“Its very quiet, very effective, probably one of the best purchases I’ve made in awhile! It’s absolutely amazing how much stuff gets kicked up!”
I recently purchased a Vortech MP20 Wavemaker pump, and after alot of the hype I’d seen, I thought I would give it a review.
I decided to buy the MP20 to go in my 34 gal solana tank for several reasons:
- Unlike Tunze’s etc, it does not require an external controller
- The price is right
- I’d seen some great reviews before
- Great customer service
- Pump is relatively small compared to Tunze’s etc that would do the same thing.
- Fully controllable, better than just timers and a few MJ’s
- The pump is external, so no heat exchange into the tank
After receiving it I had a similar issue that I had seen other people have, the cords had pulled out of the controller and needed to be re-inserted. The instructions were very easy to read and the whole thing took about 20 mins to install, and that’s because I played around awhile!
After installing I played with the various modes, finding I preferred reef crest mode (which is random and simulates reef conditions) until I made it into a continuous wave pattern, where you can see the waves moving the water back and forth. It’s very cool seeing everything sway back and forth like it is right now. In just the last day I’ve seen better polyp extension than I’ve seen thus far from my SPS pieces. I also have found the temp in my tank dropped 2 degrees in the first day without all those Koralia’s and MJ’s making heat!
No complaints, its very quiet, very effective, probably one of the best purchases I’ve made in awhile! It’s absolutely amazing how much stuff gets kicked up when you put in a new pump and it starts blowing around stuff you’ve never seen in the tank!