IceCap 1K Gyre Flow Pump


Gyre patented flow technology licensed by Maxspect

Max Flow: 1,000gph | 4~18watts | 20-50+ gallons
Includes 1K gyre pump, power supply, single side cap and controller.
Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 1/2 in.

Crossflow Water Movement

Similar to the Maxspect Gyre flow pump, the IceCap K1 is capable of generating the iconic GYRE water movement within small aquariums without breaking the bank. Single magnetic mount makes the pump simple to install. Comes with single side cap for a more compact "single propeller" operation for small nano tanks. 5 Controllable flow modes and programable 24hr flow period.

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, the gyre excels in generating massive movements of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The sheer flow of water is so strong that it would bounce back from the opposite site to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, ie. generating "gyre flows".

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

IceCap 1K Gyre Pump Specifications

Dimensions (LxWxH): 8.8in x 2.8in x 1.5in
Weight: 1.2lbs
Flow Rate: ~1000gph
Power Consumption: 4w - 18w
Ideal for Aquariums: 20 - 50+gal


IceCap 1K Pump with Magnet Mount, Single Side Cap, Controller, Power Supply and Operation Instructions.

Power Supply Unit

Power: 100-240V / 50-60Hz 1.5A
Weight: 2.16lbs
Cable Length: 6.5ft (controller to pump), 5ft (power supply to controller)

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


12 Months Limited Warranty on Pump, Controller and Power Supply only. All other parts are considered wearable and are covered for 30 days from the date of purchase.

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