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Could I get by with one a a mostly LPS dominant tank?
Both will work well! The Mp40 as a low profile easy to use features with no cables in the aquarium. The Gyre if you are looking for the unique gyre flow across the entire tank. Both will suit your needs perfectly! (The xf130 would be a great fit)
The Diameter is 3" and the thickness is 2.25". Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
With the MP40 they would tend to be a little small for the 8' length you will be needing. Overall you will need an option such as the MP60 to get the correct flow across the full length of the tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
An additional MP10 would be a great fit for a 65 gallon tank! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We are only aware of the products designed for use in North America. For voltage specific products you can contact the manufacturer directly to see if they have an international market available.
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One Mp40 could work to great enough flow at a higher output however the flow pattern will be limited. We recommend two or at least another pump to break up the flow and eliminate dead zones. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Two of the MP40's would be a fantastic option for a 220 gallon tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Overall 2 powerheads can create more unique flow in the aquarium which may be the deciding factor. We would recommedn 2 MP10's as long as the glass thickness is 3/8" or under. If the glass is thicker you may need the MP40. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Can the Reeflink be programed to control the night mode it so it goes on/off automatically so I don't have to do it.
If the Reeflink can be programed to control the pump and you hit feed mode does it go back to the program after the feed mode time is up?
The night mode will trigger and last for a set amount of time if manually programmed to do so per the instructions. The same will go for the feed mode. In Reef link you will be able to further program the settings to turn on and off at specific times or after the original feed mode has been set. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Is the mp40qd apex compatible? Assuming I have the wxm module?
The MP40 QD is compatible with the WXM module for the apex. All Mp40's will come with the wireless chip installed. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Ecotech MP40WQD pumps are sold individually. On a 180g tank, as a reef tank you would want to get at least two pumps since one most likely won’t be able to provide flow once the rock and corals are added. By having two pumps, you can truly create random flow from multiple directions. We find having a single flow direction can actually hinder coral growth and lead to some un-natural growth patterns as well.
The Vortech Mp40 pumps will work on glass thicknesses of 3/16′′ – 3/4′′. This will work just fine.
EcoTech VorTech QuietDrive Features:
In a reef aquarium, having the perfect amount of flow and water movement is crucial to the health of your animals, as well as the overall success of the tank. The all new Vortech MP40W QD features a redesigned wet side, dry side, motor, power supply, and driver. With the VorTech QuietDrive, choosing the proper water circulation equipment has never been more simple. VorTech pumps are designed by aquarists to be the standard in wave-making technology:
- Create massive water movement - Adjustable flow rates with included controller allow you to dial in a setting that is tailored to your aquarium
- No hotspots - With its broad flow pattern, the VorTech QuietDrive eliminates "flow hot spots"
- Three dimensional flow - A unique patented design is unrivaled in creating three dimensional flow conditions and gyres
- Comprehensive flow modes - 12 different flow modes allow you to choose the best setting for happy corals and fish
- Ultra low-profile design - With its patented design, the VorTech QuietDrive is the least visually obtrusive pump on the market
- Safe - No electrical components in the aquarium greatly reduces the risk of elctrical shock to you, or your animals.
|VorTech QuietDrive Quick Compare|
|Pump||Wireless Communication?||Maximum Flow Rate||Tank Size||Maxiumum Tank Pane Thickness||Power Consumption|
|MP10QD||No||1,500+ GPH||2.5 to 50+ gallons||0.375 inches (9.5mm)||8 to 18 watts|
|MP10wQD||Yes||1,500+ GPH||2.5 to 50+ gallons||0.375 inches (9.5mm)||8 to 18 watts|
|MP40wQD||Yes||4,500+ GPH||50 to 500+ gallons||0.75 inches (19mm)||9 to 38 watts|
|MP60wQD||Yes||7,500+ GPH||120 to 1,000+ gallons||0.375 to 1.00 inches (9.5 to 26mm)||10 to 60 watts|
What’s in the box:
- VorTech QuietDrive Pump
- QuietDrive driver/controller
- Mounting hardware
- Power supply
Good, but doesn't last long By Andrew on 4/20/2017Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendVery quiet and worked well for about 18 months then died. I've had 2 Vectra M1 die as well in the last couple of years - not sure this QD technology is up to the task.
Best I've owned By Chris on 4/1/2017Chris would recommend this product to a friendThese things are almost totally silent. At 100% I can't hear them from 2 feet away. They move a lot of water but it's in a more broad path than the cheaper competition. I don't feel like I need to aim them to move water through the whole tank. I like how easy I can take the wet side out for cleaning. The stock controllers are a pain though. Using a WXM of Reeflink would be a must.
great By Jeremy on 2/27/2017Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendquiet.powerful.slick design, with no wire inside the tank.con...can not swivel the head to aim at other areas like some power heads can.
Excellent. By Brian on 2/15/2017Brian would recommend this product to a friendBeen running one on my 120 for 2 weeks. Shockingly quiet. Components look and feel high end. You pay for it though. Once the guilt wears off for justifying this purchase, I'll probably buy another for the opposite end. They are awesome :)
Only pump I'll buy from now on By Golden Pond on 1/14/2017Golden Pond would recommend this product to a friendCan't believe how great this pump is. No other pump compares not even a Gyre for flow.
Wetside is easily broken. By Robert on 12/5/2016Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI replaced a wetside on a less than 2 month old MP40wQD. I chose to replace it because I wasn't sure if I caused the damage. Last night I took the wetside off to clean the cover and the assembly. Dropped it in the sink and....you guessed it.
There is a very thin ceramic shimmy between the magnet of the impeller and the base of the housing. This thing breaks into pieces if not handled carefully.
My four stars is based on this and the fact that if I set the speed to more than 50%, the temperature in my aquarium raises (but less than a degree). I would have subtracted two more stars if it weren't for the fact that I dropped the wetside in the sink.
Great concept, but for this amount of bucks, it ought to withstand some mishandling.
$$ Expensive nice pump $$ By TWang on 10/31/2016TWang would recommend this product to a friendThis pump is awesome! I really like it. Great flow, quiet and very easy to clean. No more dealing with wires during cleaning makes my life easier. I do think it is rather expensive and you cannot angle the pump. I liked it so much i bought two more. My corals are super happy but not my wallet.
Should have got these along time ago !!! By Chad on 10/16/2016Chad would recommend this product to a friendWhen I put these in my 125 and switched them to "Nutrient Transport Mode" the live rock just started releasing all kinds of detritus.
The water column was filled with all kinds of debris and the filter socks were packed within a day."Using the BRS felt socks another awesome product" Was kind of alarming at how much stuff was in there to be honest.
Very happy with these pumps. So much so that Im getting 2 MP10s for the back wall to further enhance the circulation in the tank.
Absolutely Fantastic! By Mark Steffen on 8/14/2016Mark Steffen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter weeks of reseach I decided on this pump for everything it offers and the others don't. My 180 gallon tank is 6 feet long and it easily powers through the tank with ease. The mode that stirs up waste in the tank and into the overflow is invaluable to keeping debris out of the tank. The powerhead is so quiet you can't hear it at all. Highly recommended!
didnt last very long... By joe on 6/9/2016joe wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have 2 of these in the older version with white driver module. Suddenly, one went out completely and the other one went into some crazy error-code flashing with red and blue. Powering off and then on seems to restart it, but im very skeptical. Its a bummer because I went all in for their system of 3 Radion XP30 pro, the reeflink, battery backup for Vortechs, 2 MP40's and a radion 15 for my frag tank. The first XR15 radion didn't work right out of the box. Again, great marketing and C-service but their product engineers or QA guys are not the best.
nice upgrade from the old MP40wES By bfrench on 6/4/2016bfrench would recommend this product to a friendI was previously running two MP40wES pumps on my 140T reef tank. They worked wonderfully, the spin up for the motor was audible though, but my tank is in my office about 5 feet from my chair. Just installed one of the new MP40wQDs and all I can say is WOW! It's almost silent. I have to have my ear right next to the dry side to hear the motor spin up. Also they changed the design of the dry side so no more fiddling with the pegs on the rubber spacer. The wet side design has been changed as well. Verdict is still out on that for the moment. I like the older version as it had about 15-20% of the impeller shielded on one side which allowed for placement closer to the sand bed. Time will tell if these new pumps can be placed as close to the bottom of the tank as the old ones. Overall I'm ecstatic about the new model.
I'm not sure who the other customers spoke with at ecotech support, but I have never had a negative interaction with them. They're top notch, you quickly get to speak to a human being who is in the US and understands their product. I would highly recommend ecotech.
Not Happy By David on 5/30/2016David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI usually don't bother w negative reviews but I think I have no choice. Most (I assume) buy high end products because we simply have no time for silly set-back re equipment (especially when you are paying top $). 1.) I unplugged my Radion to put a simple label on it, re-plugged it in and got the red lights of doom. 2.) after only 6 mo's my MP40 took a nose dive while running in a pretty low mode. 3.) I have Reef Link that I have to re-boot CONSTANTLY! My suspension it that it kicks you off because their servers can't handle the bandwidth bu who knows...
All in all super disappointed, BIG marketing, GREAT customer service BUT equipment that talks a big talk and can't walk the walk. Really bummed...