Great Aquariums Start Here
Live Chat Support
    Free Shipping
  • FREE Shipping ON $75+
  • 14-Day Low Price Guarantee
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Same Day Shipping
  • Same Day Shipping
99% of items we carry qualify for FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous United States if you spend $75 or more. Learn More
If you find a product we sell for a lower price at another online store, we will match their price to ensure you always pay the lowest amount when you shop with us. Learn More
Same Day Shipping
We promise to ship your order as fast as humanly possible. In fact, 99% of orders placed before 2 pm EST ship the same day! Learn More
Home » Saltwater Aquarium Supplies  » Powerheads  » Adjustable Flow  »  Maxspect Gyre XF150 Generator Flow Pump
Maxspect Gyre XF150 Generator Flow Pump

Maxspect Gyre XF150 Generator Flow Pump

Average Rating 4.5 80
Write A Review
Product Review
We value your opinion & experience
Thank you for taking the time to review our products!

This is a Product Review for: Maxspect Gyre XF150 Generator Flow Pump
Name to display on the review:
Location (ex: Anaheim, CA):
Your experience level:
How would you rate this product?
Review Title:
Write your review:
(Please focus on product quality and performance)
In Stock: Order by 2PM EST for same-day shipping (M-F)
This item is in stock in our East and West Coast warehouses
Item #:
Notify Me
Just enter your email address below and we'll let you know when the product you are looking for becomes available!

Item Code:
Your Email:
Add to Cart or Notify Me
This item is temporarily unavailable but will be back in stock soon.

Item #
Click the Add To Cart button below if you'd like to reserve this item today. Any other items included in your order will be immediately processed and shipped. We will ship this item separately as soon as it arrives. We will not charge you for this item until it ships and you will incur no additional shipping charges.
Enter your email address in the field below and click the Notify Me button if you'd like us to send you an email when this item becomes available. Although you will be immediately notified when we have stock on hand, we will not reserve any units for you; you must return to our website and place an order.

+ Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
Select Wish List:
Comments (up to 200 characters):
Quantity Desired:
Quantity Received:
FREE Shipping Promo offers FREE standard ground shipping via UPS on orders of $75 or more for orders containing non-overweight or oversize items (orders which do not qualify for our FREE shipping promotion will still be shipped at a discounted rate).

Terms and Exclusions:
  • Offer valid only on orders shipping within the contiguous United States. Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam or other US Territories do not qualify for this promotion.

  • This promotion does not apply to items requiring expedited shipping, such as refrigerated products, frozen products or live rock.

  •'s FREE shipping promotion does not include products sent in oversized or particularly heavy boxes. This may include but is not limited to aquariums, canopies, chillers, external water pumps, metal halide magnetic ballasts, stands and substrate/sand. These items may be subject to additional shipping handling charges. Should shipping surcharges apply, they will be noted on individual product pages and / or displayed during check-out. We will, however, pay a portion of the shipping charges for these orders.

  • Shipping surcharges, such as special handling are NOT covered under the FREE shipping promotion.

  • Shipping charges for returned merchandise is non-refundable. Please read's Return PolicyPolicy for more information.

  • Price matched (Low Price Guarantee) or discounted orders do NOT qualify for our free shipping promotion.
If you find a product we sell for a lower price at another online store, we will match their price to ensure you always pay the lowest amount when you shop with us.

Enter the price, shipping cost and website address where you found the lower price. Then click the "Add to Cart" button. We will review the lower price while processing your order and make any necessary reductions before your order ships. Some restrictions apply. See Terms & Conditions.
Shipping Cost*
Competitor's Website*
*Required information
Marine Depot 60-day Returns
At Marine Depot, we stand behind our products. That is why we offer a 60-day return period: one of the best in the industry! Learn More

Maxspect Gyre XF150 Generator Flow Pump Information

Product Manuals & Documentation

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.

- 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

- 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

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

Maxspect Gyre XF150 Generator Flow Pump Reviews

Average Rating
(80 reviews)
Sort Reviews By:
of 8

Maxspect 150

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/25/2016 from JERSEY CITY, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This is the best power head I have ever used.was using a tunze before.the amount of water it moves is outstanding.You won't regret buying this power head,using it on a 220 gallon tank

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/29/2016 from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Great product does exactly what they say it would do. I have a 55 gal reef tank with a lot of corals and live rock. There is movement in every part of my tank and I'm only using 50 %. I would highly recommend this flow pump.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Don't Think Twice

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/18/2016 from BOONE, NC UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I had a lot of reservations about this pump, but after using it a month, I'm a believer. It replaced two jebaos and a tunze. I was a little worried about how it would look, but it's less obtrusive than other powerheads and the flow is great. My one quibble is that the XF130 is too long to mount horizontally on the left side of my standard 75 due to the corner overflow. Otherwise, it's a great product and there is no reason at all to shy away from it.

1 of 1 People found this review helpful, did you? Yes No

The Best ever

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/2/2016 from MENTOR, OH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This is by far the best type of power head,wave maker water movement I have ever used. I highly recommend this product.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Maxspect pump

Reviewers Rating Great

4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: A top rated flow pump, will take the place of three power heads in my 150g reef tank. Very user friendly, the controller is very easy to adjust to whatever flow you like. Could take the place of a close loop system.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

not impressed

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 7/6/2016 from CORONA, CA UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: after owning this product for a few months the casing on the wiring began to split. Coralvue did send me a replacement motor, with new thicker wiring, but i already pulled it out of my tank and had it ready to sell. flow was ok, nothing spectacular. Ecotech Vortech or Tunze pumps are much better quality. i own both

0 of 1 People found this review helpful, did you? Yes No

Better than 6 powerheada

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/5/2016 from NORTHRIDGE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: An excellent product that replaced 6 high quality poverheads. The current it generates is much better for the corals . Easy to mantain as well.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Worst Pump Ever

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 5/28/2016 from Oak Park, MI UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: When I purchased the Gyre at the start of my tank build I tested it in fresh water. Right out of the box I noticed that one side of the Gyre was more than twice the rate of the other. I was not ready to use it and put it back in the box figuring there was an adjustment or maybe it was not put together adequately. After getting my saltwater aquarium going 10 months later I tried it again with the same performance issue. I took it apart according to instructions. The first problem was that the edge of the rubber bushing plug, which you must pull out to access the flow cage, tore easily. I then finished the disassembly and soaked all the parts in 50% vinegar solution for a half hour, and checked the shafts. Turning one side manually turned the other end of the shaft, but not vice versa! So the design is not symmetric. I put it back together, and the issue persisted: one side worked the other side barely turned. I turned up the flow to maximum and the problem persisted. Another thing I noticed is how incredibly weak this flow is. I was running a MaxiJet 1200 in the same location, a 295gph pump, and it was easily double what both sides of this Gyre produced. Since the advertised rate should have been at the edge of what my reef tank can handle I can only assume that this is a defective unit and that either I was given an inadequately inspected refurbished unit, sold as new, or that MaxSpect's quality control is extremely poor. I am contacting Marine Depot just in time to get this problem solved. Otherwise I am out a lot of money for a piece of junk and this would make me quite angry. I will edit and modify my review if this problem is taken care of as I can only assume it will be based on Marine Depot's reputation and past experience with them.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Love it

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/18/2016 from Chester, VA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Right out of the box I could tell this was a quality product. Setting up was single. I had two power heads in my 65 gallon tank and this replaced both of them with better flow now. No more dead spots. I use the pulse feature which creates a nice flow. I can't see ever using anything else

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Great product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

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!

1 of 1 People found this review helpful, did you? Yes No

of 8
WIN A MEDIA REACTOR! Sign up for hot deals, helpful videos, and a chance to win an Accel Aquatics FR-30 Media Reactor!