VorTech QuietDrive Pump
|Flow||1500 gph||4500 gph||7500 gph|
|Tank Size||2.5-50+ gallons||50-500+ gallons||120-1000+ gallons|
Lagoonal Random Mode simulates a low-energy lagoon environment. The speed of the pump is changed slowly to recreate the gentle currents of a lagoon.
Reef Crest Mode
Reef Crest Random Mode simulates a high-energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surging tide. This is a favorite of SPS coral.
Gyre Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and counterclockwise flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours.
Short Pulse Mode
Short Pulse Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform high and low flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between 0.2 seconds and two seconds.
Tidal Swell Mode
Tidal Swell Mode (TSM) creates a harmonic balance reminiscent of the changing flow conditions found in nature. Over the course of several hours, the flow pattern will go from very chaotic to calm, followed by a detritus-clearing surge at the very end of the cycle. The flow direction will change direction every cycle.
Nutrient Transport Mode
Nutrient Transport Mode (NTM) creates circulation in a two-phase program. The first phase uses wave motion to stir up detritus. The second phase follows with a surging motion to move the detritus into the overflow and out of the aquarium. This mode promotes maximum health, nutrient export and increased growth for sensitive corals such as SPS.
At the touch of a button all VorTech wirelessly enabled pumps will temporarily pause their current mode and idle allowing food to be added to the tank without being cycled into the overflow and filtration.
Pumps can be enabled to run a gentler night time program simulating calmer ocean conditions for night time hours.
Upgrading to QuietDrive
For existing EcoSmart VorTech owners, QuietDrive and the newly designed MP40 allow for varying upgrade opportunities ranging from driver upgrades on all VorTechs to some or multiple component upgrades on the MP40wES.
MP10ES* to MP10QD*
The MP10wQD and MP10QD benefit from greatly reduced motor noise and more output as a result of the new QuietDrive driver. The motor, wet side and power supply on the MP10QD remain unchanged. Upgrading an existing MP10ES with a QuietDrive driver provides access to all of the improved performance.
MP60wES to MP60wQD
MP60 equipped with QuietDrive benefits from greatly reduced motor noise and higher efficiency. The motor, wet side and power supply on the MP60QD remain unchanged.
MP40wES to MP40wQD
Because of the MP40QD being a completely new design, a current MP40wES can be upgraded in several different ways. The following chart indicates different upgrade scenarios and their resulting performance improvements.
Upgrading to MP40wQD