- XF230 Gyre Pump with Controller (2300 GPH) - Maxspect (DISCONTINUED)
Compatible with aquariums up to 1/2"
Max Flow 2300 GPH
The new family of Gyre pumps now come with an advanced controller that unleashes a whole new world of options. With the ability to connect up to multiple pumps for a sync or anti-sync relationship, customizable flow cycles, and much more! The Gyres crossflow technology allows for an evenly distributed flow that helps remove dead spots in the tank.
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
- Controls up to 2 individual Gyre pumps
- Super-Silent magnetic mounting
- Longer, more durable cable
- 5 Different modes of flow
- Customizable flow cycles
- 6 Adjustable flow variables
- Linear flow
- Single rotor End Cap included
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 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) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
- Min Aquarium Volume - 20 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume - 100+ Gallons*
Power Supply Specifications:
- Model - GM85-360200-F
- Input Voltage - 100/240vAC 50/60Hz
- Output Voltage - 24vDC 3A
- Weight - 0.7 lbs
1x XF230 Gyre pump
1x Magnetic mount
1x Advanced Controller
1x Controller mount
1x Power supply
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.
Will not last 1 year By Displays are Cheap on 4/8/2019Displays are Cheap wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter spending time with their "customer service" rep they told me that it is normal for their screens display to start breaking before a year is up. Carlos even said that, "I understand but again, that is normal on that screen and a new controller will most likely not fix that issue." How is it normal for a screen to break before a year is up? When will companies take pride in their products again? Maxspect thanks again for dropping the ball on a crummy design and horrible customer service. If you take blame and understand things break before a year is up, what does your warranty even cover? Stay away from this company.
Bad service, bad product. By Jeff on 3/15/2019Jeff wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought this intending to get both pumps, meaning buying the 2nd pump next day and they were discontinued. Being that brs knew this why not put the pump in the category marked CLEARENCE. CLEARENCE items are just that, clearing out for discontinuation or simply not selling anymore. When something is “on sale”, that implies that the entire product is available as marketed. I spent $230 on half of an operating system without the 2nd pump. Less than a week later the new model arrives and is incompatible with the 2nd gen controller. No returns sorry.
Noisy But Durable? By Zain on 2/27/2019Zain would recommend this product to a friendI’ve owned a Maxspect gyre XF250 for a couple years now and it has been long lasting in comparison to the Jebao Junk I’ve also had (and lost due to them quitting).
The XF250 was louder than the Jebao RWs I have. After purchasing this 230, I got to say...the 250 is, well, much quieter.
Overall, this 230 is loud but I’d rather deal with the noise than pumps that quit working all the time.
One more thing...the control is very cumbersome at first and the manual is trash so be prepared to do you YouTubing.
Great flow, ok noise, horrible maintenance By Patrick on 2/18/2019Patrick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLove the flow pattern and the noise is ok. Middle of the road for sure. The big problem is cleaning. You need a pair of tiny needlenose pliers to dissasemble the motor block. To do that you yank on plastic with your pliers which damages the internals. I'd say you get a max of 3 or 4 deep cleaning sessions before it is destroyed. Who designs a powerhead that needs tools to take apart?
Pump hummm By Mkis on 1/21/2019Mkis wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHow can this pump still have 4 stars with all these low reviews? This can’t be accurate?
The sound maxspect doesn’t hear By Mike on 1/20/2019Mike wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSuper silent.....?..there words not mine.
Pushes a lot of water! By Jason on 1/14/2019Jason would recommend this product to a friendWe all know these push a lot of water, I run two of the 230 pumps. The best thing is you can run 2 pumps off of the advanced controller using only one power cord! They might not be the most silent option but that shouldn't rule them out completely.
So far so good By Ken on 1/9/2019Ken would recommend this product to a friendReceived my gyre XF-230 a day early (standard shipping) and I was impressed with how the power head itself was secured in a tin for protection. The manual leaves something to be desired but a quick You Tube search and I was off and running. I am running at 40% right now as much more and I may find all my substrate on one side of the tank. The noise is very minimal at this power level, My protein skimmer makes more noise. A few tweeks and it should be set. If all works well I will definitely invest in a second head to run apposing.
Complicated. Loud. By MD on 10/13/2018MD wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI tried to enjoy these but the whining and constant hum kept it at 10% for me and with no variance so it was basically useless. I'm sure it's a great wavemaker for those with more forgiving wives and mancaves, but for me I had to switch it out for Tunze, which are basically silent compared to this.
Great water mover By Donny on 10/6/2018Donny would recommend this product to a friendHave been running the gyre for about 2 months. Not the easiest to program, but not impossible. They are louder than any powerhead I've run until now, but not so bad you cant have them going while watching a movie.
As far as water movement, they are amazing. I have a an awesome wave shifting back and forth stirring up the entire tank.
I wish they were apex compatible out of the box.
Loud and a pain to clean By Jeffrey on 8/19/2018Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friendI have two on the back of a 120 to supplement my two mp 40's. Running them at 50% or higher they have an annoying hum. What I dislike about them most is cleaning them. What a pain!!! That being said they do move a ton of water.
Awsome By fidel on 7/31/2018fidel would recommend this product to a friendI really like the flow. Have not had it long but works just fine. Little noisy but not crazy
Everybody's favourite question: Is it Apex Compatible??
I'm having trouble getting the best balance of flow in my 60 gallon (2'x2'x2') cube. Would this pump be too much horsepower for my size of tank?
How long is the cord from the controller and from the controller to the plug?
Thanks for reaching out to us. The pump cord to the controller measures 10ft. and 5ft. from the controller to the wall.
Does the cord go in the water? A big thick ugly cord inside the tank would not be very attractive.
Would this work on a FOWLR 210 Gallon Tank 72x24x30? Thinking of getting 2?
Will the xf130 cap work in this to put it in a Nano? Or does it already come with a cap to make it smaller?
Would two of these pumps be sufficient for a SPS dominant tank measuring 60Lx24Wx24H?
Would this fit a nuvo fusion 30L?
The 230 would be a little too powerful for that size tank. I would recommend an MP10 or a powerhead by Innovative Marine.