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EcoTech Marine Vectra L1 Aquarium DC Water Pump

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The World’s Smartest Return Pump

The Vectra L1 is an advanced DC centrifugal pump designed for return or closed loop applications. EcoTech Marine made the Vectra “smart” by programming a variety of water flow modes into the QuietDrive control system. The Vectra can be can be used in-line or submerged in a sump. A return configuration uses the pump to send water to the aquarium from the sump.

While pump speed can be precisely controlled by the control dial, EcoTech Marine incorporated the Speed Lock mode which locks out accidental speed adjustments. The Feeding Mode temporarily idles the pump. The Closed Loop mode turns the pump into a fully controllable wave and current-maker. Vectra pumps can also be controlled through the EcoSmart Live web-based control center.

What we really like about the Vectra L1 water pump:

  • Quiet operation
  • Precise control of pump speed
  • Can be used in-line and submerged
  • Manufactured in the U.S. using high-quality materials
  • Comes pre-programed with usable flow modes
  • Easily monitored and controlled through EcoSmart Live

Here are the top features found in the Vectra L1 DC Pump:

Flexible Installation

Vectra pumps come with QuickCouple components. These leak-free fitted couplers provide the flexibility to make installation, cleaning and adjustments quick and easy. You can also rotate the volute of the pump to adapt to the needs of your plumbing setup. Vectra pumps feature a sealed motor and magnetic drive for internal and external operation. The Vectra’s flexibility will fit the needs of just about any setup you wish to create.

  • Connections are simple and reliable
  • In-line or submerged operation
  • Quick disassembly for adjustments and cleaning
  • British Standard Pipe Threading

Flexible Operation

The Vectra L1 can be installed and operated as either a return pump or as closed loop flow pump. Vectra pumps features EcoTech Marine’s QuietDrive technology. Not only are the DC-powered pumps quiet, they run cooler and use less energy than conventional water pumps. When a traditional AC pump is used as a return pump from a sump, the flow is controlled with a choke valve. The pump continues to try to pump water even when less flow is needed. This wastes electricity and adds heat to your aquarium. The Vectra pump will always operate at optimum efficiency because there is no need to use a flow restricting valve to achieve the right flow rate. With QuietDrive technology you’ll be able to choose from a variety of pre-programmed pump modes depending on your configuration.

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. If you need help setting up your system EcoTech’s customer service staff can log into your account and suggest changes for you.

Active Feedback

When used with the ReefLink, your Vectra pump sends performance and status alerts right to your mobile device or computer. ReefLink is a control hub, wirelessly connecting all EcoTech Marine water pumps and lights. You’ll be able to monitor and control EcoTech Marine equipment through EcoSmart Live software running on a computer or smart device. Your water pump is the heart of your aquarium. EcoSmart Live gives you peace of mind with real-time monitoring of your tank’s life support system!

Battery Backup Compatible

If you lose power and the aquarium has no water flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4 to 10 hours. The EcoTech Marine Battery Backup is like reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing. By adding the Battery Backup, your reef aquarium is protected from power interruptions, helping protect your valuable investment and your tank’s inhabitants.

Vectra L1 Detailed Specifications:

Flow

  • Flow: 3,100 gph (11,500 lph)
  • Max Head Pressure:21.5 feet (6.5 m)
  • Dimensions: 7" x 4.5" x 6.5"

Input/Output

  • Input: 1.5 inches (38 mm)
  • Output: 1 inch (25 mm)

Power

  • Wattage: 130 watts

Other Vectra Pump Options to Consider:

If the Vectra L1 is a bit too powerful for your aquarium, consider the L1’s little brother, the Vectra M1. It has all the same great features as the L1 but has a max flow of 2,000 gallons per hour compared to the L1’s 3,100 GPH.


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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Threading size
What is the threading size for the intake and output. I know that they are1.5 and 1 with included parts but I am looking to use the apex to measure the flow near the pump and will probably need the largest one due to flow. Largest apex flow monitor is 2”, so looking to see what adapters I may need
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would one be enough
Would one l1 be enough for a 300 gallon tank
Asked : Jun 01, 2017
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It should be enough for a 300 gallon tank, but will depend on the head pressure and the type of livestock you have. A fish only tank will need less flow than a mixed reef, and a mixed reef will need less flow than an SPS tank. You can always add more flow with wavemakers and powerheads if needed. Check out our blog to learn more about how to choose the correct return pump for your tank here: https://blog.marinedepot.com/2016/08/how-to-choose-a-properly-sized-return-pump-for-your-saltwater-aquarium.html
Answered : May 21, 2018
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is really nice and easy to used. Made with Good material
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Great flow, dead silent, awesome head pressure
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Hands down the best series of pump on the market
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Very surprised with it. Love this pump
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Quiet, easy to install and small foot print
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It doesn't say but you have to have the adapter kit if you want to use flexible tubing.
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I really liked this pump. Very happy with it. I was surprised with the size. I thought it was bigger. It is very quiet too.
Installing this was very easy but you do have to buy the adapter if you want to use flexible tubing.
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running dual l1s to run 220. gallon tank i have tried different return pumps .this is the best by far.it is quit, small ,powerful. it feeds 3 reactors chiller, uv sterilizer plus low energy usage and low heat highly recommend
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very powerful.
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These pumps are very quite and powerful. My tank is 220 gallions.and it runs all my equipment. And it runs not even on 70 percent. I recommend this product. And very satisfied..
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Super Quiet
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Quiet, easy setup
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Plumbing was easy to replace my previous pump. I used the Quick Connects to PVC with no leaks. Quick connect will also make it simple to maintain pump with out having to struggle with plumbing.

Pump very quiet, I can not even hear it. Water flow as expected.
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