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Maxspect XF280 APEX Controllable

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I've been running two Maxspect XF280 for a while now, they work very well, they move A LOT of water.  With an 8-foot long tank that is also 3 feet front to back, only needing two pumps is pretty impressive.  They do require some regular maintenance to keep them at their peak flow.  I've been using the "advanced" controller that some with the XF280, and pretty much keep it at one of their preset 24 hour patterns.  It works well, but for the week or so after a cleaning, the flow is so strong it moves too much sand around and my torches don't expand as much telling me it's too much for them.  So I'd like to incorporate my APEX into the flow variation and power to give me more control.  I know of the Icecap Gyre Interface Module but it does not list the XF280 as a compatible device.  They have one listed as "GYRE INTERFACE MODULE FOR XF250 PUMPS", but I'm not sure this will work for the XF280.  Does anyone here know if it will work?

Or other solutions I can look at?

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I think the controllers are generally compatible with different pump sizes. 

You might hold off a minute though because there are rumblings that there will be better control options in the short term 

https://forum.neptunesystems.com/showthread.php?23847-IOTA-Maxspect-Gyres&highlight=gyre+control
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/syna-g-icv6-connect-controller-maxspect.html

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7 hours ago, victoly said:

I think the controllers are generally compatible with different pump sizes. 

You might hold off a minute though because there are rumblings that there will be better control options in the short term 

https://forum.neptunesystems.com/showthread.php?23847-IOTA-Maxspect-Gyres&highlight=gyre+control
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/syna-g-icv6-connect-controller-maxspect.html

Hey Victory, long time.  I know a bit about ICV6, thanks for the Neptune link I'll read up on that.  My understanding, not strong or real current was that Neptune was actually a good bit away still. 

Seems I head someone in the club had already crossed this bridge, but maybe not.

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