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VorTech Propeller Pump MP10QD

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Proudly bringing the cutting edge of technical innovation to the award winning Vortech pump line.
QuietDrive and the all new MP40 redefine what's possible in an aquarium circulation pump.

QuietDrive represents the next evolution of the award winning VorTech Driver.
-All new driver included with the Vortech MP10, MP40, and MP60
-6+ Available continuous operational modes
-Wave auto tune, feed mode, & night mode
-90% less motor noise*
-up to 40% more output*
-Communicates with existing WWD and "w" Ecosmart pumps
-Fully compatible with EcoSmart Live and EcoSmart Drivers

*MP40 QuietDrive compared to MP40wES

Vortech QD Small. Medium. Large

MP10QD & MP10wQD
Flow: 1500+gph (6000+lph)
Power Consumption: 8-18 Watts
Tank Range: 2.5-50+gal (9.5-190liters)
Max Glass Thickness: 0.375 inches (9.5mm)

Flow: 4500+ gph (17000+lph)
Power Consumption: 9 to 38 Watts
Tank Range: 50-500+ gal (190-1800 liters)
Max Glass Thickness: 0.75 inches (19mm)

Flow: 7500+ gal (28000+ lph)
Power Consumption: 10 to 60 Watts
Tank Range: 120-1000+ gal (450-3800 liters)
Glass Thickness Range: 0.375 - 1.00 inch (9.5-26mm)

To compliment the all new QD driver, the MP40 has been completely re-designed.
-90% less motor noise
-40% more output
-Sleek aesthetics
-Dual bearing wet side
-Increased efficiency
-Compatible with wireless EcoSmart Vortechs
-Compatible with ReefLink and EcoSmart Live

Motor Dimensions: 3" x 2.25"
Wet Side Dimensions: 3" x 3"

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

VorTech pumps are designed by aquarists to be the fold standard in providing flow in marine aquariums. When it comes to broad yet gentle flow, the VorTech design is unmatched.
-Creats massive water movement
-No livestock damaging 'hot spots'
-Natural Gyre
-Three dimensional flow patterns
-Comprehensive flow options
-Precise water movement control

VoreTech QD Modes:
Lagoon Mode: Lagoonal Random Mode simulates a low-energy lagoon environment. The speed of the pump is changed slow to recreate the gentle currents of a lagoon.

Reef Crest Mode:
Reef Crest Random Mode simulates a low-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.

Gyre Mode:
Gyre Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and counterclockwise flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours.

Short Pulse Mode:
Short Pulse Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform high and low flow levels pulsing at a selected intercal between .2 seconds and two seconds.

Tidal Swell Mode:
Tidal swell mode (TSM) creates a harmonic balance reminiscent of the changeing flow conditions found in nature. Over the course of several hours, the flow pattern will go from very chaotic to calm, followed by a detritus-clearing surge at the very end of the cycle. The flow direction will change direction every cycle.

Nutrient Transport Mode:
Nutrient transport mode (NTM) creates circulation in a two-phase program. The first phas uses wave motion to stir up detritus. The second phase follows with a surging motion to move the detritus into the overflow and out of the aquarium. This mode promotes maximum health, nutrient export, and increased growth for sensitive corals such as SPS.

Feed Mode:
At the touch of a button all VorTech wirelessly enabled pumps will temporarily pause their current mode and idle, allowing food to be added to the tank without being cycled into the overflow and filtration.

Night Mode:
Pumps can be enabled to run a gentler night time program simulating calmer ocean conditions for night time hours.

Wave Auto-Tune:
Create a standing wave in your aquarium and demonstarte the true power of the fully operational Vortech QuietDrive control system.

Multi-Pump Communication:1*
All "w" denominated VorTech pumps come with an RF module installed. The RF module will allow up to 8 "w" pumps of any type to work together in sync, anti-sync, or coordinated modes.

ESL via Mobile Device:2*
All "w" denominated VorTech pumps are compatible with ReefLink. ReefLink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmart Live, the web-based aquarium command center from EcoTech Marine.

Battery Backup Mode:3*
Blizzard, Hurricane, a motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens. The power goes out... VorTech pumps are compatible with the EcoTech Battery Backup accessory.

1*-Requires multiple "w" vortech pumps
2*-Requires reeflink and internet connection
3*-Requires Batter backup.

The VorTech is no less amazing today than when it first revolutionized the aquarium hobby. Three generations of pumps, over a decade of flow production, and tens of thousands of healthy aquariums are a testament to this uniquely designed power head. At the heart of the VorTech's success is its unique, patented, magnetically coupled design.
-No distractions
-No wires in the aquarium
-No unwanted heat added to the water column
-No risk of electrical discharge harming people or marine life
-No hassle when it comes to installing, relocating, or cleaning the power head.

QuietDrive builds on the unique advantages of the VorTech's magnetically coupled design and takes it to the next level. The revolutionary new drive system boasts increased efficiency and significantly reduced motor noise.

First, Vortech took the pump motor out of the aquarium, now QuietDrive takes the noise out of the motor.

On its own every VorTech pump can do amazing things, connect them to EcoSmart Live via ReefLink and the possibilities are endless.
-Include any number of VorTech wQD pumps in an EcoSmart profile.
-Create custom pump programs with easy to use drag and drop functionality.
-Control and program one or many VorTech pumps using a smart device
-Create pump programs that vary modes over a 24hr period
-Seamlessly integrate Vortech pump programs to backup or share with the community
-Use the pump layout wizard to create a graphical representation of an aquarium
-Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android platforms

Upgrading to QuietDrive
For existing EcoSmart Vortech owners, QuietDrive and the newly designed MP40 allow for varying upgrade opportunites ranging from driver upgrades on all VorTechs to some or multiple component upgrades on the MP40wES.

MP10ES to MP10QD*
The Mp10wQD and MP10QD benefit from greatly reduced motor noise and more output as a result of the new QuietDrive driver. The motor, wet side and power supply on the MP10QD remain unchanged. Upgrading and existing MP10ES with a QuietDrive driver provides access to all of the improved performance.
*"w" and non "w" versions.

MP60wES to MP60wQD
MP60 equipped with QuietDrive benefits from greatly reduced motor noise and higher efficiency. The motor, wet side and power supply on the MP60QD remain unchanged.

MP40wES to the MP40wQD
Because of the MP40QD being a completely new design, a current MP40wES can be upgraded in several different ways. The following chart indicates different upgrade scenarios and their resulting performance improvements.


Customer Reviews

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Best things ain't cheap Apr 5, 2020
This is by far one of the best pumps I have used. It's very user friendly for new hobbies or experts. The pump is very quiet, small in size and packs tons of power and different modes. I would recommended to any one looking for a powerful and durable power head.
QUIET, reliable and user friendly Nov 5, 2019
I have owned every generation of eco vortech pumps, I liked them all and have noticed every gen is noticeably better than the last one, but this generation has really been improved.
This new gen is a solid and reliable pump, completely noiseless and user friendly. It’s worth every cent!