Why, EcoTech Marine, of course!
The latest and greatest from the makers of the much-lauded (and deservedly so) VorTech powerhead line comes the EcoSmart Driver, pictured above.
On the heels of the release of their new battery backup, the EcoSmart is an upgrade for existing Wireless Wave Drivers (WWD) and will be included with all newly sold VorTech pumps.
EcoTech promises improved wireless range, integrated new “EcoSmart” wave modes, an Auto Tune mode and more.
How much more? Let’s take a looksie:
- Improved wireless range
- Wave Auto-Tune Mode
- On/off button
- EcoSmart Nutrient Transport Mode
- EcoSmart Tidal Swell Mode
- Dark Mode
- New and improved Night Mode, Feed Mode and Battery Backup Power Meter
- Classic Reef Crest, Lagoonal, Short Pulse and Long Pulse Modes still included
- Plus a new more water resistant driver case
- Depeche Mode*
*OK, I made up the last one just to see if you were still with us.
Here’s a rundown of some of the actual modes featured on the all-new EcoTech Marine EcoSmart Driver.
EcoSmart Tidal Swell Mode
In this EcoSmart mode water is circulated to create a harmonic balance in your aquarium reminiscent of the changing flow conditions that would be found in nature. Over the course of several hours, the flow pattern will go from very chaotic with an emphasis on left to right flow direction to an emphasis on right to left flow direction, all the while experiencing calm period in between and followed by a great surge of flow at the very end of the cycle. Adjusting the dial changes the maximum speed achieved at any time during this mode. Slave pumps should be positioned opposite the master and on the back of the tank to take full advantage of the EcoSmart modes.
EcoSmart Nutrient Transport Mode
In this EcoSmart mode, water is circulated in a two phase program consisting of wave motion to stir up detritus and surging motion to move the detritus into your overflow where it can be skimmed out. This effect promotes maximum health and nutrient export, as well as increased growth for sensitive corals such as SPS. Adjusting the dial changes the maximum speed achieved at any time during this mode. Slave pumps should be positioned opposite the master and on the back of the tank to take full advantage of the EcoSmart modes.
Classic Reef-Crest and Lagoonal Random Modes
In random mode you can toggle between two different modes, Reef-Crest and Lagoonal. When a pump is in Lagoonal Random Mode, the dial is used to set the maximum operational speed, and the driver will automatically randomize the pumps output to simulate either a high (Reef-Crest) or low (Lagoonal) energy reef environment. If this pump is a master, the associated slave pumps will replicate the master in sync or anti-sync modes.
Suffice to say more news will break soon and we will have the new VorTechs w/ EcoSmart up for pre-order soon.
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