Having the right amount of current is critical to the health of the ecosystem in your marine aquarium.
With VorTech QuietDrive, choosing the right water circulation equipment has never been easier.
VorTech pumps are designed by aquarists as the gold standard for providing flow in marine aquariums. When it comes to a broad yet “gentle” flow, the VorTech design is second to none.
Create massive water movement
No coral damaging “hot spots”
Natural Gyre Tank-Wide Flow Patterns
Precise control of the water movement
At the heart of the VorTech’s success is its unique patented magnetically coupled design.
No distraction 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 electric discharge to humans or marine life
No hassle when it comes to installing, relocating or cleaning the powerhead.
Various Flow Modes:
Lagoon mode simulates a low energy lagoon environment. The speed of the pump is changed slowly to recreate the gentle flow of a lagoon.
Reef Crest mode
Reef Crest Random mode simulates a high energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and rising tides. This is a favorite of SPS coral.
Gyre mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and * anti-clockwise levels of current that pulsate at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours. * Alternating reticle requires multiple pumps.
Short pulse mode
Short Pulse mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform high and low levels that pulse at a selected interval between 0.2 seconds and 2 seconds.
Tidal Swell mode
Tidal Swell mode (TSM) creates a harmonic balance reminiscent of the changing flow conditions in nature. Over the course of a few hours, the flow pattern will go from very chaotic to quiet, followed by a garbage disposal at the end of the cycle. The flow direction will change direction every cycle.
Nutrient Transport mode
(NTM) provides circulation in a two-phase program. The first phase uses wave motion to induce detritus. The second stage follows with an upward movement to move the waste into the overflow and out of the aquarium. This mode promotes maximum health, nutrient output and higher growth for sensitive corals such as SPS.
All VorTech pumps with “w” are shipped with an RF module installed. The RF module allows up to 8 “w” pumps of each type to work together in synchronous, anti-sync or coordinated modes.
All VorTech pumps in “w” are compatible with the ReefLink. ReefLink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmart Live, EcoTech Marine’s web-based aquarium command center.
HOW DO I CHOOSE?
In an aquarium, having the right amount of flow is crucial to the health of the ecosystem. Choosing the right water circulation equipment has never been easier. With the VorTech Recommended Flow Calculator, you can easily enter the dimensions of your aquarium to see the maximum and minimum levels of flown required. Add and remove flow heads to determine which selection of VorTechs meets flow requirements.
Current: 17,000+ lph
Power consumption: 9-38 Watt
Aquarium Volume: 190-1800 liters
Maximum glass thickness: 19 mm