Vortech Pumps - 2 x MP10 or 1 MP40

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  1. Rabbit

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    Hi Guys,

    I've been considering the vortech pumps, would it be possible to 2 Mp10 with 1 controller ?

    I would think that this would help with water flow in a 1.2m setup. Surely this would be better then having 1 MP40 which is rated better for my kind of setup.

    From what I could see from readup's you have to purchase these pumps with a controller.
     
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  3. gaboon

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    Each pump needs its own controller. I've got 2 in my 1.2m tank. Check the classifieds, I think someone is selling theirs.
     
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    1 MP 40 would be better than 2 MP10's in a 1.2M tank
     
  5. gaboon

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    Should have said, I've got 2 MP40's, the MP10's will be a little weak IMO
     
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    but than again Gaboon ur 1.2 is much larger than a normal 1
     
  7. regis

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    2 mp40wes would be the best, with one depending on how the rock is laid out there might still be dead spots, i run 1 mp40 and two sunsuns, the sunsun pumps I use to remove dead spots.
     
  8. gaboon

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    True, but I still think 2 MP10's wont suffice. I added a sunsun recently due to lack of flow at the back of the tank.
     
  9. nico.m.ferreira

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    Just a pity they are so expensive. Do you think the price will drop at some stage?
     
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    you pay for quality, the price is unlikely to drop IMO.
     
  11. nico.m.ferreira

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    No arguments there. Those power heads are simply amazing.
     
  12. regis

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    ebay +- 400$
     
  13. Rabbit

    Rabbit Thread Starter

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    I have looked at the option, the only problem is that the shipping costs a arm and a leg, what did you pay for shipping if you went this route ?
     
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    and vat and customs if they feel like charging you...and then if you have a issue with the pump what will you do?
     
  15. regis

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    i bought mine about six months ago, it landed at more door for R2900. I got it for 350$ can to 410$ with shipping, you must wait untill you see one for around 350$
     
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    dude get tunzes its a lifetime investment :)
     
  17. regis

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    fedex straight to your door no customs, maybe i was just lucky, if there is a problem i do not know, but mine is working and i saved about R1700, was quoted R4500 here
     
  18. clintonjay

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    If you are looking i have one that is two months old for R3500.00. It is the MP40w ES.
     
  19. Rabbit

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    I've heard that these vortex pumps gives problems from some aquarists, whats your guys thoughts on this ?
     
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