VorTech MP60w ES Propeller PumpPosted on Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at 12:12 pm by ReefTools
EcoTech Marine newest propeller pump is an absolute beast! The VorTech MP60w ES Propeller Pump is designed for tanks with 1″ thickness, holding 120 to over1,000 gallons. Building on the same technology that made the MP40w, MP20 and MP10 so popular, the MP60w has the smallest in-tank footprint of any pump blasting out 7,500/gph. Ideal for larger display tanks, the MP60 is wireless out of the box, and utilizes the EcoSmart controller, for outstanding versatility.
The MP60w can run in the following operational modes:
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.
Here are some specs:
Flow: 3,500 – 7,500 GPH (13,000-28,000 LPH)
Wattage: 10 – 60 watts
Maximum Tank Thickness: 1″ (range 3/8″ – 1″)
26mm (range 9.5mm – 26mm)
Appropriate Tank Size Range: 120 to 1000+ gallons (450 to 3,800+ Liters)
Dimensions: Wet Side- 4″ diameter by 3” long. (102mm diameter by 76mm long.)
Dry Side – 4″ diameter by 2.8″ long. (102mm diameter by 71mm long.)
Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 3.3″ (84mm)
Here is a video of the pump at work: