Most aquarists are well aware of the many advantages propeller powerheads have over impeller-driven pumps. Impeller pumps shoot a high velocity, narrow jet of water. A jet like this will annoy fish and it can rip the flesh off living corals… not what most aquarium owners are looking for. Propeller pumps on the other hand push a nice, wide, slower moving stream of water. This stream gives corals the massaging water spa motion they crave. This stream of water is what makes possible the many beautiful aquariums we find today.
This stream of water is the namesake for Tunze’s Stream and Nanostream lines of powerheads. Tunze was the first company to develop, produce and market pumps of this design and we’re also the company which all others try so hard to copy. Here are a few areas where we lead the pack:
- Efficiency. Tunze Stream and Nanostream pumps are, in terms of watts-to-flow, among the highest efficiency available.
- Silence. Silence is golden. While some companies charge a lot of gold for pumps that are anything but silent, ours truly are. Our pumps make no vibration noises. They make no whirring noises. They make no whining noises. They are silent.
- Low profile. While other companies use pump designs that need to stand out, in center stage on the aquarium glass, we make ours to blend in. Much smaller than the competition, its almost sad to reflect that Tune powerheads are rarely even noticed.
- Adjustability. Our patented design ball-and-socket mounting system is the industry’s most secure and most adjustable.
Look through the posts below for more details about our Stream and Nanostream powerheads.
The Tunze Nanostream line of powerheads has a total of five members. The 6015, 6025 and 6045 are the three smallest. These three are non-controllable and are therefore less expensive… all three retail for under $100. Apart from controllability, they have all of the features of all the other Stream and Nanostream...Read More »
If you spend much time reading the online forums you’ll know there’s a lof discussion regarding powerheads and other flow devices. A great deal of time is spent trying to weigh the relative merits of one style of pump over another. This is no small task. When a flow device...Read More »
The Tunze Stream family of in-tank powerhead circulation devices is divided in three, the Nanostream, the Stream 2 and the Masterstream.
The pumps are grouped according to physical size and pumping capacity. All pumps within the same category have similar physical dimensions, but offer a range of flow rates and controllability.
Nanostream...Read More »
Released at Interzoo in May 2012 was Tunze’s newest addition to the Stream line of powerheads. The 6255 is a fully controllable, noiseless, aim-able powerhead capable of pushing from 1,300 up to 4,800 gallons per hour. The 6255 follows in the extra wide footsteps of such predecessors as the...Read More »
The 6015 is one of the newest members of the Nanostream family and is our most economically priced powerhead. Pushing 476 US Gallons per hour and using only 3.5 watts of power the 6015 features the same 3-D directional adjustability, high-strength magnet holder and diminutive size for which the...Read More »
If any of our Masterstream powerheads can be considered “entry level”, the 6508 is the one. While most of the Masterstream series is used by professional and municipal aquariums, research facilities and a few of the world’s largest personal home aquariums, the 6508 could be used in aquariums down around...Read More »
Perhaps the most popular addition to our Nanostream line is the 6045. It stands alone in the entire Stream and Nanostream lines as the only powerhead having a built-in mechanical flow adjustment. Using the variable slide in the front a user can adjust the 6045′s flow rate from 396 to...Read More »
You could have the eyesight of a Moray and still see clearly that the reef aquarium hobby is growing. It’s been growing steadily for nearly a decade and a large portion of that growth is thanks to the popularity of nano aquariums. The exact definition of a nano aquarium is...Read More »
Acorpora grown in aquarium under direct, high-flow conditions. The coral in the foreground was grown from a one-inch frag with a Tunze 6045 placed five inches away.
It’s often repeated that while most corals appreciate flow, very few of them appreciate direct flow. As with so many of this hobby’s...Read More »
With modern aquarium aesthetics always pushing towards cleaner, sleeker installations, unobtrusive equipment and accessories that blend into the aquarium environment are increasingly important. Home aquariums are, after all, visual objects; who wants to look at large pumps stuck on the sides?
The Stream and Nanostream Rocks are designed to help...Read More »
TUNZE’s newest class of pumps, the Masterstream, is designed to fill a long-standing gap in the market for high-capacity propeller pumps. These new pumps are primarily intended for public aquariums, research institutes, rehabilitation clinics, fish-breeding operations, and algal bio-fuel research. But there is also a model for aquarists...Read More »
The Nanostream 6095 is the latest addition to the Nanostream series. Its entrance onto the Nanostream stage brings with it an interesting broadening of this series’ applications. We’re using the term broadening both figuratively and literally: the notable change in the 6095′s design is a shortened outlet nozzle...Read More »