- XF250 Gyre Pump with Controller (5300 GPH) - Maxspect
Compatible with aquariums up to 3/4"
Max Flow 5300 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 800+ 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
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. By connecting two pumps, they 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 2.9" 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) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
Power Supply Specifications:
- Model - GM85-240400-F
- Input Voltage - 100/240vAC 50/60Hz
- Output Voltage - 24vDC 4A
- Weight - 0.7 lbs
1x XF250 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
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.
Quiet and great flow By Liz on 5/28/2018Liz would recommend this product to a friendI bought one XF-250 with controller and one pump only, the two pumps tie into one controller. I am these on a Reefer 450 (5’ long 90g tank). They are very quiet running at 30% max (quieter than my old MP-10 at 50% max). 30% seems to provide great flow for my predominantly SPS tank. I’m not using the guards but snails have stayed out since they were set up 6 weeks ago. It was easy to set up a counter-gyre flow using one of the preset programs - you just have to set the clock and pick a preset. But, these pumps don’t come with a manual like the Ecotecs, they come with a link to online guides, and it might take some extra work/frustration to figure out how to make a custom program.
Not a fan By Stinky Dog on 3/23/2018Stinky Dog wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese are loud and the user manual is terrible. In retrospect, powerheads would have been better.
Almost perfect By chad on 1/5/2018chad would recommend this product to a friendMoves lots of water. Multiple modes. Presets work very well. Could be easier to program. I'll be getting another for the other side of my tank.
Great Flow By Matthew on 12/31/2017Matthew would recommend this product to a friendI started my 160g aquarium with these pumps. I wanted two of them to take full advantage of the oceanic gyre feature (the pumps work in tandem with each other). The flow is amazing, I run these at 40% maximum otherwise the flow is too much for my system. They are very quiet. I do use the included sleeves to protect the snails and pumps from any damage. I have cleaned them a couple of times over the past 8 or so months I have been running them. They are easy to disassemble, clean and reassemble. Programming is easy using the new control. I do have the Neptune Apex, but because of the ease of programming run these separately only using the power monitoring on the Apex to let me know if there is an issue. These are great pumps and I highly recommend them!
Pretty Nice Pump By chad on 12/3/2017chad would recommend this product to a friendVery good flow. Programming is annoyingly complex but gets easier. Currently I am using one of the preset modes. The display on the controller is too small.
These things have POWER By Cali on 11/29/2017Cali would recommend this product to a friendI have them turned down to a max of 60% in my 220 and placed about 3” from the top of the water lever and you can still see sand swirling as they shift current flow directions. I have had in place for about 6 months now. The complaints of noise are from people getting too small of units and turninf them up to 100%. Buy the size larger than the range you need and they are barely audible at all even at 60%
great product By dalbert on 11/19/2017dalbert would recommend this product to a friendgot this and tunze.the tunze was junk but this is still goin strong
I am impressed By Greg on 8/31/2017Greg would recommend this product to a friendAs other have said, it moves a LOT of water! Installed in my 5 ft. 115 gal mixed reef, as soon as I tured it on a bunch of "stuff" kicked right up from everywhere. 50% default start was to much, I have it no higher than 30% and lower than 10%. At 30% it is just barely audible, silent otherwise. Not really annoying, we'll see if it calms down. Programming is difficult at first, as the manuals are next to useless, but Coralview has excellent video to show you how. Once my lightbulb went off, I was programming a full day and night with 10 set points so far. Even have it shutting off for 20 minutes when the auto feeder comes on. Really great to have all that control. Can't believe I put off buying this for so long with cheaper alternatives. Great product.
Moves a TON of water, ex cellent pattern! By John C on 5/26/2017John C would recommend this product to a friendI am starting up a 6' tank, 210 gallons, and new I wanted to get a lot of water movement in the tank. I started with the one XF-250, and the amount of flow, and the random patterns the built-in settings deliver is incredible. I plan on getting a second one for the other side of the tank!
Love turned to regret By Nick on 5/4/2017Nick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendGot these pumps a bit over 1 year ago. Was very happy. I clean them every other month. Motor on one just completely shut down. Been trying to get a response from customer service for repair or warranty work and have gotten zero response. Spending less and replacing or spending more for Vortechs would have been better
Awesome By Danny on 5/1/2017Danny would recommend this product to a friendI don't really see how anything can compare to the flow this creates. The controller is easy to use and I love the presets that come pre-programmed into it. My only possibly complaint is that it is a little more noisy than I expected, but it's not that bad and I've quickly gotten used to it. It's kind of a soothing sound anyway.
Great! By Debbie on 4/27/2017Debbie would recommend this product to a friendWonderful flow. Wish it were a little easier to program.
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I already bought two gyre 150f 3 months ago can the new gyre link with the older ones?
The previous generation XF150 pumps are only compatible with this controller. You cannot use XF130 pumps on this controller.
The 250 model, do the magnetics strong enough to mount into 1” acrylic tank?
I have a 140 gallon tank and was wondering if the xf230 would be enough or do I need the xf2t0?
What is the power consumption of the xf250?
Im upgrading my aquarium to a 210g. Which pump do you recommend xf230 or 250?
I have a XF230 in my 200gal DT...Not enough flow, could I buy this and use my XF230 with it?
I want to run dual Gyre's in the preset Oceanic mode in my reefer 450, would you recommend the XF230 or XF250?
I want to run dual gyro pump in a 210g. Which model do you recommend?
Have a great day!
I have a 134 gallon Waterbox aquarium. Would you recommend one XF250 or two for this size tank?
While you could use one for that tank we would recommend two to give you flow in various directions and patterns. Have a great day!