Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 1/2 in.
Max Flow 230 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, customisation 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 100+ 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
- Single rotor End Cap included
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 XF230 Specifications:
- Dimension – 10″ L x 2.95″ W x 1.57″ H
- Weight – 1.4 lbs
- Flow Rate – up to 2300 GPH
- Power Consumption – 8w – 35w
- Cable Length – 10 ft (controller to pump) 5 ft (power supply to controller)
- Min Aquarium Volume – 20 Gallons
- Max Aquarium Volume – 100+ Gallons*
Power Supply Specifications:
- Model – GM85-360200-F
- Input Voltage – 100/240vAC 50/60Hz
- Output Voltage – 24vDC 3A
- Weight – 0.7 lbs
1x XF230 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
1x End Cap
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 power heads over a single larger to create flow in various directions and patterns.