Which maxspect to get ??

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by Eddie7144, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Eddie7144

    Eddie7144 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2014
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    nyc
    Been looking at the new generation gyre water pumps, I have a standard 150 gal tank, mostly sps with a few Lps in the mix. Which model gyre would you guys recommend for a tank like mine ??
     
    Tags:

  2. Dj24680

    Dj24680 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    15
    I like the 250 as it’s not much more cost wise and has almost double the flow of the 230. And if you want 2 of them you don’t need a second power supply like the 280. Plus 280 didn’t seam to have that much more flow then the 250 anyways.

    I would go with 2 250
     
    dbl likes this.
  3. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,559
    Location:
    SW Florida
    I was getting ready to type basically the same thing. At 5,300 GPH that would give you around 30 times turnover in the tank. Plus, as just mentioned, it's easy to add another one if needed.
     
  4. Eddie7144

    Eddie7144 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2014
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    nyc
    Your talking about they gyre 250 ?
     
  5. Mjp83

    Mjp83 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Two 250’s! In what size tank? Are you suggesting running them on opposing sides and cycles? I am looking into this myself.

    Eddie, as I was told if you get the Gyre 250, the new controller will allow you to run both pumps. The older 150 and the new 250.
    I am leaning toward buying a 250, and running the two gyres on opposite schedules across each other in the tank. I have a 6’ 125 mixed reef with some acros near the direct flow of the gyre.
     
  6. Eddie7144

    Eddie7144 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2014
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    nyc
    I have a 6' 150, at what percentage would you run them ? I would.have to start with one 250 then get the second one later, or maybe wait till black Friday lol
     
  7. Sierra_Bravo

    Sierra_Bravo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    319
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I have two 250's in a 120. I like that at a lower power setting I can still get as much or as little flow as I wish and with two, can configure them however I want.
     
  8. BigHildy53

    BigHildy53 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Yes the new controller will allow you to control a 250 and a 150. That's what I do on my 6' 180g DT.
     
  9. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,559
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Yes, the new controller will do the older 150 and the new 250. It's what I use on my 120g and it's working great.
     
  10. Dj24680

    Dj24680 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    15
    Yes I was referring to the gyre 250. I had 1 in my 65g 3ft but didn’t like only having the flow go one way so added a second. Mine is a sps dominant tank and they love it
     
  11. Eddie7144

    Eddie7144 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2014
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    nyc
    That's what I wanted to hear, I will pick up the 250 next week then the 150 alittle down the line
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...