Ecotech Marine to Begin Shipping the Vectra S1 Pump Soon



Like the M1 and L1, the S1 also works on EcoSmart Live (ESL).  If you do not own any Ecotech Marine products already, then you may not know that EcoSmart devices can be controlled from anywhere in the world using the web-based control system. This is done via the cloud using Ecotech Marine’s Reeflink WiFi hub, which can control any number of Ecotech devices.

When used with the ReefLink, your Vectra pump can send performance and status alerts right to your mobile device or computer.  The return pump is the heart of any aquarium and without it a tank can crash in under 24 hours.

Through ESL, the pump can be configured as a return or closed-loop pump.  Most importantly, the pump can be calibrated for a flow rate that is appropriate for your particular application.

There are 5 modes available in Return Pump Mode: Constant Speed Mode, Feed Mode, Speed Lock Mode, ESL via Mobile Device, and Battery Backup Mode.  In Closed Loop Mode you have your choice of setting it up in Lagoonal Random, Reef Crest Random, or Gyre Mode.

The Vectra S1 is slightly smaller than the M1 and L1 models. This smaller footprint could mean the difference in whether or not it is able to fit into a smaller sump’s return pump compartment.

Traditional AC pumps, when used as a return pump, are flow controlled through the use of a choke valve, also known as a ball valve or gate valve.  This method of control is inherently inefficient for two reasons. First , the AC
pump is often over-powered for your given setup to allow for flexibility.  Second, by
adding artificial impedance to your flow, electricity is wasted. The Vectra pumps will always operate
at the optimum efficiency because there is no need to use a flow restricting valve to achieve your
desired flow rate.
The Vectra S1 will include the same QuietDrive technology that allows the pump to run with very little noise production.
Vectra S1 Features:
  • DC Fully Controllable
  • QD Driver included
  • Inline or Submersible
  • Adjustable Volute
  • Quick Couples Included
  • ESL Enabled with ReefLink
  • Return Pump or Closed Loop
  • Pre-programmed Modes
  • Wireless RF communication
  • Dimensions: Length: 6″  Width 3.5″

Once this Ecotech Marine pump hits stores, you can expect to pay $275.00 for this latest pump.  Ecotech expects to begin shipping the S1 on September 4th. Supplies will be limited initially, and some companies are taking pre-orders now.


About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.