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Maxspect Riptide Gyre Generator Wavemaker XF250 Best Aquarium Powerhead

Maxspect Riptide Gyre Generator Wavemaker XF250 Best Aquarium Powerhead

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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

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

**Reefspecialty: From our personal experiences with this pump, It is by far the best pump we have ever used. 





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.

Estimated Gyre availability: 
XF130: 30-35w (not yet finalized), to be available in December.
XF150: 50w Available this November
XF170: 70-75w (not yet finalized), to be available in Q1/2015


Riptide Crossflow Technology

Gyre Generation

New -Crossflow Technology

A) Virtually no dead spots

B) Evenly distributed flow rate throughout the entire aquarium

C) Water bounces back from the other side to create a full circulation, ie. generating "gyre flows"


Standard Propeller Flow Technology


Other Pumps

Standard Propeller Nozzle Technology

A) Dead spots with relatively poor water movement

B) Very strong flow in the center, making coral placement very difficult

C) Very weak flow near the other end of the aquarium



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.



Additional Information

Additional Information

UPC 6954636300437
Manufacturer Maxspect