Even though the EcoTech Marine VorTech MP60w ES was only recently introduced at MACNA, our friends at Aquarium Specialty are already taking pre-orders. A $50 deposit is all that is required to reserve your very own MP60. The deposit will of course go toward remaining balance of the order. Additionally, Aquarium Specialty is offering free shipping on the pump, which isn’t exactly feather-light.
Some info on the MP60…
Flow: 2,500 – 5,500 GPH
Wattage: 10 – 60 watts
Maximum Tank Thickness: 1.25″ (range 3/8″ – 1.25″)
Appropriate Tank Size Range: 120 to 1000+ gallons
Dimensions: Wet Side- 4″ diameter by 3” long.
Dry Side – 4″ diameter by 2.8″ long.
Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 3.3″
Continue reading below for the flow modes offered on the VorTech MP60w with the EcoSmart controller…
Constant Speed Mode – Pump runs continuously at a constant speed which can be set by the user.
EcoSmart Nutrient Transport Mode (NTM) – A two phase program to promote maximum health and nutrient export, as well as increased growth for corals. Alternates between a resonant standing wave and a surge effect to stir up and export nutrients.
EcoSmart Tidal Swell Mode (TSM) – Creates a harmonic balance in your aquarium reminiscent of the changing flow conditions that would be found in nature. Flow varies from left to right, right to left, calm, and ends with a great surge.
Reef Crest Random Mode – Reef Crest Random Mode simulates the high-energy conditions of a natural reef crest environment.
Lagoonal Random Mode – Simulates the gentler reef zone found in a natural lagoon.
Short Pulse Mode – Allows for wave pulse timings between 0.3 and two seconds, enabling the creation of FAST alternating flow throughout the tank. Use this mode to create a resonant standing wave.
Long Pulse Mode – Allows for wave pulse timings of between two seconds and 60 seconds, enabling the creation of slow alternating flow throughout the tank.
Feed Mode – Slows down pump to allow user to feed aquarium. User can select the duration and speed for Feed Mode.
Night Mode – Automatically reduce speed and operates continuously at that speed for a period of time during the night. User can select the duration and speed for Night Mode.
Battery Backup Mode – When used with our battery backup accessory, the VorTech pump will switch to Battery Backup Mode in the event of a power outage and will operate at a user set speed. The LED’s on your EcoSmart driver will count down to indicate how much power is available within the battery.
Auto-Dim – LED’s are turned off and display knob dimmed significantly, but pump functions in its current mode. User can program how long after use before the driver enters Auto-Dim.
On/Off Switch – Tap the on/off switch to turn off and turn on a pump. Hold this button to turn off all pumps in a master/slave group. Tap any pump in the groups’ on/off switch and that pump will turn back on.