EcoTech Marine introduces VorTech MP10

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Marine equipment innovators Vortech have added another pump to their incredibly successful range.

The ultra small VorTech MP10 uses the award-winning technology of the highly-acclaimed VorTech MP40w and delivers a pump that EcoTech say is ideally suited for aquariums in the 10-190 litre range.

Minimal visual intrusion in the aquarium is essential to the nano reef enthusiast experience, says Tim Marks, President of EcoTech Marine.

The MP10, without question, offers the smallest in-tank footprint of any commercially-available pump capable of pushing 5962 litres per hour, once again proving that size does matter.

The patented VorTech technology produces unmatched broad yet gentle flow, according to EcoTech, while placing the motor outside the tank - preserving the beauty of the aquarium and enhancing the health of the tank s ecosystem.

With all the electrical components outside the aquarium and a variety of easy-to-program modes, EcoTech claim that the VorTech is the safest, most versatile pump on the market.

Nano has moved well beyond trend and is here to stay, said Marks. The marketplace demanded this product so we ve applied our expertise in developing low-profile pumps to this burgeoning segment and the early indications are people are blown away by its sleek looks, versatility and broad flow.

Pricing and availability

The MP10 debuted at Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) show in Orange County on April 3, 2009 and will be available for general distribution in late spring 2009. The product will be available in the UK in summertime.

When asked for a selling price in the UK, Ecotech told Practical Fishkeeping that the price and locations were undetermined at this point for the UK.

Specifications

Flow: 1893 to 5962lph

Wattage: 8 to 18 watts

Maximum tank thickness: 10mm

Appropriate tank size range: 10-190 litres

Dimensions: Wet side 2.5 diameter by 1.5 long, dry Side - 2.5 diameter by 2 long/6.35 x 3.81 x 5cm long

Clearance needed behind aquarium: 2.25/5.71cm