One of the most highly anticipated products that should come out soon is the new VorTech MP60w ES pump by EchoTech Marine. Officially announced at the recently concluded Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) in Orlando, Florida, this pump is capable of pushing 7500 gph, which is a dream gizmo for those with larger reef tanks.
Flow: 3,500 – 7,500 GPH (13,000-28,000 LPH)
Wattage: 10 – 60 watts
Maximum Tank Thickness: 1″ (range 3/8″ – 1″) or 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)
The MP60w comes with the EcoSmart controller that allows you to control the pump’s flow and behavior. It comes with pre-programmed modes that automatically change the speed of the pump, to give a more random water flow in the tank. The controller can also communicate and sync wirelessly with other EcoSmart controllers for a more efficient and balanced water circulation inside the tank. Check out the operating manual (.pdf).
See the MP60w in action after the jump.
I’ve gathered videos of the MP60w in action from other sites:
The expected MSRP of the VorTech MP60w will be $695 and should be available in any of your favorite reef stores. If you really want to be one of the first ones to own one, Aquarium Specialty is currently accepting pre-orders with a $50 reservation. Let me know if you’ve found any other stores doing the same. I’m upgrading my 40g reef tank to a 125g, and the MP60w is on my list.
EchoTech Marine has recently been featured in Newsweek as #302 of Inc’s 500 fastest-growing companies, with a $4 million revenue in 2009. The three co-founders Pat Clasen, Justin Lawyer, and Tim Marks can be seen below (from left to right).
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