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EcoTech Marine’s VorTech pumps are legendary for creating ideal flow patterns in reef aquariums. The life-giving water movements keep corals and other invertebrates thriving. But what happens if there is a power outage?
Without water movement, your corals and fish could start to die in as little as four hours. While some aquarists have resorted to using computer-style back-up batteries, these batteries are bulky, heavy and designed for keeping computers and equipment running for only a short time.
Fortunately, EcoTech Marine’s engineers created a purpose-built battery back-up system specifically for their VorTech and Vectra water pumps. It is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing.
The EcoTech Marine Battery Backup is designed to keep your VorTech or Vectra pump running for up to 60 hours after the power goes off! A single battery can run two VorTech pumps for 30 hours.
Want to extend the pump run time? You can add a second Battery Backup to the system and double the back-up capabilities!
The Vectra Battery Backup Booster is a sold separately accessory that allows the EcoTech Battery Backup to be used with the Vectra L1 or M1 return pumps. Connects inline between the EcoTech Battery Backup and the driver of your Vectra pump.
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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