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    Thread: Maxspect Gyres and the company CoralVue ARE ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!!!!

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      Exclamation Maxspect Gyres and the company CoralVue ARE ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!!!!

      If you are looking for pumps that have manufacture defects (acknowledged by the company making them via email to me), clog all the time, and are COMPLETE GARBAGE, then look no further. They are horribly designed. I have 5 of them. Trust me, I know!! The fins rub on the end of the shield causing groves and motor seizing. Calcium builds (due to poor seals) up on these from the inside over the course of about a week or two and will cause the pumps to stop turning. They clog up so bad that the bushing (the part that's supposed to act as a type of bearing) will literally start turning in the rubber sleeve that holds it. It will turn to the point that the bushing and rubber basically wear down to nothing. Additionally, the pump housing rubs against the magnet causing slices of the magnet (metal, which is HORRIBLE for an aquarium) to rub off and get into your precious water. It leaves groves in both the impeller magnet and the motor housing, which cannot be good for longevity or functionality. I have been emailing the company (Coral Vue...who is clearly full of illogical idiots) for months now, and all they offer is a store credit so that you can buy more garbage products from them that will fail and possibly cause your entire system to crash. Oh and they won't give you any credit until you send them the product back (meaning you have to buy a replacement pump while you wait for however long they decide they wish to take to credit you). So, unless you like spending hours and hours every single week or two cleaning your pumps, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT PURCHASE ANY PRODUCTS FROM CORAL VUE!!!!!

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      Damn, thats crazy. I have had 2 gyres for a couple years and have never had an issue with them other then the fact they are a pain in the ass to clean. Every couple of months I take them out, soak them in citric acid, clean, lube the ceramic shafts with glycerin and back to work they go. Have never seen any excessive wear that you are describing. On another note, AW has a new powerhead in stock made by sicce that is pretty small for the GPH and has a 5 year warranty. I will definitely be checking them out next time I am in the market for new PH.

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      Hey jason. Thanks for the heads up about the sicce pumps. I'll look into them, as I obviously need to find different pumps lol

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      Red Sea gyres are another nice (but expensive) alternative.

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      Been running a gyre XF 350 for over a year haven’t had all the same issues you have but mine does clog up pretty often. I take the pump off every 3 weeks or so to clean it cause the flow starts to drop. The maintenance is also a bit of a pain. Other than that I’m pretty satisfied it creates a nice flow and keeps detritus from settling

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      Here are pictures of what happen to the bushings (holding the ceramic rod on the opposite end of the motor). They clog, melt, wear down, inner and outer parts slip apart, and they break in half eventually as shown in the last picture. I recently cleaned them before going out of town for a week. I got them spotless so they wouldn’t clog when I was gone. Luckily it took 10 days to clog. That’s how sad these products are. Having to clean a power head every ten days is absurd!!








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