Vectra Return Pump Modes
Constant Speed Mode: Constant 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 Mode: At 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 Lock: Speed 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 unwated changes in speed.
Close Loop Modes
Lagoonal Random: Lagoonal 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 Random: Reef Crest Random Mode simulates a high-energy reef environment. The pump will change speed frquently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surging tide. This is a favorite of SPS coral.
Gyre: Gyre Mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and counter clockwise flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours.
ESL via Mobile Device: All 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 Backup Mode: Blizzard. Hurricane. A motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens. The power goes out... Vectra pumps are compatible with the Ecotech Battery Back up accessory.
The Vectra Advantage
Quiet Operation: The QuietDrive technology as used in the VorTech line is now available for the heart of your aquarium: the return pump.
- Communications with QD and EcoSmart compatible devices
- Motor noise minimization technology - nearly silent.
- Operational efficienty
Battery Backup: In an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4-10 hours. The Battery Back up is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing. By adding the Battery Back up, your tank is isolated from power interruptions, helping protect your valuable investment - and yoru tank inhabitants.
Controllability: Your Vectra pump is a feature-rich web-enabled device with all of the innovation you have grown to expect from EcoTech Marine. Out of the box you can control yoru Vectra using the QuietDrive driver. Cycle your settings, choose a mode, and enter a feed mode right through the control knobs and buttons. In addition, the Vectra really shines when connected to the power of EcoSmart Live through the ReefLink. Using ESL, the Vectra can be programmed with daily scheduled that five you ultimate flexibility. ESL allows you to synchronize your Vectra with VorTech pumps to take full advantage of nutrient transport mode. The Vectra will allow you to cycle more water to your sump and skimmer exactly when detritus has been stirred up into your water column.
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 ReefLink, your Vectra pump can send you performance and status alerst right to your mobile device and 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.
The Vectra pumps feature a sealed motor and magnetic drive for internal and external operation as a return pump or clsoed loop flow. The Vectra's flexibility will fit the needs of your system.
- Two distinct operational configurations
- Return pump features Calibration and Speed Lock
- Closed loop features Random and Pulsing modes
Using the QuickCouple Connector:
- Installation of the connector requires the correct size plumbing and ABS cement.
- Slide the Union Collar onto the pipe with the thread side pointing down.
- Apply ABS cement to the inside of the Union Coupling and slide on to the bottom of the pipe. Make sure to allow the ABS cement to properly dry before operation.
- Flow: 1400 gph (5300 lph)
- Wattage: 55 W
- Footprint: 3.5"x6"
- Fittings: Input: 1" Output: 0.75"
- Wireless: Included
- Max Head Pressure: 11.5 Feet
- Additional Information
- Product Specs
Manufacturer Ecotech Marine