CoralVue Aquarium Products has released the IceCap 4K Gyre Flow Pump as well as a 2K model, the latest versions of its Gyre pump. According to CoralVue, these pumps are now WiFi compatible and are more powerful than their predecessors.
The 4K version has a max flow of 4,000 gph and is suitable for glass or acrylic aquariums in the 25-150+ gallon range that are up to 5/8″ thick. The 2K model has a max flow of 2,000 gph and is suitable for glass or acrylic aquariums in the 20-90+ gallon range that are up to 1/2″ thick. Each pump comes with a power supply and Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller.
Gyre 4K & 2K Pump Features & Benefits
- Unique Gyre Flow: Virtually Eliminates Dead Spots
- Evenly Distributed Linear Flow
- Discrete Design
- Can Be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally
- Can Be Mounted Close to the Water Surface
- Waterproof Magnet Mounts
- Twin Directional Flow Cages
- Includes 2 Sets of Propellers: Orange and Black
- HYDROS WaveEngine Direct Drive Compatible
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
The new controller utilizes CoralVue’s powerful HYDROS platform to access life-like flow patterns, scheduling, and much more. The new pumps are also Direct Drive Compatible with the HYDROS WaveEngine multi-pump controller, CoralVue’s universal pump controller. The WaveEngine can control, monitor, and even supply power to the pumps. Users can connect and power up to four flow pumps in this fashion, which eliminates the need for their external controllers, cables, and power bricks.
A really unique feature with the WaveEngine is its ability to allow pumps from different brands to work together. So IceCap Gyres can be used with Maxspect Gyres, EcoTech Marine VorTechs, Reef Octopus Octo Pulses, or Tunze Turbelles, among others.
Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller
The Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller is powered by CoralVue’s HYDROS platform and is backwards compatible with the previous generations of the IceCap Gyre pumps, the 1K & 3K models. These older versions had external controllers with buttons and a dial to fine-tune flow.
The 2K and 4K does away with all that. All of the control is now done wirelessly on a free mobile app for either Android or iOS (Apple) devices. There are a many other benefits being touted by CoralVue, including:
- Control 2 IceCap Gyre Pumps with 1 Power Supply
You can control and power up to 2 pumps from a single Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller. A single power brick means less clutter around a tank.
- Compatible with All IceCap Gyre Models: 1K / 2K / 3K / 4K
If you already own an IceCap 1K or 3K pump, you can upgrade it to be WiFi controlled. Just plug it into the Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller and you can control an old pump using the latest technology.
- Mix-and-Match Different IceCap Gyre Pumps Together
You can use whatever combination of two IceCapGyre pumps that you like. A 2K and 4K, a 1K and 2K, a 3K, and 4K, it’s up to the user.
- Easily Connect to a Third-Party Aquarium Controller
The Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller has 0-10V input so you can connect and control your IceCap Gyre pumps from a third-party aquarium controller, like the CoralVue HYDROS Control 4, Neptune Systems Apex, GHL ProfiLux, or the Reef Angel.
- Set Flow Patterns, Create Schedules, and Trigger Modes
CoralVue’s HYDROS platform powers the Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller, providing access to multiple flow patterns that are programmable by time. There are also handy modes like Feed Mode, Night Mode, or Water Change Mode.
- 4 LED Light Indicators To Visually Communicate Pump Status
There are four colored LED lights on the Dual Gyre Pump WiFi Controller that give the user an at-a-glance look at what’s going on with their pumps. The indicators are Status, Mode, Pump 1, and Pump 2. Connectivity or performance issues can be monitored by looking at the controller.
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