IceCap

IceCap 3K Gyre Generation Flow Pump

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The IceCap Gyre 3K flow pump uses patented Maxspect technology to deliver gyre water movement at an economical price. Designed for reef aquariums 25 gallons or larger, the IceCap 3K can move 3,000 gallons per hour in gyre flow patterns.

Pumps designed for wave-making often move water only up and down in the aquarium. The water rocks vertically with little horizontal movement. Everything from food to debris tends to stay in the same relative location in the water. The IceCap Gyre 3K creates a gyre flow pattern, meaning the entire mass of aquarium water moves from one side of the tank to the other.

Gyre flow keeps all the aquarium water moving throughout the tank. This brings food to the corals and carries away waste materials. Fish love the flow pattern, too!

The IceCap Gyre 3K controller comes with five useful water-flow programs plus a feeding mode. No complicated programming skills are needed. With the 3K your entire reef will be bathed in healthy, flowing water.

What we really like about the IceCap Gyre 3K:

  • Moves a lot of water in the tank
  • Prevents dead spots behind live rock
  • Easy to install with the magnetic mount
  • Installs on glass or acrylic up to ½” thick
  • Economical price
  • Easy to use controller
  • Good build quality
  • Uses patented Maxspect Gyre technology

IceCap Gyre 3K Features:

  • Five controllable flow modes: Constant Speed, Pulsing, Gradual Pulsing, Random and Alternating Gyre
  • 10-minute feeding mode with automatic re-start
  • Simple set-up and program selection
  • Twin directional flow cages for wide gyre flow
  • Crossflow Technology creates complete water circulation patterns
  • 24-hour programable cycle
  • Long cables for easy installation
  • 1-year warranty

IceCap Gyre 3K Specifications:

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 12.2in x 3.1in x 1.7in
  • For aquariums: 25 -100+ gallons
  • Flow Rate: 3000 GPH
  • Power Usage: 8w – 40w
  • Power Supply: 100-240V / 50-60Hz 1.5A
  • Cable Length: 6.5ft (controller to pump), 5ft (power supply to controller)
  • Includes: IceCap 3K Pump with magnetic mount, Controller with mount, power supply and instruction manual.
  • Warranty: 1-year

IceCap Gyre or Maxspect Gyre?

Both pumps use the latest in crossflow technology and can produce the iconic Gyre flow. The 3K is similar in size to the Maxspect XF250 but lacks some of the more advanced controls that the Maxspect Gyre has.

The Maxspect Gyre with Advanced Controller can control 2 Gyre pumps. The 2 pumps can run in Sync or Random mode, one with a timed delay and one without. You can also run one in reverse mode while the other is normal.

Protect Your Tank with the IceCap Battery Backup

Fish and corals can die within 4-6 hours without water flow in an aquarium. In the event of a power outage, is your tank protected?

Connect your IceCap Gyre 3K pump to the IceCap Battery Backup for continuous pump operation up to 35 hours after the loss of power. Add a second battery backup to double the run time!


Manufacturer Info

Ice Cap Aquarium Supplies
IceCap has been introducing innovative lighting products into the aquarium hobby for more than two decades. The company is committed to producing benchmark quality products and has set the standard for efficiency and reliability. IceCap is committed to nurturing and supporting an increasingly self-sustaining hobby of coral reef enthusiasts. IceCap started the R.E.E.F. Foundation to encourage and facilitate recycling, education and a more conscientious use of both living and material resources. We carry a variety of IceCap aquarium lighting supplies including bulbs, fixtures, retrofit kits and accessories.

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How frequently do you restock this item?
Asked : Jun 15, 2018
By : Brittany, Florida
 
 
 
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We sell out fast as this is a very popular product, we try to stock it as soon as we run low but the availability depends on the manufacturer.
Answered : Jun 20, 2018
By : Kat
 
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Would the Icecap Gyre be appropriate for providing current in a 75 gallon freshwater tank?
The tank contains discus, Dennison barbs, congo tetras, German blue rams, Cory cats and several species of exotic Plecostomus. It is not planted but contains decorations of driftwood snags,
Asked : May 29, 2017
By : Ernie, California
 
 
 
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Yes, the Ice Cap Gyre provides controllable, gentle flow.
Answered : May 07, 2018
By : Felicia
 
 
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  • 4.3

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Gyre mode stopped working in just over 60days

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Moves a lot of water
CONS
To loud and gyre mode stopped working in just over 60 days.
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This unit has gotten progressively louder even with frequent cleaning. I like to use the gyre mood after feeding up help get things off the bottom and into the water column. Gyre mode is only working in one direction now and I have to deal with the manufacturer of the produce now.
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Icecap 3k

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Works
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None
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Great power head. This noise they speak of isn't there. What are they talking about mine don't make the noise.
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Icecap 3K
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Price. Noise level. Amount of flow.
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None yet.
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No complaints. Moves a ton of water, and is pretty silent. Controller is also very easy to use.
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Superb Pump
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Great selection of different flow, powerful, easy set-up, A great bang for your buck, QUIET, programability, easy maintenance, hasn't effected my electric bill negatively.
CONS
none so far
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I've been at this addiction lol for 15 years. Always used the standard type flow pumps. I vacillated between the new MP40 and this pump. I wanted REAL Gyre flow and based on videos I'd seen on the MP40, which appears to be a great pump BTW, it really wasn't producing a wide flow like this pump does....Read More
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AMAZING PUMP
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Everything
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All the bad reviews.
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This pump is great, AMAZING actually noise you can’t even hear it would 100% reccoment it to anyone . I did a review - Reefingrandy is my YouTube acc check it out!
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AMAZING!!
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Powerful, great price, quiet
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Set up instructions suck, not clear
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I ordered the ice cap 3K for my 65 gal plexi and I installed it as soon as I got it. I must say that the instructions need to be revamped, because they really suck to set up, but I figured it out using youtube videos and my own figureitoutism. Once I got it set up according to what I want, I was ecs...Read More
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Welp, this is another updated review. After having the until around 8 months one of the rotors have worn around where the drive shaft rests. The until still functions for now(although loud). Unfortunately they arent covered under warranty, and I will have to order a new set of rotors in the next mon...Read More
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