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Maxspect Gyre XF280 Wavemaker Pump with Controller

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Other Details

Flow Rating:
1501 or more GPH
Motor Type:

Product Description

Maxspect Gyre XF280 is the largest Gyre wavemaker pump available and is rated for aquariums up to 1000 gallons.  With a flow of over 6,000 GPH at maximum power and able to push water farther than 8 feet, the Gyre XF-280 is a flow monster.  If you have a large SPS or reef tank the XF280 would be plenty of controllable flow just by itself.  With over 6,000 GPH and includes the Advanced Controller the Gyre XF280 is one of the most powerful powerheads on the market.  There is also the XF230 model available for aquariums up to 100 gallons or the XF250 model up to 800 gallon aquariums.


  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.8" x 3.8" x 2"
  • Weight: 1.9lb
  • Max Flow Rate: 6,000gph
  • Power Consumption: 10w-80w
  • Ideal for Aquariums: 200 -1000gal
  • Mounts up to: 1.25" thick acrylic or glass

Contents of Gyre

Gyre Pump with Magnet Mount, Power Supply, Spare Rotors, Snail Screens and Cages.

Power Supply Unit Details

  • Input Voltage / Current: 115-230vAC 50/60Hz 
  • Cable Length: 10ft controller to pump), 5ft (power supply to controller)

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


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 dead spots in its wake.

Riptide Crossflow Technology

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


Wave makers 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".

Product Videos

Maxspect Gyre 200 Series: Advanced Controller Setup 12:39

Fully customize the flow pattern of your Maxspect Gyre pump and take advantage of simple syncing of two pumps with the ease of one intuitive controller. The new advanced controller is far-far superior than the first generation and will blow your mind with features and versatility!

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