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Anything around 180-250 would work well and on a tank of that size you will not need multiple. You can get standard powerheads such as the Hydor Koralia listed below or DC controlable options Such as the Tunze Turbelle 6040. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Koralia Nano 240 GPH
Tunze pumps are excellent high flow powerheads for a number of reasons
- They are the smallest pumps available and easy to hide.
- They rotate to a wide range of angles for targeted flow.
- They consume less power.
- Available accessories such as the Tunze Rock and Controllers make them even more user-friendly.
- Excellent warranty and customer service.
High flow is very important to maintaining a thriving healthy aquarium. Aquariums with poor flow can experience a number of easily avoidable health issue. Using high flow powerheads in your aquarium will:
- Significantly decrease the risk of algae outbreaks.
- Keep waste and particles suspended longer so skimmers and filters have a better chance of removing them.
- Prevent toxic pockets from forming in hard to reach areas.
- Keep debris from collecting on corals.
- Keep food suspended longer so you can add less food.
- Increase the chances of long term healthy tank success.
Quick Compare - Tunze Powerhead Pumps
|Energy Use||Diameter||Output Diameter||Controllable||Tank Size|
|Turbelle Nanostream 6015||475||3.5W||2.7"||1.5"/.59"||
|Turbelle Nanostream 6020||660||5W||2.7"||1.5"/.59"||
|Turbelle Nanostream 6025||740||5W||2.7"||1.5"/.59"||
|Turbelle Nanostream 6040||53-1190||5W||2.7"||1.5"/.59"||
|Turbelle Nanostream 6045||400-1175||5-7W||2.7"||1.5"/.59"||Adjustable||10-135 Gal|
|Turbelle Nanostream 6055||250-1450||4-18W||2.7"||1.5"/.59"||Yes||10-135 Gal|
|Turbelle Stream 6065||1700||12W||3.5"||1.96"||No||65-210 Gal|
|Turbelle Stream 6085||2100||14W||3.5"||1.96"||No||105-265 Gal|
|Turbelle Stream 6105||700-3400||35W||3.5"||2.48"||Yes||50-525 Gal|
|Turbelle Stream 6125||3150||22W||3.5"||2.48"||No||105-525 Gal|
|Turbelle Stream 6155||1050-3950||< 52W||3.5"||2.4"||Yes||up to 800 Gal|
|Turbelle Stream 6255||1300-4800||< 58W||3.5"||3"||Yes||up to 1100 Gal|
power head By dalbert on 3/17/2017dalbert wouldn't recommend this product to a frienddidnt work for me lasted less then a month put a little more money in one and buy a good one
Good job By Good on 2/1/2017Good would recommend this product to a friendThey do good job at ... how do you say ... moving water around.
Great so far but havent had for long By Keith on 12/5/2016Keith would recommend this product to a friendI would like to start by saying I have only had this for about a month so I can't speak for the longevity of this pump. However, so far everything seems great! It is very quiet, the magnet easily holds it in my 3/8" thick glass and it is much smaller than my hydor koralia I have so it's not sticking out as far in the aquarium. In my short experience with this pump everything has gone very well.
good powerhead By R3 on 10/6/2016R3 would recommend this product to a friendworks well. does the job and helps give a full flow of water.
Great powerhead By Greg on 6/13/2016Greg would recommend this product to a friendQuiet, great flow, compact and the clips won't break like some have said in other reviews. Just have to handle with care.
Works Great By James on 2/21/2016James would recommend this product to a friendI bought 3 of these for my 75g tank, and they work fantastically. I will probably add another in the near future. Easy to clean.
Excellent Powerhead By Adadwa on 1/6/2016Adadwa would recommend this product to a friendVery quiet and efficient. I have 2 connected to a wave maker and they are dead silent, no clicks at startup. Excellent water movement.
Outstanding Powerhead By Ronald on 2/20/2015Ronald would recommend this product to a friendThis is my first Tunze product and I am extremely satisfied. Quiet operation and outstanding flow. Great compact powerhead, fits well in a biocube.
Moves water By Xavi on 2/26/2014Xavi would recommend this product to a friendThis thing moves some serious water. I will be swapping out my other powerhead for another Tunze.
Good Powerhead Overall By Kyle on 2/21/2014Kyle would recommend this product to a friendFirst time buyer of Tunze. The flow is wide and gentle. The operate completely silent. They do have a small click sound on startup as someone else mentioned but it isn't a problem to me since they run 24/7.
The build quality seems good and I think they will last more than long enough with normal maintenance. My only complaint about these powerheads is that the magnet is weak. I have a rimless tank so the glass is thicker. I have these on 1/2in thick glass and they would not stay supported unless the cord was somewhat holding it up. I remember moving the cord once or twice while setting up the tank with prior to filling with water and they would crash down to the bottom of the tank. If the magnet were stronger, it would get 5 stars as the silence is golden.
Upgrading from Hydor to Tunze Terbelle pump By ShadowACE on 6/26/2013ShadowACE would recommend this product to a friendInstallation was a snap. A little more assembly than the Koralia.
Too soon to tell on the longevity. but being German made I expect it to be better in the long run.
good strong pump By Kirk on 2/9/2013Kirk would recommend this product to a friendI have this running on the wavemaker option of the reefkeeper, very small click on startup almost silent.
The magnet does seem to be weak works on 1/4" glass but any thicker glass could be a problem and the way the pump mounts to the magnet could be broken if force together wrong.