Maxspect XF280 Gyre Generator – Pump Only

Item #: 0188


Pump & Power Supply ONLY – must be used with the Gyre advanced controller

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.

Max Flow 6,000gph | 10~80 watts | 200-1000+ gallons
Gyre XF-280 pump and power supply ONLY – requires a controller to opperate
Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 1-1/4 in.

Gyre – 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 Pump 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”.


  • Unique Flow Virtually Eliminates Dead Spots
  • Evenly Distributed Linear Flow
  • Discrete Design
  • Twin Directional Flow Cages
  • Waterproof Silent Suspension Magnet Mount


  • Pump Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.8″ x 3.8″ x 2″
  • Weight: 1.9lb
  • Max. Flow Rate: 6000gph
  • Power Consumption: 10w-80w
  • Ideal for Aquariums: 200 – 1000gal


  • Gyre Pump and Power Supply Only. Requires a controller to opperate.

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

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