Today I will be showcasing the all new Vectra L1 DC pump by ecotech marine. I got to see this at Macna 2015 and I got to say I was impressed enough to preorder it. I got mine from Vectra L1 DC pump for $449 with free shipping. This pump might be a bit overkill for my 90 gallon tank but I rather have too much than too little flow and with this pump you can dial it down so it’s a win-win. This pump boasts 3100 gallons per hour at 21 feet Max head. It has a 1 1/2inch inlet and a 1 inch outlet, now you can use this inline (which I’m doing) or submersible. This pump could also be used in a closed loop system to just circulate the main tank. This pump has the all new quiet drive that you actually have to touch it to know that it’s running. This pump has cool features kind of like The MP power heads, it has a feed mode which will keep water in the pipes just before it goes into the main tank. So you’re not actually circulating anything but not having to turn the pump off.
You can program this pump for a maximum of volume and a maximum of sound. Say your tank can actually handle 3100 gallons an hour it might make a little bit of a gurgle/Splashing noise based on your overflows. You can program the pump at a slower speed when you’re around so that noise is minimized and then ramp it up while you’re gone to get the water flowing. You can use this with reef link (you can buy it here Reeflink)that way you will receive status reports about the performance of your pump and you can control it via a phone app. This pump has multiple modes that you can chose from, it literally is the smartest pump of its kind.
If you’re worried about losing power (who isn’t with thousands invested) you can use the ecotech battery backup (you can buy it here Battery backup) in case of an outage the pump will continue to run minimally to conserve power consumption hopefully till you regain power. All in all I think I’m going to love this pump for years to come, hope to add photos soon.