MaxSpect Gyre XF130

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MaxSpect Gyre XF130

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Quick Overview

The Maxspect Gyre XF-130's revolutionary crossflow water movement technology allows horizontal water movement with little to no deadspots by evenly distributing flow rate throughout the entire aquarium.

  • Max Flow 2300gph

  • 8-35 watts

  • 25-100 gallons


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Product Questions

I have a 60gal reef ready rimless tank. Basically a glass cube. Will this be ok for this type of tank, or should I go with a different type of unit?
Question by: Geoffrey on Jun 27, 2016 2:32:00 PM
Great question! These are rated for tanks up to 100 gallons, so it looks like you will be just fine!
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jun 29, 2016 6:38:00 PM
I want to use the gyre 130 in Israel the voltage and amps is good my question is how does the socket look like because I know that American and European sockets are different
Question by: Zach on May 12, 2016 9:33:00 AM
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I'm gonna get the nuvo fusion 20. Wich will be better the maxspect 130 or vortech mp10. This will be a bare bottom reef tank with sps. Thanks
Question by: Larry on Mar 23, 2016 11:22:00 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 24, 2016 10:28:00 AM
I purchased the unit. My question is, how to rotate the flow cages, the book says to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise, mine won't rotate either way. If I rotate it doesn't move and appears it close to break.
Question by: Ed secula on Jun 9, 2016 9:24:00 AM
Hey there,
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.
CoralVue (Reef Octopus. Elos, Maxspect, AutoAqua, Coral Rx, Reeflo)
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 9, 2016 5:38:00 PM
Does the 130 come with the new rugged blades?
Question by: Eric on Apr 7, 2016 1:32:00 AM
Great question!
The Gyres will include the new rugged blade on the XF130's Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 8, 2016 3:47:00 PM
So, what is the minimum flow rate?
Question by: Paul on Mar 13, 2016 3:05:00 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 14, 2016 6:59:00 PM

Full Details

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.  


Whats Included:

  • Gyre Pump with Magnet Mount
  • Basic Controller with mountable cradle
  • Power Supply
  • Spare Rotors and Cages


Pump Module:

  • 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



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  • Good By Jeff on 10/19/2016

    This works well. I put it in a 10 gallon tank 24 x 10 x 10 with the separate end cap. I have it set at 20%. Very happy. I don't know about durability or how long it will last but so far so good.
  • GREAT flow, but unreliable By vega on 9/29/2016

    It was too strong for my cube and I didn't wanna disturb my babies breaking this pump in, so I put it in the sump. In the sump. And then this thing gave me red light errors only 3 months in. I was running it at 30-40% at most. Not alternating or anything. And only one side plugged in cause I bought an end cap to make it more sleek.

    Unfortunately I bought it a long time before I actually used it. So no warranty. Cool. My MP10 has been running for the last 3 years without fail.
  • Malfunctioning controller replaced By Benjamin on 9/2/2016

    Had 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 8/26/2016

    Been 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 8/23/2016

    Had 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 7/29/2016

    This 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 6/6/2016

    I 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 6/4/2016

    I 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 5/26/2016

    I'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 4/30/2016

    I 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 4/26/2016

    For 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 4/14/2016

    I'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.