The IceCap Gyre is back and better than ever! The all-new IceCap 2K Gyre Flow Pump is not only more powerful than its predecessor, it is now WiFi controllable, allowing you to fine-tune your flow effortlessly and wirelessly from your mobile device.
Gyre Pump Features & Benefits - Unique Gyre Flow: Virtually Eliminates Dead Spots - Evenly Distributed Linear Flow - Discrete Design - Can Be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally - Can Be Mounted Close to the Water Surface - Waterproof Magnet Mounts - Twin Directional Flow Cages - Includes 2 Sets of Propellers: Orange and Black - HYDROS WaveEngine Direct Drive Compatible - 1-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
The Gyre Uses Revolutionary Crossflow Technology
Wavemakers excel in making waves, while waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are 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 the sheer flow of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The flow of water is so strong that it would bounce back from the opposite side to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, i.e., generating "gyre flows."
Why have Gyre pumps taken the aquarium world by storm? There are three main reasons:
They leave virtually no dead spots in your aquarium.
The flow is evenly distributed throughout your entire aquarium.
Water bounces back off the other side of your tank, creating a full circulation to complete the Gyre pattern.
These three key points run in stark contrast to the performance of the status quo propeller-type pumps that once ruled our hobby. Sure, they can move water. But they don’t do it as efficiently and intelligently as the Gyre! For example:
Disadvantages of Standard Propeller Nozzle Pumps
A)Relatively weak water movement with dead spots left in their wake.
B)There is a powerful flow in the center but not elsewhere, which makes coral placement difficult.
C)The water movement is weak at the other end of the aquarium and is not designed for recirculation.
Why is a Gyre Generator Superior to a Wavemaker?
Wavemakers excel in making waves. While waves are spectacular to watch in motion, they are 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 volume of water is so substantial that it bounces off the opposite side of the aquarium to achieve full circulation within the tank. Or, as we call it, generating a “gyre flow.”