XF250 Gyre Pump Only (5300 GPH) - Maxspect

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XF250 Gyre Pump Only (5300 GPH) - Maxspect

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Compatible with aquariums up to 3/4"

Max Flow - 5300 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 800+ 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 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 XF250 Specifications:

  • Dimension - 11.8" L x 2.95" W x 2.4" H
  • Weight - 1.9 lbs
  • Flow Rate - up to 5300 GPH
  • Power Consumption - 8w - 60w
  • Min Aquarium Volume - 50 Gallons
  • Max Aquarium Volume - 800+ Gallons*
  • Cable Length - 10 ft (controller to pump)


What's Included

1x XF250 Gyre pump

1x Magnetic Mount

1x Set of spare rotors

1x Set of Cages

1x Set of Snail Screens


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 XF250 Gyre Pump Only does not include the Advanced Controller or Power Supply which is required for use.


2 Items

  • Deceptively powerful By jpitch on 5/21/2017

    I have a 36" x 36" x 30" cube (approx 168g). I cannot run a pair of xf250's higher than 30% or the sand will blow around too much. The flow in the tank doesn't look like much until I feed the fish. Then I notice how much flow there is. No dead spots. Noisy in the beginning. It's going to take at least a week for them to break in. Even after 2 weeks I still notice the noise but significantly less than when they were first turned on.
  • Extreme amounts of flow By Joey on 12/12/2016

    Great product with more flow than my 150 gallon tank can actually handle.


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Product Questions

I have an older Maxspect Gyre, the XF150, that just stopped working. The controller is still functioning fine. Will the new XF250 work with an old controller?
Question by: Jennifer on May 30, 2017 2:07:00 PM
I'm afraid the XF250 is not backwards compatible.

Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Jun 7, 2017 3:15:00 PM
My 90 gal marine tank has an overflow in the one corner which takes up enough of the end of the tank to prevent installing my current 250 on that end of the tank. I was thinking of adding a second. Did I read that you can break one of these into TWO parts? I think I read that I can power two of these off the one controller I have that came with my original controller, correct?
Question by: Dennis Begley on Jun 2, 2017 1:10:00 PM
While the two end turbines can be removed for maintenance or to change out the directional fins, the pumps are not able to be operated in these segments. If you have a 200 series pump (XF230, XF250, or XF280), you can control two pump heads with a single controller.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Jun 8, 2017 3:49:00 PM
What else is needed to control this item with an Apex Neptune system?
Question by: Dusty on Nov 21, 2016 7:28:00 PM
Great question! Unfortunately, at this time these are not compatible with the Neptune Apex. It is possible that the manufacturer will make them compatible in the future. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 22, 2016 2:55:00 PM