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Maxspect Gyre XF-130 Generator, Wavemaker

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Maxspect Gyre XF-130 Generator, Wavemaker

Revolutionary Crossflow Water Movement Technology

Max Flow 2300gph | 35~8 watts | 25-100+ gallons  

Next Generation of Water Moving Technology

The Maxspect Gyre is the world's first "gyre"- generating water moving device for aquariums. Compared to traditional powerheads and wavemakers that are based on propeller nozzle flow technology, the Maxspect Gyre is based on advanced crossflow technology which produces massive horizontal water movement leaving little to no deadspots in its wake.

Why gyre generator and not wavemaker?

Wavemakers excel in making waves, while waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are in fact moving the majority of the water vertically up and down, with relatively low horizontal movement, especially near the bottom of the aquarium.

On the other hand, gyre generators excel in moving sheer flow of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The sheer flow of water is so strong that i would bounce back from the opposite site to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, ie. generating "gyre flows".

Maxspect Gyre XF-130 Generator, Wavemaker

Revolutionary Crossflow Water Movement Technology

Max Flow 2300gph | 35~8 watts | 25-100+ gallons  

Next Generation of Water Moving Technology

The Maxspect Gyre is the world's first "gyre"- generating water moving device for aquariums. Compared to traditional powerheads and wavemakers that are based on propeller nozzle flow technology, the Maxspect Gyre is based on advanced crossflow technology which produces massive horizontal water movement leaving little to no deadspots in its wake.

Why gyre generator and not wavemaker?

Wavemakers excel in making waves, while waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are in fact moving the majority of the water vertically up and down, with relatively low horizontal movement, especially near the bottom of the aquarium.

On the other hand, gyre generators excel in moving sheer flow of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The sheer flow of water is so strong that i would bounce back from the opposite site to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, ie. generating "gyre flows".

Dictionary Definition: gyre (jīr) Pronunciation Key 
Gyres are ocean current systems that basically move the water in a circular way. A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

FEATURES

Maxspect XF130 Gyre

Maxspect XF130 Gyre

Contents: Gyre Pump with Magnet Mount, Basic Controller with mountable cradle, Power Supply, Spare Rotors and Cages.

Pump Module

Dimensions (LxWxH): 10” x 2.95” x 1.57”
Weight: 1.4lb

Power Supply Unit

Model: GM85-360200-F
Input Voltage / Current: 100\240vAC 50/60Hz 
Output Voltage / Current: 24vDC 3A 
Weight: 300g /0.7 lb

Cable Length: 2m (controller to pump), 1.5m (power supply to controller)
Magnet Holder: Clamps up to a glass thickness of 20mm (3/4in) or up to 25mm (1in) with reinforced magnet kit

*Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weight and dimensions are approximate.

Questions on Maxspect Gyre XF-130 Generator, Wavemaker

  • From Bill at 11/30/2014 7:37 PM
    • What model would be best on a 90 gal, a 130 or a 150? The videos on the 150 look rather strong.
    • For a 90 gal. system I would go with XF150 especially if it's a reef system. It will give you more control over water flow.
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  • From Mark at 12/10/2014 8:54 AM
    • Will this be available by Christmas?
    • Hello,
      We are being told this will be available late January
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  • From Mike at 12/17/2014 7:55 AM
    • Would the 130 be ok or too much for a 29 gal reef tank?
      Thx!
    • Mike, XF130 will be fine on 29 gal system when it comes to water flow. You have full control over intensity and flow pattern.
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  • From Tony at 12/29/2014 3:56 PM
    • I have a 60 gallon cube, would a xf130 be too strong?
    • XF-130 will be just the right size for this size aquarium.
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  • From David at 1/5/2015 1:10 PM
    • Which version wold be best for a 72g bowfront-reef. The xf130 or the xf150?
    • David, For SPS and LPS system we would recommend XF150. For soft coral system Gyre XF-130 will give you enough flow.
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  • From Nick at 1/9/2015 12:54 PM
    • Will the XF130 be enough for a 90G cube (36x24x24)? I will have a mixed reef (zoas, mushrooms, stylo's and montipora).
    • Nick, For this size tank I would go with XF150 especially if this is going to be the only wavemaker in the tank.
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  • From Scott at 1/11/2015 10:25 AM
    • For a 125 gallon 6 foot freshwater tank...only a sand substrate, no rock work. Is the 130 enough or do I need a 150?
    • XF-150 will be a better fit for this size aquarium.
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  • From Dalton at 1/12/2015 4:30 PM
    • Would the xf 150 or 130 be better on a reef system for a 40 gallon breeder? I plan on upgrading sometime, but just curious what your thoughts would be
    • Dalton, For 40 gal. reef system you definitely want to go with XF130. 150 model will be way too powerful (and bulky) for this size tank.
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  • From brian at 1/23/2015 8:21 PM
    • Please tell me which one to buy

      1) 75 gallon reef tank,a lot of rock and coral

      2) 225 fish only, I do have a dozen anonomes in this tank, but only 200 pounds of rock,a lot of open area
    • Brian,
      You will need 1 x XF130 for 75 gal. system and 1 x XF150 for your 225 fish only.
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  • From Alex Heredia at 1/24/2015 7:18 AM
    • I have a 65 gallon 36 long 24 high x 18 which of the 2 do you recommend for my tank
      I have a lot of rock and mixed reef
    • XF130 will be better suited or 65 gallon system.
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  • From Paul at 1/24/2015 10:08 AM
    • How are these pumps with sugar fine sand??
    • Because of the wider flow these pumps are better suited for systems with fine substrate. Just like with any power head, if you open it up too much and run it for long enough time without counter current it will erode your substrate on the opposite end of the tank especially in horizontal application. With vertical installation there will be much less erosion of the substrate.
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  • From Charles at 2/11/2015 12:17 AM
    • I have a 110 gallon 4ft. long 28x18 what do you recmmend . Plus I plenty of rocks, sand & a mix reef.
    • For mixed reef system we usually recommend the XF130 for all aquariums 4ft or less.
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  • From Tracey at 2/19/2015 2:07 PM
    • I have a 120 gallon, 48 x 24 x 24, reef tank with softies and LPS. Which Gyre would be best for my tank?
    • Tracey, Thank you for contacting us. For 4 ft. long tank with softies and LPS corals we recommend XF130 model.
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  • From dan at 2/22/2015 12:42 PM
    • I have a 90 gallon 48 in long fresh water which would be better 130 or 150
    • For 48" freshwater aquarium you want to go with XF130 model.
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  • From John at 3/29/2015 11:18 AM
    • Too much for a Nuvo 16?
    • Yes. It would be an overkill. I would look into single Ecotech MP10 for this size system.
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  • From Larry at 4/13/2015 2:55 AM
    • I have a rimless 105 gallon. 48Lx 24Wx 21H. Center internal overflow. Mixed reef tank. XF130 or XF150?
    • We have XF150 on this exact tank and we have it set to 50% pulse. Anything higher and it splashes over the top.
      XF130 is a better fit for this tank.
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  • From BRAD at 3/14/2016 4:26 PM
    • I have a 150 softies/fish reef. I was looking at the other questions above and you are recommending the XF130 for any 4ft tanks. My tank is a brick style so while it is only 4ft long, it is almost 3ft tall. Does this factor into your recommendation? Also, now that this product has been out for awhile, I have read some interesting reviews. Most have said that when either the XF130 or the 150 are turned to over 80% power there is a pretty significant noise from the pump. In my application, I would hate to go with the XF130 and then have to turn the power up to 80%+ to get the desired results and get a lot of noise. Not sure if the extra $50 for the XF150 would be worth it to run it at say 50% with the same results. Has there been any improvements from the manufacturer in the noise complaints? Thoughts, suggestions?
    • Brad,
      I would go with 150 model instead. 130 might not be strong enough for this size tank.
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  1. Maxspect Gyre XF-130 Review by Isaac
    Product Rating:

    The other two reviewers are not lying when they describe this gyre as a workhorse. I have it in my 25 Gallon Lagoon and it moves water around at an incredible fast rate. I have to keep it at 20% anything higher irritates my coral to the point that it makes them retract. Turning it on after in-tank maintenance helps to clear all of the detritus that tends to flow around afterwards. I decided to do a test and in about 20 minutes the tank was nearly crystal clear. I haven't played around much with the other settings besides "Feeding Mode" but "Constant Speed" works so well that I might not need to use the others. (Posted on 8/11/2016)

  2. Maxspect Gyre Review by Michael
    Product Rating:

    This little guy is a workhorse and moves water in all directions. The flow is just as described and works as it should. It is silent and is programmable to suit your flow needs. Just be sure to size it correctly for your system and you will be sure to enjoy the freed up space this creates by eliminating some of the more 'standard' and conventional pumps and water movers. Overall I would recommend this product. (Posted on 6/24/2015)

  3. Maxspect Gyre Review by some1fishy
    Product Rating:

    This is a work horse and moves water in all directions. I would recommend this other hobbyists as an alternative to the run of the mill pumps and water movers. (Posted on 6/24/2015)


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