View Full Version : What mode do you use your vortech on?

10/05/2010, 10:07 PM
Just what it says, and you can post what model you have, and if you use night mode or not.


US Marine Coral
10/05/2010, 10:09 PM
I have the 40es and I use the reef crest mode all the time. Not too sure about the night mode. Guess I have to read the manual

10/05/2010, 10:31 PM
I just got one today, so I am interested in what people have to say

10/05/2010, 10:34 PM
I run mine in Lagoon mode. I used to run them in Reef Crest but I like that Lagoon keeps rpm higher for longer periods of time. I run two MP40W's on a 6' 180G in sync mode.


10/05/2010, 10:46 PM
Reef crest without night mode. My
mp20 runs at 65-70% of max in my 20 gallon tank.... mostly sps dominated :)

10/06/2010, 06:42 AM
Sweet...just want to get an idea of what is working for people. Thanks for the replies!

10/06/2010, 06:48 AM
I run my MP40w in lagoon mode on my 70 gallon tank. I do use the night mode.

10/06/2010, 07:55 AM
I have 2 mp10's in my 58. I vary the programming a couple of times a day, just to change up the flow as much as possible.

10/06/2010, 08:12 AM
I used to run Lagoon and Reef Crest mode on my MP10w ES. However it was the only powerhead in my 40 gallon breeder and I HATE that the pump was constantly below 50% power in both modes. Complete waste IMO.

So I was running constant speed mode for about 2 weeks. Much better flow throughout my tank and corals looked better. I just purchased a used MP10 and now that I have two, I will go back to the lagoon and Reef Crest modes. I just have to wait to get my pump back from EcoTech. The thing was louder then my TV! It didn't matter how I aligned it or anything. Even at like 20-30% you could hear a terrible vibrating echoing through the glass.

I like Reef Crest and Lagoon if you have more than one pump.

10/06/2010, 08:21 AM
Lagoon at 100%, keeps the flow higher overall.

10/06/2010, 04:57 PM
I've tried them all and really like the Lagoon mode best on my 90g. I don't use the night mode. On my previous tank, a 34g Solana, I like the Reef Crest mode the best. Both were MP40s.

10/06/2010, 05:15 PM
I am using my MP10 in an ~11 gallon cube as the only flow other than the return, so I am thinking maybe a dialed down reef crest. Any particular reason to use/not use night mode?

10/06/2010, 05:27 PM
I use reef crest at 100% on 2 mp40's on my 125. Maybe one day i'll try the lagoon mode everyone keeps raving about, but me and my corals seem to like it.

10/06/2010, 05:31 PM
^^do you enjoy swimming in the current too? ;)

Good to hear all the different opinions on this, hopefully will spark some beneficial experimenting.

10/06/2010, 05:32 PM
short pulse at 100%

10/06/2010, 05:41 PM
2 MP40w on my 120 gal. Run Reef Crest at 80% during the day and Lagoon Random at 50% at night.

10/06/2010, 05:45 PM
short pulse at 100%

how do you handle the noise? anything that is not reef crest or lagoon is just loud...

10/06/2010, 08:40 PM
how do you handle the noise? anything that is not reef crest or lagoon is just loud...

Contact EcoTech and see if yours is normal or needs repair.

My MP10w ES is nearly dead silent. If I put in on 100% then I can hear the motor but my lights' fans our much louder.

The MP10 I just bought, whole other story. Loud as can be and is being sent to EcoTech for repairs.

10/06/2010, 10:47 PM
Reef Crest.

10/06/2010, 11:12 PM
i have an mp10 i made my own wave on short pulse mode, like the lifelike motion the wave is producing, im still messing with it, also the manual it comes with doesnt have full detail on it all, go to their site for the manual.