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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.
- Tunze Cable 7092.300 can be used to link two 6040 pumps together in Master/Slave configuration.
- 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|
Loud By Anthony on 4/8/2017Anthony wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWide flow and good controllability, But it's quite noisey in wave mode turning on and off or pulsing. Even in the lowest setting it's loud. Not to happy with that considering it's 140 bucks and Jbo haven't somewhat similar controllability sleek for 60$ and are whisper quiet even on its highest setting.
Perfect for the frag tank By Join the Revolution on 3/29/2017Join the Revolution would recommend this product to a friendI have a dedicated QT/grow out acro tank and I needed controllable heavy flow. Well, Tunze delivers again. A great well rounded product -make waves, surges or constant flow. Yes, the nozzle needs to be removed to adjust and it can be a pain, but that's the price point. So value wise, A+
Also, I think the rest of the reviews need to stop pressing their ears up to the tank or turn down their hearing aids.
Great! By Spurned on 3/29/2017Spurned would recommend this product to a friendWe purchased two of these for a 40 gallon coral tank. One arrived DOA. Contacted BRS and they quickly responded with options. We ended up contacting Tunze, and after it was determined the motor was actually bad, they had a new pump shipped priority, with pre-payed return. Customer service was clear, professional and prompt with both parties and we am very happy with the purchase..
Great pump! By John on 8/8/2016John wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have two in my nano and I really like them a lot. I use my apex to control them, so you have even more control. The nice thing about these pumps when controlling via the apex, you can control the overall output with the main power knob. Think of it as a output/voltage trim. Turned all the way up, the pump operates at 100% power, if it's too much, turn it down for even less power. I can't wait until I upgrade to a larger tank, these pumps will be making the trip. You can hear them kick on, but it's not loud, at least not to me.
A so-so pump with a big price tag By Mike on 5/4/2016Mike wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought two for my reef tank a little less than a year ago, and one is down for the count. They say in the owner's manual these pumps are "self-cleaning" and only need to be cleaned every two years or so. That is just completely untrue. You need to maintain these just as you would any other pump...it's marketing hype. The main problem I've experienced is the shaft coming loose and the impeller assembly being unstable slightly out of place as a result....which makes for a lot of friction noise and renders the pump nearly useless. Oh, and Tunze won't honor their warranty unless you have all the original packaging...so, yeah. Aside from that these pumps are rather noisy and the flow adjustment is very stiff, as others have stated. Overall it's a decent controllable DC pump, but I don't consider it a good value for the money.
Great product!!! By Chris on 12/20/2015Chris would recommend this product to a friendSo glade I made this purchase. More then enough power for my 20 gallon long tank
Works as advertised. By SMB on 12/16/2015SMB would recommend this product to a friendTypical Tunze engineering. Compact and well made, but a bit noisy.
The rotating deflector on my pump is quite stiff and difficult to adjust. One actually has to remove the ring to reposition the deflector and that requires taking the pump out of the water. A little easier adjustment of flow direction would be nice.
Power, compact but loud By Jason on 12/15/2015Jason would recommend this product to a friendI really like the features that this little pump has. Programming it is fairly straight-forward and it does move a lot of water especially for its size. My biggest complaint is that it quite loud..I'm tempted to return it but I might play around with it a little more to see if I can somehow get the humming down to a manageable level.
GREAT By Alton on 12/15/2015Alton would recommend this product to a friendThis thing moves a lot of water and the controllability is awesome
Good adjustable flow powerhead By Joe on 12/12/2015Joe would recommend this product to a friendThis is a good adjustable flow powerhead. The automatic wave feature does not produce the standing wave I would like. Also the lack of availability of the photo cell means adjusting it manually day/night. With photo cell this pump would be 5 stars.
Nice Wavemaker By TundraGoby on 7/6/2015TundraGoby would recommend this product to a friendThis is a very nice compact package, easy to set up, and makes the water movement in my 120 tank much better than before. I like the feed function also. As time goes on I may try the 2 pump setup for additional control.
Excellent Wave Making Pump By Matt on 4/7/2015Matt would recommend this product to a friendThe Tunze 6040 is a powerful pump in a compact package. The included controller allows for a myriad of flow options with ease of operation. Being able to connect two via a pump cable is a great feature that allows for excellent water movement. Highly recommend this pump.