IceCap 3K Gyre Now Shipping with NEW Controllers



 The IceCap Gyre 3K update came at us a little under the radar but as a pleasant surprise. Last week we installed a second IceCap 3K on one of our farm tanks to increase flow and get things growing faster. Upon opening the Gyre 3K box we spied an entirely different controller. What is this newfangled sorcery, we thought?


old style controller

As it turns out, the new controller is a nice upgrade to the very popular Gyre flow pumps. The updated controller features 5 different water flow options with a 24 hour program cycle. The display is much easier to read and programing it is very simple. The magnets are strong enough to hold on tightly to our 1″ thick acrylic farm tanks and they also add little to no discernible noise.

The NEW controller features 5 independent flow modes and a programable 24-hr flow period with feed mode.
The IceCap Flow Pumps are capable of generating the iconic GYRE water movement within aquariums without breaking the bank. A single magnetic mount makes the pump simple to install.
Max Flow: 3,000gph
Power: 8~40 watts
Ideal for: 25-100+ gallons
Dimensions (LxWxH): 
12.2in x 3.1in x 1.7in Includes 3K Gyre Pump, power supply, replacement bushings, protective screens and mountable controller.
Max Flow: 1,000gph
Power: 4~18watts
Ideal for: 20-50+ gallons
Dimensions (LxWxH): 
8.8in x 2.8in x 1.5inIncludes 1K Gyre Pump, power supply, single side cap, replacement bushings, protective screens and mountable controller.

IceCap Gyre Features

  • 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
  • Mountable Controller with Large Screen
  • 5 Different Flow Modes
  • 24-Hour Program Cycle
  • 10-min Feed Mode
  • Technology Fully Licensed by Maxspect



About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.