better than any other pump i have used. By alfred on 4/30/2014
alfred would recommend this product to a friend
they do work like advertised,they have maintained my sand bed cleaner,and they do have power to stir things around.my corals are happier.
now nothing is perfect, the eye sore that was in the display tank is now on the out-side,the noise level is there but the pump works so well that i will live with it.would be a 5 star if there would be some kind of adjust-ability (flow direction) even minimum would great.
i have a mp40 and a mp10 as a support. master/slave set-up and it was an easy set-up.i have a 6ft 125 gallon tank,this set-up seems to be the minimum required for me since i keep them at 70% due to the noise level goes up at any higher setting.
Excellent Pump!! By Ernie on 4/30/2014
Ernie would recommend this product to a friend
I've been a fan of EcoTech Radions ever since I purchased my first one about 8 months ago. So naturally I was was very keen on getting one of these. Finally was able to get one and I'm completely happy.
Opened it up Followed the instructions.Had it up and going in like 15 min. And that includes pairing it with the WXM module I bought for control. And its extremely quiet. Just a slight hum is all I hear at highest power.
Only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that is stationary No way to direct the flow except straight ahead.
junk By gmerek on 4/30/2014
gmerek wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Driver is cheaply made and broke. EcoTech would not cover under warranty. $160 replacement part. Buy more reasonably priced pumps. It can be a little loud even if you do take the 30 min to position the pump in that perfect spot.
Best pump By Jesus on 4/30/2014
Jesus would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is the best pump ever... I use nothing else for my setup.
Powerful Pump, moves water By Ryan on 4/30/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 110 tall tank and I have this guy mounted about 6 inches from the top water level, this pump can move some water. It is very quiet and outside of it protruding from the side, you hardly notice it is there. I have a newer setup, so I'm sure after the coralline sets in, it will blend right in. I was going to go with the mp10 but due to the thickness of my glass, I had to move up to the mp40. BRS was quick to ship and great customer service.
Expensive but seems to be worth it By Bill on 4/30/2014
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
I got an MP40 for my 55 while it moves a lot of water I should have gotten two. At 65% power they're just noisy enough to be noticed so I try to keep it below 50% power and with 2 it would have been more than feasible.
The other downside is the sticker price I've had mine a month now I'll have to wait and see how long they last before they have to be replaced.
Very nice By Jerry on 4/30/2014
Jerry would recommend this product to a friend
Nice quality. Good performance. I love it!
The price is a bit high....
Great pump inside the tank, not so great on the outside.... By Paul on 4/30/2014
Paul wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Finally bought an MP40 for my 65 gal mixed reef about a month ago. This replaced my two EVO 1500's. The MP40 cleared out a lot of room and looks a lot sleeker. Setup is easy, water side set up is a little tedious, my issue with the water side adjustment is, can i get the vibration lower, so I am constantly adjusting.
Pro's, great pump inside of the tank, great water movement, auto feature for waves is easy and fast to set up. Reef crest is a great random setting. Keeps sand bed clean, and my corals look like they are thriving.
Night mode is a great feature, (allows for a constant ramp down for 10 hours at the same time each night), along with power on and off without the need of reprogramming.
Con's - the noise... my tank is in my living room, I have the TV on a reasonable level, and i can hear this pump. I cannot have this pump in short pulse mode because it drives me insane. I can hear the constant ramping over the TV...
Another issue is the water side vibration, instructions state to ramp the pump at its max setting and move the water side around until there is minimal to zero vibration. I am able to do this, but once the pump ramps down to 25%, vibration increases.... So at different frequencies, the amount of vibration changes...
For the price I expected a perfect pump... On the inside of the tank, it is great. On the outside it has potential to drive me insane, and i'm sure my fish are annoyed with the increased noise as well...