Hands on with the EcoTech VorTech MP40w EcoSmart

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EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wES

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wES

We were finally able to get our hands on the EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40w with the new EcoSmart controller, and we must say we are impressed. The propeller assembly (both wet and dry sides of the pump) seems to be unchanged, but the big change comes in the form of the pump controller. The new EcoSmart driver features improved wireless range, an on/off button, wave auto-tune mode, two new flow modes (Nutrient Transport Mode and Tidal Swell Mode), improved feed and night modes, a battery backup power meter, and an improved casing. See below for more pictures and pricing information.

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40w with Ecosmart

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40w with Ecosmart

Here’s a breakdown of the prices for the new VorTechs and the EcoSmart drivers:

  • VorTech MP10 ES – $219.99
  • VorTech MP10wES – $264.99
  • VorTech MP40wES – $444.99
EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40w Ecosmart

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40w Ecosmart

VorTech MP40w Ecosmart Specifications

VorTech MP40w Ecosmart Specifications

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  • chris

    Brandon, how many of these does one need for a 180g SPS tank, would you say?

    • it depends. if you wanted high water flow and only wanted to use vortechs, i would say at least 4. what i did on my old 180 was have a vortech on each end and put tunze pumps along the back wall since you can adjust the direction they are flowing.