Why does BRS recommend this?
Tunze Stream pumps are some of the quietest pumps for the price. We have used these pumps in multiple tank builds and have never been disappointed. They are not necessarily the cheapest AC powered pumps on the market, however they are very quiet, can be pointed in any direction, and have one of the industry’s best warranty and customer service through Tunze USA.
German-made Tunze powerheads are one of the best high flow powerheads available. They are smaller and can be hidden in the aquarium easier than competing brands. Tunze pumps can be configured in a wide range of positions to target any area of the tank.
- For aquariums from 10-55 gallons
- Flow rate: 475 GPH
- Energy consumption: 3.5W
- Voltage/frequency: 120v
- Cable length: 78.7”
- Diameter: 2.7”
- Output diameter 1.5/.59”
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|
Powerful, easy to adjust, quiet By Jeannie on 2/25/2018Jeannie would recommend this product to a friendI was surprised by the power and initially thought it was going to be too much for my 16G. After tinkering some with the angle, I found the perfect position. I am very pleased with the improvement the increased flow has made in my tank. Everything is looking great! I am also very pleased with the quiet operation and ease of positioning.
Unacceptable for price range By dhalderman on 2/8/2018dhalderman wouldn't recommend this product to a friendPros, is very quiet and can be maneuvered at any angle.
I have my pumps on a timer, so that the flow is halved at night. So they must turn off and back on later, and do this once per 24 hour period. 2 Tunze, this and a 6045, both stopped turning back on at the 2 month mark. Cleaned till good as new. But they forever need a flick on the prop itself to get going again. I know they aren’t necessarily built for this, although they’re “controller” for sale seems to suggest they are, but I’ve had 2 Hydors and 1 “sun” no name brand for 15 bucks off amazon so it for 2 and a half years. I was switching to get pumps that I could angle better, but for the price they let me down.
Bottom line, they’re ok but NOT RELIABLE ON CONTROLLERS. Hydor and “Sun” operate on controllers more reliably.
Compleatly silent and moves water well By Nicholas on 7/17/2017Nicholas would recommend this product to a friendCan't beat the quality for the price , running 1 at the moment on a Nuvo 40 and will be geting a second to run on alternating times for random flow.
Good for ~40 gallons By Steve on 6/20/2017Steve would recommend this product to a friendPurchased 2 of these for my mixed 40B reef. I put them side by side on one end of the tank next to each other to produce a gyre-like flow pattern. The flow wasn't as powerful as I expected, but it's more than enough for a mixed reef tank. Good product overall.
Excellent product for the price and the job By Roscoe's Reefs on 4/14/2017Roscoe's Reefs would recommend this product to a friendI have a 29 AIO and it needed more flow. Added two of these powerheads and am very happy. Thx
Great Power Head for $40 By Tom on 1/17/2017Tom would recommend this product to a friendI use this Tunze 6015 to add flow behind my rock. For $40 it's easy on the budget and I like how easy it is to point in any direction. I really like how easy the Tunze design is to maintain. Just slip the ball out of the yoke and clean the power head. Everything else exactly where it is. It's much easier than removing the magnet and suction cup like you have to do with other powerheads.
Surprise Suprise By Adam on 12/14/2016Adam would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to work in conjunction with my MP10, to help create more flow in my IM Lagoon 25. As I packaged this Tunze, I was surprised on its size. I was expecting it to be a little smaller in size, but was still happy with it since it is still smaller footprint then most. I set it up on the opposite side of the aquarium from the MP10 towards the rear of the aquarium to help create more flow behind the rockscape. Thats when I received my second when I applied power to it and noticed how powerful it was. I was able to position in such a way that it didn't stir up the sand since it is very adjustable and easy to position. Did also have slight issue with the rubber mounts at first, but after I pressed them in better it was fine and didn't pop out anymore.
Bottom line is that this Tunze Nanostream 6015 may be slightly bigger than expected is still a great powerhead that packs some power. Easy to use and position with a great quality build at a low price point.
Nice gentle flow By Chris on 12/6/2016Chris would recommend this product to a friendUsing this in a small-fish QT tank (15 gallons) for quiet/gentle flow. Seems to be perfect for the application. Usual excellent Tunze quality.
Quality for a low price By John on 6/18/2016John would recommend this product to a friendI got this pump just to mix salt water in a barrel and as a backup to have on hand. Well made and very quiet. My only complaint is that the little rubber mounts pop out really easily when moving the powerhead around. Not really an issue if it just sits in the tank in one place though.
Good product for a small tank By Eric on 3/31/2016Eric would recommend this product to a friendBought 2 of these for my 40B, didn't produce the flow I was expecting but should be more than enough for my tank. They're pretty quiet, just a small humm sound, overall would definitely recommend for the price and quality if you're looking for a nice compact powerhead!
Bigger than it appears. By John on 1/20/2016John would recommend this product to a friendBought 2 for my Red Sea Reefer 350 to create more turbulent flow with my Maxspect gyre. It is too big for my tank. I have ordered a different Tunze Nanostream and maybe that will work. Solidly built just not for me.