• VorTech <sup>™</sup> MP40

EcoTech Marine - Revolutionary Technology for Aquariums

  • Specifications

    The MP40wES  is the workhorse of the VorTech line. Well proven on tanks between 50 and 500+ gallons,  the MP40 produces 1,000 to 3,200 gallons of flow per hour and will span up to 3/4 -inch  glass.

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  • Features

    VorTech pumps offer a low profile and broad  flow. The magnetically coupled design keeps heat and wires out of the tank.  No accessories to  buy for wave making  or multi-pump use also  make VorTechs a great  value.

    VorTech Benefits
  • Wireless Enabled

    All “w” denominated VorTech pumps come with an RF module installed standard. The RF module will allow  up to 8 “w” pumps of  any type to work together in sync, anti-sync or  coordinated modes.

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  • Battery Backup

    Blizzard. Hurricane. A  motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens. The power  goes out… The MP40 is compatible  with the EcoTech Battery Backup accessory.

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Dry-Side: 3.00 x 2.25 inches (76.0 x 57.0 mm)
Wet-Side: 3.00 x 2.25 inches (76.0 x 57.0 mm)


Flow Range:1,000-3, 200 gallons (3,800 – 12,000+ liters) per hour

Tank Range

Max Tank Thickness: 0.75 inches (19 mm)
Tank Size Range: 50-500+ gallons (190 – 1,800 liters)
Clearance Needed Behind Tank: 3.00 inches (76 mm)


Wattage: 9 – 28 Watts

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  • New Standards for Flow The VorTech line features low-profile, broad-flow pumps for aquariums ranging from 2.5 gallons to 1,000+ gallons (9.5 to 3,800+ liters). Every product from EcoTech Marine is backed by our industry-leading customer service.
  • Watch Your Reef, Not Your Pump The VorTech is beautiful in its simplicity. The motor is outside of the aquarium, meaning the VorTech may be positioned where it is least visible.
  • Eco-friendly External motor mounting means less heat in the water, reducing the need for cooling, and the advanced brushless motor design reduces electricity consumption.
  • Completely Safe No electrical components ever touch the water.
  • Versatile Flow Rates Adjustable flow rates create a more natural circulation for your unique ecosystem.
  • Healthy Undertow A natural undertow is created along the sand bed, leading to a healthier ecosystem.
  • Quick Cleanup Wet-side cleaning is a breeze.
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EcoSmart Live

ReefLink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmart Live, the web-based aquarium command center from EcoTech Marine.

ReefLink enables a continuous real-time connection with EcoTech equipment via ecosmartlive.com. Control EcoTech reef aquarium equipment from your computer or tablet — anywhere, any time.

ReefLink is easy to set up. Just place the ReefLink anywhere within range of your WiFi router, power it on and run the installer. Then forget about it. No wires. No adapters. No worries.

Learn more about the world of EcoSmart Live here.

EcoSmart Live

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Recommended Flow

In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow is crucial to the health of the ecosystem. Choosing the correct water circulation equipment has never been easier.

With the VorTech Recommended Flow Calculator simply enter your tank dimensions to see maximum and minimum required flow levels. Add and remove power heads to determine  what selection of VorTechs will most exactly meet those needs.

Click on the link below and get a specific VorTech equipment recommendation for your tank.

Flow Calculator

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Wireless Enabled

The  MP40wES comes equipped with the EcoTech RF wireless module pre-installed.

The current wireless capability of EcoTech products allows communication between “w” enabled EcoTech products. Communication allows for advanced modes and features in which synchronized flow or coordinated flow and lighting conditions can be created.

In addition to exciting modes such as Wave Auto Tune and the EcoSmart multi-pump modes, the wireless range of the EcoSmart wirelessly enabled drivers is significant. This allows for the controllers of slave pumps to be located further from sight or even in separate locations.

Click Here to Watch a Video on How to Create a Wave in Your Tank!

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Battery Backup

In an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4 to 10 hours. The VorTech Battery Backup is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing.

By adding the VorTech Battery Backup, your tank is insulated from power interruptions, helping protect your valuable investment -and your tank inhabitants.

One EcoTech Marine Battery Backup will power one MP40wES for up to 36 hours.

*Hours are estimated and will vary depending on battery life, pump mode and other factors.