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Ecotech Marine Vortech

The industry standard for generating flow in reef tanks, the VorTech is unsurpassed. With an elegant design and simple functionality, it can be used by hobbyists at home or professionals alike!

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FLOW UNCOMPROMISED

IVorTech® QuietDrive® pumps provide just the right amount of flow in your aquarium. Unlike other brands that give off an unnecessary loud noise or vibrate excessively, these high-quality pumps work silently and deliver broad water currents without to ensure the health of your ecosystem

  • Creates best-in-class water movement
  • No “hot spots” that will damage coral
  • Natural Gyre
  • Flow patterns that work tank-wide
  • The perfect water movement with precise control

MAGNETIC COUPLE

VorTech’s unique, patented, magnetically coupled design is the heart of its success.

  • No distractions from the beauty of the tank and its inhabitants
  • No need for wires in your tank
  • No added heat to the water column
  • No chance of an electrical discharge that could harm you or your marine life.
  • No difficult procedures for installing, relocating or cleaning your power head
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MODELS

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MP10mQD

  • Flow: 2,500 gph (9,500 lph)
  • Power Consumption: 8-19 Watts
  • Tank Range: 2.5-50+ gal (9.5-190 liters)
  • Max Glass Thickness: 0.375 inches (9.5 mm)
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MP40mQD

  • Flow: 5,000 gph (19,000 lph)
  • Power Consumption: 9-37 Watts
  • Tank Range: 50-500+ gal (190-1,800 liters)
  • Max Glass Thickness: 0.75 inches (19 mm)
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MP60mQD

  • Flow: 9,000 gph (34,000 lph)
  • Power Consumption: 10-60 Watts
  • Tank Range: 120-1,000+ gal (450-3,800 liters)
  • Max Glass Thickness: 0.375 – 1.00 inch (9.5 – 26 mm)

VORTECH MODES

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LAGOON MODE

Lagoon mode simulates a low-energy lagoon environment. The speed of the pump is changed slowly to recreate the gentle currents of a lagoon.

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REEF CREST MODE

Reef Crest Random mode simulates a high-energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surging tide. This is a favorite of SPS coral.

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GYRE MODE

Gyre mode creates a pattern of flow that has uniform clockwise and *counterclockwise flow levels  at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours. *Alternating directional gyre requires multiple pumps.

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SHORT PULSE MODE

Short Pulse mode creates a pattern consisting of equal low and high levels pulsing at an interval of your choice between 0.2 seconds and 2 seconds.

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TIDAL SWELL MODE

Tidal Swell mode (TSM) generates a harmonic balance reminiscent of natural changing flow conditions. The flow pattern will change from chaotic to calm over several hours, followed by a detritus-clearing surge at the end of the cycle. Every cycle, the flow direction will change.

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NUTRIENT TRANSPORT MODE

In a two-phase program, the Nutrient Transport Mode (NTM) generates circulation. The first phase involves the use of wave motion to stir up detritus. The detritus is then moved into the overflow and out of the aquarium during the second phase, which is characterized by a surging motion. For sensitive corals like SPS, this mode promotes maximum health, nutrient export, and increased growth.

FUNCTION

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FEED MODE

With feed mode, VorTech® wirelessly enabled pumps will temporarily pause their current mode and idle, allowing food to be added to the tank without cycling through the overflow and filtration.

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NIGHT MODE

Pumps can be set to run a gentler nighttime program that simulates calmer ocean conditions during the night.

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WAVE AUTO-TUNE

Make a standing wave in your aquarium to show off the full power of the VorTech® QuietDrive® control system.

CAPABILITY

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MULTI-PUMP COMMUNICATION

All VorTech® pumps with the letter “w” include an RF module. The RF module will enable up to eight “w” pumps of any type to operate in sync, anti-sync, or coordinated modes.

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ECOSMART LIVE VIA MOBILE DEVICE

All VorTech® pumps with the letter “w” are compatible with ReefLink®. ReefLink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmart Live, EcoTech Marine’s web-based aquarium command center.

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BATTERY BACKUP MODE

Blizzard. Hurricane. A car collides with a utility pole. Things happen. The electricity goes out… The EcoTech® Battery Backup accessory is compatible with all VorTech® pumps.

BATTERY BACKUP COMPATIBLE

Fish and corals can die in as little as 4 to 10 hours in an aquarium with no flow. The Battery Backup is reef tank insurance housed in an aluminum enclosure.

By adding the Battery Backup**, your tank is protected from power outages, protecting both your valuable investment and the tank’s inhabitants.

** A Vectra Battery Backup Booster is required for optimal performance when using a return pump configuration.

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HOW DO I CHOOSE?

In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow is crucial to the health of the ecosystem. Choosing the correct water circulation equipment has never been easier.

The right amount of flow in an aquarium is critical to the ecosystem’s health. It’s never been easier to select the right water circulation equipment.

Simply enter your tank dimensions into the VorTech® Recommended Flow Calculator to see the maximum and minimum required flow levels. Add and remove power heads to determine which VorTechs will best meet those requirements.

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