The Vortech MP10 has been made official by Ecotech Marine. This new propeller type pump fits nicely below the MP20 and the larger brother MP40. The MP10 is designed for aquariums betweenÂ 2.5 to 50 gallon range through the use of its propeller pushing water from 500 to 1575 gallons per hour. While pushing water up to 1575 gallons per hour it uses just 8-18 watts of electricity. You’ll need at least 2.25″ of room in the back or side of your aquarium where you’ll want to put the MP10 and the dimensions are: wet Side- 2.5â€³ diameter by 1.5â€³ long, Dry Side – 2.5â€³ diameter by 2â€³ long. These are shipping late Spring, late May would be our guess for a very reasonable $195. You can click the read link for more specs, the official press release, and more photos.
EcoTech Marine Introduces the VorTech MP10 for Nano Aquariums
April 3, 2009–Marine Aquarium Expoâ€”Orange County, CAâ€”EcoTech Marine, the company that revolutionized reef aquarium propeller pumps, today previewed its latest offering – the ultra small VorTech MP10.Â The MP10 leverages the award-winning technology of the highly-acclaimed VorTech MP40w and delivers a pump ideally suited for aquariums in the 2.5 to 50 gallon range that will fit in the palm of even the smallest hands.
â€œMinimal visual intrusion in the aquarium is essential to the nano reef enthusiast experience,â€ says Tim Marks, president of EcoTech Marine. â€œThe MP10, without question, offers the smallest in-tank foot print of any commercially-available pump capable of pushing 1575 gallons per hour, once again proving that smaller is better.â€
The patented VorTech technology produces unmatched broad yet gentle flow while placing the motor outside the tankâ€”preserving the beauty of the aquarium and enhancing the health of the 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.
â€œNano has moved well beyond trend and is here to stay,â€ said Marks. â€œThe marketplace demanded this product so weâ€™ve applied our expertise in developing low-profile pumps to this burgeoning segment and the early indications are people are blown away by its sleek looks, versatility and broad flow.â€
Pricing and Availability
The MP10 debuted at Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) show in Orange County on April 3, 2009 and will be available for general distribution in late spring 2009 with a MAP of $195.
Flow: 500 to 1575 gph
Wattage: 8 to 18 watts
Maximum Tank Thickness: 3/8â€³
Appropriate Tank Size Range: 2.5 to 50 gal
Dimensions: Wet Side- 2.5â€³ diameter by 1.5â€³ long, Dry Side – 2.5â€³ diameter by 2â€³ long
Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 2.25â€³
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 – Automatically simulates the high-energy conditions of a natural reef crest environment.
Lagoon Mode – Automatically simulates a calmer, lagoon reef environment.
Short Pulse Mode – Allows for wave pulse timings between 0.3 and two seconds, enabling the creation of FAST alternating flow throughout the tank.
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.
Night Mode – Enables the pump to operate for 14 hours in whichever mode is selected for the day and go back to Night Mode for 10 hours. Master pumps will tell their slaves to go into Night Mode as well.
Pump Disconnect – Automatically shuts down the system if the wet and dry sides become separated.