L2 RETURN PUMPEcoTech Marine® has set new standards for equipment in saltwater aquariums. The Vectra™ is no exception. The world’s smartest return pump can be run on a schedule, wirelessly give you updates on the operation and be automatically configured to work with your specific aquarium setup.
Flow: 3,100 gph (11,500 lph)
Max Head Pressure: 21.5 feet (6.5m)
Footprint: 5 in. x 8.5 in. (126.8mm x 215.15mm)
Fittings: Input: 1.5 in. (38 mm)
Output: 1.25 in (31.75mm)
CalibrationThe Vectra™ can be set to auto calibrate to your tank. As a return pump, this smart feature prevents back siphoning if the pump is turned down and also provides a neutral flow condition in feed mode.
ESL via Mobile DeviceAll Vectra™ pumps are compatible with ReefLink. Reeflink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmart® Live, the web-based aquarium command center from EcoTech Marine®.
Battery BackupBlizzard. Hurricane. A motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens. The power goes out… Vectra pumps are compatible with the EcoTech® Battery Backup accessory.
FLEXIBLE INSTALLATIONIncluded 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 MODES
Constant SpeedConstant Speed mode is the default mode of the Vectra, this makes the pump produce flow at a constant speed that is determined by the position of the dial.
Feed ModeAt the touch of a button the Vectra pump will temporarily pause the current mode and idle allowing food to be added to the tank without being cycled into the overflow and filtration.
Speed LockSpeed Lock gives you the ability to lock in a desired speed on the pump by disabling the control dial protecting you from accidental and not so accidental unwanted changes in speed.
CLOSED LOOP MODES
Lagoonal RandomLagoonal Random mode simulates a low-energy lagoon environment. The speed of the pump is changed slowly to recreate the gentle currents of a lagoon.
Reef Crest RandomReef Crest Random mode simulates a high-energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surging tide. This is a favorite of SPS coral.
GyreGyre mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and counterclockwise flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours.
BATTERY BACKUP COMPATIBLEIn an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals can 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.
** For best performance when in return pump configuration, a Vectra Battery Backup Booster is required.
THE VECTRA ADVANTAGE- Cost Savings
- Active Feedback
- 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 method of control is inherently inefficient for two reasons. The AC pump purchased must often be overpowered for your given setup to allow for flexibility, and 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.
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.