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Ecotech Marine Vortech Battery Backup

Ecotech Marine Vortech Battery Backup

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Ecotech Marine Vortech Battery Backup Information

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This product is for any serious aquarium hobbyist that owns or plans to own an EcoTech Marine VorTech pump. By adding IceCap`s Battery Backup you are insulated from power interruptions for up to 30 hours. In 4 - 10 hours of no flow, an aquarium with all its fish and corals begins to die. Buy time, it`s rarely for sale.

Product Features:
  • Reef Tank Insurance in an aluminum housing.
  • Backup power for 30 or more hours on a VorTech Pump.
  • Can Connect to another Battery Backup for 2X the run time.
  • Can power 2 VorTech pumps(for 50% as long) with use of Battery Backup Cable IC9133
  • Comes with Trickle Charger so you`re always prepared.
  • Complete package comes with all the wiring cables needed.
Product Benefits:
  • Designed to power the EcoTech Marine VorTech Pump.
  • Knowing you are a responsible reef keeper.
  • Vacation better. Sleep better. Peace of mind.


  • One size, an 18 Amp Hour 12-volt sealed battery.
  • Powder-coated white aluminum housing.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 9" x 7" x 3.25"

Battery Backup Accessory
The VorTech Battery Backup will power one pump for up to 30 hours or two pumps for 15 hours each. Alternatively, multiple battery backups can plugged in to each other to provide even more run time during a power outage. There is no other product that detects an outage and provides as much insurance for so little money.

Manufacturer Info

Ice Cap Aquarium Supplies
IceCap has been introducing innovative lighting products into the aquarium hobby for more than two decades. The company is committed to producing benchmark quality products and has set the standard for efficiency and reliability. IceCap is committed to nurturing and supporting an increasingly self-sustaining hobby of coral reef enthusiasts. IceCap started the R.E.E.F. Foundation to encourage and facilitate recycling, education and a more conscientious use of both living and material resources. We carry a variety of IceCap aquarium lighting supplies including bulbs, fixtures, retrofit kits and accessories.

Ecotech Marine Vortech Battery Backup Reviews

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Should be a required purchase

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/1/2009 from MIAMI BEACH, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: If you live anywhere where brown-outs or natural disasters happen, GET IT! gives you piece of mind. But remember to have your Vortech a little higher in the water column (3" below the water) so when there is a power outage it will still create oxygen. If the pump is too low, your fish will not be happy and the backup will only be for circulation.

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Critical for Redundancy

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/18/2008 from NEW ULM, MN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This solid, heavy little unit, built & backed by Icecap, is a perfect complement to EcoTech Marine's VorTech. It truly is insurance in a box, and is a better alternative by far than my previous "prayer method" approach to a power outage. I also see that Icecap plans to offer a battery replacement in 5-6 years with equivelant or current technology for a projected nominal fee of roughly $65 + shipping... now that's thinking ahead.

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Good, except...

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 6/25/2008 from Roseville, CA
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: The EcoTech system is the way to go, however after purchasing 2 MP40W's and a battery backup, and installed everything, found out that the battery backup only comes with 1 cable to hook up only 1 pump. So far I have not been able to find any retailer who sell's the needed cable for 2nd pump, and have been directed to contact icecap, which on their website does not have any mention of it either. All in all I love the system, however EcoTech needs to include the 50 cent cable to maximize the backup power and not nickle and dime the consumer.

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Ecotech Backup Battery

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/18/2007 from CARMEL, IN UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Could have been (better) designed with wire connections on the top so that you can place it upright on the floor behind the tank, but I guess they figured you would mount it inside the stand. Also, there are connections for the battery to run two Ecotech units, but the battery comes with only one set of connecting wires for one pump (?).Besides these minor issues, its simple to install, worked when I tested it, and does give you a sence of comfort knowing you will have power in a blackout.

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