Vortech Circulation Pumps

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VorTech pumps offer a low profile and broad flow. The magnetically coupled design keeps heat and wires out of the tank.  No accessories to buy for wave making also make Vortech pumps a great value.

Wireless Capability:
All “w” denominated VorTech pumps come with a RF module installed standard. The RF module will allow up to 8 “w” pumps of any type to work together in sync, anti-sync or coordinated modes.

Battery Backup:
Blizzard. Hurricane. A  motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens. The power  goes out. These Vortech pumps are compatible with the EcoTech Battery Backup Accessory (sold separately).

New Standards for Flow
The VorTech line features low-profile, broad flow pumps for aquariums ranging from 2.5 gallons to 1,000+ gallons (9.5 to 3,800+ liters) . Every product from EcoTech Marine is backed by Ecotech Marine industry-leading customer service.
Watch Your Reef, Not Your Pump
The VorTech is beautiful in its simplicity. The motor is outside of the aquarium, meaning the VorTech may be positioned where it is least visible.
External motor mounting means less heat in the water, reducing the need for cooling, and the advanced brush-less motor design reduces electricity consumption.
Completely Safe
No electrical components ever touch the water.
Versatile Flow Rates
Adjustable flow rates provide more control for your unique ecosystem.
Healthy Undertow
A natural undertow is created along the sand bed, leading to a healthier ecosystem.
Quick Cleanup
Wet-side cleaning is a breeze.

Because SIZE DOES MATTER! Watch your reef, not your pump!

Wireless Capability

All "w" denominated Vortech pumps come equipped with the EcoTech RF wireless module pre-installed.

The current wireless capability of EcoTech products allows communication between ”w” enabled EcoTech products. Communication allows for advanced modes and features in which synchronized flow or coordinated flow and lighting conditions can be created.

In addition to exciting modes such as Wave Auto Tune and the EcoSmart multi-pump modes, the wireless range of the EcoSmart wirelessly enabled drivers is significant. This allows for the controllers of slave pumps to be located further from sight or even in separate locations.
Recommended Flow

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.

With the VorTech Recommended Flow Calculator simply enter your tank dimensions to see maximum and minimum required flow levels. Add and remove power heads to determine  what selection of VorTechs will most exactly meet those needs.

Click on the button to get a specific VorTech equipment recommendation for your tank.
to Watch a Video on How to Create a Wave in Your Tank!

Battery Backup Capability

In an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4 to 10 hours. The VorTech Battery Backup is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing.

By adding the VorTech Battery Backup (sold separately), your tank is insulated from power interruptions, helping protect your valuable investment -and your tank inhabitants.

One EcoTech Marine Battery Backup will power one MP10wES for up to 72 hours, or one MP40wES for up to 36 hours.

*Hours are estimated and will vary depending on battery life, pump mode and other factors.

Vortech MP10wES Wireless  Circulation Pump
Specifications for MP10wES

Dry-Side: 2.50 x 2 inches (63.5 x 50.8 mm)
Wet-Side: 2.50 x 1.5 inches (63.5 x 38.1 mm)

Flow Range: 200-1,500 gallons (750 – 6,000+ Liters) per hour

Tank Range:
Max Tank Thickness: 0.375 inches (9.5 mm)
Tank Size Range: 2.5-50+ gallons (9.5 – 190 liters)
Clearance needed behind tank:  2.25 inches (57 mm)

Wattage: 8-18 Watts
Specifications for MP40wES

Dry-Side: 3.00 x 2.25 inches (76.0 x 57.0 mm)
Wet-Side: 3.00 x 2.25 inches (76.0 x 57.0 mm)

Flow Range:1,000-3, 200 gallons (3,800 – 12,000+ liters) per hour

Tank Range:
Max Tank Thickness: 0.75 inches (19 mm)
Tank Size Range: 50-500+ gallons (190 – 1,800 liters)
Clearance Needed Behind Tank: 3.00 inches (76 mm)

Wattage: 9 – 28 Watts
The MP40wES  is the workhorse of the VorTech line. Well proven on tanks between 50 and 500+ gallons,  the MP40 produces 1,000 to 3,200 gallons of flow per hour and will span up to 3/4 inch  glass.
The MP10 is intended for smaller tanks or to supplement flow in larger systems spanning up to 3/8 of an inch of glass and rated at 1,575 gallons of flow per hour.  The MP10 is  small but powerful.
Vortech MP40wES Wireless Circulation Pump
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