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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: 5/8/2016 from SLATON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Love it! Really happy with the water flow and different settings!


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Full Circulation, Great Price

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Posted: 4/20/2016 from SAN DIEGO, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Cannot beat this level of circulation for the money! Had my XF130 since they came out, using it in a 50 gallon cube. I have almost vertical with slight tilt upward so the flow breaks the surface. Forward speed set only 50%, alternating with backward speed set to 70%. If I go much faster it becomes a snowstorm with the small grain sand I am using. One unexpected benefit of vertical mounting instead of standard horizontal is sand dunes on the bottom of my tank are slowly marching around the center rock formation of my cube, and the changing topography adds interest and keeps my sand looking fresh. Very happy they included the feeding feature that allows you to push just one button and have it shut off for feeding but auto restart later (with my other tanks I often forget to turn pumps back on). My only wish is that they made a small Nano size for my 20 gallon, call it an XF100 and I will buy it.


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Maxpect Gyre 50W

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/6/2016 from SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Never seen anything like it before. It exceed my expectations.


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Maxpect gyre

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/1/2016 from STOCKTON, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This product is the best powerhead I have seen.There is no need to run others.The water flow is massive.On a eight x four x three foot tank at full power the flow will blast water all across the tank and come back ,making a whirlpool action picking up all detriment off the bottom and dumping it in overflows.Its all most too much current at full power,running at 50% seems good enough.This product does exactly what it says,no dead spots,even on a large tank like mine,the water current settings are nice to customize perfect grye sway just like an real reef in your tank.Very pleased,money well spent.Cheers!


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Maxspect Gyre 130

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Posted: 3/25/2016 from SAINT CHARLES, IL UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The pump works great. Lots of flow. I already had two pumps pumping water from the sides on my 200 Gallon tank but I wanted a wide flow back-to-front. This fit the bill. I bought the smallest one and I still have to keep it low ~30%.


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Flow Pump Phenomenal

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Posted: 3/14/2016 from ADAMS, TN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This pump is fantastic for water movement. I had issues with a lack of movement and found myself with 4 blowers and still did not get the movement I was looking for. This does exactly as I had hoped and then some. I would tell anybody with a saltwater tank to get this flow pump for a beautiful effect!!


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Great Product!!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/10/2016 from HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Gyro really moves water no dead spots. Package very nicely and easy to program.


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Posted: 2/29/2016 from FORT WORTH, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Works great


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Maxspect Gyre

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Posted: 2/24/2016 from Las Vegas, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I am very impressed with this product, water movement is exceptional. The unit is compact and has a clean sleek look inside the tank


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Outstanding!!!!!

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Posted: 2/13/2016 from Middleburg, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have the Gyre on a 180g. tank. Plenty of water movement at 50% and replaced 3 other pumps!! Very happy with this purchase. The only drawback is there are only a few modes to choose from but Maxspect is going to come out with a advanced controller with more modes later this year.


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