- XF230 Gyre Pump with Controller (2300 GPH) - Maxspect
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.
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
Loud but powerful By Todd on 3/31/2018Todd wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMoves water but it is very loud.
Love the Flow By Mark on 2/15/2018Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI love the Flow but I went to clean my gyre that was order on April 26 installed at the end of May 2017 the magnet that holds the gyre on the tank had completely corroded and is falling apart. I was very nice sent several pictures to coralvue. t5hey promptly sent me a link to buy a new one. Not very good for longevity
Broke after 6 weeks By Annie on 1/31/2018Annie wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis product worked just fine for 6 weeks, but then it suddenly stopped working. I tried to take it apart to clean as per the instruction book and YouTube videos, but the pieces were stuck and didn't come apart easily like they were supposed to. I emailed the company support. He told me that it sounded like the propellers were stripped and told me to use the replacement pieces that come with the product. I had to literally PRY the bushings off the ceramic shaft with screwdriver and pliers. I told him I was nervous I was going to damage the shaft when trying to remove the bushings and asked what I would have to do if that happened... he told me I'd have to buy a replacement. I just think it's ridiculous that a piece of equipment breaks so quickly after use, doesn't come apart as described, and the customer is forced to buy replacement parts if they have to use excess force to put on replacement parts. I definitely wouldn't recommend this pump.
Love it By Adele on 1/19/2018Adele would recommend this product to a friendI bought this expecting a functional yet noisy wave maker. I can say, that in the 2 weeks I've operated it I could only hear a slight fluctuation as it rampped up and down its cycles and only when I had the return pumps off for cleaning. However, its not been operated over 60% power and not sure if I will ever need to go higher in my 48" long reef. I totally plan to buy another pump head to have the dual flow from either end of the tank.
Noisy By Matthew on 12/21/2017Matthew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI was hesitant about purchasing this powerhead as I had read the reviews about it being noisy. But some reviews said after a few days the powerhead broke in and the noise decreased. So I bit the bullet and purchased one. I have now had this powerhead for a few months now and the noise has failed to subside. The powerhead constantly makes a humming noise that I find pretty annoying. Compared to the Gyre XF150 I have on my tank as well, I am disappointed by its performance.
Moves Water By Kevin (NY) on 11/14/2017Kevin (NY) would recommend this product to a friendI have two set up with the controller on my 50 gallon saltwater tank and these pumps really move the water. I dialed them down to 30% and I still get a good current in the tank. They are quiet as well , so I am satisfied
Buyer Beware By Rocky on 10/5/2017Rocky wouldn't recommend this product to a friendUnless you are a tech genius - don't buy this pump as there is no telephone support.
Buyer beware! By Kadee on 8/3/2017Kadee wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought the XF230 on 6/21/17 and installed on 7/27/17. Unit is still very noisy after running for 8 days. Do not have OGC capability and have been informed by CoralVue that I must update my firmware. To do this, I must purchase a 32g micro sd and an adapter to be able to download the update onto the sd from the CoralVue site and then update the firmware of the XF230. I am pretty po'd about this as this is not only added expense for an already expensive pump but the pump IS NOISY. Do not trust this pump to run quietly in an area where you would want quiet. This pump is the loudest piece of equipment in my system. I have read that over time the pump will quiet. If it does, I will update this review. I am giving it three stars right now because I am hoping it will improve after update and over time.
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.