EcoTech Marine Vectra M1 Aquarium DC Water Pump

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

Specifications
Flow
  • 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/Output
  • Input: 1 inches (25 mm)
  • Output: .75 inches (19 mm)
Power
  • 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.

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Will this one be ok for 150 gallon?
I have a 150 gallon tank it is 60 x 24 x 25.
Asked : Aug 11, 2017
By : Freddy, San Diego, Ca
 
 
 
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The recommended return flow rate for an aquarium would be 5-10 times the tank size. A 150 gallon aquarium would require a flow of 750-1500 gph. This pump produces 2,000 gph. It would be a good fit for your 150 gallon aquarium.
Answered : Aug 11, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
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How to alter for flex tube return?
There was a review that stated this pump does not come out of the box ready to work with a flex tube return (want to use it submersed in my sump as a return pump but my line is flex tube). Is this as simple as adding a ridged pipe to the pump and then connect to the flex tube or must something else be done?
Asked : May 15, 2017
By : Barbara, WI
 
 
 
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You would be able to use a small piece of PVC to adapt to the pump. You can then use a Coupling Fitting (FT5144) to adapt from the PVC to a Insert Fitting (FT6544).
Answered : May 15, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Great pump
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Controllability
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Best pump I've owned
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Possibly the best return pump on the market
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Easy to control remotely; cool pre-sets that really work; Battery back-up compatibility
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Pricey; ReefLink Wi-Fi Controller sold separately
REVIEW
The popularity of DC water pumps for aquarium circulation keeps growing as does the number of suppliers offering them. Knowing how thoroughly EcoTech designs their products I felt confident the Vectra M1 would perform well. Turns out it was better than expected. The pump is tiny compared to similar ...Read More
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Best Pump!

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Quiet and perfect size for a sump
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Overall cost.
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By far the best pump purchase I have made. Easy to use and control speed. Very quiet!
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Awesome Pump

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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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Vectra l1

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Product works great easy to use and calibrate for flow of tank and drains.
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EcoTech Vectra is AWESOME!!!

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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 c...Read More
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DC RETURN PUMP

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