- Turbelle Stream 6255 Controllable (1300 to 4800 GPH) - Tunze
Why does BRS recommend this?
Tunze Controllable pumps have been around for years and year with a great reputation. Tunze now includes a controller with all their controllable powerheads which greatly increases their value. The Turbelle pumps are very quiet, and for everything you get the price is hard to beat.
German-made Tunze powerheads are 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 over 1050 gallons
- Controllable* flow rate: 1,300 to 4,800 GPH
- Energy consumption: Maximum of 58W
- Voltage/frequency: 100-240V/50-60Hz
- Cable length: 196.8”
- Diameter: 3.5”
- Output diameter 3”
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|
Couldn’t Help Myself... got a second 6255... By Brian on 12/26/2019Brian would recommend this product to a friendI went for it and ordered a second 6255 for the opposite side of the 8 ft long reef. The flow in the tank is set on constant pulsing mode & the reef is completely chaotic flow. I have had them both running for a few weeks now & the corals are doing better than I have ever seen. Tank has no dead spots and everything is super healthy. The fish are doing great & its fun to watch them swimming in the currents. I added 1 moonlight photocell for each pump & the moon light at night naturally replicates the lunar cycle. If you have a big tank and need a lot of flow, I recommend these pumps. They are easy to set up and they give you the flexibility to position the flow exactly how you want it. Great job by Tunze.
POWERFUL FLOW - SUPER HAPPY By Brian on 11/25/2019Brian would recommend this product to a friendThe Tunze 6255 was a great choice for my aquarium. I have a 8 ft long 48” tall reef tank and was looking for a pump that could create flow throughout the whole tank. I’ve got this guy mounted on the back wall in the upper right hand corner pointed to the left on a 45 degree angle & it pushes the water around the whole tank really well. The corals are swaying in chaos; like what you would imagine across a reef, as the tide continues to roll in. Another one in the opposite corner of the tank would probably be too much flow. So, I’m gonna roll with this for a while & see how it does... maybe connect the tunze moonlight to slow it down at night. We’ll see...
Epic By David on 8/3/2018David would recommend this product to a friendThis pump is nuts. It’s crazy. Anyone who has ever said “I’ve got enough flow” will see this guy turn on and change their mind.
I’m not kidding. Watching this guy shove the liquid contents of my tank instantaneously from one side of my tank to the other is a transcendent experience. It’s just plain epic. I’ve had em all - this fellow isn’t delicate, but anyone who’s fallen in love with a muscle car will adore this pump. The rest of you will too.
It’s probably not appropriate for a 20g full of dwarf seahorses, or some delicate, squishy jellyfish or whatever, but you’re going to be tempted to try it anyway.
You want this pump.