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EcoTech Vortech MP10 Powerhead w/ Quiet Drive (Mobius Ready) - EcoTech Marine


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EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10QD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver - Mobius Ready

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

The Vortech MP10 has been upgrade to the new QuietDrive driver that reduces noise, improves efficiency and increases flow. The VorTech is no less amazing today than when it was first revolutionized the aquarium hobby. Three generation of pumps, over a decade of flow production, and tens of thousands of healthy aquariums are a testament to this uniquely designed powerhead. 

Vortech QD Flow:

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 in providing flow in marine aquariums. When it comes to broad yet gentle flow, the VorTech design is unmatched.

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

VorTech QD Modes:

Lagoonal Random 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 Randon Mode simulates a high-energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surge tide. This is a favorite of SPS Corals.
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.
Short Pulse Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform high and low flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between 0.2 seconds and two 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 with 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.
At the touch of a 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 the night time hours.
BATTERY BACKUP MODE (EcoTech Battery Back-Up required)
Blizzard, hurricane, a downed utility pole; stuff happens. The power goes out... VorTech pumps are compatible with the EcoTech Battery Backup accessory.
MOBIUS APP CONTROL (no internet connection required)
VorTech pumps can now be controlled via any smart device with the Mobius App.  Mobius is EcoTech Marine’s new app-based aquarium command center. It allows you to control your Vectra pumps, Versa pumps, VorTech pumps and Radion LED lighting without the need for an external controller, bridge, or even internet connection! Mobius interfaces with your equipment via Bluetooth LE, which is inherent to most modern smart devices. The app is free to use and loaded with features including setup guides, specialty modes, and the ability to create custom modes with just the tap of a finger.


  • Create massive water movement
  • Natural Gyre
  • Three dimensional flow patterns
  • Comprehensive flow options
  • Precise water movement control
  • Mobius Ready

Technical Features:

  • All new driver
  • More than 6 continuous operation modes
  • Wave Auto Tune, Feed Mode & Night Mode
  • Reduced motor noise compared to older MP10ES.
  • Higher output


  • Flow: 2,500 gph
  • Power Consumption: 8 to 18 Watts
  • Tank Range: 2.5-50+ gallons
  • Max Glass Thickness: 0.375"
  • Dryside Dimensions: 2.5" Diameter, 2" Height
  • Wetside Dimensions: 2.5" Diameter, 1.5" Height
  • Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 2.25"

Model Comparison Chart

Description: MP10QD MP40QD MP60QD
Flow: 2,500 gph (9,500 lph) 5,000 gph (19,000 lph) 9,000 gph (34,000 lph)
Power Consumption: 8-18 Watts 9-38 Watts 0-60 Watts
Tank Size Range: 2.5 - 50+ gal (9.5-190 liters) 50 - 500+ gal (190-1,800 liters) 120 - 1,000+ gal (450-3,800 liters)
Max Glass Thickness: 0.375 inches (9.5 mm) 0.75 inches (19 mm) 0.375 – 1.00 inch (9.5 – 26 mm)

VorTech Pump Flow Calculator

Use our chemistry calculator to find out how many VorTech pumps they will need to provide adequate flow for SPS and LPS corals.

Manufacturer information

EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, we realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums—and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, we have worked tirelessly to improve the “state of the art” to enable our customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why our products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists—making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.

5 Stars


Reviewed on
April 09, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Really strong and low profile

Pros: quiet, low profile, powerful

Cons: none

This pump is super low profile and yet it packs a very big punch! Easy maintanance and quiet operation. :)

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Reviewed on
February 13, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Small Package, Big Power

Pros: Fantastic little pump

Cons: none

This may look mini but it has tons of power. Great for nano tanks or little dead flow areas. The App is easy to control the pump and the form factor can not be beat.

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Reviewed on
January 03, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

MP10 Love!

Pros: Great, reliable pumps

Cons: None

Love my MP10's!!!

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Reviewed on
December 28, 2020

One of my favorite circ pumps for a nano tank

Pros: Discrete in tank

Cons: Lack of flow direction

I use one of these on my IM Nuvo 20 Concept Dropoff and love it. Tons of different mode options. Things have been seamless with Mobius app which has been supper simple to set up. Just a matter of moments and the pump was programmed. So easy to edit. You can make the schedule as simple or complicated as you like.

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Reviewed on
December 15, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great powerhead

Pros: Quality, (power for size)

Cons: Ex$pen$ive

There's a reason they are No1. Worth the extra investment.

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Reviewed on
December 02, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great powerhead.

Pros: No wires in display.

Cons: Had to replace wet side once it got loud.

Really love the mp10 for nano-medium sized tanks. Love that there’s no wires in the display. Really makes for a nice clean look.

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Reviewed on
November 21, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Amazing powerhead

Pros: Reef crest

Cons: Direction

Amazing pump, puts out a ton of flow, loads of amazing settings and ultimately looks incredible in the tank!

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Reviewed on
November 14, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

The best pumps

I have a Nuvo 20 Lagoon with a MP10QD the corals love the water movement from the MP10QD, It’s 1 of the best pumps in the hobby.

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Reviewed on
November 03, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Las mejores bombas

Buen flujo para el tamaño que tiene

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Reviewed on
October 29, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great wave maker

Love the mp10 never failed

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