Hey guys! Blue Earth here with a product spotlight on the new Maxspect Gyre. This water pump is pretty amazing. It comes housed in a compact, cylindrical design and moves some serious water! Now before we get into the specs of the Gyre, let’s talk a little about water, specifically, water movement.
Any reef system requires water circulation. The reasons for this are numerous. Take a look at any natural reef in the world and you’ll see water in action. It disperses food among the reef inhabitants while also sweeping away wastes and leftover debris. In the confined dimensions of an aquarium, it plays an even more crucial role. It agitates the water’s surface, allowing for more efficient and greater gas exchange- meaning more oxygen and less waste gases. It washes detritus off rocks and the sand bed, and it can aid in preventing algae from accumulating on tank surfaces. Circulation helps corals in calcification and helps their respective algae participate in photosynthesis.
Lack of circulation, therefore results in a hostile environment for corals. Dead spots where detritus can accumulate and degrade leads to increased nitrate and phosphate levels. Harmful bacterial colonies will take up residence if given the the chance to latch on to a relatively still area in the tank. Less waste will reach the sump, thereby limiting the effectiveness of your sump and skimmers. Colonies of beneficial bacteria residing in live rock lose the chance to breakdown wastes with little circulation. Finally, tank residents are much happier when their home mimics the natural reef world!
In the world of aquarium products, all water pumps are not created equally. Most powerheads produce something called laminar flow. This is essentially a straight line of water flow, and does a basic job of replicating the above conditions in your aquarium. Wavemakers produce vertical columns of water movement, producing a more representative motion of our oceans and do the above tasks moderately better. Gyres, the latest water pumps to hit the reef world, produce circular flow patterns with turbulent pockets throughout the entire system. This motion is the closest to the actual conditions on the reef.
The new Maxspect Gyre uses circular water movement patterns to produce an environment where fish and coral will thrive! It was designed to match as closely as possible the natural reef water movement. The unit has four different water movement modes: constant speed, pulsing, feed and alternating gyre. It is mounted, using a magnet, either vertically or horizontally and will dramatically change the circulation in your system for the better. The reviews on this guy are great and you’ll be able to find in stock at our store starting the end of this week. Come by the store for more information and to watch some demonstrations on this amazing piece of reef gear!
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