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. With the VorTech Quiet Drive, 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 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
Simulating a low-energy lagoon. The QuietDrive motor slowly changes, recreating the gentle currents of a lagoon environment.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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 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!
1x VorTech QuietDrive Pump
1x QuietDrive driver/controller
1x Mounting hardware kit
1x Power supply
|VorTech QuietDrive Quick Compare|
|Pump||Wireless?||Max Flow Rate||Tank Size||Maxiumum Tank 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|
Zero stars By Mike on 11/6/2017Mike wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI definitely won't recommend this product, they started to fail in the first two months. It's been a long nightmare; we've been communicating back and forth with ecotech for 8 months. They changed the dry sides of the two mp 40 qd that I bought that didn't work then I sent them for " services ". They were returned to me in working conditions, or at least that's what they said. A couple of weeks later, they began to turn on and off. I called them and they they told me to send them back so they could be "serviced". Again, they replaced the dry side again and it didn't work, then I sent them again to be serviced. They supposedly fixed it, but it only took 24 hours until the powerheads broke again. Now I have 700 bucks wasted and sitting under my cabinet. I'm just tired to dealing with them, definitely not worth the money ...... Great marketing though!
Waste of money By Jorge on 11/3/2017Jorge wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese pumps are garbage. I have two of these and the wet sides fall in constantly. Furthermore I had one of the wet sides rupture and rust out. I've replaced the heads (admittedly free of charge) 3 times each over the past year and 1/2. I know it is just a question of time. One or both of the heads will fall in so you clean it... then the other will fall in again. Before you know it they're broken and in the tank more than they're working and you have to call customer support again. I have Ecotech customer support on speed-dial. Forget these pumps... save your money and buy ANYTHING else.
Price doesn't equal quality/longevity By Jason on 11/3/2017Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had this pump for 2 years and it is dead in the water. The power supply seems to have gone out. An ecotech representative let me know it would be 50.00 to replace it. I paid the extra money for this pump and expected a longer life out of it, especially a power block. I have my first 2 jaebo pumps and a maxspect gyre still going strong after 4 years of service. For 50.00 they are letting a repeat customer go. Keep this in mind when spending your hard earned dollars.
DON'T DO IT By Frank S. on 10/31/2017Frank S. wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI most definitely do not recommend buying this product.
I've had two MP-40 QDs for less than a year, and since the beginning all I've had was problems. They start and stop whenever they want, and the drivers flash red and yellow lights. I alerted the company, and they sent me the dry sides for both power heads. That didn't help, and the issue continued. I talked to them again and they asked me to send both units so they could look at them; they promptly sent them back and told me that they looked at them and they were fixed. I put them back in the tank and everything was fine. However, after a few weeks, the problem returned.
Long story short, I sent the whole units two times, they sent me two dry sides two times, and yet the problem remains. When I asked them why they keep sending me replacement parts instead of correctly fixing my powerheads, they just continued giving me BS.
Wetside Magnet Rusting! By Tom on 10/30/2017Tom wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've been an Ecotech Fanboy for several years. Love the pumps, especially the QD's. Customer service is great and they really are a good company. But my recent issue with the wetsides rusting is a serious concern for me. It's just not something I would even think to associate Ecotech with.
It started with a wetside that would spin the decouple. I took it apart and found it was warped and rusted. I can accept motors, power supplies, electronics, and wetside mechanical failure. But rusting is unacceptable as this type of failure can kill livestock if gone unnoticed for too long.
I contacted tech support and was told this is not a common issue. Yet after doing some research I found a few forums that would make me think otherwise. Also, after looking at some other reviews about corals dying and wetsides decoupling I wonder how many are having the same rusting issue but just didn't think or know how to take apart the wetside to check for rust.
What would normally be a 5 star review on this product I have to give it 2 stars. That’s only because they are replacing under warranty. I have a total of 3 MP40QD pumps. 2 purchased new and one upgraded. 2 out of the three magnets are rusting. The upgraded pump is still using the original magnet that is 7 years old and is not rusted. Since the rust is only with the QD wetsides I really feel this is an engineering or factory defect. Clearly something changed and not for the better.
Cannot beat it By Louis on 10/24/2017Louis would recommend this product to a friendOnce you have seen one in action in the flesh, its clear that these are the best wave makers on the market right now. I was surprised by how quiet they where, the build quality is awesome, its solid. The controller is so smooth and well built. It really is the best of the best.
Should of gotten one of these since the get By Roberto on 9/26/2017Roberto would recommend this product to a friendSo ,I got my first one a couple of weeks back due to another JEBAO PP20 going bad, I had them connected to my APEX thru the adapter for Jebaos, well never going back. I also purchased the WXM and its working perfect, and super easy to set up. Have the different modes working at different times, and cleaning its very easy.
I highly recommend these to anyone, if you think about it, I went thru 3 PP20 which are 80 bucks each in a year and a half, pretty much the cost of and MP40.
Unreliable By Mikhail on 9/17/2017Mikhail wouldn't recommend this product to a friendEven though they cost lots of moneys I bought these because they pretty and no sounds and lots of powers. But now everyday they fall in tank and don't pump. Coral die. Only 6 months and i buy two different pump because these unreliable. I hate these pump.
Love it By Zaffor on 9/17/2017Zaffor would recommend this product to a friendUpgraded from MP40 and I had to lower the percentage to keep sand from moving around. Whatever magic they put in this little black box WORKS! Has to be one of the cleanest powerheads to install. Overall happy with my purchase.
Quiet and effective! By Adam on 9/4/2017Adam would recommend this product to a friendIncredibly quiet and customizable more than any other power head. Buy with confidence.
The Best Powerheads You Can Get By Dennis on 7/21/2017Dennis would recommend this product to a friendThe lowest in-tank profile, incredible flow, dead silent, and fully controllable. Plus you get some of the best customer service in the industry while supporting an American company. I've tried the others but there is always various aspects of the Vortechs that keep them in my tank.
Love this product By dp4610yz on 7/20/2017dp4610yz would recommend this product to a friendI have used both the MP40WES and now the MP40QD version... totally loving the latest version...it is super quiet...and also the amount of control...and modes...it is amazing.... Love the reduced bulk in the tank....
Ask a question
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.
EcoTech Marine – 610-954-8480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecotech has specific the following information:
Electric Cord Length (total): 201" (5.1 m)
Electric Cord Length (pump to controller): 96" (2.4 m)
Electric Cord Length (controller to transformer): 59" (1.5 m)
Electric Cord Length (transformer to plug): 46" (1.17 m)
Have a great weekend!
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.