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Tunze Stream 3 or Stream 6105

Discussion in 'Tunze Powerheads' started by MuralReef, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    So I am looking to get a new Tunze pump to add some flow to the 450. I was planning on the 6105 but I read some good things about the Stream 3. It has a great flow rate but is intended to make a standing wave. While I love the standing wave idea I don't know how well it will work with the other powerheads in the system. Does anyone own a Stream 3 and if so what do you think?
     
  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I hear they are a little wired to place due to configuration but do not have personal experience.
     
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  3. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Just watched a video on the Stream 3 and the guy called it a "bazooka"
     
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  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Got a link?


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  5. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    6105 might be a bit underpowered for the 450. 6200 series is more like it.
     
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  6. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Trying not to break the bank and am looking to get some flow for the front of the tank. I already have one 6105 but really don’t want to clutter up the front of the tank. Just exploring options and seeing what others think.


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  7. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    The Bazooka Clip, Bazooka reference at 1:40 lol
     
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  8. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

  9. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ok, cool. I hate to recommend these guys anymore since they always discontinue stuff and otherwise have been flaky the last 5 years, but EcoDrift 20.x moves a TON of water.

    You don't happen to have an old sea swirl laying around, do you? I have ideas if you have one in storage somewhere.
     
  10. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    That Stream 3 is pretty impressive... so is the tank in that link.
     
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  11. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    I don’t but I’m curious what you’re thinking. I did just switch out the Dart return pump for a rebuilt Hammerhead so I upped my flow that way but it’s still towards the back of the tank.


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  12. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If you had a Sea Swirl, I would fabricate a bracket and use like a Mag 7 o r.9.5 on it with an eductor and have it swirl around. Super amounts of power from a return pump acting like a powerhead. Surely somebody in the school as a 3D printer that could make you a bracket.

    Sea Swirl sells them for Tunze pumps on their site.
     
  13. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Found a video to make a DIY Sea Sweep out of a battery operated dummy security camera which would probably run less than $20. I might try that with a couple of powerheads that I already have.
     
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  14. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If you get that to work, then I am going to need a DIY post on it.
     
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  15. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    For sure! I’m hoping it’s an easy modification and that the motor lasts.


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  16. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    The AI Nero looks really cool, small form factor...maybe $50 cheaper than the bazooka. I've heard people rave about the app and custom run mode settings.
     
  17. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    I think I'm going to hold off on new equipment and try out this DIY oscillating powerhead. I was thinking about having some students that participate in our robotics group try to engineer something, but they aren't in season right now.
     
  18. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Plus the Nero is only coming in at 3000 gph and if I am going to add another powerhead I'd prefer the flow to be a bit greater. If oscillating powerhead mount works I may build a second for the center of the tank too.
     
  19. DyM

    DyM Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I did that DIY, and it was a waste of time and money. Hopefully you have better luck. The problem was with a pump pushing back against the arm, that is rotating back and forth caused the arm to stick.
     
  20. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Good to know! I will give it a try, but I might also try to engineer one on my own using slightly better materials. For the middle of the tank I was considering two of the same powerheads facing opposing directions so the flow pushing in the opposite directions wouldn't allow the post to flex. I don't know if that makes sense. I know it's a long shot too!
     

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