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KaniRyde
08/24/2007, 01:12 PM
I have a 120 gallon tank that is 4' long and I want to add two Tunze pumps but not sure which will work best for my tank. I keep 70% SPS and 30% LPS and softies. Think or two 6055 or two 6101 on a controller. What do you think?

2crazyreefers
08/24/2007, 08:36 PM
We use 2 6045 & 1 6025 in our 120. Just swapped from a 75 a couple weeks ago and so far so good.

etrigo29
08/25/2007, 10:55 AM
I'm going with two 6045 in my 120 and then...sorry to admit a Vortech pump in the middle. Only reason I'm going Vortech in the middle is because it has a battery backup so if my power goes out there is at least some water movement.

KaniRyde
08/25/2007, 06:45 PM
thanks I'll get two 6045.

shawnz28
08/25/2007, 07:04 PM
Personally I would go with at least two 6055s in a 120 and maybe instead consider two 6101s. I ran two 6000's plus about 1200-1500gph of flow from my sump in a pretty sps dominated 120 and still wished for a bit more flow.

cjgalante
08/25/2007, 10:50 PM
I have a 120 I run two 6000's one 6100 and a wavebox. I would say get two 6101's

KaniRyde
08/26/2007, 12:26 PM
Those that ran a 6000 or 6100 in there 120's do you have a sandbed. I have a 3" layer of sand in my tank an I'm worried about a sandstorm. I like the look of sand and don't want to remove it. So which combination will give me the best flow without blowing sand everywhere.

KaniRyde
08/26/2007, 12:36 PM
Does anyone have a picture of their 120 with two tunze streams 6000 or 6100's.

shawnz28
08/26/2007, 01:53 PM
here was the only full tank pic i could find.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c370/shawnz28/IMG_1504.jpg

KaniRyde
08/26/2007, 03:12 PM
Nice tank, I see you have corner overflows like mine this helps me because I was wondering where to place them. Anyone else have pics.

shawnz28
08/26/2007, 03:38 PM
Thanks, that pic was before I had the magnets. After I got them I moved them a bit but about the same placement overall when I had those with them as well before tearing down

Akrite
08/29/2007, 09:45 PM
I'm going to try a 6045.

dtaylor123
08/29/2007, 11:01 PM
Don't even think about the "nano's", get the 6101's live with a little larger size and forever be happy! With the 6101's and the 7095, you are done with adding any thing else in your tank for water movement. I have a 36"x24"x24" with two 6101's and a 7095, the jumper I have set is the slower one (14 volts I think) and the water movement is awesome and yes I have a LS bed (2-3"), the Nano's are well, a good try. If you are worried about the larger foot print, don't, it just will be a part of your tank. I have a Sequence Hammerhead pump for my return (basement located) but I have throttled way back, maybe 600-800 GPH (I want slow water moving through the sump/fuge and 100 gallon rubber maid water container, the Tunze's is all you will ever need! Trust the new Streams and leave the Nano's to people that don't want a controller.

dtaylor123
08/29/2007, 11:02 PM
Don't even think about the "nano's", get the 6101's live with a little larger size and forever be happy! With the 6101's and the 7095, you are done with adding any thing else in your tank for water movement. I have a 36"x24"x24" with two 6101's and a 7095, the jumper I have set is the slower one (14 volts I think) and the water movement is awesome and yes I have a LS bed (2-3"), the Nano's are well, a good try. If you are worried about the larger foot print, don't, it just will be a part of your tank. I have a Sequence Hammerhead pump for my return (basement located) but I have throttled way back, maybe 600-800 GPH (I want slow water moving through the sump/fuge and 100 gallon rubber maid water container, the Tunze's is all you will ever need! Trust the new Streams and leave the Nano's to people that don't want a controller.

2turtles
09/02/2007, 10:44 PM
I think Taylor has is right. 6055 and the 7095 controller are not a good fit. The 6055 are a good try but I am having seconds thoughts about spending $400.00 for two pumps that really limit the capabilities of the 7095 controller. If you are set on the Tunze product and have a 120 buy something other than the 6055.

Herzberg
09/06/2007, 11:38 AM
Why is it that the 6055's are not good with the controller?

2turtles
09/06/2007, 12:19 PM
Some people will tell you that they are, IMO they are not. My 6055 click every time they start. Maybe mine are defective but other say their's click too, but some people say they don't. ( I am waiting on Rogers opinion on this) Since they click and most agree you should not completely stop them, this limitation takes away about 75% of the 7095 capabilities.

Herzberg
09/07/2007, 06:37 AM
okay, I can see why that would suck...

Evolley1
09/07/2007, 09:45 AM
I had 2 6100's on my 120 plus a CL. Spend the money on either the 6000's or 6100's. You won't regret it.

DT's_Reef
09/11/2007, 11:51 AM
Between my 120 and my 90 I think I've owned or own most of the Stream pumps, lol.

I use two 6055's in my 36x24x24 and really like them, particularly due to their small, unobtrusive size. I have a 7095 controller as well, but do not have it hooked up yet. Hopefully I can do something like an alternating 30%/100% flow pattern on each pump for variability of current. I have fine sand and they do tend to move it around a bit, depending on how strong I have the flow and the angle, but that doesn't bother me.

slant77
09/11/2007, 05:46 PM
I would get to full size streams.

DT's_Reef
09/12/2007, 01:08 PM
Ya, on a 120 I'd definitely get regular size Streams, particularly when you're going to a 4 foot tank.

RonsterNYC
09/12/2007, 02:34 PM
i am running two 6101 reduced to 6000 on my 120.

verper
09/12/2007, 08:25 PM
Minimum of 2 x 6000's or 6101's I also have 2 6000 and a 6055 Nano in my 120. The Nano will be great for a smaller tank but doesn't come close to the 6000 on the size of the stream produced. If sand is an issue, point one down the back of the tank and the other at the front glass. It gives a random circular flow to the tank.

mike888705
09/13/2007, 05:44 PM
Just got my 120 today but I bought 2 tunze 6060's.

Dawn II
10/13/2007, 09:43 AM
How do you like your set up. I have a 160g. and looking to add flow. Thank you, Dawn.

Trnman32
10/14/2007, 12:01 AM
man am I glad I came upon this post I am shopping for streams right now for my 120 I think I will go with 2 6101's and the aquasurf for control!!