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Old 12-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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Vortech- mutliple 10s vs. single 40

I know this has surfaced before...
I also know the worth the money/ too expensive arguement...

I personally like the small in-tank footprint and will pay for the quality.

Everyone who has them seems to swear by them.

I just can't decide between two 10s or one 40 in my 180.


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Old 12-22-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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Good question. But, are the 10's controllable like the 40?
If not, then you want the 40MW.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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Yes, I would get the wireless control 10s .
As I understand it, when they link in slave/master they run 180° out of phase to each other in a push/pull configuration.
since the tank is 6 ft long I thought there may be an advantage to running on opposite ends...
Or is the 40 that much stronger, Where only one would suffice ...
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you will be unhappy with the 10s. two 40's would be a better idea.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:07 AM   #5
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you will be unhappy with the 10s. two 40's would be a better idea.
Hahahahaha
I kinda figured that! I was just trying to avoid that price tag!
Especially since I was going to build a closed loop (with pumps I already use as dust collectors) until YOU pointed out these marvelous devices... hahaha

I always hated the look of powerheads in my tank, this kinda solves that and seems to work awesome also... BONUS

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Old 12-23-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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Yea, I think I will go with a RKL to control the existing power heads so about half the money of a MW40.
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They have mp 60 now. You should go with 2 of no less than mp40. I have a mp10 on my 29. and I think I need two.
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I think you will be unhappt with the (1) 40mp because two gives you ultamet(sp) control. I have 2 mp10's and that is more then I need. That said, 2 mp40's would be fantastic,
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Yea, I think I will go with a RKL to control the existing power heads so about half the money of a MW40.
even though i'm no advocate for vortechs, half the money doesn't justify using inferior components.
you won't be happy.
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