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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.
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 XF280 Specifications:
- Dimension - 14.8" L x 3.8" W x 2" H
- Weight - 1.9 lbs
- Flow Rate - up to 6000 GPH
- Power Consumption - 10w - 80w
- Min Aquarium Volume - 50 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume - 800+ Gallons*
- Cable Length - 10 ft (controller to pump) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
1x XF280 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
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.
Loud By Matt on 7/7/2017Matt wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had this up and running on my 300 gallon tank for a week now and I must say this pump is very loud and annoying. I can hear the "whining hum" of the pump through my entire house.
Wonderful By Alayah on 6/2/2017Alayah would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great pump I use it for my 150g, and I bought the bigger pump with the intention to not use so much power and wear it out sooner. Great movement in my tank.