Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6095, in depth review
When Tunze launched the new Stream 6095 pumps, small with a high perfomance, large outlet, wide directions angle, and electronic, in some way it could have been interpreted as the Tunze response to Ecotech Marine (articolo in italiano).
These pumps are recommended for tanks up to 1000 liters, but being electronic and adjustable they can be adapted to any other smaller tank, nanoreefs included.
These pumps have a real wide range of users considering that 300-400 l (120 cm length) tanks usually have the best quality/price/performace relationship to maintain SPS corals, first target of these pumps.
I started using these pumps ever since they first appeared on the market, I know them in depth and I think it’s time to review them.
Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6095 Technical Features
240 V – 50 Hz
100 V – 60 Hz
|Flow Rate:||from 2.000 l/h to 9.500 l/h||from 526 to 2510 USgal/h|
|Power Consumption:||from 5 to 21 watt||From 5 to 21 watt|
|Marine tank recommended volume:||from 100 to 1.000 liters||from 26 to 264 USgal|
|Freshwater tank recommended volume:||from 310 liters||from 82 gal|
|Cable lenght:||5 meters||197 inch|
|Max Diameter||70 mm||2,7 inch|
|Outlet diameter||50 mm||1,96 inch|
|Outlet lenght||10 mm||0,39 inch|
These electronic pumps can be controlled in any little aspects. They work between 12 and 24 Volt and they are meant to move a minimum of 2000 per hour and a maximum of 9500 liters/hour. Power consumption goes from 5 to 21 watt max. We can therefore say that their efficiency is 452 liters for each watt consumed. A pretty good value for such a small pump.
If we consider the economic efficiency, its price being € 237,90, we can conclude that it has an efficiency of 40 liters moved for every euro spent. You will probably be able to find it for less, so the efficiency will be slightly higher.
For a complete view we can compare it with its sibling Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 reviewed here with a 13000 l/h flow and 35 w consumption, an efficiency of 371 l/w and an economic efficiency of 46 l/euro (at the price of 283.70 euros)
For a greater challenge we can compare it with the strongest rival on the market: the Ecotech Marine Vortech MP40w (reviewed here). The Vortech MP40W moves 12000l/h with a power consumption of 28 watt. It therefore has a lower efficiency of 429 liters per watt and an economic efficiency of 24 liters per watt with the price of € 497,11. The smaller Ecotech Marine Vortech mp10 with 6000 l/h, 18 watt and 303,96 euros has an efficiency of 333 liters per watt and 20 liters per euro.
From the flow rate point of view the Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6095 is placed in the middle between the two Ecotech Marine Vortech pumps.
The economic efficiency cannot be easily compared between Turbelle and Vortech. To do this we should consider the price of the Tunze Stream multicontroller, which will become cheaper with increasing number of pumps connected, that’s because each multicontroller can be connected to up to four pumps while in Vortechs is integrated in each single pump.
A standard configuartion can be considered 2 6095 pumps with the multicontroller 7096 at the price of € 625.90, or two Vortech Mp40w for a total of € 994.22.
In the first case the economic efficiency would be 30 liters per euro, in the second 24 liters per euro, for a slightly better efficiency seen in Tunze.
Anyway, considering the extreme differences between the two products and their different flow rates, the economic efficiency should be the last parameter to evaluate.
You should probably into consideration that with 1000 euros you could choose whether to buy two Ecotech Marine Vortech MP40W or, adding 100 euros, four Tunze Turbelle Stream 6095 with the multicontroller. It is a personal choice and we appreciate both pumps, they are different but perfect each in its own way.
Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6095 Pump
I’ve been using two Tunze Stream 6095 in my tank for over one and a half year now, and a year ago I added a third one to improve the flow for my corals. It’s such a long time that I can definitely evaluate this product in depth.
Stream pumps have always been considered very reliable, and ever since I entered the marine aquarium world in 2001 I heard more than once that “Tunze is forever”, at the time we were taling about the glorious Turbelle Stream 6000 and 6100.
The new 6095 are not an exception, but they have surely been improved since the previous generations.
They proved to be long-lived and function without faults. I run three of them in my tank, and I only had a problem with one of them that stopped working, but I have to say it was one of those things I got before their launching on the market.
Their customer assistance changed the faulty pump in less than a week. I consider this an isolated case, but anyway customer service proved to be impeccable.
The pump body is round and can be adapted to any situation possible also thanks to the holding magnet included. You can appreciate the different positions possible in one of the pictures above.
Water flow comes through a removable grid positioned around the impeller, and the outlet has pretty much the same diameter of the impeller itself. The water intake is all behind and around the grid, preventing the pump total obstruction. You can see this in the pictures.
Pumps are sold with a holding magnet which can hold the pump on glasses up to 15 mm thick.
The internal magnet has 4 blue rubber feet, called Silent Blocks, which absorb the noise by reducing vibrations.
6095 pumps are composed of the spherical pump body, a power supply 220v/12-24v, an holding magnet in two parts, the internal one with the silent blocks rubber feet. They connect the pump holding clip with the magnet with the aim of reducing vibrations, and they do that in an excellent way.