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Overall for space saving you will ideally want the MP10 if possible. The 130 would be a little large (space-wise) for the 20 gallon tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The flow cages only twist as they are simply attached with an o-ring. If you are having further difficulties you will want to contact CoralVue directly.
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The Gyres will include the new rugged blade on the XF130's Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This can vary quite a bit depending on the setting however from 0 GPH it will typically jump in series of 10% starting around 250 GPH. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Maxspect Gyre 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 deadspots in its wake.
New Crossflow Technology
- Virtually no dead spots
- Evenly distributed flow rate throughout the entire aquarium
- Water bounces back from the other side to create a full circulation, ie. generating "gyre flows"
Standard Propeller Nozzle Technology
- Dead spots with relatively poor water movement
- Very strong flow in the center, making coral placement very difficult
- Very weak flow near the other end of the aquarium
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 it bounces back from the opposite site to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, ie. generating "gyre flows".
The Maxspect Gyre XF-130 is rated for aquariums from 25-100 gallons, and has a maximum flow rate of 2300 gallons per hour.
- Gyre Pump with Magnet Mount
- Basic Controller with mountable cradle
- Power Supply
- Spare Rotors and Cages
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.5" x 2.1" x 2"
- Weight: 1.91lb
Power Supply Unit:
- Model: GYRE-XF130
- Input Voltage / Current: 100-240vAC 50/60Hz
- Power Consumption: Minimum of 8 watts, maximum of 35 watts
Malfunctioning controller replaced By Benjamin on 9/2/2016Benjamin would recommend this product to a friendHad a malfunctioning controller out of the box. A replacement has been sent and the unit works flawlessly now. I have 2 of these facing each other. The random flow patterns are great.
effective and flexible By arcticrobot on 8/26/2016arcticrobot would recommend this product to a friendBeen going strong for 10 months already with no problems. I run it at 50% in forward-reverse mode.
Malfunctioning controller out of the box. By Benjamin on 8/23/2016Benjamin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad a well worded review but this site crashed, dont buy this. Buy a Jeabo for a 16th the price. I have 2 of these terrible quality pumps and deeply regret buying them.
Awesome pump, moves lots of water By Martin on 7/29/2016Martin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis thing really moves a lot of water. Even at 1/2 speed this really pushes my water around the tank. One of the main things I like is it pushes a sheet of water, not just a jet of water. It did take some tweaking in order to keep my sand bed in one place, but that is a great problem to have as compared to not enough flow. I can't talk to longevity, and I suspect that it really depends on the mode you run in, and your maintenance routine. Great service if you need anything from coralvue though.
meh By Eric on 6/6/2016Eric wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had this for about one year and it keeps constantly breaking. But when it does work it works as advertised.
Moves water By Garrick on 6/4/2016Garrick would recommend this product to a friendI replaced an MP10 on my 40 gallon tank with this and could not believe how big the difference is. I love the MP10, but it feels like a tiny directional jet of water compared to this. It moves water throughout the tank and initially blew a bunch of junk out from under my rocks that the MP10 didn't touch. Don't start it at full power like I did unless you want to pin your fish to the opposite side of the tank until they recover. While it was funny, I felt like a jerk about that.
Best pump I have By James on 5/26/2016James would recommend this product to a friendI've had this pump installed for 6 months now and it's been amazing. I have it installed on a 20 gallon, which seems like over kill... and it is. I got the cap so only one side is running. It sucks that you can't get this in a smaller, one sided version for smaller tanks. I wanted the control and how small it is. At almost the lowest setting (three lights), switching from forward to reverse, it's been perfect for the 20gal. Ever since I've put it in there the coral seem much happier with the water flow. I have it horizontal at the top so it agitates the surface. I also have really small/light sand and it doesn't "blow" anything around. My clowns take care of that, they pretty much control the landscaping. Anyway, it's an awesome pump. I wish it came in a single sided version for smaller tanks, but I would still recommend it to anyone with a 20gal (with the cap) and above.
Great Pump; Poor Longevity By Jonathan on 4/30/2016Jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI absolutely love this pump. It works just as advertised: pushes flow across the top and over the sand bed at a similar rate. However, though coralvue warranty is great, the pump has broken three times in 8 months and it is always a broken motor.
Great even in my small cube By ReeferMadness on 4/26/2016ReeferMadness would recommend this product to a friendFor anyone considering the XF-130 for a small tank - I installed mine horizontally at the back of a 28g cube tank (20" x 20" x 16") and found it's not too much flow at the lowest forward setting. My sand is pretty stable - 1-2mm special grade mixed with 3-5mm crushed coral - and I'm not seeing any sandstorms at all. Didn't even have to use the optional cap to halfsize it. Reverse flow is weaker than forward flow, so running it in alternating mode gives everything a rest in the cycle. And I can use it in a larger tank if I decide to upgrade down the road, so I'm happy with the choice so far.
Great Pump By Eric on 4/14/2016Eric would recommend this product to a friendI'm really liking this pump. I have it hooked up to the icecap module and I pulse forward between 20% to 60% and then every hour during the day for two minutes, I have it get 100% in reverse then 100% in forward. At night I have it go from 30% forward to 30% reverse...also called alternating gyre.
Great water movement By Rick on 4/13/2016Rick would recommend this product to a friendI love how I can make it look like waves coming in. But, not back out... There's one more built in mode I would love to see. A reversing pulsing mode. So, pulse for a minute then reverse and pulse for a minute. I think that would make it really look like waves.
When I go snorkelling I can float and watch that movement for hours. If you can give that to me in my tank I would be a huge fan!
One draw back is the noise. I can only keep it at about 40% power without some noise. This tank is in my office. So, I go to great lengths to make my tank silent. I'm thinking I might buy a 150 version to see if I can get more water movement without more noise. Maybe when this one goes bad I will.
Cool pump but not reliable By ryan on 3/19/2016ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought one of these and used it to replace two separate powerbeads in my tank. It was awesome! All the differences in water movement and variability that it provided was impressive.
After about 4 months the impellers started making noise and messing up.
Customer service with Coralvue is probably one of the best, they sent new impellers within days.
This however occurred again and again.
After approximately 9 months of owning this pump, I had used the warranty service 4 times to replace the impellers, bearings and shaft.
The warranty lasts 1 year and I wasn't about to live with that.
Summary: excellent water flow, short lifespan.