Great pump By Chris on 4/30/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
These powerheads are AMAZING!! Not only do they move water better than any other pump, but the under tow they create is outstanding. The versatility of modes and speed adjustments is something no one else can even dream of matching and makes setting up the perfect flow so much easier rather than playing around with other pumps that shoot water in a straight jetstream. This is not even taking into account the best feature, their size!! Having the motor on the outside is a great idea and really minimizes their appearance in your reef.
I only have it 4 star instead of 5 for 2 reasons, the first being price. They are so darn expensive but you do get what you pay for and they are the ONLY pump out there with their features. The second reason is noise. My Koralias were SILENT and these guys are far from it. During the break in it sounding like a minibike ramping up and down in my living room but after a couple weeks the noise has subsided to an acceptable level where if my TV is on I have a hard time hearing the pumps unless I am paying close attention for it. Still, for the price I would expect them to be able to make the pumps quieter than they are. They are not loud enough to make me want to remove them and the job they do is irreplaceable so dont bother looking for a better pump, it cant be found.
Great pump! By Devin on 4/30/2014
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
I have one in my 75 Gallon and it has been awesome, it definitely makes a wave.. I definitely need two though so I get a swaying motion.
Great powerheads By Joe on 4/30/2014
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.
Fantastic Powerhead! By Andy on 4/30/2014
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 Pumps By Jason on 4/30/2014
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.
40 gallon Saltwater tank By Elly on 4/30/2014
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.
Overpiced but awesome By Bill on 4/30/2014
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!
awesome easy setup By Rogerwilco357 on 4/30/2014
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.
Recommend next size up... By Randy on 4/30/2014
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!
Good By casey on 4/30/2014
casey would recommend this product to a friend
Everybody who has one know these pumps are the best!
Freshwater too! By Robert on 4/30/2014
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.
Excellent Pump! By James on 4/30/2014
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.