View Full Version : Tunze's or closed loop?

01/31/2006, 08:23 PM
I am building a 36x24x25 about 90gallons and I am in deep thought of whether or not to go with two tunze streams with controller or drill the tank for a closed loop. I was going to go with the sequence dart pump with the oceansmotion Super squirt with the revolutions http://www.oceansmotions.com/

I like the closed loop for the fact that it can be installed neatly and less maintainance as far as taking in out and out of the tank(cleaning the pumps). Ialso think it will provide more random flow.
I should also mention that I will be keeping mostly LPS, SPS, and a few softies. I will have a DSB as well.

Can somebody give me the pros and cons of both and maybe share their experience with either. Thanks for everybodys help. I look forward to doing a detailed buidup very soon!!

01/31/2006, 09:58 PM

02/01/2006, 10:59 AM
When you come by today you can view my streams and closed loops in operation :) I like both ;)

02/01/2006, 11:02 AM
You may want to wait until this new product is released: VORTECH PUMP (http://www.ecotechmarine.com/home.htm)

02/01/2006, 11:05 AM
Why Tunze has the years of reliablity . Wait for vortech to make a name for itself first IMO

02/01/2006, 12:30 PM
My only reason I chose CL over internal pumps was aesthetics. With only 18" front to back in my new tank, I really didn't want internal pumps.

Oh, and I also like having multiple outlets, which I can direct or turn on/off at my leisure.

The trade off is WAY more power consumption.


02/01/2006, 04:03 PM
I currently use four Tunze Stream pumps. Excellent products and their system works well. If I had to do it again, I would go with the closed loop system only due to aesthetic. IMO, they both work well.