The IceCap Gyre Pumps Are Back – Now with WiFi & More

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Less than a week ago we wrote an introductory article about the soon to be released Red Sea ReefWave Gyre pump so it may be no surprise to you that IceCap would be making an announcement about their re-release of their popular gyre wave makers.

Well it appears that the IceCap Gyre is back and better than ever! The new IceCap gyre appears to be a complete redesign as you can see from the photos and video below. IceCap promises more power from 2 new models simply called the 2K and 4K. Not only more powerful than their predecessors, they are now WiFi controllable, allowing you to adjust flow effortlessly and wirelessly from your mobile device within your local network.

The previous generation of IceCap Gyre Pumps, the 1K and 3K, had external controllers with buttons and a rotating dial for fine-tune flow. The 2K and 4K does away with the need for that style interface. All of the control is now done wirelessly on a free mobile app from your Android or iOS (Apple) device. The new controller utilizes CoralVue’s powerful HYDROS platform to access life-like flow patterns, scheduling, and much more.

2K TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Rating: For aquariums 20-90+ Gallons
  • Minimum Flow: 739 Gallons Per Hour
  • Maximum Flow: 2,000 Gallons Per Hour
  • Size: 8.78″ L x 2.83″ W x 1.5″ H
  • Glass Thickness: Up to ½” Thick

4K TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Rating: 25-150+ gallons
  • Max Flow: 4,000gph
  • Watts: 13~45 watts
  • Size (in): 12L x 3.15W x 1.7H
  • Weight: 711g/25.1oz
  • Cable Length: 6ft
  • Tank Thickness: Up to ⅝” thick
  • Glass or Acrylic: Safe for Both

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Can be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally
  • Includes 2 Sets of Propellers: Orange and Black
  • HYDROS WaveEngine Direct Drive Compatible
  • The controller can Supply Power to 2 Pumps
  • Control with a free app for Android/iOS (Apple)

I think our readers will also be very pleased with the price of these new pumps. The 2K is going to have a MAP of price of $109.99 and the 4K will sell for a modest price of $209.99. At these prices they are sure to win over a lot of aquarists including this one! We are now taking pre-orders for these at Aquarium Specialty and orders will begin shipping by the 1st or 2nd week of December.

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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 1998.