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In most cases when choosing a powerhead, you will look into a bulky and intrusive propeller style powerhead that leaves dead spots in corners and makes you limited in coral placement due to the sheer force of the flow they need to produce. The Gyre pumps use crossflow technology to help evenly distribute the current throughout the tank without creating a single concentrated point of flow. Since the sheet of water that it produces makes a "gyre" flow pattern that is very efficient and gentle giving you more coral placement and aquascaping options. The design of the Gyre body and silent suspension mounting system keeps the entire package very low profile and super quiet.
The new Advanced Gyre Controller now lets you couple up to two Gyre pumps together off a single power supply. The two connected pumps can run in sync, anti-sync, or a couple of other modes giving you more control over the output. It now also lets you set a full 24-hour flow cycle without the need to connect to a third party controller.
If you choose not to set your own custom flow cycle, Maxspect also expertly programmed a couple of 24-hour cycles, like Lunar Tidal Cycle (LTC) or the Oceanic Gyre Cycle (OGC). On top of all of that Maxspect added new flow patterns too, like Random and Gradual Pulsing mode in addition to the traditional Constant, Pulse, and Alternating Gyre modes.
Gyre XF250 Specifications:
- Dimension - 11.8" L x 2.95" W x 2.4" H
- Weight - 1.9 lbs
- Flow Rate - up to 5300 GPH
- Power Consumption - 8w - 60w
- Min Aquarium Volume - 50 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume - 800+ Gallons*
- Cable Length - 10 ft (controller to pump)
1x XF250 Gyre pump
1x Magnetic Mount
1x Set of spare rotors
1x Set of Cages
1x Set of Snail Screens
Maxspect Controller/Pump Compatibility Chart
|Name||XF-230 Controller||XF-250 Controller||XF-280 Controller|
|XF-130 Gyre Pump||Yes||No||No|
|XF-230 Gyre Pump||Yes||No||No|
|XF-150 Gyre Pump||No||Yes||No|
|XF-250 Gyre Pump||No||Yes||No|
|XF-180 Gyre Pump||No||No||Yes|
|XF-280 Gyre Pump||No||No||Yes|
*Maximum aquarium volume may require multiple Gyre pumps to create desired flow rate. In most cases, it is best to install multiple smaller powerheads over a single larger to create flow in various directions and patterns.
Note - The XF250 Gyre Pump Only does not include the Advanced Controller or Power Supply which is required for use.
Deceptively powerful By jpitch on 5/21/2017jpitch would recommend this product to a friendI have a 36" x 36" x 30" cube (approx 168g). I cannot run a pair of xf250's higher than 30% or the sand will blow around too much. The flow in the tank doesn't look like much until I feed the fish. Then I notice how much flow there is. No dead spots. Noisy in the beginning. It's going to take at least a week for them to break in. Even after 2 weeks I still notice the noise but significantly less than when they were first turned on.
Extreme amounts of flow By Joey on 12/12/2016Joey would recommend this product to a friendGreat product with more flow than my 150 gallon tank can actually handle.