- 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.
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.
Too noisey By Jim on 1/9/2018Jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendgallon mixed reef tank. I have it about a year now and the noise drives us nuts. have to run it on 10% power to keep it quiet.
Great flow...but loud By Joshua on 1/2/2018Joshua wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAwesome flow. Seems to get louder as time goes on though. Very annoying.
Raw magnets in the tank?!? By Benjamin on 12/27/2017Benjamin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this thing and have generally been pleased with its function as a gyre....but after i put it in, i started, some short time after, noticing i had major heavy metal issues in my tank.
After much detective work, I noticed the tank-side magnets on this product are un-incapsulated!
So basically putting this in your marine tank means you are plunking just two large magnets into your tank....
anyone else experience these issues???? pretty bummed....
Nice gyre, nice price By Jerry on 12/9/2017Jerry would recommend this product to a friendIm upgrading to a larger tank and wanted to try a gyre pump. I read the reviews here on BRS about the IceCap 3K. I was a little worried because of the complaints about the noise and other problems. I went ahead and bought one anyway. I got it a week ago and since the new tank is not quite ready for it I installed it on my 3 yr old 75 gallon tank, to test it in case I needed to return. Im happy to report it has run flawlessly for a week now. yes, initially there was some noise caused by microbubbles on the gyre when first sumerging it. These dissipated within 5 mins and is now dead silent. My only complaint with the pump is the 6 foot cord between the pump and the controller, its too short.
Complete dog poop By Bimmers on 11/22/2017Bimmers wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBroke 3x in a year and a half. Complete dog poop.
Disappointed By Jesse on 11/15/2017Jesse wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI was excited to get this pump as I have heard good things about it. Unfortunately, I have had the same experience as alot of users. The squealing from the pump is unbearable and can be heard in another room. My system is very quiet so the squeal of this pump was very annoying. I gave it two weeks to "break in" but the squeal intermittently continues. The second issue I had with the pump is the pump shutting off and the display only showing "OFF". I unplugged it, didn't help. I fiddled around with the flow patterns and it finally started working again. No reason why it should have shut off in the first place, or why it started working again. It's really unfortunate because I absolutely loved the flow it gave my tank. But I am just not impressed with it and sent it back.....
Works only in constant flow mode By Guy on 8/28/2017Guy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis is a waste if you are trying to do the gyro or pulsing modes, Everytime I put this pump in any mode other than constant flow mode, it runs for about 3 minutes and then shuts off. I have been back and forth with IceCap and still can't fix the problem. Save your money and buy the originator Maxspect.
Noisy and bad controller mount By Brian on 6/24/2017Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have run the MP40wqd, various Koralia pumps of all sizes and gens, an MP10wqd, and various others. This is the only pump that was so loud I stopped using it. The first one I received made a high pitched whining noise. I worked with Icecap customer support and they had me try replacing parts but it was still loud (and a huge pain to take apart even with their recommended tools). They then sent me a new motor drive, and it's the same level of noise. The pump is just loud, and I'm running it only between 30% and 70% power in various modes. This is a price point I'd buy a gyre at, but with it making anywhere near this level of noise, it's a no-go for sure. To make matters worse, the mounting panel broke on its own and now the pump control panel has nothing to attach to. I would return the pump if I could, but working with customer support took me out of the return window.
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This pump is rated at anywhere from 8w-40w depending on the speed setting.
This pump is not Apex compatible at this time.
That is correct, each controller will control one pump. Multiple pumps would require multiple controllers.
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.
Appreciate your help.