MaxSpect Gyre XF150

MaxSpect Gyre XF150
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MaxSpect Gyre XF150

74% Recommend this to a friend (56 of 76)

SKU: 208876



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The Maxspect Gyre XF150'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 5000gph

  • 50watts

  • 50-800+ gallons

  • Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 3/4in


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Product Questions

Can these be used and controlled by a Neptune Apex system?
Question by: Scott Gardner on Jan 25, 2016 10:35:00 AM
Great question!
These can be controlled with the Apex through the Ice Cap module included below. One module is required per pump. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 12:11:00 PM
I have a 150 gallon tall softies/fish reef. My tank is only 4ft long but close to 3ft tall. I am trying to decide between the XF130 & 150. From everything I am reading, most everyone has to turn down the flow of the XF150 to around 30-50% on shorter tanks. So, I can assume that those same tanks with XF130 would need to turn it up to say 60-80% to get the same result of the XF150. My question is, will the height of the tank really factor in flow that much. Once the flow its the opposite wall and then turns down, will it reach all the way to the sandbed? I don't want it to rearrange the sand but I also want a good gyre. I was planning on putting the pump at the top (approx 3-5 ins below water level). My concern is I get the 130 and then I have to turn it up to close to 100% to get the desired result, wherein lies the main concern for most reviewers, the noise when turned up so high. Or, I get the 150 and put it on 30-40%, no noise but am wasting an extra $50 that could go towards tank inhabitants.
Question by: BRAD on Mar 15, 2016 10:12:00 AM
Great question!
Overall we would recommend the 150 for optimal flow on a system of your size. Reasoning behind the larger is the 130 is not going to have quite as wide as flow gyre across and the 150 is more proportional to the tank size. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 15, 2016 5:34:00 PM
Are they comming with the updated silent suspention
Question by: merritt on May 10, 2015 11:08:00 PM
Great Question! As of now all Gyre units we have do come with the updated magnet assembly for quieter operation.
Answer by: Jason (Admin) on May 11, 2015 8:09:00 AM
Is 1 of these pumps enough for a 6ft. 125 gallon tank?
Question by: Drew on Jun 9, 2015 7:07:00 PM
Great Question!
One of the Maxspect Gyre 150's will work perfect on a 6 foot tank. You may find a few dead zones that are not picked up by the flow of the 150. This can remedied by an addition if a smaller powerhead. Let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 10, 2015 11:06:00 AM
I am setting up a 250 gallon reef tank that is 6 ft long and 30 in high. Will one of the Green XF150's be enough to have adequate water flow in this size tank. Thanks Richie
Question by: Richie Gammon on Feb 24, 2016 11:12:00 AM
Great question!
For a 250 gallon tank you would most likely want 2 of the XF150's for the flow to be adequate and enough across the entire tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 2:48:00 PM
I have 7' x 30" x 30" refurbished tank in basement where overflow is on one end.

I am assuming 2 - XF150's on long ends is adequate. However, my back up plan is deep cycle marine batteries while out for day or two to oxygenate tank. 36 volts requires 3 marine batteries in series to draw 2 amps and to create my own relay switch. Tank needs mounting on surge side mounting solution must be wet.

Does Maxspect provide a power back up solution to this device?
Question by: Drew on Mar 22, 2016 3:15:00 PM
Great question!
Two the the XF 150's will definitely work great on the tank to spread the flow across! For the battery back up there is the Icecap battery back up which works with the Gyre. I have included a link below!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 22, 2016 3:45:00 PM
I have a 57 gallon deep blue rimless. One of my power heads failed and its time for a replacement. Would the 130 be sufficient?
Question by: Alan on Apr 17, 2016 11:40:00 PM
Great question!
The XF130 would be a great fit! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 25, 2016 6:23:00 PM
I am setting up a plywood saltwater aquarium the measurements are 12ftx4ftx6ft how many do you recommend for that size or should I fabricate my own
Question by: Eric on May 15, 2016 3:30:00 PM
Great question!
Honestly on such as large system we would recommend closer to 4 of the units to be appropriate high flow. Often you will need to find out what types of corals and how high of flow you will need. We would recommend 4 units total.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 11:46:00 AM
Will an XF150 be adequate for a 96x30x24tall tank? or would I need to purchase 2?
Question by: Fadi on Jul 6, 2016 5:43:00 PM
For an 8 foot tank the XF150 would have a hard time getting flow to the far side of the tank. We suggest using at least 2x XF150 Gyre pumps for that size of tank. If you have any other questions, just let us know.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 7, 2016 10:56:00 AM
DO the 130 and 150 now come with the new rugged blades standard?
Question by: Chris Outten on Apr 5, 2016 9:08:00 AM
Great question!
These will now come with the rugged blade. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 8, 2016 2:50:00 PM
Tank:60*30*30; Controller; Two White Cap 150's; is this future set-up adequate to become a wave maker
Question by: Pleznt on Jun 9, 2016 8:18:00 AM
Absolutely can create a good wave across the system with the proper pulse settings established!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 9, 2016 6:00:00 PM
Looking for a power head for a 4 foot 90 gal tank, would a 130 be enough or should I go for a 150.
Question by: Dave on May 17, 2016 5:38:00 PM
Great question!
While the 130 will work great It will be running at a higher output. For more control we have personally used the 150 with great results and more options for flow.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 4:26:00 PM
Would you guys happen to know the thickness of the outer magnet bracket, in inches please. Thanks Mike
Question by: Michael on Oct 24, 2015 8:19:00 AM
Great question! The thickness of the back magnet is just under 1/2" you would need 1/2" of clearance to allow for the magnet to function. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Oct 27, 2015 1:00:00 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".


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

    Pump Module

    • Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.8 x 2.9 x 2.4in
  • Weight: 1.91lb

Power Supply Unit

  • Model: GM85-360200-F
  • Input Voltage / Current: 115-230vAC 50/60Hz
  • Output Voltage / Current: 36vDC 2A
  • Weight: 300g /0.7 lb

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  • dont hold your breath By Smigs on 11/16/2016

    As said previously. works well when it works. Bought a gyre xf150 about 3-4 month ago. after a month I got the blinking red light. got intouch with the distributer who said it was a fault with the blades and that they would send a set out. No problem there, the set arrived next day. installed them and noticed they were a different design, they worked much better then the ones that came with the gyre originally. now 3 month on and ive got the blinking red light again, the motors not working at all and one of the rubber seals that goes between the blades and the motor is nearly split in half. from a maintenance side its a royal pain in the ass. I had my acrylic tank drillied so the cord Could go through and into the tank otherwise there would have been some pretty sharp angles for the power cord to overcome to get the gyre in the tank, so bearing in mind they have been known to go at the neck and expose bare wires I thought this would be better. unfortunately because you have to strip the motor as well this didn't not turnout the way I had planned. I've also had to clean this a minimum of at least once every 3 weeks. so that's 2 faults in less then 6 month and now its not working at all. I have 2 ecotech MP60 quiet drives on the other side of the tank and although they are double the price I would advise anyone without hesitation to get them over the maxspect gyre any day of the week. Over all great Idea, works well when it works but the down side is in my experience it doesn't work that much.
  • Maintenance Black Hole By John on 10/25/2016

    On my second Gyre, and just ordered $190 of repair parts - my second order. The units are great in terms of moving water when they work - but care has to be taken to clean the units regularly. And cleaning is not a simple task - entire unit, including motor has to be disassembled, soaked and cleaned. The manual suggest every three months - that might be pushing the limits in a reef tank with on target alkalinity - builds up fast in the motor. The disassemble / reassemble is not something I would recommend if you are not handy. And hard to accomplish without damaging the bushings. Best idea is to go to Coralvue and buy a spare parts inventory to have on hand. Good technical design in terms of function - but terrible usability and maintenance. Documentation is complicated and confusing - but I got over that after the first few adjustments.
  • Works Great By rblarmer on 9/26/2016

    Love the Gyre for its low profile look and massive amount of water movement, recently purchased XF250 with controller and now both are syncronized

    wish they were APEX ready and would have been 5 stars but the cord on my earliest one came apart and was not abused. new cord design looks improved so high hopes because the first one only made it 10mos:(
  • Red light of death!!! By Anthony on 9/18/2016

    Great product, when it works. Less than a year old and and get blinking red light. I'm sticking with the cheap powerheads now. They seem to last longer and if they break I'm out only $30 vs $300
  • Absolute Garbage By Nate on 8/30/2016

    This product lasted 3 months and just stopped working. It was an absolute disappointment.
  • Worth it so far. By Doc on 7/21/2016

    I have had the gyre f-150 in operation for 2 weeks. It moves a lot of water. The design is ingenious and it cured my cyno problem in about a week. I had 2 MP 40s on a 180 gallon reef primarily zoos buttons and softies a bonded pair of blue chins and a huge blue tang. Not nearly enough flow. In an attempt to get more sps going. I bought the MP 40 WES models the white ones on sale. I love them but they were not enough to keep detritus off the sand and there were lots of dead spots. I put the Gyre f-150 vertically in the back to move water behind a reef wall about 8 inches off back and the mp 40s are on opposite sides in the front. Finally a combination that works. But I hope the unit continues to work. It does seem a little flimsy hence no 5 rating. I was going to get another MP 40 but alas the new ones don't talk to the old ones without a chip upgrade. Jeez, I am willing to spend a few bucks but that didn't seem right. I did not read the other reviews before purchasing and hope the ones that say the lifespan of this product is short are not true. I will register the product for warranty purposes before the 30 days expires. (Thanks for the heads up L. Erickson).
  • It was great while it lasted By L. Erikson on 7/20/2016

    Red light of death not even 6 months into using it. The whole warranty registry in 30 days or "gotcha!" just turns me off of this as well. It moved water really well while it lasted, but the wiring and controller/instructions were not the best. Ran through the troubleshooting and maintenance with no success.

    I've had my Ecotech MP10/40 running for 3 years without a single problem, but I will wait for next gen to try the Gyre out again. It really moved water well.
  • Don't Bother if you have Snails By Helen on 6/15/2016

    This started out so promising: lots of power and great water movement. Then...nothing. We contacted support who mailed us a new part. Apparently the part that turns the propellers wears down fast. Then, we got a snail in it. That totally tore up the propellers. These things are so fragile! After replacing them three times, we are giving up.
  • Good product, but very difficult to clean and reassemble By RogerAGrimes on 6/4/2016

    Overall, I really liked the product the first few months, but I found out that even though I have a B.S. degree and 50 computer certifications, I was too dumb to properly re-assemble the unit after cleaning. I think this is a fatal flaw with the product. There are far too many parts, many tiny parts, and many parts that aren't so hard to break. I didn't break anything, but I did find that I was not a good enough re-assembler (even after months of watch the YouTube videos) to re-assemble in such a way that I got consistent flow. Every time I re-assembled the unit after cleaning I could not guess what flow would be coming. Sometimes the flow would blow all my sand across the tank, other times it would barely be coming out. I love this product, but it needs to have less parts, be easier to clean and reassemble, and result in a more consistent running experience. I do blame myself for half the problems (i.e. my inability to re-assemble correctly and consistently), but the product's current design has to be at fault for at least half of it.
  • Bad By Sad aquarium on 4/19/2016

    Bad bad bad. After 8 months stopped working. Just a paper weight now.
  • Short life By Bill on 4/19/2016

    Loved this when I first started using it but over time I'm having too many issues. The way the cord comes off the motor housing is a poor design as it kinks, this caused my first issue, luckily I was within warranty and they replaced it. My second problem are the cages. They are very flimsy and it doesn't take much for them to bend or break. Multiple times I've had dwarf cerith snails venture close and get sucked in causing the pump to totally stop or worse, bend the cages. If this pump were built stronger I would recommend it because I love the idea of it, but it just isn't durable enough compared to other pumps that are out there.
  • Great product w/ maintenance By ae86oni on 4/1/2016

    Pump is great. Have never had a powerhead move so much water. keeps the rockwork and sand nice and detritus free. Protein skimmer is constantly pulling crap out of my water... literally.
    The only downside is that you have to replace the bushings periodically, as they will wear out, especially the propeller bushings. Though they recently updated the propellers to a "ruggedized" version that have a much more sturdy propeller and bushing. If you buy one after reading this, yours should come with the new system. I ordered a set of the new propellers that should be here soon. Hopefully the bushings will be more durable, as mine wore out in 8 months. I did contact MaxSpect and after a few email to diagnose why mine wasn't working, they sent me some new parts for free since it was still in warranty. Thanks Carlos! I went ahead and ordered extras bushings when I ordered the new propellers. Highly recommend ordering plenty of extras! Luckily they're cheap.
    ****Also make sure to watch the videos on their website for taking it apart to clean it and putting it back together CORRECTLY**** It's very simple to do, but must be done a very specific way or the pump won't work right. You'll save yourself some headache down the road if you do. Trust me.

    All in all, I highly recommend this product for your tank! You won't be disappointed!