I thought the RPMs were just a nero 5 clone? The only thing I loose is control via app ( Im using AI hydras on this tank)I would do 2x RPM’s, they have a wider flow pattern, decent configurable options, an 18mo warranty and are the least expensive option.
I’m no longer a fan of the MP series after all of the rusting issues. I just don’t see the value proposition.
The Nero has too narrow of a flow pattern in my opinion, and has seemed to have more then its fair share of fish and anemone deaths.
However that’s only my opinion.
I'd love to do one on the left side glass, and o e on back wall of possible, I've always just used jebaos as they did the job, and we're cheap, bit I feel like where I've stepped up my gear on this build quite a bit I needed to do something nicer. My wife hates the MP40 after much discussion, because of the "ugly thing" outside of the tank, so the cable doesn't bother me in the tank. I'd like to get the most bang for my buck and want something low profile, give me what I want for flow, have good quality and will last a few years.All three move water. How would they be mounted? Do I want cords in the display? Will they fit where I want them to go? How long do I plan on having them? These are some additional questions to consider.
I showed my wife both, and she hates the outside portion of the vortechs. Figured she'd love em as no cable in the tank. The Rpm seems good from what I read. The only thing I really like about the Nero 5 is the ability to add it to my AI app, as I'll be running a set of hydra 32s on this tank. I'm not sure if app control and AI name is really worth the extra 120 dollars a piece to me.Hmmmn ..... I’ve no experience with the Nero, but do run both the vortech MP40 and the RPM. The latter is much less expensive and thus a better value for you. In absolute terms though, the MP40 is a much better pump.
This tank is supposed to look like furniture in the room, that's why she greenlit it, so I'll gladly get something pleasing to her as it puts a tank back in the living room.Understood, my wife disliked them also. To me there’s elegance of both design and operation. Mostly I use MP60s.