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Vectra S2 Pump - EcoTech Marine


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EcoTech Marine Vectra S2 DC Aquarium Water Pump - Mobius Ready

The World`s Smartest Centrifugal Return Pump - part deux (& now with Mobius control)!

From the beginning, the Ecotech Marine Vectra lineup has been steadily improving, evolving in design and material to ensure their reliability, thermal efficiency and their standard operation, bringing forth the Vectra 2s.  

The Vectra 2s are second to none, with their improved couplings that are tailored for hard plumbing PVC and equipped with user friendly collars, making the Vectra even easier to use.

Same great performance - more robust and easier to work with.

So what`s new? The new Vectra 2s have new:

  • Input and output couplers
  • Bases
  • Tougher motor sleeve
  • Improved thermal management
  • Ergonomic collars

The New Couplers

The Vectra 2s are still the same great modular pump that we have all come to love.  Its new, robust, easy-to-turn grips make the couplers easier to remove, even under water. The standard PVC size also brings us one step closer to that clean PVC pipe, aesthetically pleasing install (instead of the basic vinyl hosing) we have all admired in other systems.

Vectra Modes

vectra modes

Mobius Compatible*: Mobius is EcoTech Marine’s new app-based aquarium command center. It allows you to control your Vectra pumps, Versa pumps, VorTech pumps and Radion LED lighting without the need for an external controller, bridge, or even internet connection! Mobius interfaces with your equipment via Bluetooth LE, which is inherent to most modern smart devices. The app is loaded with features to manage your lighting and dosing, including setup guides, specialty modes, and the ability to create custom modes with just the tap of a finger.

*The new Mobius-Ready Vectra pumps are also compatible with EcoSmart Live if you prefer to use the previous platform.

Battery 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.  Please note that the VP013 Booster Accessory is also required when using the Battery Backup.

*Hours are estimated and will vary depending on battery life, pump mode and other factors.

Barb & Screen Kit: The Barb & Screen Kit is an optional accessory designed to attach to your Vectra Return Pumps for use in submersed return applications. The Barb allows use of vinyl, silicone or braided tubing when hard plumbing is not an option, and it slips easily into the output of the pump. Please note it will still require PVC gluing.
The screen fitting increases the life expectancy of your pump by keeping livestock or large debris from entering your pump intake. Without a screen, you run the risk of harmful blockages that can cause damage to your impeller and more wear and tear to the pump. The screen fits into the inlet of the pump-- no gluing required.

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


  • Flow = 1400 gph (5,300 lph)
  • Max head pressure = 11.5` (3.5 m)
  • Footprint: 6.5"L x 3.8"W
  • Input dimension = 1" (25 mm)
  • Output dimension = .75" (19 mm)
  • Power = 72 watts

What`s Included?

  • DC Centrifugal Pump
  • Vectra QuietDrive Drive
  • Standard PVC input and output couplers
  • 72W Power Supply
  • Input and Output Quick Coupler
  • Driver Mounting Bracket
  • Instruction Manual
EcoTech Marine Vectra 2 Model Comparison
Model Vectra S2 Vectra M2 Vectra L2
Flow 1400 gph (5,300 lph) 2000 gph (7,500 lph) 3100 gph (11,500 lph)
Max Head Pressure 11.5` (3.5 m) 21.5` (6.5 m) 21.5` (6.5 m)
Footprint 6.5"L x 3.8"W 7.5"L x 4.5"W 8.5"L x 5"W
Input Dimension 1" (25 mm) 1.25" (31.75 mm) 1.5" (38 mm)
Output Dimension .75" (19 mm) 1" (25 mm) 1.25" (31.75 mm)
Power 72 watts 96 watts 150 watts
Flow vs. Head

Manufacturer information

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.

5 Stars


Reviewed on
February 06, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.


Cons: None

Excellent product I have a 60 cube and the only problem is that I wish i went with the M2 instead now that I’m upgrading it would have saved money in long run.

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Reviewed on
December 17, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

S2 Vectra

Pros: Quiet as it can be. Options galore

Cons: None that I have come across

It is everything you can expect from the best DC pump. It is worth the investment all the way.

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Reviewed on
November 09, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.


Pros: Quiet, never fails

Cons: Setup for custom settings are a bit difficult to understand

Easy to work with and very quiet. Head I literally put my ear to the sump to hear it.

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Reviewed on
June 28, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

The best pump got an improvement

Pros: Quiet - same price as previous version - easy to plumb

Cons: wish it was smaller

I think the vectra pumps were the best on the market and they now got an improvement - I can now go to the hardware store and get the exact plumbing I need without those annoying converters - And the price is the same.

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Reviewed on
June 12, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

small compact pump!

small compact pump! great flow. good control

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Reviewed on
June 02, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

The best return pump on the market

Pros: Quiet, Head Pressure, Control

Cons: None

I saw this pump in action today and I think its the best return pump on the market. It is still quiet, small and now fits American plumbing. This pump handles head pressure better than any other pump in its class - And you can't beat Ecotech support.

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Reviewed on
May 30, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

Vectra s2 is awesome!

Pros: Strong silent pump

This vectra runs on my innovative marine sr-80 and powers for return nozzles. Silent powerful pump with no problems! Great pump made by a great company!

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Reviewed on
May 28, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

Vectra Pumps- The dilemma?

Pros: Super quiet, work horse of a pump with no issues

Cons: n/a

I've had my Vectra pump since owning the Red Sea Reefer 250, and transition to the 625XXL. Does the job with no problems, been working nonstop and is dead quiet. The Vectra is nice and compact in the sump, what is A+ for me is the ease of controlling the flow. I must reiterate,transitioning from 250 to 625 XXL, I did not have the chance to do proper vinegar bath/cleaning so one can imagine the build around the pump and it does not affect the performance. Now, the biggest problem is to wait for my current Vectra M1 to somehow “die” so I can lay my hands on the new and improve Vectra S2 pumps.

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Reviewed on
May 28, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

Amazing pump!

Pros: Easy and fast to install

Cons: I want another one

Installed this pump on my mommas 133 gallon! Super easy to install and run!

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Reviewed on
May 28, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

Small but mighty

One of the best pumps by one of the best brands in our hobby.

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