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maxspect gyre pump

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Anyone running one? Keep looking at these and don't know if I should get one, I was thinking of getting the smaller one for a 4ft tank as like the idea of running just 1 pump in tank,

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Im gonna google that m8 as i dont realy know what it is  , when ive done the housework that is  :tongue: :cool:
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Reply #2

It's a new wave maker that everyone is raving about, I was looking at the small one for £215, but keep thinking is it worth it... Money could be spent on corals and I could upgrade my wp10's to the rw4's.

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Ohhhh............some how i got  the word SUMP in there and its just not there... I thought whats he want a pump like that in the sump for is it sommat different....????


Jebus , i need a brain transplant , Im sorry yes I know what it is , id let it be trialed a few months first as thier a lot of money , let others spend thier money , then see if in that time a chinese company as i think some one has already suggested does it for half the price  :grin:
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Reply #4

When I come to upgrade, I'd seriously consider the Gyre.  From the videos I've seen, it leaves no dead spots due to it's wide spread flow.  That'll be hard to do with standard powerheads, without creating a massive amount of flow, which a lot of coral won't like.

That said, people have been quite happy with the Jebao pumps, so it's hard to justify the extra cash.  With the jebaos, I guess you can deliberately have high flow areas, and low flow areas to assist with coral placement.

Here's a good comparison of the type of flow you'd get:

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Good demo vid , the Gyre with the coral snow was a impressive it was end to end in under 5 seconds 

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Reply #6

As per this thread, my WP-40 died.  If I can't fix it, I need to buy something.  I'm thinking about the Maxspect Gyre XF150, for my 4x2x2.  I don't think I will need to use it on more than half power after reading some reviews, so could get away with the XF135...but, for £30 more I think it's worth going for the XF150.  I'm hoping to upgrade at some point in the next year or so, so this will also move into a 6/7ft tank at some point.

What's the best price anyone has seen these for?  I only seem to be able to find them at the standard prices of:
£214 for the XF135
£249 for the XF150
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2015 12:13:46 am by i-CONICA

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have seen the smaller one for £199

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As per this thread, my WP-40 died.

Did you buy it from Eric? If so I have emailed him in the past, reminded him that I am a very good customer who always recommends his store to my friends on the fish keeping forum

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Ps I know this is an old thread but it's always good to have spares lol

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Reply #10

I did and he offered me some spare parts at a cost.  I decided, as I wasn't sure they would fix it, just to buy another powerhead.

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Reply #11

I have one, the smallest one (I think it's the 130).


If you look on the demo clips, they seem to show on the shallow tanks only.


My tank is 30" deep, I moved it near the top surface so it could pull in a little air so the bubbles could show me how far they reach and they only went to the other side of the tank and reach down to about 2/3 of the tank :( Maybe the big 150 would be more suitable for my tank.


But I really like the way it works and I could change the blade (came as spare) so that I can have half of it rotates one direction and the other half rotates the opposite direction.


I think they're a bit overpriced. (my Jebao RW20 generates a lot more water movement and waves than this one and only cost a third of the price). However, I'd like to have different types of powerheads in my tank, in that way, I could get the currents more random.


Hope this helps :)


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I think you have more controllability with several small power heads. I am considering swapping out my WP25 and WP40 from each end of the tank and replacing with 4x RW15s, or maybe buying a pair of RW15s and another WP25, so that I can have a power head at each end,with another pair on the sides of the central weir. This is because since I cleaned my WP40 I never have any sand in the middle of the tank regardless of which direction the power head is facing.  :S

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What's the best price anyone has seen these for?  I only seem to be able to find them at the standard prices of:
£214 for the XF135
£249 for the XF150

Ive dropped enough hints, im hoping to get the Gyre XF-150 for Christmas, i'll have to wait and see if Santa remembers   :glad:
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IIRC I got my 150 for £230  ;)

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