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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.
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)
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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. 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|
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....
Amazing pump that could By Richard at Afishionado on 7/19/2017Richard at Afishionado would recommend this product to a friendAmazing pump with great technology that leaves all the electricity out of the water. Golden standard for pumps in the market that can move heavy amount of flow, great flexibility on controls as well as sleek design to the boot.
Using it for years!!!! By Raymond on 6/17/2017Raymond would recommend this product to a friendI have been using MP40 for years. Literally years. and in all this time I had to replace the in tank part once. This has to be the best pump/powerhead I have ever used. They are dependable!! Very Dependable, work great and I wish I never wasted time with other power heads. Its adjustments are great!. Depending on your tank requirements they have a cycle of currents you can set. I would highly and I mean Highly recommend this unit to everyone.
Pretty good By DanG on 5/25/2017DanG would recommend this product to a friendI've had one of these on one side of my 90g tank and a cheep Chinese ph on the other side for over a year now. This has much better flow and water movement and I wound consider it worth the extra expense. My only gripes are the incredible cost and the slight noise made when ramped up close to 100%. These should be dead silent for the money IMO. - hence 4 stars vs 5. Having said that, one day I may get one more for the other side of the cheapo fails.
Expensive and poorly designed By Brian on 5/2/2017Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese things started failing within just weeks of when I bought them. The part of the pump inside my tank makes a rattling sound and then it will just slowly fall into my tank. This has happened literally dozens of times on each side. Now, it is more common to see the things at the bottom of my tank rather than stuck to the side and working like they are supposed to. I think for this amount of money they should work like a champ for years. What a waste of money.
Feature rich... but not built to last By David on 4/28/2017David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese pumps are unbelievably quiet and have wonderfully tremendous power. With a single pump at 30% power I can get all the water in my tank moving. With two pumps on... we'll let me just say its an impressive amount of flow. I have two pumps in my 120gal display and that is more than enough for variable flow throughout my tank. Furthermore the pumps are beautiful and the options on these things are second to none. I especially love that I can program them wirelessly from anywhere with an internet connection.
However, If stability and reliability are at all important to you, I cannot recommend these pumps. The wet sides decouple and fall into my tank daily now (about every 6 hours as best I can tell). I've been in constant contact with customer support (Ecotech's customer support is excellent by the way) and they've cordial and offered no end of helpful advice and they have replaced my wet-sides 3 times already (completely free to me... even free shipping). I can't say enough great things about their customer support and desire to make me a happy customer... it's just these pumps are poorly designed and bottom line is they will fail. I still believe in Ecotech, they will fix these things eventually... but I recommend waiting until the next version of these once they've ironed out the kinks. That is unless you, and your tank, have the patience for daily failures.
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 :)