Maxspect XF150 Gyre Generator

  • SKU: GYRE-XF150

Revolutionary Crossflow Water Movement Technology

Max Flow 5000gph | 50watts | 50-800+ gallons  
Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 3/4in


The 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.


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".



XF-150 Gyre


Gyre Pump with Magnet Mount, Basic Controller with mountable cradle, 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

Cable Length: 2m (controller to pump), 1.5m (power supply to controller)
Magnet Holder: Clamps up to a glass thickness of 20mm (3/4in) or up to 25mm (1in) with reinforced magnet kit

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


12 Month limited warranty


Customer Reviews

3 Reviews "Maxspect XF150 Gyre Generator"

Great Product
Mel April 27, 2015
Just love this 150 Gyre. It replaced 2 MP-40-W and is far superior for way less $$$. Buy one you will love it.
After 2.5 months...
Lotz April 11, 2015
Ok wanted to post my review, on 8 ft 30x30

Positives ....
It moves water ,... Better than any other powerhead including mp 60.... , ... Spread is amazing, deteris pickup is without compare. Had one unit on 8 ft and as described in manual not enough for one unit , has to purchase a second. So I have one version from the first release ,... And another 15 days old ,


First release needed some improvement for 3/4 glass , and is taken care of in recent version, this is well documented and options available , at a cost ...:(...
Second release no complaints sticks well. Here is my issue the unit steadly looses efficiency over 2-3 week , becomming sluggish ,... Simple solution is to clean the unit. And I find I need to do this every 4 weeks. This is a simple operation and well documented... Keep it performing at top speed, by running the unit for a couple hours in viniger bath ,... Every 2 weeks ,...

Overall it's an outstanding product and makes the mp 60 feel inadequate... 700 usd vs 300 usd ,... And more than double the spread .... It's a no brainier,... Buy with confidence and clean regurly.
Awesome flow and low profile
Squids419 November 12, 2014
The pump really moves water in a unique way. It was amazing to see how much water was moving around the rocks in a 5ft long 150 gallon tank. It easily replaced two powerheads in the tank.

The low profile is pretty cool and is not as distracting as some of the other bulky powerheads I am used to. It came with a complete extra set of rotors/paddles so keeping it clean and running smoothly should be pretty easy, I am quite particular about keeping my pumps clean so this was a huge plus for me. I am still trying to figure out the controller but all in all I was definitely impressed with the performance.

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