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  1. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

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    The Maxspect gyres are fully controllable and in my opinion great


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  2. jorahx4

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    My understanding is the icecap and maxspect gyre are the same thing right? I believe the icecap is made by maxspect. But maxspect lowest is the 2 series that would probably be to much flow. Where as the icecap is 1k.

    Anybody have a gyre so I can get a first hand review on one.


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  3. JVU

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    Maxspect gyres and Ice Cap gyres use the same licensed technology but have different build quality and controllers.

    Maxspect stated at one point that they wanted to have the Ice Cap gyres in the market as a low budget alternative to their gyres, not just a lower flow model in the same line. There is overlap in flow rates between the larger Ice Cap and smaller Maxspect


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  4. Apon

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    I have seen the one at Gusty's Tank and it moves alot of water. Not sure what model.
     
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    The gyres move too much water. It'll be hard to dial it down enough.


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  6. jorahx4

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    The icecap 1k has the ability to cap off one side of the gyre. And I believe can turn it down. I just can't find out how much you can turn it down.


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  7. JVU

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    I’m very happy with my XF250 maxspect gyres. First gen had a bunch of problems since corrected. I’ve seen some reported build quality issues with the Ice Cap version but not used it myself. You’re right that even the smaller maxspect XF230 would be overkill for your tank, but keep in mind they are quieter and more efficient when run at much less than their max speed.


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  8. Coral reefer

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    Vortech MP10? No cord in the tank!
     
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    And less heat generated.


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  10. jorahx4

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    I don't mind a cord. Plus for that same price I could get a gyre which performs better.

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  11. Coral reefer

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    Better how?
     
  12. jorahx4

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  13. Fish Boss

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    It's not that hard to recreate a gyre. I have two equal strength power heads on the left side of my tank. Creates the same effect
     
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  14. jorahx4

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    Daily test.

    Alk 7.6
    Mag 1280
    Cal 420


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  15. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

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    Some bad quality photos. But still some updates with how everything's looking!!


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  16. jepoy

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    Where did you get the digital display thermometer?


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  17. Vhuang168

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    Be careful with that thermometer. Mine leaked current into the tank.


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  18. jorahx4

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    Marine Depot is where I got it.

    And how do I monitor it so it doesn't leak anything?!


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  19. Vhuang168

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    You'll know when you put your hand in the water and get zapped! This is the one that plugs into the wall right?
     
  20. jorahx4

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    yes it plugs in wall.
     

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