|*|| Innovative Mobius app-controlled liquid dosing pump great for many precision aquarium pump applications |
|*|| Commercial-grade aquarium dosing pump boasts impressive dosing range of 0.5µl to 300ml per minute |
|*|| Use as a stand alone unit or connect multiple pumps for countless aquarium applications (additional equipment required, sold separately) |
Feature-loaded peristaltic aquarium pump boasts ultra-precise dosing increments, wireless smart-device control, and robust construction for exceptional versatility, controllability, and long lasting use. The EcoTech Marine Versa Peristaltic Pump is a specially designed programmable peristaltic pump with features and performance that exceeds traditional dosing pumps making it ideal for a wide range of aquarium applications including dosing, auto top off (ATO), automated water changes, and reactor feeding. Complex programming is immediately simplified by using the power of your existing iOS or Android smart device. Simply download the Mobius app and enjoy intelligent control and BLE Bluetooth connectivity for super easy and lightning-fast calibration and programming. The Versa Pump boasts rugged, commercial-grade construction incorporating a DC stepper motor with a planetary gear drive configuration optimized for precision and longevity.
The EcoTech Marine Versa Peristaltic Pump features a clever expandable design allowing for single stand-alone use or as a multi-unit system comprised of over 200 Versa pumps per program group! Includes (1) Versa Pump VX-1 with universal 24V power supply, mounting triangle to mount the pump to a cabinet or wall, and push-to-connect fittings (1/4” OD) and barb adapters (1/4” ID).
Customize your EcoTech Marine Versa Peristaltic Pump with EcoTech Marine Versa Peristaltic Pump Accessories, each sold separately.
EcoTech Marine Versa Base Station (LA#112644) (Mfg# VXF-1-US) - Modular Base Station and Power Supply capable of supporting up to four individual Versa pumps.
EcoTech Marine Versa Stem Tube Connector (LA# 112645) (Mfg# VX101) - Includes Two Elbow Push to Connect Fittings.
EcoTech Marine Versa Push to Connect Tube Connector (LA# 112646) (Mfg# VX102) - Tubing assembly for the EcoTech Marine Versa peristaltic dosing pump perfect for use as an all in one replacement part.
EcoTech Marine Versa Tubing (LA# 112647) (Mfg# VX104) – 25 ft length of 1/4" OD Blue Polyurethane Tubing.
EcoTech Marine Versa Push to Connect Elbows (LA# 112648) (Mfg# VX108) - Four Pack Elbow Connectors for use with 1/4” OD
Please Note: The Mobius app is required to create a 24-hour dosing schedule for the EcoTech Marine Versa Peristaltic Pump VX-1. The Versa pump is controllable exclusively with Mobius and is not backward compatible with EcoSmart Live.
Minimum Dosing Volume: 0.5 µL
Maximum Dosing Volume: 300 mL/minute
Accuracy: +/- 0.2 mL for quantities of 1 mL or less, +/- 1% for quantities of 1-300 mL (2% advertised).
Input Voltage: 110-220V
Vertical Head Pressure: 18+ft (6m)
Tubing: 1/4” OD Polyethylene-Style Tubing for push-to-connect fittings or 1/4" ID soft-wall tubing for barb fitting
Dimensions: 3.45 x 3.15 x 2.34 in
EcoTech Marine Versa VX-1 Peristaltic Pump Features
- Wide range dosing capability (0.5 µL-300 mL/minute)
- Heavy-duty construction
- Consistent and reliable stepper motor with planetary gear drive
- Safeguards against over-dosing and user error
- Wireless communication onboard
- 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 (e.g., feed mode)
- Capacity of over 200 Versa pumps per system
- 1 Year parts and labor EcoTech warranty
- Quiet operation
- Modular design
- Easy to maintain
- Included Barbed Connector – two optional interchangeable connectors also available (push-to-connect stem, push-to-connect female).
With a range of 0.5 µL to 300 mL per minute, the Versa pump can be used for a wide range of aquarium applications. Fine control of very small dosing quantities for additives or liquid salts, large volume dispensing as part of an auto top off system, or for automated water changes.
Robust Heavy-Duty Construction
High capacity and commercial-grade construction mean the Versa pump is well-suited for continuous use applications. Rugged tubing that is easily replaceable makes for impressive longevity with minor effort to service.
Planetary Gear Drive
The drive configuration of the Versa pump is optimized for precision and longevity - two essential characteristics for a precise yet robust market-leading peristaltic pump.
Including safeguards, catch-up, and a myriad of other features: A defining characteristic of EcoTech equipment is the versatility and power of control offered to the aquarium hobbyist. A defining characteristic of Mobius is packaging all this capability in a way that makes programming and control intuitive, quick, and painless.
Mobius is EcoTech’s new equipment control app.
Free for download from your favorite iOS or Android app store (available at the time of Versa public launch), Mobius turns your smart device into the control center for your EcoTech equipment. Other than your iOS or Android smart device, no additional controller is required.
By using app control as the interface for programming the Versa, complex programming is immediately simplified by using the power and simplicity of your existing smart device. App control removes the need to access a control panel and cycle through options and settings with a cumbersome onboard interface and hard to press buttons.
When setting up the Versa to dose, three modes can be selected; Continuous Mode, Manual Mode, or Auto Mode.
Continuous Mode sets a dosing rate (volume/min) that runs when the pump is powered. Continuous Mode is an “always-operating” dosing mode and needs to be controlled by external means (controller, timer, float switch).
Continuous Mode Use Case: Using the Versa pump as part of an auto top off setup would be a Continuous Mode use case. This configuration involves pairing a Versa pump running in Continuous Mode with a float switch that activates when water levels drop. A good value for flow rate, in this case, is mainly dependent on the size of the aquarium and the differential between high and low positions on the float switch. (A substantial required volumetric change will most likely benefit from a higher
Manual Mode allows the selection of the dosing volume and duration. The Versa pump dispenses that volume at a rate consistent with the total volume desired. The rate can be set by time start and stop and a total dose volume, in which case the pump determines the appropriate dose rate. Multiple periods can be set (up to 30). The Catch-Up toggle, when engaged, allows the Versa pump to make up the dosing difference if the pump is shut down or is interrupted for some time. Catch-Up only doses missed volume up to the same days set total. It will not attempt to make up multiple days’ worth of dosing.
Manual Mode Use Case: This mode is an excellent option for replacing an existing
dosing schedule. An advantage over current dosing pumps includes dosing the
planned daily volume continuously over a more appropriate time period as opposed
to fixed-rate dosing, which runs at the same rate until the total volume is complete
(discreet). Discreet dosing points can also be created if that is the user’s preference.
Dosing additives or food continuously over long periods may be a preferred dosing
solution as it will not cause sudden changes in aquarium chemical parameters that
may occur if single dosing events are utilized.
Auto Mode schedules dosing specific to what additive or solution is dosed. This mode
capitalizes on standard dosing practices and knowing water parameter changes in
a reef aquarium based on light cycle and inhabitant biological activity. The dosing pump
will not determine how much to dose (that requires testing and tuning). It will,
however, schedule dosing around the salt or additive solution selected and best
practices associated with dosing that particular salts or additives.
- Magnesium morning, Calcium afternoon, ALK Buffer night time.
- Trace Elements dosed during or shortly before the brightest part of the scheduled photoperiod.
- Calcium Reactor - Dose a higher ratio of daytime volume to night time volume to mitigate pH swings.
- Kalkwasser - Dose higher ratio of nighttime volume to day time volume to mitigate pH swings.
- Adaptive ATO - After a few refill cycles the Vectra pump learns the approximate rate of evaporation and performs continuous top off. Evaporation rate is ‘measured’ once a week to account for seasonal evaporation changes, resulting in much more stable salinity and sumps water level (especially useful for sumpless nano aquariums).
Auto Mode is ideal for all your aquarium dosing and top off activities. Simply choose the purpose or additive and then tune the dosing or set to your current expected volumetric requirements, and Auto Mode handles the rest.