What are Ocean Gyres?
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.
Next Generation of Water Moving Technology
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 deadspots in its wake.
Gyre Generation New Crossflow Technology
Standard Propeller Nozzle Technology
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".
|Dimensions||10 x 2.95 x 1.57"||11.8 x 2.9 x 2.4"||14.8 x 3.8 x 2|
|Max Glass / Acrylic Thickness||3/4"||3/4"||1 1/4"|
|Power Supply||115 - 230V, 50 / 60Hz, 38 W||115 - 230V, 50 / 60Hz, 50 W||115 - 230V, 50 / 60Hz, 80 W|
|Max Flow||2300 GPH||5300 GPH||6000 GPH|
|Suitable Tanks||25 - 100+ gal||50 - 800+ gal||200 - 1000+ gal|