- 3K Gyre Generation Pump with Controller (3000 GPH) - IceCap
Compatible with aquariums up to 1/2"
Max Flow 3000 GPH
Recommended for aquariums up to 100+ gallons
- Magnetic Mount
- 5 different flow modes
- Alternate flow modes
- Customizable flow cycles
- 24 hour program cycle
- Linear flow
- Controller with mounting cradle
- 1 year warranty
The 3K Gyre Generation pump from IceCap uses the same technology and water movement theory as the Maxspect Gyre but at a much better value. The 3K Gyre pump pushes a "sheet" of water across your tank virtually eliminating any dead spots with minimal amounts of flow. Compared to other traditional propeller style powerheads, the Gyre produces an even, linear flow that doesn't create any direct hot spots or dead spots.
The Gyre controller gives you 5 different modes of flow throughout a 24-hour programming cycle that you can tailor to your tanks needs, including a pre-set 10-minute feed mode. Included is a mounting bracket for the controller that secures the head unit anywhere you desire. The low profile of the 3K Gyre pump allows it to fit in tight spaces, and the magnetic mounting system makes installation a snap.
- Gradual Pulsing
- Alternating Gyre
- Dimension - 12.2" L x 3.1" W x 1.7" H
- Flow Rate - up to 3000 GPH
- Power Consumption - 8w - 40w
- Cable Length - 6.5 ft (controller to pump) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
- Min Aquarium Volume - 25 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume - 100+ Gallons
- Max Aquarium Thickness - 1/2"
1x 3K Gyre Pump
1x 3k Gyre Controller
1x 3K Controller Cradle
4x Protective Sleeves
1x Magnetic Mounting System
1x Power Supply
1x Instruction Manual
Note: Not compatible with Maxspect Gyre pumps or controllers.
Great product for the money By William on 7/17/2018William would recommend this product to a friendI read a ton of reviews and watched numerous YouTube videos on this pump and the others out there. I finally decided to take the leap and go with Icecap 3K. I've been running it for 2wks now and so far so good. It moves a lot of water. I have not noticed any noise as I've read in many reviews. Granted I have an Iwaki MD40 pump which hums pretty load and that is all I hear. I also connected the Icecap battery backup and it works as described too. I run my 3k in a vertical position on the back glass bouncing off the side panel to the front in alternating pulsing mode. Corals seem to respond well and my front glass downs not get as dirty as before. I will update this review as time goes on. Overall good pump for the money.
Moves a lot of water By carlo on 7/15/2018carlo would recommend this product to a friendDoes what it's supposed to do. The only time I heard it get a little loud was when some debris got into an mad the impeller cage out of balance. Cleaned it and I'd now quiet. Hooked it up to Apex Neptune. But doesn't have have the same amount of features that the ice cap controller had . But It ndoes what I needed it to do .
Don’t buy By Amado on 6/6/2018Amado wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased two of these pumps
For my 125 gallon. They move a lot of water and are very loud.
I clean both every month and I had one fail in less that 3 months.
Ice cap support is horrible don’t buy
Great pump for the money By David on 6/4/2018David would recommend this product to a friendI was a bit worried when I purchased this pump over this last Black Friday sale(2017) because of the reviews. However it’s been running flawlessly. It did get super loud, but after inspecting it while it was running it just had a big air bubble inside above the propeller. So I got it out of there and lowered the pump a couple of more inches so it wouldn’t suck an air tornado and it’s been really quiet ever since. I run it it 30-50% on a 6’ 125g. I legit have to put my ear up to the glass to hear it. Great buy.
Arrived doa By Tony on 5/22/2018Tony wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought the item on 5/1, but it arrived doa. Unlike Amazon where they can reorder as soon as ups scans your box, brs needs to verify it isn't working. By the time they got the item back, verified and shipped me a new one, it took 3 weeks. Finally got it.. Decent product but took too long.. I like supporting brs, I will keep buying supplements and such but not electric goods anymore.. The item isn't loud for me unlike everyone else.. Works well enough, but now I'm kinda scared if it goes out or something.. We shall see. If the quality of my first order was a fluke or not..
Loudest part of my fish tank By Tom on 5/12/2018Tom wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI’ve spent a lot buying expensive equipment to keep the noise level down so I can enjoy the tank. When it came time to replace my Maxspect Gyre I saw this as a good option to save money. It is many times louder than my old one and so bad that just 10% is enough to annoy me. By far it is loudest thing in the tank. The pitch it makes is at that perfect range like a dentist drill that just drives me crazy. Giving it 2 stars because of noise but it does work and if already in a loud environment where the whining won’t bother you then I guess it would be a good buy.
Great product By 388 on 4/6/2018388 would recommend this product to a friend75 gallon tank. This thing moves the water as advertised. I’m not hearing noise like others have beem reporting. I’m very pleased with the product. The only headache is figuring out how to set the different flows through out the day.
Noise Solution By Tedzilla (R2R) on 3/25/2018Tedzilla (R2R) would recommend this product to a friendThere is an easy solid fix for the noise issue... It just means the pump is getting dirty and needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Give a vinegar bath, and it will get rid of the issue.
Moves a lot of water By Rick Cavanaugh on 3/16/2018Rick Cavanaugh would recommend this product to a friendThe icecap moves more water than any other pump I have owned. The flow is incredible without having the hotspots that tear the flesh off of acros. Many complain about the noise levels of this pump. I have found the pump to be very quite. However, there are a few things that you must check every now and then. If a snail damages the rotating cages, it will be noisy. The cage must be replace. Consider nets or foam if you have small snails. The pump must be cleaned 1x per month to remove buildup on the large rotating parts. If the cages get a buildup, they will vibrate and they are large, so this will make noise. The last issue is when rotating the outer portion, you may knock the outer cage out of alignment. A simple push on the outer cage to push in back into the motor can solve this. Personally I have been running the icecap for 4 months and love it. Minor adjustments can reduce the noise to almost zero and it has as close to perfect flow as I have seen in any pump.
AWESOME FLOW By ALAIN on 3/15/2018ALAIN would recommend this product to a friendawesome flow for the price point
Ok pump By Corey on 3/9/2018Corey would recommend this product to a friendGood pump if on a budget it is loud pump though
Great flow, way too noisy By Speki on 1/31/2018Speki wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've has this installed for over 3 months and although the flow is perfect and the controller's modes are great, I seem to have the same noise complaint as others. Regardless of the mode, anything over 10% is audible, anything above 30% is annoying and you can start to hear it from the other room. I worked with coralvue and got some replacements parts (first motor was bad), but when I finally sent it in for repair, they said the noise is normal. For perspective at 40%, it's barely audible when the room's central heating cuts on, but when the heat cuts off it's a very prominent whining sound. Also, everything else on the tank is silent/very quiet (including other powerheads), which makes this very noticeable. So, if you have noisier equipment/room, it may not be bad. But if your setup is fairly quiet, this will stick out.
Starting at: $32.95
Does this connect directly into my Apex? Or can I use my current icecap 150 module to connect?
How many watts?
This pump is rated at anywhere from 8w-40w depending on the speed setting.
Can the IceCap controller be hooked up to the Neptune Apex controller?
This pump is not Apex compatible at this time.
Can you confirm that these can only be used individually, so unlike the Gyre you cannot connect two together to the same controller that they come with correct?
That is correct, each controller will control one pump. Multiple pumps would require multiple controllers.
Hi I have a 56 gallon reef tank and seems like I'm having some flow issues. Would you recommend this to help? I currently have the return and two power heads 660 gph. seems like it isn't covering the whole tank right. Any suggestions? Thanks bulk reef supply!
Flow in a reef tank can vary greatly, and the amount of flow your tank may need is very hard to comment on, but if you have significant dead spots a high flow power head will definitely take care of that issue, but sometimes you can minimize the dead spots by changing the position of the power heads or the aquascape. The IceCap 3K can push a lot of water, and with that pump, you may be able to remove one of your current powerheads.