This is a brand-new product that is still in testing. The fit and function will vary slightly as the easy Vortech mp40 guard is custom 3d printed on demand.
This is a fish & anemone guard that is designed to replace the front guard of a Vortech MP40 wavemaker by Ecotech. The guard provides superior protection to the original cover by helping keep your livestock safe from getting sucked up into the pump's impeller and chopped into sushi. The mp40 fish and anemone guard accomplishes this by increasing the overall surface of where the pump sucks in water and reducing the size of the mesh that the water passed through. The result is reduced water suction that could potentially pull in and kill livestock. Additionally, if a fish or anemone does get stuck onto the mp40 wavemakers guard it is unlikely that the creature will get sucked through the small mesh holes and make it to the impeller. In this case, it is extremely important to turn off the pump and remove the create as fast as possible as the prolonged exposure to the suction of the pump will eventually cause death
This Vortech MP40 fish and anemone guard is 3d printed in reef-safe PETG plastic. The MP40 will have visible layer lines and some minor flaws that will not affect the primary function of the guard.
To install the guard you have to first remove the MP40 front cover by twisting it just a few degrees to the right. Once removed you are going to install the guard in its place by lining up the shaft and tabs then pushing the guard on and twisting it to the right. You will not feel the guard snap into place but it will be secure.
Fish and anemone guards are also available for both the mp10 & MP60, visit the shop to check those out.
Click here to watch the MP10 creation video: (MP40 fish & anemone guard creation video is coming soon.