The IceCap 1K Gyre Pump Is Here! Was It Worth The Wait? Is It Right For You? Let’s Discuss!

IceCap Gyre 1K

The 1K Gyre produces the iconic gyre water movement in small aquariums without breaking the bank.

The new IceCap 1K Gyre-generating water pump is finally here!

Nano and AIO reef aquarists have been hoping for a small gyre pump for a long time. Full-sized reefers have been enjoying the benefits of gyre water flow for years. Now it’s your turn to enjoy all the benefits of a fully controllable linear flow pump that’s sized for 20 to 50-gallon reef aquariums.

New to Gyre Pumps? Here’s What You Need to Know:

Traditional Powerheads

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Powerheads and current pumps use traditional impellers and propellers to create water flow. In most cases the water flow is focused on a small area of the reef. The water velocity is very strong near the pump outlet but drops off at the far end of the aquarium. This creates low-flow “dead spots” throughout the reef.

The IceCap 1K Gyre creates a “gyre” flow pattern. The pump pushes water in a horizontal pattern across the tank. The water hits the opposite side of the aquarium and makes a return trip toward the pump, like a conveyor belt of water. The IceCap 1K Gyre keeps all the water flushing over your corals and throughout the tank.

Sounds great, right? Up till now all of the gyre pumps from Maxspect and IceCap were too powerful for small reef tanks. The new 1K model has many of the great features of the larger models but with a smaller pump that is perfect for nano aquariums!

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Highlights of the new IceCap 1K Gyre Pump:

• Adjustable flow rate up to 1000 gph
• Only 8.8 inches long!
• Removable flow cage makes it even smaller
• Magnetic mount for glass and acrylic tanks
• Five flow modes
• Large-screen controller
• Affordable price!

IceCap Gyre 1K

A side cap is included for more compact “single propeller” operation for small nano tanks.

We really like that you can remove and cap-off one of the flow cages. This makes the IceCap 1K Gyre really small and easy to mount in a coral-filled nano reef.

Like its predecessor the IceCap 3K Gyre, the 1K includes a controller (this time with a large LCD screen!) that makes setting up the water pump quick and easy. You get full 24-hour ramp up and down programming capabilities plus a 10-minute feeding mode for your corals.

IceCap Gyre 1K

Gyre pumps produce evenly distributed flow throughout the entire aquarium leaving virtually no dead spots.

The 1K Comes 5 Pre-Programmed Flow Modes:

• Constant Speed Mode
• Pulsing Mode
• Gradual Pulsing Mode
• Random Mode
• Alternating Gyre Mode

The IceCap 1K Gyre pairs perfectly with a variety of nano tanks and will greatly improve the water flow around your corals and rock.

The Innovative Marine 20 Gallon NUVO Fusion Nano Aquarium is a favorite with nano reef-builders. The 1K Gyre will provide plenty of flow, especially for SPS corals.

If you want to go a little larger (who doesn’t?), the 40 Gallon NUVO Fusion 40 Aquarium also works well with the 1K Gyre pump.

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We also like the slick new rimless Flat Panel aquariums from JBJ. Add an IceCap 1K gyre pump to the 25 or 45 gallon model and you’ve got the perfect environment to build a reef and raise corals.

The demand for the new IceCap 1K gyre pump is MASSIVE. If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on a 1K Gyre, place your order right away!

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