Ecotech Marine released the MP20, the MP40’s smaller brother. Designed for 70 gallons or less, the MP20 is clearly aimed at the Tunze Nanostreams, mainly the 6055 series. Quickly glancing over the specs reaches us to the Maximum Motor Tempature of 50-60 Celsius which translates into: 122F-140F degress. Yikes! That is hot! We are very interested to see how much this translates into warming your tank up, you might be able to throw out your heaters. The MP20 eats up 18 watts (which is very good) when its blowing your tank around with 2000GPH.Â Folow the jump for the full press release.
Update: Tim, from Ecotech, stated that the thermal output cutoff is 140F, but the normal operation temperature is 80Â°-90Â°F, (something worth noting in your specs we might add). Thanks Tim!
The MP20 from EcEcoTech Marine has revolutionized reef aquarium propeller pumps. Ideally suited for aquariums smaller than 70 gallons, the MP20 produces unmatched broad yet gentle flow while placing the motor outside the tankâ€”preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your tankâ€™s ecosystem.
With all the electrical components outside the aquarium and a variety of easy-to-program modes, the VorTech is the safest, most versatile pump on the market. And, if your tank needs to grow, the MP20 can be upgraded to the MP40wâ€”providing you wireless communication between your pumps and even more functionality and flow.
Feed Mode – Slows down your pump for 10 minutes to allow you to feed your aquarium.
Constant Speed Mode – The pump runs at a constant speed you set based on your aquariumâ€™s specific needs.
Reef Crest Mode – Simulate the high-energy conditions of a natural reef crest environment.
Lagoon Mode – Simulate a calmer, lagoon reef environment.
Pulse Mode – Create a natural reef flow pattern by pulsing the water at a specific speed and frequency.
Optional Battery Backup – Keeps the circulation going during power failure for up to 30 hours.
Flow: 500-2000 gallons per hour
Power Consumption: 6-18 watts
Maximum Motor Temperature: 50-60 degrees Celsius
Aquarium Wall Thickness Range: 3/16â€³-3/4â€³
Appropriate Tank Size Range: 20-70 gallons
Dimensions: Wet Side- 3â€³ diameter by 2.25â€³ long, Dry Side- 3â€³ diameter by 2.25â€³ long
Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 3â€³