
Great addition to my MP40 By The Kiwi on 1/16/14
The Kiwi would recommend this product to a friend
I got this pump to place on the opposite end of my 90 gallon tank from my MP40. The MP40 is powerful enought to reach the full length of my tank, but I wanted to add extra flow to eliminate any dead spots between my live rock at the other end. As always, the Vortech pumps run flawlessly out of the box and it was very simple to sync to my MP40 as a slave pump. The nutrient transport mode on these pumps is amazing! I removed so much extra crap off my rocks that I didn't even notice before.
I wanted this smaller one because having 2 MP40s would have been too much flow in my mixed reef tank, and I figured there was no point buying the more expensive pump that I would probably only run at 60-70% anyway to avoid blowing corals off the rocks! My SPS, LPS, and softs are all extremely happy and growing like weeds.
Although these are expensive, they are worth it in the long run for the features they offer and the huge amount of flow they put out. Also I can control them with my APEX when I get the wireless module which was a huge plus for me. You won't regret buying these pumps!
Excellent Pump! By James on 1/14/14
James would recommend this product to a friend
I have two of these running on my 90 gallon reef and they provide plenty of random flow throughout the whole tank. I control both of them with the Apex WXM module to change the operating modes throughout the day. I don't have dead spots anymore and nuisance algae are practically nonexistent now.
Freshwater too! By Robert on 12/18/13
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I have a fully densely planted 75 gallon tank. A uv sterilizer takes care of the green water and once i started using the mp10 there has been no algae on glass or leaves, i love it , id say use two at 75 gallons though, apex recognized it without any programing. I love it... Buy a spare pack of sponges, sometimes i change every day, sometimes once a week.
Good By casey on 10/15/13
casey would recommend this product to a friend
Everybody who has one know these pumps are the best!
Recommend next size up... By Randy on 9/17/13
Randy would recommend this product to a friend
These are perfect for the smaller sized tanks as recommended, but don't skimp on these for larger tanks. Get the MP40wES if you have any question about needing more flow!
All in all, a great product for those of us who must have things discretely tucked away for that ultimate "clean" look! AND no heat exchange from the pump!
awesome easy setup By Rogerwilco357 on 9/8/13
Rogerwilco357 would recommend this product to a friend
Love all the things this pump does from sync to anti sync to sleep mode at night where it goes into slow mode for the night and 12 hours later kicks back on to pre-set mode. Love that it plays well with my other mp40’s also setup to anti-sycn and night time sleep for corals to eat and kick back on anti sync where the pumps on the right come on to set mode for time allotted then they whine down and the other pumps on the other side set at half power come on and do their thing so they are never all on at the same time and keep wear and tear to a minimum love the options from feed modes to every wave pattern i could desire along with the mp10 on the back glass just total controlled chaos wave pattern no sediment on my rocks.. love the units best pumps and investment for my sps tank to date now to get the radians to rock all of the units in tandem..keep up the great quality and customer service and they cannot be beat remember you get what you pay for wp40 users I will be testing those soon.
Overpiced but awesome By Bill on 8/12/13
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Really wanted something with a wavemaker feature. After burning through 2 hydors running on wavemaker feature from my reefkeeper, I knew I needed something more reliable. I couldn't be happier with the purchase of these pumps. All the varations that you can choose from are fantastic. Also, when I did have trouble, ECOtech was easy to get on the phone and super friendly with helping me get my issue resolved! I would spend all the money to buy these again!
40 gallon Saltwater tank By Elly on 7/17/13
Elly would recommend this product to a friend
My husband has been wanting to get one of these for a while now, so after he bought me an iPad, I went ahead and got it for him. He spent hours playing with it, changing the placement, adjusting the power and trying out all the different patterns and setting. I have to admit that at first, I considered it to be just another over-priced aquarium power head. Now after seeing this thing in action, seeing everything it can do, with so many variations, I have to admit that it is seriously impressive. Knowing the need and importance of adequate water current/movement for specific kinds of saltwater critters and corals, this set up is super efficient, very beneficial, really convenient, and worth every single penny.
Great Pumps By Jason on 7/9/13
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
These are great powerheads, and Vortech customer service is spot on if you ever need them. Definitely suggest getting multiple pumps as opposed to one of the larger pumps, to get the full effect of what they are capable of.
Fantastic Powerhead! By Andy on 6/20/13
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
I puchased the Vortech MP10w ES for my 20g SPS frag tank and I could not be more pleased. I originally had a Hydor Koralia powerhead rated for a 75 gallon tank in there, which is a decent powerhead in it's own right, but this thing is in a different league. The flow is much more evenly spread out throughout the whole tank, and it also creates a pretty significant under current that helps loosen waste from the bottom and helps move it into my filter and protein skimmer. Last but not least the progammable wave modes are fantastic and make the water movement very realistic to what it would be on an actual reef. The Vortech is a bit expensive but I have no regrets, and my tank is doing better than ever.
Great powerheads By Joe on 5/25/13
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
I got two of these for a 50 gal. They move huge amounts of water, so I only use them at 50% power or less. If you have a Neptune Systems controller, get a WXM module so you can control them via wireless, which works great and is easier than pushing the buttons on the pumps.