The Maxspect Gyre arrives this week...

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  1. MarineDepot

    MarineDepot 3reef Sponsor

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    After months of anticipation, we should be receiving our first shipment of Maxspect XF150 Gyre Generators this week, possibly as early as tomorrow!

    You can place a pre-order today to reserve a unit in our first shipment (while supplies last) for $299.99 w/ free shipping in the U.S. Your order will ship later this week or early next week depending on how quickly you get your order in!

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    Next Generation of Water Moving Technology
    The Maxspect Gyre 50W 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 dead spots in its wake.

    Gyre Generation - New Crossflow Technology
    - Virtually no dead spots
    - Evenly distributed flow rate throughout the entire aquarium
    - Water bounces back from the other side to create a full circulation, ie. generating "gyre flows"

    Other Pumps - Standard Propeller Nozzle Technology
    - Dead spots with relatively poor water movement
    - Very strong flow in the center, making coral placement very difficult
    - 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".

    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.

    Features
    - Revolutionary Crossflow Technology
    - Discrete design
    - Virtually No Dead spots
    - Evenly Distributed Flow
    - Gyre Generating Flows -50 watt power consumption
     
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  3. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I'm running a beta version of this on a 5x2x2 frag gyre tank. I cannot even put this on half the power without blowing the entire tank. I truly love this pump!
     
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  4. MarineDepot

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    We have a beta as well and weren't really able to take full advantage in the office 80-gallon shallow reef (hence the video above... Joe from our staff had to take that bad boy home and try in his 150). :D