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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: 2/26/2015 from So Cal
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Just set my new 130 up on my 100g mixed reef. Could not be happier. Others speak of sound. Mine is dead silent. Clear instructions breath of fresh air in this industry. Such a nice wide movement. Important to mount controller at easy to read eye level-not easy to see but will get used to. Was using two mp's. Kept one mp to lower opposite corner to move water behind rock wall to eliminate dead spot. Planning on removing gyre once a week for thorough cleaning. Love mine!


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works great but a little noisy

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Posted: 2/21/2015 from PIMA, AZ UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I bought this for a 40 breeder thinking I could turn it down and it would be silent. It was pretty loud until I put some filter floss behind it against the glass. This made it virtually silent. It replaced 2 mp10s that were starting to get noisynoisy due to failing bearings on the dryside. Not only is the sound better but the flow in the tank is leaps and bounds better.


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Posted: 2/18/2015 from WAKEMAN, OH UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Put 2 of these in a 90 gallon. 1 probably would of been fine, but they tend to get a bit noisy when turned more than half way up and I have a center overflow which wouldn't of worked out that great. Replaced 4 other powerheads and within 2 weeks the green hair algae I've been fighting the past 1 1/2 years is completely gone. They move a ton of water.


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Love it

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Posted: 2/12/2015 from WAUSAU, WI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Very happy and thrilled with all the settings. A bit noisier than expected, but just a light hum


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Maxspect Gyre Silent

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Posted: 2/9/2015 from PARK RIDGE, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: First off I will say this pump is loud. It is much louder than my mp40's. However, the water movement is as promised excellent. It moves way more water than my mp40s. I have one pump on my 5 foot 30 inch deep tank and it moves plenty of water. However anything over 40% it is so loud my wife will make me turn it down. I contacted CoralVue and they are shipping me for free the Maxspect Gyre Silent Suspension Magnet Mount. I am hopeful this makes a difference. So if you are buying one make sure it has the new mount before making the purchase.


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Maspect Gyre 150

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Posted: 1/31/2015 from Franklin, TN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Excelent water movement, Dead silent,Magnet seems a little weak for it's size let see how it performs over time. Friends have had issues with snails breaking impellars. Overall like the pump and want to see how it holds up long term.


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As good as it gets.

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Posted: 1/29/2015 from GLADWIN, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I placed the gyre 150 in a new 150 gal reef tank I am just setting up. Performance is amazing. At the moment I have it set at 50% flow, at the constant flow mode. There is water movement everywhere, from the very top to the very bottom, all the way across, front to back. I also have a 90 gal reef that has been going for 8 years. I have a MP40 and a MP10 in this reef. With the single Gyre 150, I have much better overall water flow in the 150 gal reef than in the 90. The Gyre is more quiet than the VorTech pumps, and until only recently, was $100 less than the MP40. I believe I know why they dropped their price.


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Gyre generator

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Posted: 1/29/2015 from MIAMI, FL UNITED STATES
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Comments: brilliant I cant wait for them to make them work in tandem with each other


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Gyre xf150

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Posted: 1/21/2015 from sparks, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Best pump I have used as yet I retired my tunze and I am now getting a second Gyre to place on the rear pushing across the back. I am pulsing this one and it plenty @ 50% and I plan on pulsing the next one on off times.


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Posted: 1/18/2015 from Pembroke Pines, FL UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: After watching the demo on you tube, I decided to order the product , boy was I surprised. The maxscpect lived up to my expectation and beyond. I'm really happy with the product so far. For the first time my corals are opening up better and the fish tank looks really good with less power head to worry about. The maxspect 150 has enough power to move 150 gallons and beyond. I actually has to reduce it midway because it was too strong. The product is very quiet and runs on a variety of setting. I highly recommended it's worth the money. You will appreciate it in the long run.


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