Great addition to my MP40 By The Kiwi on 4/30/2014
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!
Awsome pump By Patrick on 4/30/2014
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 Product By Kyle on 4/30/2014
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.
Amazing Powerhead! By Danny on 4/30/2014
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 Pumps By Mark on 4/30/2014
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 pump! By Steven on 4/30/2014
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.
Worth It By Jesse on 4/30/2014
Jesse would recommend this product to a friend
These pumps are great. Easy set up, Awsome flow, and tons of options. Worth the price
MP10w ES 55 gal mixed reef By Nate on 4/30/2014
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!!
The Best By Jabaar on 4/30/2014
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
Probably one of the best, most fully featured wavemakers on the market. By Kyle on 4/30/2014
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!
Great power head By KDL on 4/30/2014
KDL would recommend this product to a friend
This power head gives you great control and versatility, highly recomend this product.
Amazing pump By Rick on 4/30/2014
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.