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MtnDewMan

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Since my Ampmaster 4700 didn't pan out, I am seriously considering a Tunze Turbelle Stream 6000 to up my water movement that I wanted to get out of the bigger pump.

Anyone have these and can give me their experience with them?

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PA&Product_Code=T6000.000&Category_Code=Tunze_pumps

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Marine-mania

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I don't have the 6000, but I have the 6100. It really pushes some water, but it has a wider path than a normal powerhead, which really helps create turbulence. The controller that comes with the 6100 lets you set two power levels, you can adjust the power to the stream from between 30%-100%, and it will pulse between the two settings for more randomness of flow. How big of a tank would you put it in?

The streams are large, and not the prettiest of pumps. Mine doesn't really stick out that much in my black backed 180. It's also beginning to have corraline grow on it. I have mine in the back right corner aimed at the front center of the tank. In the opposite corner I have a sea swirl swiveling 90 degrees, plus two returns from the sump in the back middle aimed at the front corners. I'm pretty happy thus far with this setup.
 

MtnDewMan

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Thanks for the good info ... once I get rid of this ampmaster, then I may go for the 6000 :) Or an eductor ... not sure which yet ...
 
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I run the 24000litre kit 2x 6100,with contoller and light sensor in a 200G tank. to me they are great and worth every cent the water movement in the tank looks very real and the corals love it, you cant get problems if you run DSB in your tank as a lot of sand can get moved around, I have one on each end of the tank goin from 30% to 90% intervels during my light hours then it automaticly cuts back to 30% at night. ofcourse you can adjust to do anything you want with them. great toys.
all the best cisco and Hello to everyone :)
 

MtnDewMan

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Sounds like I am starting to think Tunze Stream ... I may use the money I get from the pump to put toward the tunze ... Thanks for the info guys.
 

Grouperdog

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Chuck back a few months ago I investigated using the Tunze Streams and am a big fan of the type of water motion they create so I went ahead and ordred 2 6000s with a controller. When I took them out of the box I was surprised at just how big they really are and felt with my existing aquascaping they just were not going to fit. I would highly reccommend that you try and take a look at them first before buying them.
 

Chris Witort

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I have two of the streams with the multicontroler, I second what others have posted. These are not good looking but they move a ton of water at 15 watts each.
 

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I found nothing that can compare with the amount of water moved by stream pumps, esp. for the wattage. I run two 6080 pumps in my 225. They are rated @ 2200gph and the pair cost the same as one 6110 plus controller.

If you have more money, :) , then a controller and a pair of 6100 pumps @3300gph each would work.

This tank has had a pair of closed loops. I once run a smaller Iwaki, 3MD and Mak4 in a combo of return pump and closed loops.

example;
Mak4 pump -$230C @100 watts @1100gph.
Tunze 6080 -$250C @20 watts @2200gph. {rough numbers}.

I have also played with educators on a Mak4. Purchased a pair of 3in. ones. First, they were no good on the Mak4 running as a return pump. To much surface splash, so the educators had to be a fair bit under the water. As there is back pressure on the pump, drilling the usual anti-siphon hole never worked, {squirted me in the face, :shock: }. The back flow when shut down was to much for me.

Running as a closed loop worked well though. The pair of educators, easily over powered the 6080 on the other end. However, I thought they were just as ugly as the stream pumps, {which I dont mind, as they look kinda cool}. I have mentioned that perhaps as the educators screw into a 3/4in. fitting, that on a new tank, drill and fit a 3/4in. bulkhead into each end pane of glass and screw the educators into there. May look pretty good.

One other thing, I would split the return as I did, to lessen the back pressure created by the educators.

In the end, I got my other 6080 pump back, {a friend was using it, while I was playing around}. To me, they were the best for my purpose and as mentioned, I dont mind the look. My friend is installing the Mak4 closed loop and pair of educators on his new 180. I can let you know how they worked there.
 

CarlS

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If this is going into your 75g tank then you'll only need one from what I've read about them. Also I've read they are really bulky specially in a smaller tank. But they have started making a neat rock covering you can fit onto them and hide them into your rock work. Possibly you could make your own agrocrete rock covering to help hide it.

This thread has a pick of the rock covering in it http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=235761

Hope that helps!

Carl
 

danno14

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so where oh where to buy?

I See that Champion has the Stream at what appears to be Tunze's retail pricing. Anyone have experience with a better $$$? Thx
 

Marine-mania

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All of the online retailers will sell the Streams for the same price, Tunze sets the pricing, and there are a limited number of retailers in the U.S.(Premium Aquatics, Marinedepot, and Champion).
 

MtnDewMan

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So many things, I am afraid of the space these things take up too ... Basically a 5"x5" brick in the tank pushing water ... hmmmm, decisions decisions.
 
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