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This will run using the Ecotech battery back up currently. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The L1 does come with slip-fit collars for the inlet and outlet which are set up for US plumbing. if you wish to do away with the slip collar and plumb onto the pump's threads, they do sell an adapter coupling which converts from the outside BSP threads to US slip.
The battery without the ecotech battery booster( coming soon from Ecotech) is not designed to run the L1 for more than a few hours. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Max Head Pressure means at that height the water flow GPH will be 0. at half of the head height the max flow will be half of the full amount.
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.
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.
Great Pump Be Careful of Human Error By JDowns on 9/13/2017JDowns would recommend this product to a friendFirst let me start out by saying I do like this pump on my Red Sea Reefer 525xl. Its dead quite and moves a ton of water. The ability to customize flow rates and patterns is great and very easy to setup.
Now for the bad and this is completely user error. I like others have suffered the pump seizing up. After disassembling the pump I found a few issues and this could be due to not performing quicker maintenance on the pump. The pump has been up and running for 9 months without issue. I found that when I took apart the pump the motor housing was not packed with calcification but some was present. Given the tight tolerances of the housing this led to grinding against the magnet (shavings present inside the housing). This further led to rust forming on the magnet.
I performed a vinegar bath inside the motor housing and removed any debris and checked that the inside plastic was smooth. Next I had to take a razor blade, tilted forward and away, and lightly scrape away the rust deposits. Once this was done I cleaned and dried the magnet and rechecked that the surface was smooth.
Once the motor was re-assembled it started without any issues.
I think Eco-Tech has a great motor here but just needs to further highlight and document proper maintenance of the motor. I'm certain that if I maintain the motor more regularly to include cleaning the inside housing that this issue won't arise again.
Not worth the money. By Fishbot on 9/7/2017Fishbot wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLess than a year on this pump and it siezed up. Junk. This hobby has strayed way too far from tried and true technologies. Give me an old cheap rio at least it would still be running.
I absolutely hate this pump By GrahamDenver on 9/5/2017GrahamDenver wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this pump thinking it was a premium option and I liked the features. I have also been very happy with the Radion lights I bought from Ecotech years ago. This pump is awful! It doesn't work with Apex, it doesn't work with a check valve... and evidentally it doesn't work if you dose. I'm on my second pump already and this one seems doomed to die the same death as the first. Their support want me to clean it a MINIMUM of once per month which I do... you can pretty much eat off the thing it looks so new and still it is 50/50 whether it starts up after maintenece.
If pump reliability is at all important to you... then do NOT buy this pump!
Seizing after less than a year By cbellm on 9/1/2017cbellm wouldn't recommend this product to a friendhave been running mine for less than a year and had noticed that things seemed to not to be running well. I disassembled and cleaned out the pump, but no luck pump continues to seize. extremely frustrating when you pay high dollar for a pump and it doesnt work. I suspect that it may very well be due to the numerous pits in the plastic where the rotor is placed.
Easy By Hikari on 5/24/2017Hikari would recommend this product to a friendSo far, this pump has been easy to work with and I'm excited to see the long term results.
Excellent Pump By Huck on 4/25/2017Huck would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this pump when I upgraded my reef tank from a 65 gal to a 120 custom install. I purchased primarily because I used Ecotech products in the past and I was pleased with the quality as well as the customer service, so I decided to give the L1 a try, and I am glad I did. This pump is by far quieter and has more power than the Mag 9 that I was using before. I also love the fact that I can control the flow rate without putting additional back pressure on the pump.
Think twice before buying!! By joe on 4/14/2017joe wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI thought this pump was a premium option. Think again! I am on my third power supply. The pumps changes speed completely with a mind of its own. I am running it at a fixed speed as a return pump. It reeks havoc on all my equipment and pH when changing speeds because I use it to power a manifold. I dose kalk in my ato and it keeps messing with the water levels in my sump and skimmer. Ecotech charges 25 dollars to overnight you anything, now they are telling me to unplug it from my eb832 because it's not compatible. And that I need to take it apart to clean it. It's barely been running 2 months in a system designed to make certain nothing can make it through the pump. I have to clean it once a month??? Not happy!!!
Quiet Powerful Pump By Jeremy on 3/15/2017Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to replace a LifeGard Quiet One Pro 6000 return pump on my 180G FOWLR tank. The LifeGard was loud, I could hear it through the entire house. The Vectra is amazing, I can't even hear it when I am sitting a few feet away from the aquarium. I have it running at about 80% and it is providing a similar water volume as the LifeGard at full power.
It would be great if the pump was controllable with my Apex, but I am able to control the on/off with an Apex outlet, and don't really need to adjust the power level very often.
The slow start is cool too, the old pump used to startle my wife when it kicked on. The Vectra just quietly ramps up to full power with no drama.
Great pump By Chefbill on 3/13/2017Chefbill would recommend this product to a friendSo far so good. Only been running it for a couple of weeks with no problems. Will update in a few months.
Super quiet but lacking flow on bigger system By Matt on 2/23/2017Matt would recommend this product to a friendI bought this pump after running a Sicce HF12.0 for 3 days on a new tank. The vibration from that pump was more than I could bear. I am really happy with how quiet the pump is compared to the Sicce. You can barely hear the pump through the wall (my tank is built into). Actually you can hear the water falling more than the pump. The only thing that I am disappointment with is the loss in flow through the system. Seems like I lost about half of what the Sicce could do. I am running a 210 6' tank, hard plumbing to a 60 sump and the drop in flow was big. At full strength I am probably getting around 1500 gph. Still not a bad trade off for how quiet this pump is. Maybe a bigger version will be made in the future.
Best Return Pump By Golden Pond on 1/14/2017Golden Pond would recommend this product to a friendOk I was running a Waveline DC Pump and crapped out at 6 months. Completely seized. Don't think BRS sells it anymore. I upgraded to this 9 months ago. So much better. Very constant and easy to clean and super quiet and strong. Ecotech is a solid company.
Why No Apex Support? By Danny on 11/22/2016Danny wouldn't recommend this product to a friendExtremely disappointed this pump can NOT run with my Apex. Actually not disappointed, I'm straight up pissed. Not sure if Neptune is trying to push people to buy the CORE pump or what. This needs to be fixed!