Tunze or Vortech

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by OD007, 10 Nov 2012.

  1. OD007

    OD007

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    Hi all
    I have a decision to make but I’m battling.:whistling:
    What would you all say?
    Vortech MP40 or Tunze 6095 + 7096 controller?
    The Vortech’s looks better in the tank but makes a noise.
    The Tunze’s is bigger in a tank but is dead quiet.
    Tunze’s is all so cheaper!

    What do you all think?
    It’s going in a 1500 x 500 x 800 tank.
     
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    Mine are silent.:)
     
  4. Fanlie

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    go tunze, much better flow as vortech.
    i use 7095, stil happy with it
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Tunze all the way

    I have owned 4 vortechs so I speak from experience. The newer tunzes also come out with a larger outlet now for better wider flow
     
  7. DeanT

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    I have both
    Vortech look Pretty but way over priced IMO and noisy

    Tunze dead quiet and great flow
    I would take tunze
     
  8. OD007

    OD007 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the responses.
    You all know the MP40 but this is the Tunze I’m looking at.

    Turbelle® nanostream® 6095
    (6095.000)

    WIDE FLOW
    for aquariums from 100 to 1000 litres
    (25 to 265US gal.).
    Flow rate: 2,000 to about 9,500 l/h
    (550 to 2,500US gal./h).
    Energy consumption: 5 - 21 W.
    Voltage / frequency: 100 - 240 V / 50 - 60 Hz.
    Cable length: 5 m (196.8 in.).
    Dimensions: diam. 70 mm (2.7 in.).
    Output: diam. 50/10 mm (1.96 / .39 in.).
    Magnet Holder with Silence clamp up to a glass thickness of 15 mm (.59 in.).

    This is a wide flow pump.
    Still need to decide.
     
  9. Fanlie

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    Ek gebruik 2xtunze 6101 en dit lyk soos ... maar hou daarvan dit maak nie baie warm nie. die nuwe een van 6125 kry meer hot.

    Flow baie lekker vang al die detritus weg. en waste kos tel dit ook op. Snails en bristeworms kry meer honger :whistling:
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Depends why you want it... Looks, go virtech.
    Longevity and silence with slightly compromised looks... Tunze.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I'm looking at the 6095, myself, the 6105's are awsome but disturb my substrate too much
     
  12. ChrisRaubs

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    :yeahdude::yeahdude::yeahdude:

    Agree 100% !!!

    And @George & @Anita also gives a 10% discount for being a MASA member if i remember correctly...

    In your DT you could even go for a Wave Box...

    TUNZE all the way:yeahdude::yeahdude:
     
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    Just my opinion but the Tunze you can turn the direction in more directions where the Vortech blows onley 90 degrees to the glass.
     
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    tunze all the way. longevity is brilliant and once its covered in coraline and still going you hardly even see them.
     
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    impo the 6095 would be a bit small for ur tank. u cant really compare a 6095 to a MP40 cometely different sized pumps. you would need at least 3 pumps in your tank to get full flow all roubd with 6095s.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the thing is the 6095 is just the size pump we have been looking for to bridge the gap in the tunze range... 6055 being a touck too small and 6105 being a little powerful..

    im not too sure how the new 6105 with wide outlet compares so perhaps even that is an option as i found 2 x normal 6105 adequate in a 1.5 x .800 x .650 size tank...

    keeping in mind the tank suggested above is narrower so theoretically (rock placement not taken into account) the 6095 should be a good option....
     
  17. Easy Tiger

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    I'm happy with the Vortechs. Not that noisy, and it depends if you running them full blast or not. Only minus point is direction of flow is pretty limited - straight ahead only.
     
  18. irie ivan

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    Just take out the sand
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lol no... my gobies and wrasse wont be too impressed :)
     
  20. Anita

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    Two 6095's would be more than enough, especially for a more softie dominated tank, as shown on the previous thread the tank of 1300 x .600 x .600 has 2 x 6095's which are running on 18 v jumper as the 24 v was too strong. Remember also the 6105 TUNZE Streams come supplied with a wide flow housing option included in the package.
    Cheers Anita

    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/imagehosting/1975097bbc6a6111.jpg
     
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  21. Anita

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    You can always ramp down the flow with the lower jumper that come supplied with the pumps.......
     
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