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Maxspect Gyre Generator Flow Pump

Maxspect Gyre Generator Flow Pump

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New! Silent Suspension Magnet Mount dampens vibration and minimizes noise.

Next Generation of Water Moving Technology

The Maxspect Gyre 50W (maximum flow rate - 5000GPH) is the world`s first "Gyre"- generating water moving device for aquariums. Compared to traditional powerheads and wavemakers that are based on propeller nozzle flow technology, the Maxspect Gyre is based on advanced crossflow technology which produces massive horizontal water movement leaving little to no dead spots in its wake.

Gyre Generation - New -Crossflow Technology

A) Virtually no dead spots
B) Evenly distributed flow rate throughout the entire aquarium
C) Water bounces back from the other side to create a full circulation, ie. generating "gyre flows"

Other Pumps - Standard Propeller Nozzle Technology

A) Dead spots with relatively poor water movement
B) Very strong flow in the center, making coral placement very difficult
C) Very weak flow near the other end of the aquarium

Why gyre generator and not wavemaker?
Wavemakers excel in making waves, while waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are in fact moving the majority of the water vertically up and down, with relatively low horizontal movement, especially near the bottom of the aquarium.

On the other hand, gyre generators excel in moving sheer flow of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The sheer flow of water is so strong that i would bounce back from the opposite site to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, ie. generating "gyre flows".

Gyres are ocean current systems that basically move the water in a circular way. A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre`s rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

Features
- Revolutionary Crossflow Technology
- Discrete design
- Virtually No Dead spots
- Evenly Distributed Flow
- Gyre Generating Flows
- Controller with Mountable Craddle
- Waterproof Mounting Magnet
-50 watt power consumption

Specifications
- Pump Dimensions - 11.8" x 2.9" x 2.4"
- Maximum Flow Rate - 5000GPH
- For Aquariums 50 - 800+ Gallons
- Maximum glass/acrylic thickness - 3/4"
- Power Supply - 115-230V, 50/60Hz

Includes
- Gyre Pump with Magnet Mount
- Basic Controller with mountable craddle
- Power Supply
- Spare Rotors and Cages








Maxspect Gyre Generator Flow Pump Reviews



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Gyre

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 5/31/2015 from Athens, OH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: One of the best water pumps for moving water that I have found!


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Incredible pump

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Posted: 5/9/2015 from Los Angeles, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Simply stated, it moves a lot of water! If you have a sand bed, it's likely to alter it somewhat. The pump allows lots of versatility through the controller. I have not had it long enough to speak about durability. It's nice that additional replacement parts are provided, but of course begs the question why. Either kind company, or they know something about their product. Overall, this replaced two Tunze 6105 and provides better and very remarkable flow in my 180 gallon sps tank. Aesthetically, blends in well near the top of the tank. Best looking and best gyre flow of any pump or pumps that I've seen to date


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Gyre f150

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Posted: 5/8/2015 from GRAND JUNCTION, CO UNITED STAT
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: First of all have it in a 180g long and as advertised it can move massive amounts of water. Makes waves, pulses, and deep cyclic sand sifting pulls of water to move detritus if you want. The only drawback I have found is the gyre blades are cheap and delicate at best. I have small cerith snails and they get sucked through cage and blades start breaking. After going though the replacements in the kit and ordering more at 35$ a set I suggest manufacturer revisit cage dimensions. An MP40 will suck in and blast out a snail and not even flinch. Overall a great water mover, buy spare blades


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Great pump for 3 foot tank max

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Posted: 4/9/2015 from Ridgewood, NY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: The pump is a great design and can move a nice column of water without a jet stream of water shooting at a coral. New smaller pump is fairly quiet in my opinion. Can't hear it over my overflow and skimmer pump. Except on a 4 ft long 90 gallon tank, it lacks the power that the larger gyre will make up for. It pushes enough water for a softies and LPS tank but will lack a bit for an SPS tank. Maybe with a minimalistic rock work tank it will improve flow. Overall great pump. Might buy another one to increase flow and not having to run this one at full power. P.S. The controller does take a little to get used to. It works fine, but not functional like some other pump controllers.


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very bad parts list

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Posted: 4/2/2015 from WYNNEWOOD, OK UNITED STATES
0.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I ordered 2 of the 150's and after 2 weeks after installing them one blade on each broke off 3 days apart. I lost one small part. and another stripped out the cheap plastic that mated up to the d-shaft or motor shaft. when it worked it worked very very well. For a product in todays market I would have used stronger parts that would have lasted longer. I guess job security for them


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Gyre

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/31/2015 from OSEVEN HILLS, OH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Love it so far. Nothing in the tank yet but I had it kicking up the sand bed at 80%. Going to be worth every penny!!


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Buy the 150 Unit

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 3/25/2015 from DEALE, MD UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I purchased the 130 unit for my 90 gallon reef after seeing my friends 150 unit on his 200 gallon. I should have gotten the 150, I have it turned to 100% and it could use a little more water movement.


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bad customerserviceforcoralvue

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Posted: 3/16/2015 from Cumming, GA UNITED STATES
0.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I ordered the gyre with hopes that i would be the pump we have all been waiting for.I received it put it together gave it quick rinse in vinager and put i in the tank turned it on got it where it was sending a wave down[the only way i was able to so was by turning up to 100% power so i knew there was something wrong so i contacted marinedepot [MD].they asked me some ? to make sure it was put together correctly after they where convinced that it was and their was a problem with the unit i was told to contact coralvue.SO I call coralvue and was told to fill out a ticket thats the only they respond to customers with product problems.There site was not letting fill out a ticket so marinedepot filled it out for me[very nice of MD]after that i got a email from coralvue if i could send pics of the gyre to make sure that was put togther the right way.after sending pics i received a email from them that everything was resolved and thanks for supporting coralvue[i have recieved no help and nothing had been resolved or fixed.So marinedepot stepped in as they saw that i was receiving no help from coralvue.marinedepot refunds me my money to my BA and deals with me with such patients and friendly customer service.coralvue has bad customer service and a over hyped product.marinedepot has great customer service and stands behindthe products they sell that has earned them a customer for life.thanks to all the marinedepot staff that helped me.


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amazing

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Posted: 3/15/2015 from FORBESTOWN, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have had this gizmo running four 4 days and both my tank and I are very pleased. The adjustability is key, user friendly control and pgms. Havent changed anything since arrival,,,in and output both collect algae's and, meals ergo need to keep clean. Using in 55gal reef tank, moves h2o nicely Definitely a good buy


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GYRE

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Posted: 3/9/2015 from RIVERVIEW, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: VERY PLEASED WITH PERFORNANCE. HAS GREATLY IMPROVED WATER CIRCULATION.


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