- 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.
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)
I like it By DMS1960 on 7/22/2018DMS1960 would recommend this product to a friendI have only been running the gyre 3k for 2 weeks so I can't comment on its longevity but I like the water movement. I have it in a 6ft 150 gallon tank mounted horizontally up high on one end along with 2 Jebao pp-15 mounted one above the other on the opposite end as returns around behind the live rock and the flow is about perfect. I only have softies and a few LPS with quite a few nems and everything makes a nice back and forth waving motion. Noise is not an issue for me. The gyre is quiet but I also have other tanks in the same room so there is a lot of water being moved around but I don't even hear the gyre.
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.
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.