We really don’t know what is better. Owning a vortech, or owning a vortech and a thermal camera. That is exactly what one hobbyist has. A Thermal Camera. He hooked up his thermal camera and took some snaps of warm items around his house. The Vortech is the most impressive by far. And we are surprised how hot the motor unit gets, if we were a betting blog we’d probably wager that some of the heat gets transferred back into the tank. Go have a look at the full gallery.
Update: our very own Jake Adams has personally used a calorimeter to measure the heat added to an aquarium by a vortech water pump. At full intensity, an MP40 will add 15 watts of heat to an aquarium. Every other water pump will add exactly as much heat as it’s power rating therefore a 40 watt water pump will add 40 watts of heat as the kinetic energy of water flow degrades into thermal energy.