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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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Posted: 7/27/2015 from DRUMS, PA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This thing is great! It's simple to use and easy to set up. Almost completely silent, I only hear it if the house is empty and nothing else is making noise in which case I hear a very low hum. It replaced two power heads and provides flow throughout the whole tank. And that's at only 50%. Definitely recommended!


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Gyre 130

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Posted: 7/17/2015 from ACWORTH, GA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I wanted one circulation pump that would replace 5 pumps and a wave maker in my 75 gallon reef tank. The Gyre 130 is now the only pump on my tank. I have had it about a week and it does a great job moving the water set at a 50% constant flow rate. Very easy to set up and I have it on the same end as the sump return outlet so the water is all moving in the same direction. I have one side of the 130 pointing slightly up and the other side slightly down with the pump about 2 inches below the surface of the water. I didn't want a direct blast of water going right at some corals. So far I really like the pump especially how it moves water and eliminates the clutter of multiple pumps in the show tank. Quality excellent and it is very quite.


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What a beautifulwave maker

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 7/13/2015 from Largo, FL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: I like, I really like! Simple, quiet, unobtrusive, what a great design! I love it (in case you haven't noticed yet) I highly recommend it.


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Five Stars for Maxspect's Gyre

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Posted: 7/6/2015 from WARREN, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This pump is AMAZING at moving water! I had to turn it down as my Frog Spawn didn't like the new current in the tank. That said, it's great at reaching parts of the tank that were once dead spots! Fantastic product!!!


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Gyre

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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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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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