Tunze Nano Stream

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  1. sihaya

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    At the risk of revealing how far behind I am when it comes to powerhead technology... I just got a Tunze Nano stream pumps (the cool round ones with the magnet mounts). And even though I injured myself trying to get the magnets apart for the first time (don't ask)... I have to say, they are really cool!! (and so cute looking!!) I love how easy it is to point the thing just about any direction... it's so easy to clean... it's just beautiful.

    So, yeah, I know... what else is new, right? I do plan to make a point of getting caught up on all the latest aquarium gadgets and stuff when I go to Interzoo this year! Anyone else going? :thumbup:
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hey Sara, the streams are cool pumps and i have 4 of the Nano's of which only 1 is still working. Dont get me wrong here i really think Tunze make good pumps and their larger streams are still the bench mark for pumps but their Nano streams leave alot to be desired. I dont know if they have made any changes recently, hopefully they have but personally i would not buy them again.
     
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    Hi Alan, I have 2 one about a year old I think and all fine. What went wrong with yours?
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Aaissh, first the little clips that secure the bracket to the magnet all broke and i had to glue them then the actual half moon bracket that holds the pumps in place all are broken, the one arm seems to break off and not from fiddeling with them either, and now 3 of the 4 impellors are broken of which i have had 2 replaced already and they have gone again. The other thing i found after they were switched off they would not start up again, now i know many pumps do this on occasion even my ATI pump for my skimmer does this 30% of start ups but the Nano streams seemed to do it evey time. Basically given up on them.
     
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    well I must be lucky then....have you still got em?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yeah but he's turned them into cool little ashtrays :lol:
     
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    Yip, lying in the garage, stuck away in the reef and 1 still working.
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    You don't seem to have much luck with pumps Alan...
     
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    sihaya Thread Starter

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    Alan - I can see how the little pegs aren't so strong, but why do they need to be? In order to break off, I'd think you'd have to be snapping and unsnapping the thing at least more than once. I don't see any need/reason to even touch them after the initial assembly...
     
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    I have not had impellors breaking but the clamps break and they do struggle to startup again. The bigger ones run perfectly however.
     
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    sihaya Thread Starter

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    LOL... geez, what the heck are you dudes doing with your powerheads? I've never had any such part of a powerhead break on me. I had one stop working for no apparent reason, but I've never had anything physically break apart... and I'm pretty rough with my stuff. :p
     
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    Hey all
    I had 2 and now all they are good for is mixing salt water....would never touch a nano again....
     
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    You will soon enough :)
     
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    shit I spoke too soon. Was doing my monthly clean in the Octagon and I removed the pump and noticed a nice crace in the clips on both sides....I try look after my stuff so it's fair to say that they are crap!
     
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    Sims, I am ordering new clamps for mine now to replace as the pumps work well for my needs. We must also just clarify that the pumps refered to are the small round (6025. 6045 and 6055) ones not the bigger ones as they are fantastic.
     
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    Yea I'm gonna speak to George on Monday...Yip my 2 6101's are fantastic...
     
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    Wow...you weren't kidding. Those magnets took quite a bite out of your hand.

    BTW, it was absolutely awesome seeing you today. :thumbup:
     
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    Just a quick (silly??) question Sara / Alan / Alfie / SIMS"

    What EXACTLY do you use your Tunze Nano-streams for?

    Here's the question behind the question:
    Do you use it for your main flow? In what sized tanks?
    Do you use it for "extra flow" to create turbulence?
    And where do you have them placed in your tanks?

    Sorry - I just want to learn some more when it comes to what, how, when, why....

    Please bear with me... AND I do indeed know what power-heads are used for - (I know that I am daft sometimes - but I am not THIS daft - I would just like to know your answers.... Thanks.

    BTW: Been a while MantisFreak! How are you doing? All the problems gone now, re: the palyotoxin poisoning?
     
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    I'm sick but not from palytoxin. It's just a regular old cold. Thanks for asking.

    Sorry I've been missing lately. I've been quite busy. A children's hospital near my shop has numerous tanks including one that is 800 gallons (3030 liters). It was absolutely pathetic. They only had 100 pounds (220 kilos) of live rock and 11 fish in it. 4 of the 11 fish were baby clownfish. We had to start from scratch because everything was done so poorly by the previous company. I've been averaging 20 hour days for the past couple of weeks. It's not fully complete and a lot of the coral frags need some time to grow out but I think we did a good job. Sara went by to see it today which made me very happy. I'm still trying to decide on the best filtration but the tank is 90% completed at this point.
     
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    WOW - now THAT's a JOB and a half - Mantis.... Good luck with it.... How's the progress? And deadline?
     
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