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The gold standard for generating flow in reef tanks, the VorTech® is unsurpassed in beauty and functionality.

 Flow Uncompromised

In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow is 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 for providing flow in marine aquariums. When it comes to broad yet gentle flow, the VorTech design is unmatched.

  • Create massive water movement
  • No coral damaging “hot spots”
  • Natural Gyre
  • Tank-wide flow patterns
  • Precise control of water movement

 

Magnetic Couple

At the heart of the VorTech’s success is its unique, 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

 

Flow Modes

 
Lagoon Mode Reef Crest Mode Gyre Mode
Lagoon 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 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.

*Alternating directional gyre requires multiple pumps.

 

 

Short Pulse Mode Tidal Swell Mode Nutrient Transport Mode
Short Pulse mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform high and low levels pulsing at a selected interval between 0.2 seconds and 2 seconds. 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 (NTM) creates circulation in a two-phase program. The first phase uses wave motion to stir up detritus. The second phase follows wit 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.

 

Functions

Feed Mode Night Mode Wave Auto-Tune
At the touch of the 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. Create a standing wave in your aquarium and demonstrate the true power of the fully operational VorTech® QuietDrive® control system.

 

Capability

Multi-Pump Communication Night Mode Battery Backup Mode
All “w” denominated VorTech® pumps come with an RF module installed. The RF module will allow up to 8 “w” pumps of any type to work together in sync, anti-sync or coordinated modes. Pumps can be enabled to run a gentler night time program simulating calmer ocean conditions for night time hours. Blizzard. Hurricane. A motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens. The power goes out… VorTech® pumps are compatible with the EcoTech® Battery Backup accessory.

 

An Ever Expanding Ecosystem 

You’ve invested in your ecosystem with the smartest and most capable EcoTech® equipment. Now unlock the true potential of this system with nothing more than an app on your smart device.

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Flow: 9,500 lph19,000 lph34,000 lph)
Power Consumption: 8-19 Watts9-37 Watts10-60 Watts
Tank Range: 9.5-190 liters190-1,800 liters450-3,800 liters
Max Glass Thickness:9.5 mm19 mm9.5 – 26 mm

 

How Do I Choose?
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.