IceCap 1K Gyre – CROSS-FLOW WATER MOVEMENT TECHNOLOGY
- Unique Gyre Flow – Virtually Eliminates Dead Spots
- Evenly Distributed Linear Flow
- Discrete Design
- Twin Directional Flow Cages + Cap for Single Side Operation
- Waterproof Magnet Mount
- Controller with Large Screen
- 5 Flow Modes
- Constant Speed Mode
- Pulsing Mode
- Gradual Pulsing Mode
- Random Mode
- And Alternating Gyre Mode
- 24 Hour Program Cycle
- 10min Feed Mode
- Technology licensed by Maxspect
Similar to the Maxspect Gyre flow pump, the IceCap K1 is capable of generating the iconic GYRE water movement within small aquariums without breaking the bank. Single magnetic mount makes the pump simple to install. Comes with single side cap for a more compact “single propeller” operation for small nano tanks. 5 Controllable flow modes and programable 24hr flow period.
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, the gyre excels in generating massive movements of water from one side of the aquarium to the other. The sheer flow of water is so strong that it would bounce back from the opposite site to achieve full circulation within an aquarium, ie. generating “gyre flows”.
A) Virtually no dead spots
B) Evenly distributed flow rate throughout the entire aquarium
C) Water bounces back from the other side to create a full circulation, ie. generating “gyre flows”
Standard Propeller Nozzle Technology
A) Dead spots with relatively poor water movement
B) Very strong flow in the center, making coral placement very difficult
C) Very weak flow near the other end of the aquarium