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This pump is rated at anywhere from 8w-40w depending on the speed setting.
This pump is not Apex compatible at this time.
That is correct, each controller will control one pump. Multiple pumps would require multiple controllers.
The 3K Gyre Generation pump from IceCap uses the same technology and water movement theory as the Maxspect Gyre but at a much better value. The 3K Gyre pump pushes a "sheet" of water across your tank virtually eliminating any dead spots with minimal amounts of flow. Compared to other traditional propeller style powerheads, the Gyre produces an even, linear flow that doesn't create any direct hot spots or dead spots.
The Gyre controller gives you 5 different modes of flow throughout a 24-hour programming cycle that you can tailor to your tanks needs, including a pre-set 10-minute feed mode. Included is a mounting bracket for the controller that secures the head unit anywhere you desire. The low profile of the 3K Gyre pump allows it to fit in tight spaces, and the magnetic mounting system makes installation a snap.
- Gradual Pulsing
- Alternating Gyre
- Dimension - 12.2" L x 3.1" W x 1.7" H
- Flow Rate - up to 3000 GPH
- Power Consumption - 8w - 40w
- Cable Length - 6.5 ft (controller to pump) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
- Min Aquarium Volume - 25 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume - 100+ Gallons
- Max Aquarium Thickness - 1/2"
1x 3K Gyre Pump
1x 3k Gyre Controller
1x 3K Controller Cradle
4x Protective Sleeves
1x Magnetic Mounting System
1x Power Supply
1x Instruction Manual
Note: Not compatible with Maxspect Gyre pumps or controllers.
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Decent functionality for the price By RTC on 3/9/2017RTC would recommend this product to a friendI don't have the fanciest set-up. I got into the hobby piece-meal, and it's really what I can afford for now. That being said my soft coral is doing great and so are the fish.
Programming took me a while since the directions STINK, and this is something that can be easily addressed by the company. Not sure why anyone would have thought that what they included was enough instruction. For someone who has never used your product IceCap could have been halfway thoughtful. Guess not.
That being said, the pump itself does a good job of moving a lot of water in a number of ways. I think for what you pay it's perfect. It seems a solid build and I have had no mechanical issues yet. (Although I do think this could be prone to getting snails caught in the impeller area if not using the mesh provided.)
My only disappointment is the amount of motor noise. Since I have a basement sump, the loudest part of my tank had been the fans for my LED light. No longer, as I now have a loud hum up, and a hum down on different modes. Not as bad as maxijets starting and stopping on my Red Sea wavemaker, but I think once MJ's started running they were quieter. In other words if I had to compare a maxi jet 1200 versus this motor just running I think the IceCap makes more noise.
Maybe IceCap will improve the programming manual and dampening the motor noise. If they did? This would be a 5 star pump.
Update on my 2/18 review By Stephen on 3/2/2017Stephen would recommend this product to a friendNow that I've had the pump for a few weeks it has gotten noisy, can hear the grinding from two rooms away. I have added 2 powerheads back to the tank so I could turn down the power. I haven't cleaned the unit yet which may help.
Great so far By Eric on 2/27/2017Eric would recommend this product to a friendWhen I first set the pump up it had a loud hum and by loud I mean LOUD. I contacted Icecap (Coralvue) support and they said it would work itself out if left alone and it did. The pump is very quiet and moves a ton of water. I bought this to take care of the flow in a frag tank. I may end up moving the MP10 off my display to the frag tank,, move this over and running it opposite an MP40 on reef crest. Very pleased so far long tern reliability is another animal. I'll just have to wait and see.
Excellent So Far By Brian on 2/26/2017Brian would recommend this product to a friendI had 2 opposing MP10's and 2 returns with spreader nozzles in my 65g display and always struggled with dead spots. I removed the MP-10s and installed one 3k Gyre and I'm getting much better circulation throughout the tank. Running it random mode @ 30% during the day, with a one hour reverse gyre mode at +/- 30%, and direct flow at 10% for night. Great so far, we'll see how it holds up.
Awful By Milton on 2/22/2017Milton wouldn't recommend this product to a friendJust got mine today put it in my tank and it is making a terrible grinding sound, right out of the box. Maybe i just got a bad one or the low price is bad quality control. Have sent a message to brs.
Great! By Bayareametalfab on 2/18/2017Bayareametalfab would recommend this product to a friendWe just added 2 to our office tank these things kick but! The programing was simple and they really get the corals moving.
They cleaned the sand bed in minutes after being installed in the tank.
3k failed after 4 days of use. By Big C on 2/18/2017Big C wouldn't recommend this product to a friendPurchased unit and installed the day it arrived. Worked great the first 48 hours. Started making some noises out on of the impellers. Within 24 hours on side of the unit will not rotate and the other side continues to run at what seems to be 100%. Tried all the modes and powering the unit on and off multiple times with no luck. Will update if customer service responds.
It's a winner By Stephen on 2/18/2017Stephen would recommend this product to a friendNo clue on it's longevity yet but this pump is a winner so far. I'm running this pump at 100% manual pulse mode and it gives a great even coverage with really no dead spots. I replaced 4 powerheads with this in my 93g cube.
Bite the bullett By Frank on 2/13/2017Frank would recommend this product to a friendGreat pump, replaces two MP10's on my RS Reefer 350, I posted two videos for review.