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EcoTech Marine Vectra M1 Aquarium DC Water Pump

EcoTech Marine Vectra M1 Aquarium DC Water Pump

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EcoTech Marine Vectra M1 Aquarium DC Water Pump Information

The World`s Smartest Return Pump
The M1 is the perfect centrifugal pump for return or closed loop applications up to 2000GPH.

  • Flow: 2,000 gph (7,500 lph)
  • Max Head Pressure:21.5 feet (6.5 m)
  • Dimensions: 6.25" x 4.25" x 5.375"
  • Input: 1 inches (25 mm)
  • Output: .75 inches (19 mm)
  • Wattage: 80 watts
Flexible Installation
Included with the Vectra Pump are QuickCouple components, these fitted couplers provide the flexibility to make installation, cleaning and adjustments a breeze. The Vectra also boasts the ability to rotate the volute of the pump to adapt to the needs of your plumbing setup.
  • Easy Connection
  • Fast Setup
  • Quick Disassembly
  • British Standard Pipe Threading
Return Pump or Closed Loop
The Vectra can be installed and operated as either a return pump or as closed loop flow pump.
  • Two distinct operational configurations
  • Return Pump features calibration and Speed Lock
  • Closed Loop features random and pulsing modes

Inline or Submersible
Vectra pumps feature a sealed motor and magnetic drive for internal and external operation as a return pump for Closed Loop flow. The Vectra’s flexibility will fit your needs for just about any setup that you wish to achieve.

Vectra Driver
The Vectra driver features EcoTech’s QuietDrive technology.
  • Choose between Return Pump or Closed Loop configuration
  • Access Vectra operational modes including Feed Mode
  • QD Technology minimizes DC motor noise
  • Fully adjustable flow
  • Communicates with other QD and EcoSmart compatible devices
Vectra Modes

EcoSmart Live Compatible
EcoSmart Live is EcoTech Marine’s web-based aquarium command center. It allows you to control your Vectra pumps, VorTech pumps and Radion LED lighting from anywhere in the world through a computer or mobile device (iOS and Android supported). EcoSmart Live is loaded with features such as setup guides, flow and lighting wizards, specialty modes, and the ability to create new modes with just the click of a mouse or tap of a finger.

Get real time information about your lighting and pumps or wirelessly update your product’s firmware. Having issues getting the coral growth that you expect? Our award winning customer service staff can log into your account and suggest changes for you.

Batter Backup Compatible
In an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4 to 10 hours. The Battery Backup is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing.

By adding the Battery Backup, your tank is insulated from power interruptions, helping protect your valuable investment -and your tank inhabitants.
*Hours are estimated and will vary depending on battery life, pump mode and other factors.

The Vectra Advantage
  • Cost Savings
Traditional AC pumps when used as a return pump for your sump are flow controlled through the use of a choke valve. This is method of control is inherently inefficient for two reasons.
1) The AC pump purchased must often be over-powered for your given setup to allow for flexibility. 2) By adding artificial impedance to your flow, electricity is wasted.
The Vectra pump will always operate at the optimum efficiency because there is no need to use a flow restricting valve to achieve your desired flow rate.

  • Active Feedback
When used with the ReefLink, your Vectra pump can send you performance and status alerts right to your mobile device or computer. Your return pump is the heart of your aquarium; the faster you hear about an unexpected issue the more successful you will be as an aquarist.
  • Quiet Operation
  • Controllability

Manufacturer Info

EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, we realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums—and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, we have worked tirelessly to improve the “state of the art” to enable our customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why our products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists—making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.

EcoTech Marine Vectra M1 Aquarium DC Water Pump Reviews

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Vectra l1

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/27/2016 from MARINA DEL REY, CA UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Product works great easy to use and calibrate for flow of tank and drains.

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Awesome Pump

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/12/2016 from WORCESTER, MA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have a few of these pumps now, and they are extremely quiet! One controller didn't work correctly, but I'm sure it was just luck of the draw. All the other pumps Work great. Happy with the pump!

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EcoTech Vectra is AWESOME!!!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/5/2016 from Newbury Park, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I have purchased many other pumps and NOTHING compares to this Vectra variable speed pump. It can be a submersible pump or a regular out of the sump pump. It fully integrates with the Reeflink. You can schedule the pumps speeds for different times of the day. Major cost savings when you have total control of the speed, and prolongs the life of the pump.Totally recommend spending the extra cash and buying this pump

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Kick Ass

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/3/2015 from WEST PALM BEACH, FL UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I went from a 9.5 mag to this little sucker and I love it!! I would recommend this pump to anyone who really wants to step up their game!! The controllability and the power is amazing. My SPS are loving the flow and I'm Able to change things up along with my MP's!! My tank parameters have gotten better as well. The only thing negative I can say is the tank temp. Did increase 1.4 degrees so I had to turn down the chiller a bit to compensate. But that is to be expected. Happy Reefing Everyone.

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Awesome but missing one thing!

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 11/27/2015 from VACAVILLE, CA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This pump is incredible! Best DC pump I have ever owned! Only gave it 3 stars because it is not APEX compatible and so I do not have the ability to control my main pumps feed mode with my APEX system. Really disappointing would have gotten 5 stars otherwise but a really big fail on EcoTech's part. If this changes in the future I would totally recommend getting it!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/27/2015 from PALMDALE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Pump performs as expected. Excellent design. Been working for 2 weeks and very quiet. Installed as a return pump.

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Bees Knees

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/9/2015 from POCATELLO, ID UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I received one of these pumps from my wife for my birthday. This pump is amazingly silent. You cannot tell that it is running at all, you have to look. The pump looks sturdy, and was easy to install. It is quieter than any other return I have seen, and is cheaper than most similar sized return pumps (which is odd coming from Ecotech). I gave it a half star off for not having an option to plumb it with flex tube out of the box.

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Excellent Return Pump

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/31/2015 from Clackamas, OR UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I had a big iwaki external return pump for my system before this and it was noisy and heated the water up. Found this pump and got it, and so glad I did so. Love how quiet it is, and the ability to control it with the Ecosmartlive system makes life so much easier. The motor has the ability to turn off without having to unplug it or connect it to a switched outlet. It also has capability to control its speed, which is much nicer. Best of all, it doesn't heat up the water.

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