The Vortech MP60 water pump is the EcoTech Marine’s most significant product announcement since the VorTech MP10. After years of serving the mid and high range of aquarium water pumps, the Vortech MP60 delivers a mind busting 5500 GPH while holding itself up on tanks with glass up to 1.25″ thick. The diameter of the motor assembly and wetside begin at 4″ but taper down to 3″; although the flow rate is much more than a Vortech MP40, the Vortech MP60 is only slightly larger in physical dimensions. EcoTech Marine has not yet showed off this pump since the MACNA show floor is not yet open, but be sure to follow the break for full press release, as well as our first hands on of the beta Vortech MP60 that we’ve been testing out this past week.
Vortech MP60w ES
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″
EcoTech Marine, the company that revolutionized the reef aquarium propeller pump, is previewing their newest product, the MP60w ES, today at MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America) in Orlando, FL.
The MP60 is engineered for tanks holding 120 to over 1,000 gallons with up to one-inch glass thickness. The MP60 uses the same award-winning technology that has made EcoTech Marine’s VorTech line the number one brand of pump among reef aquarium enthusiasts. Capable of pushing 5,500/gph, the MP60 offers the smallest in-tank footprint for a commercially available pump.
“The MP60 satisfies a pent-up market demand for VorTech technology in larger tanks,” said Tim Marks, president of EcoTech Marine. “Prior to this launch, aquarists with tanks having pane thicknesses greater than three-quarters of an inch had very few options for high-flow solutions. We are excited to provide this much desired solution for the most discerning and diehard hobbyists. Performance and quality are always our top priorities. This addition is a natural evolution for us, and perfectly rounds out our VorTech line of products.”
The MP60 was designed to create the most flow in the smallest package possible. In EcoTech Marine’s quest to continually raise the bar on reef flow technology, the unit runs quiet, cool and with minimal vibration. “This is a very proud introduction for us,” added Marks.
The MP60’s unmatched flow and out-of-the-box multi-pump wireless communication makes it the best value on the market for larger tanks. The MP60 leverages EcoSmart driver technology, introduced earlier this year, providing unmatched versatility, controllability and customization of flow patterns.
EcoTech Marine’s patented VorTech technology produces broad yet gentle flow while placing the motor outside the tank–preserving the beauty of the aquarium and enhancing the health of the tank’s ecosystem.
Availability and Pricing
The MP60w ES is slated to be available later this year through EcoTech Marine’s network of premiere reef stores and online vendors with an MSRP of $695. Keep checking our website for an exact release date.