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VorTech MP10mQD - Mobius Ready QuietDrive Propeller Pump

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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.  With the addition of Ecotech Marine's Mobius app compatibility, Vortech QuietDrive pumps have never been more versatile or easier to use.  VorTech pumps are designed by aquarists to be the standard in wave-making technology.



  • Mobius App Ready - No need for additional equipment to get wireless programming functionality. Connect directly to your iOS or Android device.
  • Create massive water movement - Adjustable flow rates with included controller allow you to dial in a setting that is tailored to your aquarium
  • No hot spots - 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 electrical shock to you or your animals.  



Multiple Flow Modes

Lagoon Mode

Lagoon Mode

Simulating a low-energy lagoon. The QuietDrive motor slowly changes, recreating the gentle currents of a lagoon environment.

Reef Crest Mode

Reef Crest Mode

Simulating currents found around high energy reefs. The pump changes speed frequently emulating crashing waves and tidal surges.This is a great mode for SPS corals.

Gyre mode

Gyre Mode

Uniform circular flow creates motions that help transports water from one side of the tank to the other. With two pumps paired in Gyre Mode, you can oscillate between a clockwise and counterclockwise gyre that lasts from 2 seconds to 2 hours.

Short Pulse Mode

Short Pulse Mode

Strong short pulses that can be set at intervals of 0.2 seconds up to 2 seconds. This mode can create a standing wave in your tank with the correct frequency.

Tidal Swell Mode

Tidal Swell Mode

A harmonic balance of the ever changing conditions found in the ocean. TSM will vary from calm flow all the way up to chaotic high flow and it even has a pre-programmed detritus cleaning surge that will help suspend particles to be swept into the filtration system.

Nutrient Transport

Nutrient Transport Mode

NTM is programmed to create a two-phase circulation flow mode. Phase one consists of wave motions to help stir up and suspend detritus while the second phase incorporates surging motions to help push particles towards the overflow and down into the filter system. This is our favorite mode and is especially great for sensitive corals like LPS and SPS.


Function Modes

Feed Mode

Feed Mode

Pause all of your wireless Ecotech Pumps at the push of a button. Pumps will turn down to an idle speed allowing you to feed your tank without the food being pushing into rocks or into the filtration system.

Night Mode

Night Mode

Simulate a calmer environment for night time hours. Night Mode can be enabled or disabled with custom hours programmed to automatically turn on and off.

Wave Auto Tune

Wave Auto Tune Mode

Create a standing wave in your aquarium to help sweep detritus and other foreign particles from the sandbed. It is amazing what will magically float out of the rocks when a standing wave is created. We highly suggest pairing two wireless pumps for this mode to get the full effect!


Mobius Programming

Access and program your Vortech pumps through your mobile device to access a myriad of features. A defining characteristic of EcoTech equipment is the versatility and power of control offered to the aquarium hobbyist. The Mobius app is packaging all this capability in a way that makes programming and control intuitive, quick, and painless.


Download the Mobius App:

Google Play Store


iTunes App Store


Compatible with MXM

Neptune Systems, EcoTech Marine, and AquaIllumination have joined forces to bring MXM to life. Now all your favorite EcoTech and AI pumps and lights can be under the wireless control of Apex & Apex Fusion—the user-friendly, yet powerful, interface you already know and love. No more switching between multiple apps.


What’s Included?

  • 1x VorTech MP10 Mobius Ready QuietDrive Pump
  • 1x QuietDrive driver/controller
  • 1x Spacer
  • 1x Foam Guard
  • 1x Mounting hardware kit
  • 1x Power supply


VorTech QuietDrive Quick Compare
Pump Mobius Ready? Max Flow Rate Tank Size Maxiumum Tank Thickness Power Consumption
MP10mQD Yes 2,500+ GPH 2.5 to 50+ gallons 0.375 inches (9.5mm) 8 to 19 watts
MP40mQD Yes 5,000+ GPH 50 to 500+ gallons 0.75 inches (19mm) 9 to 37 watts
MP60mQD Yes 9,000+ GPH 120 to 1,000+ gallons 0.375 to 1.00 inches (9.5 to 26mm) 10 to 60 watts
More Information
UPC 653341197221
Variable Speed Yes
Gallons Per Hour 300 - 600 GPH, 600 - 1000 GPH, 1000 - 2000 GPH
Control Type Bluetooth, Digital DC Control (Controller Included)
Included Mounting Magnetic
Power Type DC
Power Consumption 18W
Power Cord Length 6 Feet
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Product Questions

Newbie here….Would this be enough for 73 gallon Red Sea Reefer 350 tank or could you/ should you use two of them?? Or is it best to bump up to the MP40?
Question by: Charles Brecht on Mar 5, 2024, 9:31 PM
Hey there! I would recommend using two of these pumps. Having multiple on a larger tank will ensure that there are no dead spots without water flow.
Answer by: Laura (BRS Staff) on Apr 2, 2024, 3:57 PM
Do you sell just the wet side of this powerhead? I can't seem to find it on BRS.
Question by: Sony Ta on Jul 13, 2023, 1:27 AM
Hey there,

Thanks for the question. Yes we sell that here at the link below. Thanks!

Answer by: Codey on Jul 24, 2023, 2:55 PM
Hello, Do multiple power heads need there own controller?
Question by: Robert Clark on Nov 20, 2022, 9:31 AM
Yes, each powerhead comes hard wired directly to their controller. You can control them all simultaneously through the Mobius app.
Answer by: William Reed (BRS Staff) on Nov 26, 2022, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the question! Each pump will come with its own driver but the bluetooth connection with the mobius app lets you control multiple pumps with the click of a button!
Answer by: James Johnson (BRS Staff) on Nov 26, 2022, 10:48 AM
Does this come with a cord and will it work with the Vortech battery back-up
Question by: Rick Newton on Sep 6, 2022, 4:35 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. Yes, this will work with the Vortech batter back up and comes with the cord.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Sep 9, 2022, 8:15 AM
My tank has 3/4” glass would that be a problem
Question by: Rudy gonzalez on Jun 4, 2022, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the question! The MP10 is only rated for glass up to 3/8" thick. For 3/4" glass you'll want to use the MP40. Let us know if we can help with anything else!
Answer by: Kyle Thomas (BRS Staff) on Jun 7, 2022, 8:44 AM
What are the unit dimensions on dry side… how much clearance is needed between the outer face of the glass and an adjacent obstruction, like a wall? Or more simply stated, how much does the dry side stick out off the glass?
Question by: Alex on May 29, 2022, 11:12 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. It sticks out approximately 3".

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on May 31, 2022, 11:45 AM
Is this model compatible with the neptue systems wav module.
Question by: David Banaszak on Dec 26, 2021, 6:19 AM
Hello David,

Thank you for the question. These pumps are not compatible with Neptune Systems Wav Module. To run Vortech Pumps with Neptune Systems controllers, you would need to roll back the software from Mobius back to EcoSmart Live (Older Software) and you would require a WXM module to control it.

With Mobius software, you can connect via bluetooth to your vortech pumps without needing of extra modules and you can program all the flow modes using the Mobius app.

If you have an Apex controller, you can still connect the power supply from the vortech to the Energy Bar for on and off control.

I hope that this was helpful, but, please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Christian (BRS Staff) on Dec 29, 2021, 4:51 PM
Can i also connect this to my reef link?
Question by: David J Krueger on Sep 11, 2020, 9:40 PM
If you down grade the software you can.
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Nov 5, 2021, 9:48 AM