Tunze Powerheads

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  1. Sally

    Sally Plankton

    Aug 6, 2002
    I'm planning a 240 gallon FOWLR aquarium. Someone recommended I place 4 Tunze powerheads inside the tank for water movement. Has anyone had any experience with these powerheads. What size do I choose?

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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Those are nice and Tunze makes a nice wavemaker timer too I hear.

    I believe the 'turbelle' pumps have a more critter friendly impeller design than most powerheads.

    I would recommend getting the 1600 model which puts out 1600 liters an hour or about 425+ gallons an hour.

    Like nearly everything Tunze makes, they are damn expensive. The 1600's are over $100 each!

    So you may want to price them out against Hagens or Maxi Jets. But if money is not a primary concern, I say go for it.

    Turbelle ® 1600/2
    Output: 1620 l/h; 427 gal/h
    Pumping head H.max: 1.3 m; 51"
    Speed control: No
    Pump wattage: 12 W
    Voltage / Frequency: 230 V / 50 Hz (115 V / 60 Hz)
    Cable length: 2 m; 80"
    Dimensions: ø 98 x 104 mm; ø 3.9 x 4.1"
    Outlet diam.: ø 25 / 21 mm; ø 0.98 / 0.83"
    Inlet diam.: ø 25 / 21 mm; 0.98 / 0.83"
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Vancouver, BC,Canada
    Turbelle 7310 Kit (633 GPH) with sigle controler.

    I am trying to keep up with Wrassman on the toys while not getting the same one  [smiley=vulcan.gif] [smiley=wacky.gif]
    So My LFS has all Tunze products now and I need a new Power head somthing to replace my Hagen 802.  I was really likeing the mounting hanger instead of the "give away cups" most PH come with.  Also the wave controler is interesting but not nesesary.
    Tunze Pumps
    I was looking more towards the "Stream" models