- XF280 Gyre Pump with Controller (6000 GPH) - Maxspect
Generate up to 6000 GPH of Gyre-Producing Flow!
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 1000+ gallons
- Super-Silent magnetic mounting
- Compatible with aquariums up to 1-1/4" thick
- 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.
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 XF280 Specifications:
- Dimension - 14.8" L x 3.8" W x 2" H
- Max Glass Thickness - 1-1/4"
- Weight - 1.9 lbs
- Flow Rate - up to 6000 GPH
- Power Consumption - 10w - 80w
- Min Aquarium Volume - 50 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume - 800+ Gallons*
- Cable Length - 10 ft (controller to pump) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
1x XF280 Gyre pump
1x Magnetic Mount
1x Advanced Controller
1x Controller Mount
1x Power Supply
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.
Not great after using it for awhile By Alayah on 7/22/2020Alayah wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSo I lowering my review after using it, it would frequently not work on one side and its way too expensive.
Poor design & quality. By JP on 4/8/2019JP wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have two of these in my 425gallon tank. I run them at 100% and they are constantly needing new bushings. They last around 3 weeks, then they need bushings. I emailed and called Maxspect and they said there is nothing wrong with them and I must be sound something wrong or snails are getting stuck in them.
I build gas turbines for a living, so rebuilding this pump is a joke in comparison. I have zero small snails in my tank. These are simply not made to be run at high power.
Another cheaply made Chinese product selling at a premium price!
Not convinced! By Ari on 2/13/2019Ari wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis is loud- you can hear it humming from across the room. Next, it doesn’t last long...even with recommended maintenance, it keeps on getting into fault mode, in short, breaking. This unit is so cheaply made and way overpriced for reliability and durability. Don’t waste your time.
Very Powerful By PumpActionJackson on 1/25/2019PumpActionJackson would recommend this product to a friendI purchased the XF280 with controller, and I've only had it a week. Since I haven't had it long, I can't say anything to longevity or ease of cleaning/maintenance. However, I can say that this pump is amazingly powerful. I have it on a 240 gallon tank (6 ' long) and i don't take it above 50% power. I see people reporting that it is noisy, and my guess is that it starts getting noisy as you increase the power above 50%. At 50%, it is not a problem. I highly recommend this pump, but my advice is to buy one that is more powerful than you need and plan to run it at 50% power and lower. The controller takes some reading to understand, but once you learn how to use it, it's awesome.
Great Product, lots of flow By Mike on 12/21/2017Mike would recommend this product to a friendI have two of the 280's with new controller and dual 250's in the same tank to provide random flow at different times.
Being that this is a pump there is an audible noise or hum that the pumps make which is normal and not bothersome at all. I wonder just how silent folks actually think a large pump is supposed to be and there is a difference between silent and quiet. Not sure how long some folks have been in this hobby or how long their memory is but I do recall ''loud'' pumps in the past and some still made today. These pumps are not silent as they do make an audible hum and tend to quiet down once a good bio film is coating them like other pumps. I would like to point out that there are more parts to remove, clean and put back together but once you learn how to and actually do this a few times it is like anything else, normal maintenance. I have been running the gyre pumps since they first came out with the design and like the flow that is provided. Yes there are wearable parts like the bushings and bearing and they will get worn eventually and will need to be replaced. This is actually a great feature as most other pumps, Yeah good luck even finding replacement rubber bushings for the impeller shaft ends. Some do not like couple extra minutes it takes to clean / service these pumps and that is fine, Mine get cleaned on a regular basis to keep them operating at full potential in order for my sps to maintain great health, usually once a month or every other month depending on algae growth on the impellers.
There are plenty of great videos on this product to help folks learn about them and to the other person that gave one star rating because BRS could not get another company to call them for what ever reason. This is ridiculous to even think that is the way support works, most all companies including Coral Vue have a support link for customer service and you contact them, they contact you back its just that simple. Cant sit around expecting one company to call another and get a phone call just because you asked, seems a little counterproductive
Great pumps By Matthew on 11/27/2017Matthew would recommend this product to a friendI have 2 of the XF280's on my 96x24x25 250g tank and they work great. My tank is SPS dominate. Thank you BRS for carrying them!
LOVE IT!!! By Frank on 11/21/2017Frank would recommend this product to a friendI have a 300 gal reef and this pump has an awesome water movement. I bought one for each end. I do not have any pump noises like others are experiencing.
HORRIBLE - wait - "NO" Customer Service! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! By Prentice on 10/5/2017Prentice wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDO NOT BUY THIS EQUIPMENT - I have spent HOURS on the phone BEGGING BRS to get me a call from Maxspect. If you are going to pay almost $800 for a pump system - they best have Customer service and this company has NONE! BRS has called them and asked them to call me and NOTHING!! Do NOT waste your money on expensive equipment with NO customer service. This is a small community and if there was a review like mine on this product - I would have ran the opposite way! Via email - they told me that they realize that the book is hard to follow - really - THEN FIX IT or have customer service to help the client. RIDICULOUS!
Loud By Matt on 7/7/2017Matt wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had this up and running on my 300 gallon tank for a week now and I must say this pump is very loud and annoying. I can hear the "whining hum" of the pump through my entire house.
Wonderful By Alayah on 6/2/2017Alayah would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great pump I use it for my 150g, and I bought the bigger pump with the intention to not use so much power and wear it out sooner. Great movement in my tank.