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VorTech Propeller Pump MP60wQD

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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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Power!!! Nov 10, 2021
This pump pushes water. I’m switching my Tunzes as soon as I can afford to change them all.
Flow Nov 7, 2021
The pump makes a wide flow which is not too aggressive. super suitable for Tanks which are longer. Like all Ecotech pumps, the 60 is also very easy to maintain.
Looking for the best pump? This is the best Oct 30, 2021
This is just perfect!! Just what you really need!
The best pump i`ve ever seen Sep 3, 2021
The best pump i`ve ever seen. Controllable with the great Mobius App. No electricity in the water because the motor is outside
MP60 upgrade for future reef Mar 15, 2021
Ecotech has amazing products this will be my 7 th ecotech product anencephaly most definitely not be my last this will be used on a future reef tank upgrade slowly building up for the dream already own a mp40 and mp10 on order for my daughter tank let’s just say we love ecotech products.
Love the pump best on the market Jan 15, 2021
Love the pump best on the market
Great Pump Nov 7, 2020
Powerful pump and very easy to use. Its a beast!
Great Oct 29, 2020
Very big on good for very large systems
Best wavemaker Oct 14, 2020
Love the mobius
The MP60 is great for peninsulas Jul 4, 2020
the MP60s is great for peninsula tanks. they are easy to hide but still able to push water all the way to the other end. With the cords on outside, it still allows for that clean look.
The MP60 is a beast of a pump Jul 2, 2020
The MP60 is truly a beast of a pump. If you have a large aquarium and you need serious water flow that is consistent and quiet, then this is the pump for you. With the addition of mobius - this pump has now gotten even better. Easier to control and sync your Ecotech devices
Amazing wavemaker Jun 30, 2020
Great on mobius
great pump Jun 5, 2020
No wires in the tank, quite operation, vast controllability
Awesome Pump May 8, 2020
Big and Powerful, the amount of push of the water column has been awesome...
Very Powerful Powerhead Apr 30, 2020
I wasn't sure how the MP60 could be double the price of the MP40, but I soon found out why when I saw how powerful it was. Very good for large aquariums like mine, and was a great addition to my MP40s. Well worth the money, and love how I can keep the cords out of the tank.
Mp60 flow pump Apr 15, 2020
Best pump on the market by far.
Great flow, easy to install and endless settings.
Powerful and quiet Apr 5, 2020
By far one of the most powerful pump for the bigger Aquariums. Dont let the power full you as it's super quiet and blends right in to the aquarium.
Monster flow Mar 9, 2020
I have only utilized this in a frag tank and the amount of flow it delivers is impressive. Cannot use in display as it would relocate my sand daily. Definitely recommended for bare bottom sps aquariums!
Amazing all around Mar 8, 2020
Best pump for a bigger tank
Mp60 Mar 5, 2020
Great pump, huge flow and very easy to setup..
top notch power head Feb 19, 2020
tons of power in an easy to hide form factor, best of all this will make the dreaded task of cleaning power heads a breeze. no more need to wrestle through the spaghetti pile of cables, just remove the wet side and drop it in some citric acid and reattach when don
Hands down best pump Feb 15, 2020
Hands down the best wave pump money can buy. Constand strong wave. Great easy maintenance and no wires in the tank. Just wow
Perfect Feb 14, 2020
Best pump on the market
Strong. Quiet Feb 12, 2020
Mp60 running on the back wall of a reefer 525. Holds on to glass very well. This pump keeps on chugging along and moves a huge amount of water serving its purpose. Fairly easy to clean and swap foam covers. Very quiet and no wires in dt. Very expensive is it's only downfall, knocked off a star for price.
MP60 Feb 7, 2020
The MP60 is the perfect pump for large tanks, I have a 300 gallon with 2 on each side. I no longer have to worry about flow in the tank. the corals love the randomness of these pumps. There's no doubt that they contribute to coral success.
BEAST Feb 6, 2020
If your looking for a reliable trustworthy pump with amazing support this is the one.
Awesome Jan 25, 2020
Just awesome.
Highly recommend
Look great,perform great and built to last.
Mp60 Jan 19, 2020
Best pumps on the market by far,so versatile,quiet and easily controlled.
Best on the market Jan 13, 2020
If looking for a wave pump, look no further than this EcoTech as these can push some serious water in a tank. Definitely love it and would recommend this product.
Best pump Dec 19, 2019
Good price for the quality
Zero noise
Huge water movement
Easy maintenance
Long life
Best Power Head Dec 11, 2019
My favorite power head by far. It moves an enormous amount of water with great random flow, its super quiet and theres no cord in the tank. Great power head and love the controllability.
Buy it!! Dec 9, 2019
Love this pump! Sleek design and user friendly programing. Can't ask for anything better.
Amazing pumps Dec 4, 2019
I'm upgrading my 160g to 220g and picked up some mp60s. a single one can move the full water column when turned way down on my 160. love these pumps!
amazing! Dec 4, 2019
the amount of output from these is unreal! these give some serious flow with a very wide spread
Great Product Nov 29, 2019
These pumps are by far the best product on the market for large aquariums. There are not many products that are as easy to clean as these nor would they push as much flow with a sleek design.
Very powerfull and silent Nov 29, 2019
Your corals will love it
AWESOME! Nov 28, 2019
Thats the only word to describe this product.
Simply the best Nov 27, 2019
These are the best powerheads available, there is no other competition. They move a lot of water and they are so easy to use. Even better, each MP60 communicates with each other (and MP10s and MP40s) in certain modes to create the best possible flow.
Unmatched Nov 26, 2019
Incredible flow and controllability. Keeps one more electrical component out of your tank and looks great
Mp60 best pump on the market Nov 25, 2019
The best wave maker on the market silent and powerful
Crazy powerful Nov 25, 2019
Very expensive pump but worth it very powerful, awesome look!
Great pump Nov 25, 2019
Fantastic build quality. Really packs a punch