View Full Version : How many Tunze for a 150g?

08/12/2007, 02:13 PM
150g tank, 660gph flow from sump. I was thinking two Tunze 6060s. one on each side of the tank pointed at each other with a controler. Is this overkill or just right?

On a side note I just bought a 6100 off the used forum, does this change anything?


08/12/2007, 02:29 PM
I use 2 6101's and have approx. 1000gph flow thru my sump, you might think about increasing your flow as well.

08/12/2007, 03:29 PM
I just built a 55g sump, I have a mag 9.5 return pump which should give me 660gph after head loss. I'm going to start with that and maybe experiment with a larger return pump once the system is up. the tank is 48 long twin Tunze's should be ok right?

08/12/2007, 04:17 PM
the beauty of the tunze system is you can always decrease the output so if 100% output is too much you can always throttle them back to say 70% or 50%. The mags are good pumps are you running it in the sump or external? The Genx-40 is what I run outside the sump its a great pump and ultra quite.

08/12/2007, 04:27 PM
I don't have anything setup yet, I just leak tested the sump today. My build thread is here: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1178054

I am planning on running the Mag pump internal, if its not enough flow I may try a larger Mag pump Mag 12 or Mag 18 ect...

From what I was reading about the Tuzne 6100, 1500gph is the min. So if I had two of them I would have them cranked down as low as they could go to get my 25x - 30x flow. I'm looking for multi directional flow so I don't want to run just one pump.

08/13/2007, 10:18 AM
6101 replaces both the 6000 and 6100, it has a switch and can run as either type of pump based on the voltage setting. I would agree with 2 6101.

08/13/2007, 11:56 AM
What about 1 6100 (already bought) and 1 6101? =)

08/13/2007, 12:45 PM
You could do that they can share a controller.

08/13/2007, 12:49 PM
Thats great, Thanks =) I look forward to trying these products.

08/13/2007, 03:45 PM

08/13/2007, 03:53 PM
I have had mine in since friday and not only can I tell a difference in the corals, but my fish are more active and my clowns love to swim directly into the cuurent almost as if was a game!!

08/23/2007, 11:44 AM
I use 2 6100's with the 7095 multi controller on my 150 gallon reef. I alternate the burst between 1/4 and 3/4. Works like a champ.

08/31/2007, 02:22 PM
Can a 6060 and a 6100 use the 7095 controller?

09/01/2007, 09:35 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10676207#post10676207 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Thinslis
Can a 6060 and a 6100 use the 7095 controller?

No the 6060 is not suited to be switched on a controller only the electronic models are to be used on the 7095 these include the 6100.