The IceCap Gyre is back and better than ever! The all-new IceCap 2K Gyre Flow Pump is not only more powerful than its predecessor, it is now WiFi controllable, allowing you to fine-tune your flow effortlessly and wirelessly from your mobile device.Gyre 2K Pump Features & Benefits:
The IceCap 2K Gyre uses officially licensed technology by Maxspect, creators of the original Gyre pump, to generate the now-iconic gyre water flow in your aquarium—but without breaking the bank! New for 2020 is the addition of the IceCap Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller. The new controller utilizes CoralVue’s powerful HYDROS platform to access life-like flow patterns, scheduling, and much more.
The IceCap 2K is also Direct Drive Compatible with the HYDROS WaveEngine multi-pump controller. More on that later!
Gyre Spec Comparison
|Rating:||Aquariums 20-90+ Gallons||Aquariums 25-150+ Gallons|
|Maximum Flow:||2,000 Gallons Per Hour||4,000 Gallons Per Hour|
|Minimum Flow:||739 Gallons Per Hour||1286 Gallons Per Hour|
|Power Consumption:||8-25 Watts||13-45 Watts|
|Dimensions:||8.78L x 2.83W x 1.5H||12L x 3.15W x 1.7H|
|Tank Thickness:||Up to 1/2" thick||Up to 5/8" thick|
|Glass or Acrylic:||Safe for Both||Safe for Both|
Powered by CoralVue’s HYDROS platform and Backwards Compatible with Gyre 1K & 3K
The previous generation of IceCap Gyre pumps, the 1K, and the 3K, had external controllers with buttons and a dial to fiddle with to fine-tune flow. The 2K and 4K does away with all that. All of the control is now done wirelessly on a free mobile app for your Android or iOS (Apple) device. There are a ton of other benefits to the new controller that we’re excited to share with you, including:
You can connect your IceCap 2K Gyre Pump to CoralVue’s universal pump controller, the HYDROS WaveEngine, using a simple Direct Drive adapter. The WaveEngine can control, monitor, and even supply power to your pump. You can connect and power up to four flow pumps in this fashion, which eliminates the need for their external controllers, cables, and power bricks.
The real kicker about the WaveEngine, of course, is its ability to allow pumps from different brands to work together seamlessly using a single integrated flow management system. If you’ve ever wanted to use your IceCap Gyres with Maxspect Gyres, EcoTech Marine VorTechs, Reef Octopus Octo Pulses, or Tunze Turbelles (among others), now you can!The Gyre 2K Uses Revolutionary Crossflow Technology
Wavemakers excel in making waves, while waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are 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 the sheer flow of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The flow of water is so strong that it would bounce back from the opposite side to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, i.e., generating "gyre flows."Why have Gyre pumps taken the aquarium world by storm? There are three main reasons:
These three key points run in stark contrast to the performance of the status quo propeller-type pumps that once ruled our hobby. Sure, they can move water. But they don’t do it as efficiently and intelligently as the Gyre! For example:
Disadvantages of Standard Propeller Nozzle Pumps:
A) Relatively weak water movement with dead spots left :in their wake.
B) There is a powerful flow in the center but not elsewhere, which makes coral placement difficult.
C) The water movement is weak at the other end of the aquarium and is not designed for recirculation.
Wavemakers excel in making waves. While waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are 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, the Gyre excels in generating massive movements of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The sheer volume of water is so substantial that it bounces off the opposite side of the aquarium to achieve full circulation within the tank. Or, as we call it, generating a “gyre flow.”
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