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Old 05/25/2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Aquatronica Releases new Echotech Wireless module

The ACQ470 was released at Interzoo and is ready for sale. I understand it controls all Echotech products from the MP-40's to the Radion Lights and also the Vectra Pump. I am really looking forward to this must have item.

They also released some new models of LED lights for SW and FW tanks.

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Old 05/25/2016, 06:02 PM   #2
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Is this reversed engineering? Not even Neptune has had EcoTech's support for the Vectra.


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Old 05/25/2016, 07:29 PM   #3
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Is this reversed engineering? Not even Neptune has had EcoTech's support for the Vectra.
I was told by someone in attendance that it does control the Vectra. Until Aquatronica makes it official I cannot vouch any further than that.

BTW what makes you so shocked that AQT could reverse engineer it. Almost everything in the Neptune Apex is reversed engineered Aquatronica ideas and hardware from ACQ110 which they made 10+ years ago.


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Old 05/25/2016, 07:33 PM   #4
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I was told by someone in attendance that it does control the Vectra. Until Aquatronica makes it official I cannot vouch any further than that.

BTW what makes you so shocked that AQT could reverse engineer it. Almost everything in the Neptune Apex is reversed engineered Aquatronica ideas and hardware from ACQ110 which they made 10+ years ago.
I am not shocked that it could be reverse engineered. I would just be surprised if EcoTech gave aquatronica access to the vectra before Neptune, given the popularity of the Apex.


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Old 05/25/2016, 08:43 PM   #5
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Who knows, maybe you don't need permission. After all it is just a data stream of commands. Maybe you do need permission and Echotech does not see aquatronica as a threat to their own future controller or maybe they are upset that Neptune is making a competing pump or maybe my source got the wrong info.
In a couple of days we will know for sure.

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Old 05/30/2016, 02:30 AM   #6
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any news on this one ?


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Old 05/30/2016, 10:11 PM   #7
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Not yet, they just got back and said they will email me in a couple of days.
I should know by Wednesday what is happening.
I will post all the details once I have them.


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Old 06/06/2016, 03:28 PM   #8
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Well folks I don't know if I over stepped my bounds or something but no one from Aquatronica is telling me anything. I have sent several messages and the only reply I got was the module will be released at the end of the month. I have to assume the firmware will also be released then because without it the module would be useless.

No one is confirming the Vectra story or giving me any kind of feedback on what to expect in the next firmware update.


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Old 06/21/2016, 12:15 PM   #9
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Well some news has come out but I am told that further details will not be revealed until the end of the month.

Two new modules were introduced along with the slimline LED's

ACQ470 ECO-MODULE : Radian Lights and Vortech Pumps

ACQ480 JB -MODULE : Module for 0-5v and -+10V Dimming Pumps
I am not familiar with JB pump systems but I guess if you own one this is great news.

No specifics on which Echotech pumps. My friend still says that they will control Vectra, but he was told that by word of mouth. He said he did see it control Radian lights and MP-40s.


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Old 09/01/2016, 11:37 PM   #10
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I am told the Module will be released at Macna. So I guess some lucky folks who attend will be able to get one there.


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Old 12/19/2016, 10:09 PM   #11
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Any update on this? Has anyone tried it? Where can I get one?


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Old 01/02/2017, 08:42 PM   #12
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I have not heard a word about it since Macna. I have been really busy the last few months and just forgot to inquire. I will ask Erik about it tomorrow.


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Old 01/06/2017, 11:59 AM   #13
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Have you seen it in action?


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Old 01/26/2017, 11:59 AM   #14
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No.
I know Erick has seen it in action


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Old 02/10/2017, 06:55 AM   #15
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Goods is on the way to reach OceanView. You will have ecotech module in few weeks
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Old 02/10/2017, 11:38 AM   #16
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Old 02/19/2017, 08:58 PM   #17
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When is the flow meter coming out?


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Old 01/10/2018, 08:02 PM   #18
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Don't know if anyone else got an Echotech module yet but I have one that is on its way. I will post some pics when it arrives.


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Old 02/22/2018, 02:04 PM   #19
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Getting the Eotech module is a bust. They never shipped it.
Sorry guys.

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