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Ecotech Marine Versa VX-1
EcoTech Marine has been at the top of their game since they made their debut into the aquarium industry with the MP40 Vortech Pump. They changed the lighting game with the release of their Radion LED Light Fixture, which is already in its 4th generation and has steadily improved each gen. Their Vectra pumps have set the standard for what a controllable return pump should be. And now... now they release a new dosing pump...?! Say whaaaa...?! Yes, as many of you may have seen or read about, EcoTech Marine has gone and dropped the announcement of another gem on us, the Versa Peristaltic Dosing Pump System.
Versa stands for versatility. This pump was designed to handle all your dosing needs, from Balling Method, to feeding your calcium reactor, to auto-top-off, and to your automatic water changes - oh baby! The Versa was designed from the ground up - not some relabeled peristaltic pump using the same components as any other on the market - with some original parts from a shaft that acts as the axis for rotation, to a stepper motor design and their motherboard.
The Versa is App controlled where you can set it up the frequency rates of dosing, to max dosage a day, and even emergency power outtage programming to evenly dose for the time it was out of power. This can all be dosed out of either of their three line connection options: barbed, female push connects, and elbow push connects.
Expandable. The Versa VX-1 can be purchased as a single doser, with the ability for it to be mounted by its cleat harness, however, if you "need" to expand and save room, Ecotech offers the VXB. The VXB is the base power control station that will allow up to four Versa Dosing Pumps to run on a single mounted platform and powered by a single power supply. But, if you are already projecting you will need more pumps of the jump, the VXF will also be offered which comes complete with four VX-1s and the VXB base station.
Talk about durable, with EcoTech`s quality control their accelerated wear test has already projected numbers of up 100 years worth of water changes from multiple pumps, so you can be sure this may be the last dosing pump you will need - take my money!
Mobius is EcoTech’s new Equipment control app. Mobius is available for free download from the iOS and Android app store (available at time of Versa publis launch). Mobius turns your smartphone or device into the control center for your EcoTech equipment including the Versa.
After installing the Mobius app you will be prompted to create a tank profile – you can then add all available (and compatible) EcoTech equipment and within minutes create a fully customized program schedule.
By using app control as the interface for programming the Versa – the user gets fast and simple touch screen control of the equipment – this greatly simplifies complex programming by utilizing the computing power of the smart device and its intuitive touch screen interface. This removes the need to access a control panel and cycle through options and settings with a cumbersome onboard interface and hard to press buttons.
Other than an iOs or Android smart device no additional controller is required.
The Versa pump is controllable exclusively with Mobius and is not backwards compatible with EcoSmart Live.
The base station includes a tactile button for each pump to manually dose or prime a pump (both functions are also available through the Mobius app).
The Mobius app is required to create a 24 hour dosing schedule for the Vectra.
The Versa has an impressive list of features that are likely to expand as Mobius develops and with the addition of future equipment currently in development by EcoTech Marine.
Large range dosing capability (.5ul-300ml/minute)
Heavy Duty Construction
Consistent and Reliable Stepper Motor with Planetary Gear Drive
Safeguards against over-dosing and user error
Mobius Programming Allows For:
- Continuous dosing over time
- Up to 30 discreet dosing points
- 3 Dosing Modes; Automated, Calculated or Manual
- Dosing as part of scenes and routines
- Integration with other EcoTech/Mobius equipment (eg. Feed mode)
- Capacity of over 200 Versa pumps per system
1 Year Parts and Labor EcoTech Warranty
Easy to maintain
Included Barbed Connector – Two Optional Interchangeable connectors also available. (Push to connect stem, Push to connect female).
|3.45" x 3.15" x 2.34"|
(with barb connectors)
|4.231" x 3.15" x 2.34"|
|Min dosing volume:||.5ul/min|
|Max dosing volume:||300ml/min|
|Accuracy:||+/- .2ml for quantities of 1ml or less,
+/- 1% for quantities of 1- 300ml (2% advertised)
|Vertical Head Pressure:||18`+ (6m)|
|Connector Options:||¼" stem for push-to-connect fittings*,
¼" female push-to-connect female*,
¼" barb for soft-wall tubing (*denotes accessory)
|Tubing:||¼" OD Polyethylene-Style Tubing for push-to-connect fittings
or ¼" OD soft-wall tubing for barb fitting
EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, we realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums—and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, we have worked tirelessly to improve the “state of the art” to enable our customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why our products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists—making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.