Great pumps, but no consensus on which pump combinations to buy By Laura on 5/20/12
Laura would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 2 mp40s & an mp 10 for my 95 gallon build (per Vortech rep recommendation), a nd had to return 1 mp40. I would have had to run all pumps at 25% to prevent everything from blowing all over the place! Still, great pumps.
Powerful, Programable and Pricey By Geoffrey on 5/8/12
Geoffrey would recommend this product to a friend
I use the MP40w and two MP10w VorTech's in my 90 gallon reef tank. I can get the water flowing anyway I want. I prefer the tidal surge mode on two pumps and a constant fast mode on the MP10w positioned at the bottom of my tank. I have owned them for a year without any issues.
bad bad bad By reefer10 on 4/25/12
reefer10 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
this pump is cheeply made crap so mad i spent 460 on it its so loud i hate to hear it and everytime im in bed its all i can hear and think about im gonna take it out to the range and use it sor taget practice and then ship it back DONT wast ur money !!!!
cutting edge, this is the frontier of pump technology By joshua on 4/11/12
joshua would recommend this product to a friend
With its endless features and unmistakable performance, this pump is by far the best thing on the market.... So I bought TWO!! Although one can be run on a system, I'd recommend getting at least two, one at each end to tak full advantage that the programmed modes have to offer. The sleek look of only the wetside being exposed in the tank is great, no bulk or wires in your display, and the ingenious power transfer through the glass is nothing short of a breakthrough. A+ Ecotech!
Pretty Good but By john on 3/29/12
john would recommend this product to a friend
The unit gets out of balance and then noisy. In my opinion after using this and tunze top unit the taam Polario is way better if you have a large tank. The water is pushed everywhere and no noise at the top of a center overflow it is hardly seen.
Only 170.00 ! But it is a large soda can size so under 150 gallon mabe too big.
awesome By andrew on 3/14/12
andrew would recommend this product to a friend
The pump is well made and makes the tank look great. it moves so much water around in my 75g.
AMAZING PUMPS By William on 3/13/12
William would recommend this product to a friend
These pumps are by far the most amazing pump on the market. The ability to adjust the flow and the variety of flow programs is outstanding. They are well worth every penny you spend for them. They are well styled and do not take up a lot of space inside the tank. I give my highest reccomendation for these pumps.
Yikes By Mike on 2/25/12
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Even though this wireless pump is not wireless (except apparently with one exception that's useless unless you have more than one), is kind of noisy at its highest settings, and is obviously expensive, I love it. I have never seen a product have such a pronounced effect on livestock in the tank. Even the freaking fish are enjoying the "reef crest" flow mode, and the elegance in the middle of my tank has expanded impressively within a few hours. It's a snap to install and use. Looks like I can remove the other clunky powerheads I was using and eliminate the clutter without any problem. And while I can hear it whirring at the higher flow rates, it does not bother me at all. I think the MP40 is a better choice for a 75 reef compared to a single MP10. Even at full blast in reef crest mode, it's not overpowering. I have it dialed back to about 70% and that seems to do the trick.
spendy but the best always is By nathan on 2/21/12
nathan would recommend this product to a friend
1st this pump is to much 400 would be much better (which is why i gave it a 4 in value) with that said i still bought 2 with battery back up and absolutely will never buy anything else. you can do so much with this pump, and the peace of mind you get if the power goes out is very nice.i have heard of a few people complain about the noise but i must say it isn't that bad, don't get me wrong they are far from silent but what do you expect the motor is on the outside of the tank
The "EGG McMUFFIN" of pumps! By SKIDOG on 2/19/12
SKIDOG would recommend this product to a friend
Quickly. They are AWESOME. You see those beautiful tanks on the internet. This is ALOT of their success. My tank went from ""nice" to "INCREDIBLE" after 12 hours of running 2 MP40s. I have a 90gal. I think ECOTECH MARINE shouldn't charge as much for them is the ONLY reason I put 4 stars for value. Don't get me wrong, they are still worth EVERY PENNY! If you have any doubts listen, I held off for quite awhile but now I KNOW I should have PULLED the TRIGGER on this purchase along time ago! 5 STARS PRODUCT!
The best purchase I have made for my tank By Aaron on 2/11/12
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
This pump is outstanding. I no longer have any algae growth in my main display. All of the detritus is swept up by it's variable speeds and ends up where it belongs, in my sump/ skimmer.
No other pump even remotely compares.
As far as the noise, I can only hear it when it goes above 75%, and it's more of a gentle whur. My overflow is much louder so it does not bother me.
Great Product By Sean on 1/31/12
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
What can I say about this powerhead that hasn't already been said. It's an excellent product that works. The cost is high, but I replaced 4 other powerheads with it and I am getting much better flow.