EcoTech Marine

Vectra M1 DC (2000 GPH)

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Introducing the World's Smartest Return Pump

With some of the most advanced pump technology on the market today Ecotech has stepped it up another notch with their Vectra M1 DC Pump.  With their QuietDrive technology keeping the pumps noise to an absolute minimum in almost any application.  The Vectra M1 can be used as a standard Return pump, or Closed loop pump.  When in a closed loop application you can utilize the same EcoSmart modes that made their Vortech pumps so outstanding.

  • Pump Type: Centrifugal / DC
  • Flow: 2000 gph (7500 lph)
  • Pressure: 21.5' (6.5m)
  • Wattage: 80W
  • Dimensions: 6.0" H x 5" W x 7.5" L
  • Input Size: 1" (25mm)
  • OutputSize: .75" (19mm)
  • Programmable: Yes
  • Return Mode: Yes
  • Closed Loop Mode: Yes
  • ESL/ReefLink: Yes
  • Feed Mode: Yes
  • Battery Backup Compatible: Yes


 Flexible Installation

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.


Vectra Driver

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

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


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.

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UPC 019962011740
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Product Questions

Hi, what would I need to make this pump work/couple with a Red Sea Reefer 350 tank? It has that green flex tube for the return and I'm not sure what's the best fittings to use or size. Thanks for the help!
Question by: Richard on Jun 5, 2017, 12:49 PM
The Vectra pumps come with slip couplers and if you wish to connect to the 3/4" output, you will need a spigot x barb fitting.


Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 12, 2017, 1:33 PM
I'm considering the Vectra for my system: my sump is in my basement and I need to know how long the cord is connecting the controller and the pump? Can an extension be added if necessary?
Question by: Brad on Jan 16, 2017, 1:36 PM
Great question! The cord on that will be about 10ft with the driver power supply. You can easily add an extension cord if necessary. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Jan 16, 2017, 2:26 PM
Hello - I currently run a 300 gallon SPS tank with the sumps down in the basement. Head pressure on my external Barracuda is 4500 GPH at 12ft head pressure. I was thinking of adding one of these pumps under display cabinet as a closed loop pump. Would this disrupt the Barracuda pump pressure if I used the ecosmart features on the closed loop pump? Meaning this would essentially hold back the return of my main external pump in feed mode when used. Please let me know...thanks Ed
Question by: Ed on Jan 11, 2017, 1:07 PM
Great question! Using this pump in a closed loop setup is much like adding more power heads to your tank. In this setup, all it will affect is the various flow rates and patterns in the tank. It will not affect your return pump and its primary operation of recirculating the water through the display and the filtration system. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Jan 12, 2017, 4:03 PM
It says that this pump has EcoSmart Live which, "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. Apex has a module, the WXM that controls wireless pumps so I am just curious if these pumps will work on the apex module?
Question by: Matthew Moore on Dec 28, 2016, 8:57 PM
Great question! Unfortunately, this EcoTech product is not compatible with the Neptune Apex WXM module. In order to connec the Vectra pumps to EcoSmart Live, you would need the ReefLink listed below. :-)

Answer by: Randy on Jan 4, 2017, 3:32 PM
I have a 65 gallon sps reef and am considering using this pump as my return pump. The internal overflow system can only handle about 700 gph, can this pump be dialed down that low without damage to the pump?
Question by: Matt Hall on Dec 17, 2016, 1:40 PM
Great question! Unfortunately the manufacturer has not provided us with the various flow ratings at each set point, but it is absolutely capable of long term use at each setting without the worry of damaging the pump. As long as you use the available presets, you will be just fine! :-)
Answer by: Randy on Dec 22, 2016, 5:29 PM
Hello, what is the warranty on this pump?
Question by: Rod on Nov 1, 2016, 12:50 AM
Hello there,
Ecotech Marine provides a 1 year warranty on their pumps. Have a great day and happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack on Nov 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
I see the Vectra M1 is 80 watts, what is the amp at full power?
Question by: Doug on Sep 17, 2016, 10:51 PM
Hey Doug,
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 service@ecotechmarine.com
Answer by: Eric Crees on Sep 26, 2016, 10:41 AM
Is this pump powerful enough for a 180gl reef tank?
Question by: Mark Steffen on Jul 25, 2016, 1:08 AM
Hi Mark,
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.
Answer by: Charlie on Jul 25, 2016, 8:20 AM
Has support been added yet to the Neptune Apex system? Hopefully via the VXM module...
Question by: Marco Davila on Jun 23, 2016, 6:31 PM
No, Unfortunately Support between the Vectra and WXM module does not seem to be an option. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 23, 2016, 6:57 PM
I see below some questions for tubing, but I noticed some m1 accessories. VECTRA M1 SCH. 40 ADAPTER KIT - ECOTECH MARINE and the Vectra M1 Barb & Screen Kit. Reviews on the barb say it doesnt fit and need to be sanded down. My question is the easiest way to connect a 1 inch flexible tubing to this pump? With the method you described in the other 7/8 tube question?
Question by: David on Jun 3, 2016, 4:31 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Jun 9, 2016, 10:39 AM
hi will 3/4 sch 40 pipe glue into the culping on the vectra ?
Question by: ron on May 8, 2016, 7:44 AM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on May 10, 2016, 4:51 PM
What is the total head height this pump can handle
Question by: Sam Tirelli on Apr 29, 2016, 7:25 AM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 29, 2016, 2:46 PM
will this pump fit in the emerald 26 return?
Question by: Rory on Apr 23, 2016, 11:11 PM
Great question!
The M1 would be tight an may fit however there would be vibration issues as the chamber is only 5" wide
Answer by: Connor on Apr 26, 2016, 6:59 PM
Hi, how would the m1 out be connected to tubing with 7/8th internal diameter?
Question by: Art on Mar 30, 2016, 10:09 PM
Great question!
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
SKU: 202568

1" Pipe Adapter Spigot x Barb
SKU: 207927
Answer by: Connor on Mar 31, 2016, 2:57 PM
Does the pump have an automatic shut off in case the water level is low?
Question by: Art on Mar 25, 2016, 5:57 PM
Great question!
This pump does not have a low water shut off unfortunately. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Mar 28, 2016, 11:08 AM
Is the m1 suitable for a 55g reef tank?
Question by: Art on Mar 18, 2016, 12:21 AM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Mar 18, 2016, 2:48 PM
What is the minimum flow produced by this pump at zero head pressure?
Question by: Join the Revolution on Mar 17, 2016, 9:45 AM
Where can I find a 3/4in. Flat Seat Hose Barb that will fit on the Vectra M1
Question by: Justin on Mar 14, 2016, 8:39 AM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Mar 15, 2016, 11:41 AM
Are these pumps now apex WXM controllable?
Question by: Dustin Carroll on Jan 15, 2016, 2:45 PM
Great question!
The WXM does not currently work with the Vectra pump. Hopefully in the near future they will have the proper programming set up!
Answer by: Connor on Jan 15, 2016, 3:23 PM