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EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive MP40wQD Pump
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EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive MP40wQD Pump

Item #: EM-MP40wQD
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Better in every way.

Proudly bringing the cutting edge of technical innovation to the award winning VorTech pump line.

QuietDrive and the all new VorTech MP40wQD pump redefine what's possible in an aquarium circulation pump.

QuietDrive represents the next evolution of the award winning VorTech Driver.

  • All new driver included with every VorTech
  • 6+ available continuous operational modes
  • Wave Auto Tune, Feed Mode & Night Mode
  • 90% less motor noise
  • Up to 40% more output
  • Sleek aesthetics
  • Dual bearing wet side
  • Communicates with existing WWD and "w" EcoSmart pumps
  • Fully compatible with EcoSmart Live via ReefLink ("w" models only)

VorTech QD Flow

In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow in crucial to the health of the ecosystem. With VorTech QuietDrive choosing the correct water circulation equipment has never been easier.

VorTech pumps are designed by aquarists to be the gold standard in providing flow in marine aquariums. When it comes to broad yet gentle flow, the VorTech design in unmatched,

  • Create massive water movement
  • No livestock damaging "hot spots"
  • Natural Gyre
  • Three dimensional flow patterns
  • Comprehensive flow options
  • Precise water movement control

VorTech QD Modes

  • Lagoon Mode
  • Reef Crest Mode
  • Gyre Mode
  • Short Pules Mode
  • Tidal Swell Mode
  • Nutrient Transport Mode
  • Feed Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Wave Auto-Tune
  • Multi-Pump Communication ("w" models only)
  • ESL via Mobile Device ("w" models only)
  • Battery Backup Mode

VorTech QD Magnetic Couple

The VorTech is no less amazing today than when it first revolutionized the aquarium hobby. Three generations of pumps, over a decade of flow production, and tens of thousands of healthy aquariums are a testament to this uniquely designed power head. At the heart of the VorTech's success is its, patented, magnetically coupled design.

  • No distractions from the beauty of the tank and its inhabitants
  • No wires in the aquarium
  • No unwanted heat added to the water column
  • No risk of electrical discharge harming people or marine life
  • No hassle when it comes to installing, relocating or cleaning the power head

QuietDrive builds on the unique advantages of the VorTech's magnetically coupled design and takes it to the next level. The revolutionary new drive system boasts increased efficiency and significantly reduced motor noise.

First, VorTech took the pump motor out of the aquarium, now QuietDrive takes the noise out of the motor.

VorTech QD with ReefLink & ESL

On its own every VorTech pump can do amazing things, connect them to EcoSmart Live via ReefLink and the possibilities are endless.

  • Include any number of VorTech wQD (wireless) pumps in an EcoSmart profile
  • Create custom pump programs with easy to use drag and drop functionality
  • Control and program one or many VorTech pumps using a smart device
  • Create pump programs that vary modes over a 24hr period
  • Seamlessly integrate VorTech pumps with other EcoTech equipment including Radion LED fixtures
  • Save, export and import pump programs to backup or share with the community
  • Use the pump layout wizard to create a graphical representation of an aquarium
  • Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS and Android platforms

Pump Details

  • Recommended For: 50-500+ Gallons
  • Max Glass Thickness: 0.75" (19mm)
  • Clearance Needed Outside Of Tank: 3" (76mm)
  • Output: 4,500+ GPH
  • Watts: 9W-38W


  • Dry-Side: 2.25" x 3" (57 x 76mm)
  • Wet-Side: 3" x 3" (76 x 76mm)

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