- 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.
Wouldn’t buy: NOISE By Fishdoc on 3/3/2019Fishdoc wouldn't recommend this product to a friendVery loud noise. Have cleaned it numerous times. Total waste of money. Will need to replace. Noise is real and very loud. Occasionally the noise goes away. Unpredictable. Not worth it. Company should address this known issue. Lesson learned again. But the quality item the first time.
Awesome pump for price By Joseph on 2/23/2019Joseph would recommend this product to a friendIs there a bit of noise yes,but it's hardly even noticeable unless its in a room that's totally silent like a bedroom. I love this pump is a workhorse, I have a mp40 in my tank as well this thing moves 3-4 more times Water then 40 does for a third the price. We shall see how long it last but replacement parts are all available cheap so win win for me.
I hear no noise - MASSIVE water movement By pokerrick on 2/21/2019pokerrick would recommend this product to a friendalso have a pair of Tunze. I know some complain about nose, but I can't hear a thing. I hear my Tunze's pulse but not this pump, so as reference this is quieter than pair of Tunze 6105
Just a great amount of water flow - really impressive
Seems legit By Doug on 11/27/2018Doug would recommend this product to a friendJust installed this unit in my 125. Has no problem sending water virtually all the way across the tank at 70%. Dead silent out of the box. Unit feels very solid, magnet is very strong. Will update in a few months and give the 5th star if it's still working the same.
Great Gyre 3K Pump! By Eddie "O" on 11/27/2018Eddie "O" would recommend this product to a friendonly had this for a week and at 30% Gyre this thing moves a tremendous amount of water in my 40g IM tank and I can here no noise what so ever at all like some others. A++ value aand performance.
The noise is really annoying By James on 11/26/2018James wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt has a high pitch noise I can hear from the other side of the house. It’s a different high pitch for each speed, meaning any setting where the speed changes is even more annoying.
I like it. By Steve on 10/15/2018Steve would recommend this product to a friendI've had this pump for about 18 months. I do have some complaint about the noise - BUT - I just clean it and it seems to be fine for a couple months. I have it on a 4 foot long tank, and I'm very happy with the amount of flow it gives me, it's truly impressive. I went through a couple of the drive cogs, but I was not pushing them on all the way, and since the first set did not last long, I don't think that the originals were 100% engaged either. The documentation could have been a little better, but other than those couple of things, I'm totally happy with this pump and would buy it again.
An inexpensive option to a gyre - may take a little adjustment By Eric on 9/10/2018Eric would recommend this product to a friendI've had mine now for about three months; I've had the noise many mention but I've found that, at least for me, if it's loud either it's dirty or it has air trapped in the turbines. A brushing and some vinegar takes care of the cleaning; tapping it repeatedly to get all the air out seems to be the most effective way to stop the noise. I use it in a 48 x 24 x 16" growout frag tank and not in my living room, but it's pretty quiet (I run it at 80%). Just took a while to figure out how to quiet it down. It it as quiet as my Tunze 6105's? No. But then, it's about half the price and gives me a flat gyre with various flow options that are easy to set. For my purposes it works well.
Decent By joker on 9/6/2018joker would recommend this product to a friendOne year in, works fine. Gets a bit loud, that means it is time for cleaning. After the cleaning it gets quite for some time, couple of weeks or so. Not too much work to clean it, so I dont complain. Moves a lot of water and for this kind of money it is quite advanced. Some friends have original gyres, no real diference, just half the price. Original gyres fail as well.
Sounds like a dentist drill By hobbyist on 8/22/2018hobbyist wouldn't recommend this product to a friendPlease do not buy this if you are trying to limit noise from your aquarium. This pump has a very high pitch sound when on. Customer support is very poor. I was told by support the sound is normal.
Stopped working is just over 90 days By Eagle12 on 8/7/2018Eagle12 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have contacted the manufacture and all Im getting is the run around. They are telling me they have no controllers to replace mine at this time. I unit has also gotten much louder even after cleaning. I should have went with MP40
Loud and got better movement from powerheads. By John on 8/3/2018John wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWas skeptical of 'Gyre' pumps but was cheap enough to give a try. Have Jebao wavemakers hooked up to AQLink controller and that worked way better to create random flow. the Icecap does move a lot of water but is always going in same direction which doesnt seem like "random" flow to me. Also, this thing sounds like a motorboat compared to the powerheads (which i cannot hear)
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.