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Old 12-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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so i have a 125 gallon aquarium running 4 1400 gph korilla ph looking to get 2 tunze that will be running as a wave maker using an apex controller wondering if i should go for the 6095 or the 6105's will the 6095 be under powerd for this tank?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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If you're spending that much money, I'd think 2 (or even 1) ecotech vortech mp 40s would be better (and maybe around the same price range).
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the reason for the tunze is i have heard nothing but good things about them, for another $30 i can have my apex run them, and the big one is there $160 less each and move slightly more water then the mp40s.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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the reason for the tunze is i have heard nothing but good things about them, for another $30 i can have my apex run them, and the big one is there $160 less each and move slightly more water then the mp40s.
The water movement isn't actually true because votex pumps are greatly underrated for water movement and tunez are over rated. I would go mp 40s as well they are very nice. Have a much better wave making function and selection then any other pump. Ill see if I can find the study of the power head outputs that was done.
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Here it is very good read.
Feature Article: Experimental Comparison of Measured Flow Output of Aquarium Propeller Pumps — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
As you can see the tunez run 30-50% under what they say they do.
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Also note that this article was bought and paid for by ecotech marine. Read the acknowledgment section.

The reason I mention this is a couple months ago I read a study/comparison/experiment with the exact opposite results. The ecotech pumps were overated. And that study was paid for by who? Guess .....tunze...... So I'd like to see some unbiased results.
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