Icecap 4k, Gyre XF350 or MP40 - 200G

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Fellow reefers,

The tank is an Innovative Marine 200 INT (70.9"x30"x21.7"), I currently have an MP40, on one side and two jabeo pumps on the other side controlled by apex. What's a better upgrade, another MP40 to be run in sync or IceCap 4k. Tank is mostly lps, zoas and palys with a few sps on top.
 
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Thanks, yes, I read more -ve comments than anything about gyres, love the type of flow they offer, but it does come with quite a bit of maintenance
 

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I use 2 Maxspect Gyre 350's and 2 Ecotech MP40's on my 225 gal tank. I run the MP40's along the back and the Gyres do most of the tank.
 
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I use 2 Maxspect Gyre 350's and 2 Ecotech MP40's on my 225 gal tank. I run the MP40's along the back and the Gyres do most of the tank.
are you SPS heavy? i have some dead spots, but having two jabeos and 1 mp40 seems adequate flow for me, mostly because my system is all LPS with just a few sticks up top.
 

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are you SPS heavy? i have some dead spots, but having two jabeos and 1 mp40 seems adequate flow for me, mostly because my system is all LPS with just a few sticks up top.
It will be, plus I can dial them down to help with wear and tear of the pumps.
 

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im just picked up 2 maxspect xf350s for my 6ft tank, (i have 2 mp40s on the back) but the controller for gyres is a bit difficult to work with as someone else mentioned. is there a way to use an icecap controller to connect these pumps to apex?
 
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