Pricey but worth it By Charles on 6/22/2014
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
I wasn't sure if I was ready to spend the money for the upgrade to Eco Tech Vortech from my Hydor Evolution power heads. Well it's been 2 month now and I am glad I did. The corals growing at much faster rate than before.
The Best By MechEngineer on 5/22/2014
MechEngineer would recommend this product to a friend
If you have the money, this is the best pump on the market. No wires in the display tank and eliminates heat transfer from the pump motor being outside of the tank. 4 out of 5 stars because as others reviews have noted there is a slight noise when you go above ~50% power. I run two on my 90 gal seahorse tank on the first or second settings so this doesn't bother me.
Pretty good pump By Chris on 5/6/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I was pretty skeptic to buy this pump at first because of the price, but if you have the budget to buy this then I think it's worth it. The customization on this pump is insane with the various settings to use on it. It does make a little bit of noise when ramping up to higher percentages but it's nothing that really bothers me personally when sitting 4 feet away while watching TV. I only run mine at 40% on a 29g tank so I imagine if it is being run at 100% it might make a bit more noise. If you have the money in your budget and want a pump that you can really customize to your liking, this is the pump for you.
There is a reason why its #1 By Daniel on 5/4/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I switched to the MP10Wes after using marineland 800's. Number one reason I like it is my fish love it, and my LTA came out of its crevice and now peacocks around my tank. It mentions the feed mode which is great, but the sleep mode, which isn't mentioned, makes my system just a little bit easier by automatically remembering the time I put it on...by itself. I ordered an Apex but I won't be in a rush to get the WXM module because I don't see a need for it right away until I get multiple MP10's.
Great wavemaker! By Wayne on 4/30/2014
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.
Louder than i expected By JoeSuff on 4/30/2014
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 little pump with many setting options By Sunny on 4/30/2014
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.
Best Powerhead you can buy By Tristan on 4/30/2014
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.
Made me buy a second one By Richard on 4/30/2014
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.
Works great By james on 4/30/2014
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!
Powerful little pump By Carl on 4/30/2014
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 =)
Solid Contollable Wireless Pumps By Nathan on 4/30/2014
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.
Good By patrick on 4/30/2014
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!
Vor Tech Rocks!!!! By Kimberly on 4/30/2014
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.
Well designed and engineered By Geoffrey on 4/30/2014
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.
You won't regret it By Ismael on 4/30/2014
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.
Really good By Ruben on 4/30/2014
Ruben would recommend this product to a friend
Great pump, little expensive but well worth the money
Flow By robert on 4/30/2014
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.
Wow By Manny on 4/30/2014
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!
ONLY WAY TO GO By Tammora on 4/30/2014
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.
Best pump I've ever owned By Timothy on 4/30/2014
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?
Great undertow By Edward on 4/30/2014
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 Made Hands Down By Richard j on 4/30/2014
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.
I love this thing By nick on 4/30/2014
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.