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Old 01/25/2020, 08:52 PM   #1
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Which MP Vortech to get 10 or 40 (as supplement)


I have a typical standard 75 gallon currently with a Tunze Pump, but I would like to get a MP10wQD Vortech as a supplemental secondary pump. I've heard nothing but good things about these, but read about the 'spacers' and such affecting the life of the pump?

I may eventually switch to a larger tank like a 125 in a few years, so I don't know if it may make more sense to just get the MP40wQD in anticipation of future glass thickness?

I've attached a picture of my glass thickness, any guidance is appreciated. My gut feeling is that the MP10wQD would suffice, but I hope to get some feedback and help, seeing that these command a premium.


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Old 01/27/2020, 09:58 PM   #2
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If it were me, I'd go at least 1 mp40s now so that you will be ready for the 125 upgrade.

ETM does have a vortech calculator... Here

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I would do the MP40's and turn them down for options in the future.

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