Does this brand new EcoTech MP40 **LOOK** new?

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Hi everyone. I'm pretty new here after lurking for a while. I'm hoping to start a build thread soon for my very first reef tank. Today was Christmas at my house. I received a Reefer 350, lights, ATO and one Vortech MP40. I opened the MP40 to take a look at it, and the dry side looks like its been rubbing on a tank wall for a while. Everything else appears brand new and the sticker was still intact on the box.

Does this look normal for something fresh out of the box?

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Hi everyone. I'm pretty new here after lurking for a while. I'm hoping to start a build thread soon for my very first reef tank. Today was Christmas at my house. I received a Reefer 350, lights, ATO and one Vortech MP40. I opened the MP40 to take a look at it, and the dry side looks like its been rubbing on a tank wall for a while. Everything else appears brand new and the sticker was still intact on the box.

Does this look normal for something fresh out of the box?

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Doesn’t look new to me...... I’ve had mine for years and they don’t look like that.
 
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If everything else was packaged properly and sealed, then I’m sure it’s new. I’ve seen a new one like that before. Probably just something to do with the manufacturing process of that backing.
 

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If everything else was packaged properly and sealed, then I’m sure it’s new. I’ve seen a new one like that before. Probably just something to do with the manufacturing process of that backing.
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Was there a seal?
 
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The box was sealed with a clear sticker identical to some the EcoTech lights and everything else looks perfect. They even have a new electronics smell:). Maybe I’m being too nervous.

I was stoked to see that the MP40s are made in Pennsylvania.
 
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That part is made from a material that has a fill, this creates flow marks/haze during molding. We don’t worry about it because the gasket/spacer covers it.

The pump is new and you apply your gasket over that so you never see it again
 
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That part is made from a material that has a fill, this creates flow marks/haze during molding. We don’t worry about it because the gasket/spacer covers it.

The pump is new and you apply your gasket over that so you never see it again

Awesome! Thanks, Tim. The fact that you responded makes me happy I decided to buy EcoTech.
 

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The box was sealed with a clear sticker identical to some the EcoTech lights and everything else looks perfect. They even have a new electronics smell:). Maybe I’m being too nervous.

I was stoked to see that the MP40s are made in Pennsylvania.

Yeah, EcoTech is up in Allentown! My best friend lived in Bethlehem, and I once dated a girl from Emmaus, so it’s cool to see that they’re from my old stomping grounds.
Glad you got the issue sorted. Enjoy your MP40. I need to pick up a new one next week, myself.
 

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