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The M1 would be tight an may fit however there would be vibration issues as the chamber is only 5" wide
3/4" pipe will be able to glue directly to the pumps coupler. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The easiest way to attach 1" tubing to the M1 will to be using the method described earlier. The spigot x barb included in the kit from ecotech will be 3/4" and to increase the size you will need to adapter with both kits. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The M1 certainly will work well with a 55 gallon when tuned down to a lower setting. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Tough answer, One way this might work is to Connect a small segment of 3/4" PVC pipe to the pump. out of the 3/4" pipe you can connect a reducer to increase the size from 3/4" to 1? (listed in the link below) Finally if your tubing is soft tubing you could connect a spigot x barb adapter (also 1") and press the 7/8" soft tubing over the 1" barb. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Schedule 80 Reducing Coupler 1” Slip x 3⁄4” Slip
1" Pipe Adapter Spigot x Barb
That's a great question! I believe that 80 watts would be at full power, but in order to get the correct information, I would suggest reaching out to EcoTech to get that answer! Please let us know if you have any other questions!
EcoTech Marine – 610-954-8480 firstname.lastname@example.org
The WXM does not currently work with the Vectra pump. Hopefully in the near future they will have the proper programming set up!
This will stop flowing at 21.5' (6.5m). This is the head height of the pump. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This pump does not have a low water shut off unfortunately. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Ecotech Marine provides a 1 year warranty on their pumps. Have a great day and happy reefing!
I have included a link below to the 3/4" Spigot x barb adapter. The spigot section can be mounted and glued directly to the vectra compression nut. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Vectra M1 pump would work really well on a 180 gallon tank depending on the overall head height that it will need to push. For most common systems that only require about 4 to 5 feet the Vectra M1 works great.
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. The input and output of the Vectra pumps have threads or quick connect collets that will accept standard US plumbing. The output of the quick connect collets may need a little finesse to fit the proper sized 3/4" fitting.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
*Hours are estimated and will vary depending on battery life, pump mode and other factors.
The Vectra Advantage
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
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.
Too Expensive. POS By Seed on 3/24/2017Seed wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis pump basically sucks and so does their support. The first one I received it looked like it was a return repackaged. The second one I received it worked pretty well for about 6 months. Then I pulled the unit out to clean just the pump and it failed.
The lights on the controller which I never touched flashed every color of the aurora borealis. I called support and they sent me a new pump. I asked for a new controller. That didn't work of course.
They then sent me a new board to replace. That worked sort of, when I went to recalibrate the unit I could only get it to run at 35%. Any higher and the pump would wind up, cut off, wind up, cut off. I called their tech support, was routed to a guy and then he hung up on me. I tried calling another hour and their support was down.
I ran the pump @35% until today when I shut it off so my anem would get off the return drains. After an hour I turned it back on and it flashed a bunch of green hues, the white LEDs kept recycling. I called support again and they said the PSU is probably bad. I had to put my CC down again just to get a $10 PSU shipped, which will take 5 days.
If you value your tank DON'T buy this pump. It sucks especially for the price. I'd rather pay $500 for something that worked well even after simple maintenance. I hope the Varios is better. I may consider an external on my next build.
Thank god for BRS though. They keep me happy cause they're the best.
Quiet pump and nice web interface but flow not as advertised By rdlauer65 on 3/21/2017rdlauer65 would recommend this product to a friendI have been using the M1 for a little over a year and have been happy with the level of noise. That said, my assumption (very wrong) was that the flow rate would be about half of the 2000 GPH advertised due to the 4.5 feet of head, a couple of 90 degree elbows and a back flow valve. After installing the Neptune FMK, I was very surprised to see my max flow rate at just under 400GPH so decided to do a bucket test. The test result was 406GPH so the flow meter wasnt lying. After some looking around, this appears to be the case with a lot of pumps on the market so do yourself a favor and test to make sure you are getting the flow you are looking for regardless of the brand since advertised flow rates are likely well off.
Quiet By bchas41 on 3/12/2017bchas41 would recommend this product to a friendMy first one had a power supply failure, but their customer service got me a replacement ASAP. I thoroughly enjoy how quiet the pump is and love the capabilities that the DC pump gives you to dial in the flow.
It's a pump but an overpriced and not that powerful By Coralman101 on 11/2/2016Coralman101 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI tested the pump just as previous reviewer did and found similar results.
Good but not perfect By Patrick on 10/14/2016Patrick would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this pump as the return for my 250L Red Sea Reefer tank, and I'm very satisfied with my purchase, although the price did hurt my wallet a bit. I modified the return on my tank so that the return has a Locktight Y-spliter with 1.25" flares and am able to run the pump full speed, which has greatly improved the water movement and reduced the need for powerheads.
My only negative comments are that the pump is very quiet but not silent like everyone says, and the multiple modes really are of little use to me, that being said I would still highly recommend it for those looking for a high-end pump option.
Terrible customer support By Rupert on 9/1/2016Rupert wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI am setting up an L1 and an M1 on a new 280 gallon system.
Neither performs as per their output graphs.
Does it look great - YES
Does it sound quiet - YES
Is the controller cool - YES
Are the marketing materials too good to be true - YES!!!
I installed digital flow meters on both circuits as I am trying to be super scientific on this and had planned on running:
1. L1 feeding an SRO 6000 EXT which needs 900-1400 GPH. (I am maxed out at 1,000 GPH)
2. M1 feeding in series a 1/3hp chiller and UV sterilizer and I was hoping to push 600 gph through that loop... I am maxed out at 400 gph.
I isolated my system and did a bucket test into a trigger systems 10 gallon ATO tank timing the output for each gallon as the water level went past each gallon marking. Averaged out 21 gallon split times after throwing out the outlying first gallon data during pump startup.... performance was 50% less than what it should have been....
Ecotech response.... oh we will send you an adaptor....
My response.... I already have that adaptor installed....
Ecotech.... your system has a back pressure problem.... our pump is perfect.
(I also switched the M1 out for a Sicce pump rated for around 750gph.... so under half the size and it did about 80% of the M1)
When given scientific data their response was to stick their head in the sand.
If your flow rates are important to you don't believe their performance graphs!
ULTRA QUIET By Mark Steffen on 8/22/2016Mark Steffen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis pump is so quiet that I can't even hear it at max speed. This pump is totally controllable with the remote and has feed mode. Super clean looking and had NO issues installing this. Get one!
HIGHLY recommend! By FLSharkvictim on 8/6/2016FLSharkvictim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI been in the hobby for over 25 years and I have never seen a pump like this perform! 1st off you can't even hear it run, it's totally quiet w/ ZERO noise, you basically can't even tell it's running. M1 is build like a tank and the 2000gph it pushes out is per hour is Incredible. Let's put it this way, i have it turn up to 80% and i have a Aqua UV Sterilize that's 25 watts hard plumbed off of it and i still can't turn it all the way up. I have to push through my UV a min of 700-800 gph or it would not be working the way I needed it to work which is to kill algae. I can't even imagine going with the bigger pump on my 120 gallon tank / specs are the following 48 x 24 x 24, It's absolutely perfect for my tank! My opinion, best pump on the market. Dont believe everything read in regards to the bad reviews. Ecotech has a great customer service and if s something is wrong they will make it right. Actually they help me set up my ecotec reeflink in no time..
Hope it lasts! By ReeferXL on 7/29/2016ReeferXL wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have a M1 Vectra. Failed after fours months of use. Flashing green light. Not happy with ecotech service and I'm sending mine back to ecotech for repair at my cost. They are requiring me to send the whole product back for repairs. I got the feeling from the tech support agent they know about this problem but don't want to shell out the money to recall the product and make it right for all customers. They did absolutely no trouble shooting over the phone. It was like they knew there product had defects. I have also had problems with the battery backup and booster I bought to work with this pump.
Great Pump By Nathan on 7/12/2016Nathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had the advantage of 6 months of reviews before purchasing my pump so I knew about the fitting (abs to pvc, slight size mismatch from UK to US). I needed a Reeflink for my MP40s so it additionally working with the M1 pump worked out. I don't know why some complain that you HAVE to calibrate the pump for it to work isn't true, to take full advantage of its capabilities you should. going from a large, high heat producing and energy consuming return pump to this is a great improvement. I like the variable speed on demand with the knob and the variety of settings from the Reeflink. I also don't use an eternal controller.I feel the price is worth the technology and features.
Quiet! By Mark on 7/4/2016Mark would recommend this product to a friendVery quiet pump. I like the fact that you need to calibrate it. It takes a few minutes but this way, you set the max output to prevent any accidental disasters. i did notice someone in these reviews mentioned you need the Reeflink to set this pump to feed mode in conjunction with with Vortech pumps. I have not had this issue? If I set one of my Vortech pumps to feed mode, both my tanks with Vortech pumps and my Vectra go into feed mode without Reeflink.
Hint for getting the outlet barb in the m1 By Ralph on 6/25/2016Ralph would recommend this product to a friendJust received the m1 pump today. I found the same problem getting the outlet barb more than a fraction of the way in the outlet coupling others have reported. I had a piece of 1" pvc left over from building a plenum. It has a flair on one end to join two pipes together. The 1" end will shove all the way into the coupling so tight it may not need glueing. The same is true for the 3/4" slip barb on the flared end. You may have to purchase a long piece of pipe and cut to desired length, but this is easier and cheaper than other fixes.