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Maxspect Gyre XF-150 Generator, Wavemaker

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WM-MAX-XF-150

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Maxspect Gyre XF-150 Generator, Wavemaker 
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.

Maxspect Gyre XF-150 Generator, Wavemaker

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 XF150 Gyre

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

Pump Module

Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.8 x 2.9 x 2.4in
Weight: 1.91lb

Power Supply Unit

Model: GM85-360200-F
Input Voltage / Current: 115-230vAC 50/60Hz 
Output Voltage / Current: 36vDC 2A 
Weight: 300g /0.7 lb

Questions on Maxspect Gyre XF-150 Generator, Wavemaker

  • From Jeff at 11/21/2014 5:04 PM
    • I have a 55 gallon acrylic tank. Will the XF130 work with a tank with 1/4″ walls ? Also when is the XF 130 going to be available? It seams like a great product.
    • Yes, the XF130 will be perfect for your tank. You can also use an XF150 since your tank is longer than 36″ but you won’t be able to run it at full blast.
      In terms of the XF130 availability, it will be sometime in January. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook as we will let everybody know in the coming weeks.
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  • From Carlos dls at 12/4/2014 8:35 PM
    • I have a 180 gallons 1/2 acrylic, how many will i need ? Or do you make one big enough for a 180 ? Dimmensions 72 by 24 deep 24 tall,rock formation is in the middle, open spaces around rock for cleaning , probably have around 175 lbs of rock thanks in advance
    • I would start with a single unit. It will give you more than enough flow for fish only, soft, and LPS reef systems. For heavily stocked SPS system two units would be recommended for more aggressive flow pattern.
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  • From Armando at 2/24/2015 12:21 AM
    • What would you recommend for a 90gl Jebo curved glass fowlr and softies? Thank you!
    • Armando, You want to go with XF130 for this tank. XF150 will be too powerful.
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  • From Aaron N Klein at 3/12/2015 9:32 AM
    • 140gal DAS tank, 60" long, 22" wide, 24" tall, dual corner overflows. 2 rock structures about 1/3rd of the way from each end that extend most of the way to the surface. I don't think I can put one on the end because of the rock so considering one of these on the back wall, pushing water between them and back around the ends.

      Would you recommend the 130 or the 150?

      Thanks for your time.
    • Aaron, You want to go with XF150 for this tank.
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  • From Chris at 3/12/2015 10:56 PM
    • I am debating on the FX 150 or the Votec MP40qd my tank is a Oceanic bow front 72" long 29"high 24" deep Large rock wall on back with very open space for flow. Keep mostly LPS corals but would eventually like to keep a few SPS in the next year or so .
      will the FX 150 do the job well and then when moving up to SPS adding a second FX150 or go the same route with the New mp40qd ? Thank you .
    • Chris, You will need to go with two pumps for this tank. XF150s will give you gentler, wide, linear flow comparing to conical, directional flow from MP40s.
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  • From Tery at 4/13/2015 7:56 PM
    • I am building a DSA 140 tank. Dimensions are 60x20.5x27. i keep mainly sps and lps. will the xf150 work for me?
    • Xf150 will be just the right size for your tank.
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  • From Dean at 4/15/2015 10:37 AM
    • I have a Juwel Vision 240 bow front tank. LPS, Soft coral and Fish in it. What size Gyre would you recommend please?
    • For this size aquarium you should go with XF150.
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  • From vasilios at 5/7/2015 10:16 PM
    • i have a 125 6 ft long reef tank with fish lps and soft coral? which gyre would you recommend and has there been modifications to your gyre? i have been reading that they are loud.

      thanks
    • For the 6 ft long tank you want to go with xf150 model.
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  • From jimm at 8/25/2015 10:46 PM
    • have a 300 gallon DD 72x36x27 which model and how many would you recommend? also what is the recommended placement of them?
    • Jim,
      Two XF150s will handle this tank without a problem. I would place them horizontally on the side walls of the tank approx. 4-5" from the surface.
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  • From Rich at 10/24/2015 7:49 PM
    • I have a 150G half round tank, with appox 120 lbs of light weight live rock making an open reef 3/4 up the back wall extending to within 5 inches of the front and left and right corners. I am looking to replace my current pumps, how many of the 150's would I need and where and how should I place them? My current pumps are on the left and right sides of the tank beside each overflow (duel overflows).

      Would one of these provide enough flow? Where should I place them and how would I orientate them?
    • Rich,
      For a 4 ft long tank one XF150 will give you sufficient flow all around your rock structure. I would recommend placing the pump horizontally approx. 5" from the water surface on side wall of the tank.
      For 6 ft. long tank I would recommend going with two XF150s with pumps being placed on the opposite ends of the tank.
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  • From Rich at 10/26/2015 6:27 PM
    • Follow up question, about the 150G half round,

      You said to place the pump 5" down on the side of the tank, my tank is a half round and does not have "sides" to put it on horizontal. My tank is 60 inches long across the back about 30 inches deep in the middle, and about 30 inches deep. the front glass is rounded with the only flat areas to the left and right of the dual overflows, and about five inches between the two over flows. There is a large live rock structure that is very open from the back of the aquarium to about 5-8 inches of the front glass.
    • You can place two XF150s horizontally on the back wall closer to the center of the tank. This placement should give you complete coverage of this tank.
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  • From oscar at 3/26/2016 12:06 AM
    • What model of the gyre would you recommend for a 75g 36x24x24 rimless tank? Thank you
    • Oscar,
      We would recommend Gyre XF-130 for this size tank.
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  1. GYRE FX 150 Review by Chris
    Product Rating:

    I have waited a while before writing this review so I could see how my tank would respond over time . My tank is a 210 Oceanic Bow Front 6 foot long 32 inches deep. First the item came will packaged with all parts intact. After reading and watching all the videos for set up and maintaining the power head I installed it about 2 1/2inches below the surface . No problems with the magnet mounting system and it does not slip and holds securely . I started with the constant flow low and played with the flow rates . It created a wide flow and as I slowly ramped it up at about 50% I started to see a lot of detritus from my rocks and sand bed moving through out the tank and suspending giving time for my overflows to capture the particles. I had great circulation from top to bottom. I then decided to play with the cages to get this pulling and pushing. I did not really see a great effect and actually was disappointed in this mode .I returned to the original configuration . I then played with the pulse mode , and I am now running pulse every 10 to 15 seconds at 70% . this is giving a nice pulsing effect that my corals are liking . I have seen good polyp extension and visible growth on several chalices and Monti caps. I am now planning to add one more FX150 to the other side and have them alternated with a short period of time with them both on to create a back and forth movement with a random collision for a few seconds between switching .
    The unit is hardly noticeable and the tank looks so much better because I no longed need 4 koralias to do what this one pump does. I give this 4 plus starts would give it a 5 if the controls were easier to read . I took a small paint brush and painted the symbols with so I can see them better. Got this idea from another review and it works. (Posted on 4/9/2015)

  2. Great Product!!!! Review by JoeJoe1225
    Product Rating:

    Great product - Water movement is fantastic - I replaced 2 WP-25s - So far I'm very pleased. (Posted on 3/23/2015)

  3. Too loud Review by Reef
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    I recived mine and had bad controller had to wait for replacement. Mine is very loud on pulse mode does move lots of water but it's just not what I was expecting going back to Mp 40s when quiet drive is released (Posted on 2/24/2015)

  4. Lots of flow but a little delicate Review by Robert
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    This pump moves a lot of water, but it might be a little delicate. I set mine up in a 220gal reef tank in the horizontal position and it has no problem stirring up the sand bed at the other end of the tank (6ft away) even with 2 large rock structures in the center line of the tank (not touching any walls). The programming is not too complicated but the markings on the controller are recessed etchings, basically black on black so you need a lot of light to see them. The pulse setting was a little confusing because the same ring of lights that indicate the speed also flash to indicate the pulse. A slight turn of the adjusting wheel (like on an ipod) goes a long way and the lights stay on or off during the pulse phase that the pump is in (off when pump is off, on when pump is on)-it was a bit confusing when the lights went out for like a minute. I have 2 MP-40s (one at each end) in the same tank and they don't seem to move as much water as Gyre. Although their flow is more turbulent to it's hard to compare.
    Mine ended up with a broken rotor blade in less than a week after a tiny snail got too close to it. The snail was actually forced inside the rotor and broke one end of a blade in the process, then it started making a clicking noise. Getting the snail out resulted in breaking the other end of the blade, so one of the rotors is now missing 1 blade. I also pulled out an asterina star which might not have been causing a problem but it shows that small critters can be an issue. I recent bought 100 hermit crabs that have the same tiny shell as the snail so hopefully they won't get caught in it. I ran it with the damaged rotor and it seems fine but it came with a set of replacement rotors so I replaced it. Replacement rotors are $20 from the mfr.
    I'd like to shut it off at night to simulate calmer waters but I'm afraid that things will climb into it and then cause a problem at start up. (Posted on 2/7/2015)

  5. I was used to having pretty much infinite control on my MPs and this pump ... Review by AJ
    Product Rating:

    Ordered this to try on my 180 gallon 72x24x24 reef tank. My system had and mp60 and an mp40 running linked prior to installation of this pump.
    My first impression was WOW, this pump moves a ton of water. I have it pulsing 10 seconds on and 10 seances off at 50% and corals are really swaying in the flow. I couldn't believe that i was able to replace two MP pumps with a single pump. Now for the only negative:
    The controls leave a bit to be desired. I was used to having pretty much infinite control on my MPs and this pump is very limited. I can really only pulse on and off for equal times or have it constant on. That being said, i have heard they are working on a better controller or apex control in the near future. (Posted on 2/7/2015)

  6. Finally a perfect power head Review by Mike
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    This new model and product is simply exceptional. Uses half of the electric of multiple MP40's and does a much better job. In my 265g reef tank, I only have it set to 20%. I can't imagine what size tank can handle 100% (Posted on 2/7/2015)

  7. Love this pump Review by dwref
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    I see many people saying it is loud or has trouble hanging on, due to the magnet. The one I received is very quite & on my 220, it holds just fine. Love all the different settings you can use. This pump almost makes water spill over the edge of my tank on wave mode. I would differently recommend this pump to any one!! Plus really like that its the only pump I need now!! (Posted on 1/23/2015)

  8. awesome Review by Adrian
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    Works great replaced 2 my 40
    (Posted on 12/18/2014)

  9. Decent Pump but With Issues Review by Tariq
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    I was really looking forward to using the Gyre but unfortunately have decided to return it after a few days of use.
    The profile of Gyre is sleek. I loved my tank's appearance after all the other pumps and wires were replaced
    with the Gyre. The profile along with the packaging of the pump gets a five star.
    The magnet to hold the pump in place is weak on the 3/4 inch thick wall and is barely holding on to
    my tank. A $70 Jebao has a stronger magnet. The pump is loud, not as loud as the Vortech but if you are used to Tunze or a
    Jebao, the humming is audible and even more noticeable at night. If you or your spouse have sensitive hearing, you
    will have issues. The loud humming ended up the deal breaker for me. (Posted on 12/7/2014)


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