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The new Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6020 – Preview


Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6020 preview

The new Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6020 pumps have just been presented some months ago during the Interzoo 2014 at Nuremberg and today we’re happy to have two of them here to test for you.

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Sure the Nanostream 6020 was been one of the most interesting object from Interzoo 2014. These because, mainly, they’re extremely atypical pumps, in fact they’re been developed vertically and so we can have the choice to modulate the flow behind the live rocks.

The pump is quite tiny, more than the pictures show, the pump measures 65x60x72mm, small enough but the flow output is really good with 2.500 l/h for this Nanostream 6020 with fixed flow rate.

These pumps are designed with small tanks in mind, where they can be hidden behind the live rocks, and where they can create a gently flow, but for the bigger aquariums it’s the same thing… they can be used to recirculate the water behind rocks, that’s the way I’m using them now in my tank.

Technical Specifications of Tunze NanoStream 6020

European Version
230 V – 50 Hz
US Version
120 V – 60 Hz
Portata: 2.500 l/h 660 gph
Consumo: 4 watt 4 watt
Capacità consigliata per acquario marino: 40-250 litres 10-66 gal
Capacità consigliata per acquario dolce: 40-250 litres 16-32 gal
Lunghezza del cavo: 2 meters 78,7 ft
Larghezza 6,6 cm 2,56 inch
Profondità 6,0 cm 2,36 inch
Altezza 7,2 cm 2,83 inch

The new Nanostream 6020 with his 4 watt for 2.500 l/h has an efficiency of 625 litres for every watt. A great value, more than we are used to see.

For comparison, if we choose to see at the bigger Tunze Nanostream 6095, electronic, that has 9.500 l/h of output with 21 watt of power consumption, or 452 litres for every single watt, so, on plain paper, the Tunze Nanostream 6020 seems to be quite interesting.

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6020 preview

Here we can see the pump with the usual blue rotor.

Rotor Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6020 preview

And here the rotor.

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6020 preview

In the previous picture we can see the disassembled pump, with the directional dome at the left, the cover block for the rotor in the right, and the rotor near the body of the pump.

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6020 preview

Here the pump held vertically, with the blue Silent Blocks to dampen the noise, and we are very sure that also with this pump Tunze has worked to maintain the noise at a very low level, as for their every other recirculating pumps.

The pump is sold with a magnet for thickness glass until 12 mm in Italy, and 15 mm in United States, and the price is 37,30 euro in Italy and 42,92 US Dollars in the United States.

In a couple of months we’ll be ready with our in depth review.