The MaxSpect Riptide Gyre generating water pump was one of the hottest new products of InterZoo 2014. In just a few short weeks MaxSpect and CoralVue will be unveiling this new aquarium device to the reefing world at MACNA in Denver, with a new look, some final specs and estimated retail pricing.
The MaxSpect Gyre generating pump will come in four sizes when it released in October and we’ve learned that the largest dual-sided version of the RipTide pump will have a retail price of $299. This largest model has an estimated water moving potential of more than 4,000 gallons per hour while consuming 35 watts.
However the method in which the MaxSpect pump moves water in a laminar motion means that the water flow produced will propagate further in the aquarium than any water pump before it. Having seen the Gyre pumps in action at InterZoo we can’t wait for the reefing public at MACNA to feast their eyes on this innovative new water flowing machine.
Better yet, the clear casing of the prototype pumps have been replaced by a stealthy black coloration which should help the pumps be even less obtrusive in the aquarium. The MaxSpect Gyre pump is the first fundamental redesign of water moving technology in marine aquariums since propeller pumps all but took over about a decade ago so we can’t wait until the four models of the RipTide are finally released so we can see how much water movement is improved in reef tanks by the new approach. [CoralVue]