Great products!! By Casey on 12/24/12
Casey would recommend this product to a friend
I've always been a cheap when it came to powerheads, but after years of putting up with koralias I bought a mp10, and wow. What a difference. Built great, the flexability and different modes you can do is amazing. I love feed mode and nutrient export mode, work just as promised! I literally am never buying anything other than vortech for the rest of my time in this hobby. Plain and simple.
Innovative Product By Clayton on 11/28/12
Clayton would recommend this product to a friend
I think this product is well worth the extra cost over other powerheads on the market. The ability to have alternating flow in a reef aquarium is vital to continued growth and the health of our livestock. I would definitely recommend every marine aquarium to have a controller of some sort that can alternate the flow and this product offers that at a moderate price point.
Great Features By Remy on 11/10/12
Remy would recommend this product to a friend
I use 1 of these in my 30 gallon Seahorse cube. Although the pump ends up being dialed down substantially, I love the fact that I can crank it up to aid with nutrient removal via my overflow. The Seahorses almost seem to enjoy riding the occasional wave! The best part about using this with horses is the fact that it allows me to dial down the flow during nighttime mode, during which the horses like to find their favorite hitching post and sway gently in the current. I like the idea of allowing them to get a good nights rest and not having to worry about them being tossed around while they try to mellow out for the night. If I ever upgrade to a large seahorse set-up I know that this pump can follow me a long ways, which is another great selling point!
I love this thing By nick on 10/11/12
nick would recommend this product to a friend
this is such an awesome little powerhead, i splurged on it for my first tank, because i love how little space it takes up in the tank, and it was well worth it. the different settings are also such a plus.
Best Pump Made Hands Down By Richard j on 10/10/12
Richard j would recommend this product to a friend
First i started with 2 koralia 425 pumps and then added the hydor wavemaker controller for the two pumps. This worked farely well however i decided to upgrade to the mp10w es and WOW what a difference. I have a biocube 29 highly modified overstocked reef and being able to modify flow with the touch of a button is a must. I only have it turned up to 25% on reef crest mode and i may even have to turn it down. Its that powerful. All of my coral love it. This pump is so good i Bought another for my 8 gallon nano reef. And there a nice feature thats not advertised. I do not have them synched together being in different tanks , however when i put one infeed mode the other one accross the house goes into feed mode as well. The only bad thing is all the money i waisted trying to achieve what one of these pumps can on its own.
Great undertow By Edward on 9/28/12
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
I run two of these on my frag tank and my SPS love it. I had one, but the flow was not enough to cover the full 3 feet unless I turned up the pump. At this level, the polyp extension was too low. Now that I have two of them I can run them slower and everything is happy. The undertow is amazing. I used to think these were loud, but when I got my new one, I realized my old one was not supposed to whine. This one is absolutely silent! So if it whines (even at full speed), contact ES and they are very responsive.
Best pump I've ever owned By Timothy on 8/28/12
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
The title says it all. You can't go wrong with this pump. Pair them up and control modes with an apex/reefkeeper and you'll wonder why you never did this in the first place.
Ultra quiet, packed with features, and low profile. What other pump can give you all this while sitting half out of the tank?
ONLY WAY TO GO By Tammora on 8/25/12
Tammora would recommend this product to a friend
I tried another brand on my 29 gal biocube but decided to go with the Vortech when I was satisfied. The ease of installation is unmatched as is the performance. Within a couple of weeks my flow related issued were gone. The Vortech worked so well I go two of the MP40ES units for my 320 gal tank.
Wow By Manny on 6/6/12
Manny would recommend this product to a friend
I never thought I would ever spend this much for propeller pumps, but I am so glad I did!! My flow is exceptional and having two talk to each other really works well.
My substrate is much cleaner than it ever was and my fish actually started playing in the flow as soon as I installed them.
Buy these jewels....you will NOT regret it!
Flow By robert on 6/4/12
robert would recommend this product to a friend
A bit on the pricey side but after a bit of contimplation , I bought it and got to say in my 40 gal breeder its kicken about a 1.5" wave. It's also nice only having one pump doing the work that 3 pumps couldn't. Random flow mixed with varialbe speeds gets this as close to a natural enviornmeat as I've seen. Happy I got it and would buy agian.
Really good By Ruben on 5/19/12
Ruben would recommend this product to a friend
Great pump, little expensive but well worth the money
You won't regret it By Ismael on 5/16/12
Ismael would recommend this product to a friend
This is my second mp10 my first one is 2yrs old and haven't had any problems besides getting a little more noisier than It was when I first purchased it. You can't go wrong with ecotech there quality is great. They are a little pricey but well worth it. There isn't another pump out there with this type of control or features.
Well designed and engineered By Geoffrey on 5/8/12
Geoffrey would recommend this product to a friend
I use two MP10w Es and a MP40w in my 90 gallon reef tank. Expensive but the water flow and tidal effect are great.
Vor Tech Rocks!!!! By Kimberly on 3/23/12
Kimberly would recommend this product to a friend
We love it! Amazing how much more our polyp extension on our corals are already. Its a beautiful thang! The programmable modes are a great feature, it took the place of 2 coralias. No regrets.
Good By patrick on 3/20/12
patrick would recommend this product to a friend
It is a great pump, not such a great price. If you have the money, Id buy it. I love mine!
Solid Contollable Wireless Pumps By Nathan on 3/1/12
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
Installed 2 of these in my 60 cube and they are still working perfect. Controlling them with a Apex. Pricy but worth it.
Powerful little pump By Carl on 2/21/12
Carl would recommend this product to a friend
I started with one of these guys mainly because i liked the idea of the low profile in the tank. Impeller inside, motor outside, why not right? I quickly found two inside my tank... Aside from their form factor, i really enjoy how broad their flow is. It reaches very wide, and creates some great undertow. The pump wont go that far, hence my 2nd purchase but now with two I can dial it down to a lower level to achieve the same flow. Like some previous reviews have stated, it does make some noise especially if you have it cranked up 80% or more output. The programming is capable of creating about any flow action you could desire, from pure random changes to pulsing wave action. I am thoroughly pleased with the product however i cannot recommend it to anybody, as some people's taste for noise may differ from mine. I can say that if you're looking into these pumps purchase LARGER than what you require because dialing it down will alleviate alot of the noise, and even provide you with the headroom to make more changes to your system. The price tag isnt for everybody either, but hey, sometimes hobbies are expensive =)
Works great By james on 1/13/12
james would recommend this product to a friend
I did not get this from here(did not look hard enough but wish I did)but love this pump, very easy setup, programing was not too bad, but flow is great. I have it in my solana and it can realy get the water moving in there!
Made me buy a second one By Richard on 12/12/11
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
I think the is pump is amazing! After setting it up and adjusting the wet and dry sides and let it run in everything went smooth as could be. I just bought another one on Saturday so I can run them together. I have seen videos of them running in Sync and Anti sync and I can't wait. If you have the money to burn I would definitely put this at the top of the list.
Best Powerhead you can buy By Tristan on 10/5/11
Tristan would recommend this product to a friend
Ive had my mp10w es in my tank for a month now, and i have never been happier with any other piece of equipment. Excellent build quality, excellent performance, ultimate controllability. Powerful yet broad flow, many modes to create whatever flow pattern you could imagine.
Great little pump with many setting options By Sunny on 9/8/11
Sunny would recommend this product to a friend
I just bought an MP10w ES from bulk reef supply for my 65 gallon aquarium. I am in the process of converting my FOWLR to a Reef. At this point I only have two small fragments. I decided to go with the wireless option so I can add more in the future once I add more corals. The product came packaged very well. Installation was a breeze. For now I have it set on the random lagoon mode, yet to play around with other settings. They have a whole bunch of options on this little pump. The pump has been operating for a couple of days, seems to move a lot of water and is very silent. Overall I am very happy with the purchase. I preferred to spend once on a quality product rather than buy a pump first, then add a wave maker etc. I think the product is worth the money.
Louder than i expected By JoeSuff on 9/3/11
JoeSuff wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was able to purchase one of these at a great price slightly used on C~glist from a guy shutting down his frag tanks. I was excited 'cause i was going to use it with a MP40w on a 120 tank and place it on the back glass behind the rock. Unfortunately when i added it to the tank i could hear the motor frequency wind out as i played with the different settings. I never was able to hear it in the in store display. But due to all the white noise in a store it never bothered me like it did in my living room. I plumed my sump to my basement just so i wouldn't have to listen to my tank. In the end I was able to exchange it for credit on a Calc reactor from the same person i purchased it from. My solution was a pair of Tunze 6055's they are almost dead silent.
Great wavemaker! By Wayne on 8/5/11
Wayne would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 30 gal system, and the mp10W is the perfect size for it. It makes a great wave, moves water like a champ! It comes with a little sponge sleeve to protect fish from getting chopped up if they're curious. I have a lawnmower blenny that never has had any trouble with it, even though I've seen the blenny INSIDE the head when I had it turned off. It's nice having the small one with the Wireless option, because if I want to upgrade in the future, I can simply buy another one, and mount it to the other side of the tank.