XF250 Gyre Pump with Controller (5300 GPH) - Maxspect

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XF250 Gyre Pump with Controller (5300 GPH) - Maxspect

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SKU: 210335


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Quick Overview

Compatible with aquariums up to 3/4"

Max Flow 5300 GPH

The new family of Gyre pumps now come with an advanced controller that unleashes a whole new world of options. With the ability to connect up to multiple pumps for a sync or anti-sync relationship, customizable flow cycles, and much more! The Gyres crossflow technology allows for an evenly distributed flow that helps remove dead spots in the tank.

With the unique flow patterns of the Gyre pumps, you do not have to worry nearly as much about positioning and aquascaping design. The Gyres crossflow technology allows for a gentle, evenly distributed flow that considerably helps removes dead spots in the tank making them perfect for frag tanks, and shallow lagoon-style aquariums.

Recommended for aquariums up to 800+ gallons

  • Controls up to 2 individual Gyre pumps

  • Super-Silent magnetic mounting

  • Longer, more durable cable

  • 5 Different modes of flow

  • Customizable flow cycles

  • 6 Adjustable flow variables

  • Linear flow


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Product Questions

I already bought two gyre 150f 3 months ago can the new gyre link with the older ones?
Question by: Phand on Sep 16, 2016 7:56:00 AM
Hey Phand,
The previous generation XF150 pumps are only compatible with this controller. You cannot use XF130 pumps on this controller.
Answer by: Jason Smith (Admin) on Sep 16, 2016 9:21:00 AM
I have a 140 gallon tank and was wondering if the xf230 would be enough or do I need the xf2t0?
Question by: Don on Nov 18, 2016 10:34:00 AM
Great question! I would recommend the XF250 for that large of a tank. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 18, 2016 10:49:00 AM
I have an 80 gallon reef tank...which pump should I get?
Question by: Sebastian Milardo on Nov 27, 2016 7:43:00 PM
Great question! I recommend a single XF250 for your sized tank. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 28, 2016 9:31:00 AM
Will my battery backup still work for my xf150 if I put it on the new controller with a xf250?
Question by: Josh on Nov 22, 2016 6:23:00 AM
Great question! The Battery Backup will work with these pumps. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 22, 2016 4:48:00 PM
Can this pump work with the Apex Neptune System? or do I need its own controller. Thanks
Question by: Jennifer on Nov 22, 2016 9:38:00 AM
Great question! Unfortunately, at this time this is not compatible with the Neptune Apex, however it is possible they will allow for connection in the future. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 22, 2016 2:33:00 PM
Can the xf230/250s be connected to an APEX or does it need a module like the xf130/150?
Question by: Mike on Nov 22, 2016 1:59:00 PM
Great question! As of right now, they cannot be plugged into the Apex for control, but it is possible that will become available in the future. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 22, 2016 2:29:00 PM

Full Details

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.


The Gyre Advanced Controller is compatible with Gyre XF130, and XF150 pumps.


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) 5 ft (power supply to controller)


Power Supply Specifications:

  • Model - GM85-360200-F
  • Input Voltage - 100/240vAC 50/60Hz
  • Output Voltage - 24vDC 3A
  • Weight - 0.7 lbs


What's Included

1x XF250 Gyre pump

1x Magnetic Mount

1x Advanced Controller

1x Controller Mount

1x Power Supply

1x Set of spare rotors

1x Set of Cages

1x Set of Snail Screens


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 Yes
XF-250 Gyre Pump No Yes Yes
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.



3 Items

  • Huge Flow By Joshua on 10/21/2016

    I dont run more than 30% for 92 gallon rimless display. Powerful and I do not hear anything.
  • Awesome By Jason on 10/19/2016

    This is the best power head I have ever had.
  • Great product By Anthony on 10/6/2016

    Overall I like this new generation of the gyre and the new controller. The gyre itself seems to be a bit more rugged than the original. It was fairly straight forward to hook up my old xf150 to the new controller. I found the controller directions book to really lacking. However if one goes to the coralvue site there is a really good video on manipulating the controller