XF230 Gyre Pump Only (2300 GPH) - Maxspect

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XF230 Gyre Pump Only (2300 GPH) - Maxspect

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Compatible with aquariums up to 1/2"

Max Flow - 2300 GPH

With the unique flow patterns of the Gyre pumps, you do not have to worry nearly as much about positioning and aquascaping design. The Gyres crossflow technology allows for a gentle, evenly distributed flow that considerably helps removes dead spots in the tank making them perfect for frag tanks, and shallow lagoon-style aquariums.

Recommended for aquariums up to 100+ gallons

  • Super-Silent magnetic mounting

  • Longer, more durable cable

  • Linear flow

  • Add-on pump for Advanced Gyre Controller


Single Gyre Pump only, controller required for operation (not included.)


Full Details

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.


The new Advanced Gyre Controller (not included) now lets you couple up to two Gyre pumps together off a single power supply. The two connected pumps can run in sync, anti-sync, or a couple of other modes giving you more control over the output. It now also lets you set a full 24-hour flow cycle without the need to connect to a third party controller.

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 XF230 Specifications:

  • Dimension - 10" L x 2.95" W x 1.57" H
  • Weight - 1.4 lbs
  • Flow Rate - up to 2300 GPH
  • Power Consumption - 8w - 35w
  • Cable Length - 10 ft (controller to pump)
  • Min Aquarium Volume - 20 Gallons
  • Max Aquarium Volume - 100+ Gallons*


What's Included

1x XF230 Gyre pump

1x Magnetic mount

1x Set of spare rotors

1x Set of directional cages

1x Set of snail screens

1x End Cap


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.


Note - The XF230 Gyre Pump Only does not include the Advanced Controller or Power Supply which is required for use.


2 Items

  • Great Flow By Marcus on 3/21/2017

    I have two these in my 90 gallon, they put out a lot flow, bit noisy but not too bad.
  • Amazing pump By Robert on 2/18/2017

    I bought this pump to attach to the new Advanced Controller as a slave. All I can say is amazing! I'm running the two pumps in a 24 hour preset mode on the new controller. My fish and corals love the gyre motion! Great Product!


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Product Questions

Can I use this in my 13.5gal Fluval evo sea?
Question by: April Anderson on May 31, 2017 7:06:00 PM
Even at the minimal flow settings I'm afraid this pump would likely be overwhelmingly large and powerful for your tank. I would recommend something smaller for a setup of this type, such as a Tunze nanostream pump.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Jun 7, 2017 4:33:00 PM
Can you use a 230 & 250 gyre pump on the same controller together?
Question by: Marcus Price on Jan 18, 2017 9:58:00 PM
Hey there! You cannot use a XF230 and XF250 on the same controller, they have different sized cords. You would need to match the XF230 with another XF230 and vice versa for the XF250. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jan 20, 2017 11:22:00 AM
Do I need to get a power supply cable and controller if I have the new Apex system?
Question by: Dan on Nov 22, 2016 9:15:00 AM
Great question! Unfortunately at this time, this is not compatible with the Apex. You will need the Gyre Advanced Controller to operate this pump. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 22, 2016 2:35:00 PM