Varios vs Ecotech return pumps

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wlachnit, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Anyone with experience here and opinion. I use two return pumps, an Ectech L1 and a DC Current. D like to upgrade the DC Current to a better Pump.
  2. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    What's the DC currently being used for?
  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    My skimmer pump is a Varios and it has performed well over the year through all the abuse of chaeto caking inside.
  4. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I don't have any experience with the Ecotech, but VarioS has been what I've been using. PremiumAquatics has them for 30% off right now, best price I've ever seen on them (picked up a spare return).

    The features I like are controllable with Apex and the auto shutoff float-switch. Both not 100% needed, but they work well that I've set them up.

    Also, they are completely silent. 0 increase in decibels when on.

    I run the VarioS-4 for my return and VarioS-2 for my reactor/chiller line.
  5. Tmjvb

    Tmjvb Supporting Member

    I have the Ecotech Vectra M1 and L1. Both have been running flawlessly for over a year.
    Im using the L1 as a return to the display and the M1 for my chiller and frag tank.
    Both are super quiet and easy to calibrate/set up.
    My only complaint is that they are unable to connect to my apex WXM.
  6. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Thanks for feedback. I looked at Premium Aquatics first thing this morning and they were out of stock. That is/was definitely good price.

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