We are extremely pleased to welcome a great inaugural post by our newest contributor, Mirko Belosevic, who will become the Reef Builders Eastern European correspondent. Mirko is a professional aquarist and writer, he is the former editor and publisher of the groundbreaking Italian Aquart magazine and he currently is the front man behind the premier Croatian reefing website, CroReef.
2010 is a great year for the names TUNZE® and Turbelle® as they have been known and valued in aquariums world-wide for fifty years now. The former Turbelle® pumps have evolved into modern products of excellent quality, design and significance. The company has remained true to its philosophy right from the beginning, researching natural water biotopes all over the world to develop components which enable near-nature water conditions in the closed-loop environment of an aquarium. In the implementation of this know-how, effectiveness and power consumption take the lead on a par with environmental compatibility. Many products and components which have been developed by TUNZE® in the course of time belong to standard features in aquarium technology today. Follow the break to see the historic timeline of Tunze innovations and achievements.
Ed. Biggest congratulations to Axel Tunze and all the employees of Tunze Aquarientechnik for five decades of well deserved success. We raise our steins to your next 50 years!
“Turbelle® 400“ submerged centrifugal pump with quick-run filter: First centrifugal pump developed especially for aquariums. Complete Turbelle® pump line up to 4,000 l/h (1,056.6 US gal./h) with quick-run filter.
First motor-driven Venturi protein skimmer with Turbelle®, without air pump and wooden discharge unit.
First conductometer as a pocket unit for aquariums.
“Turbelle® System Filter Set“ provides quick and complete cleaning of water.
Automatic skimmer „SKS“ operating on the rotation principle, extremely compact and powerful.
Modular “TUNZE SYSTEM“ filtering technique for fresh and salt water – at the time the most
modern technology for aquarium biotopes requiring a change of water every three years.
Submerged motor-driven pump “Turbelle® powerhead“ with unidirectional
impeller supplying 3,000 l/h (792.5 US gal./h) at 22 W !
First CO2 controlled calcium reactor; dissolves lime in the form of calcium and hydrogen carbonate ions.
Modular filter technology “TUNZE® Comline“ with vertical construction,
developed especially for Turbelle® power head.
Submerged motor-driven pump “Turbelle® electronic“; speed
controllable operating on safety extra-low voltage.
New generation of “TUNZE® Osmolator“ with static and compact sensor using infrared technology.
“Turbelle® stream“, first compact propeller pump for water circulation in
aquariums: opens new horizons, especially in reef aquariums.
Wave generator “Wavebox“ produces an oscillating current in the aquarium like in reef top zones.
“Magnet holder“ for uncomplicated magnetic attachment of all Turbelle® pump and Comline components.
„Turbelle® nanostream®“ is the smallest propeller pump in aquariums; 3D
adjustable for aquariums from 40 to 500 l (10.5 to 132 US gal.). With a diameter
of 70 mm (2.7 in.) the 6055 supplies up to 5,500 l/h (1,453 US gal./h).
Eco-energetic “Turbelle® stream 2“ as a further development of „Turbelle® stream“; 3D
adjustable, with magnet holder and a water flow of up to 30,000 l/h (7,925 US gal./h).
New generation of “Multicontroller 7096“ adjustable and programmable by means
of a computer, simulating marine current conditions in the aquarium.
“Hydrofoamer Silence“, pump especially developed for protein skimming with a very high air
output of more then 1,100 l/h (290.5 US gal./h) at a power consumption of only 15 W !
“DOC Skimmer 9410“, skimmer for aquariums up to 1,000 litres (264 US gal.). The aquarium
can be skimmed, filtered and aerated at a power consumption of only 11 W.
“Nano Wavebox“, compact wave generator for aquarium of 150 to 600 l
(39.6 to 158.5 US gal.) with a power consumption of only 10 W !
Submerged motor-driven pump “Turbelle® e-jet“, 3D adjustable controllable, contains
an electronic motor and replaces all Turbelle® powerhead built since 1988.
This year at Interzoo 13 – 16.05.2010 Nürnberg, Germany will be BIG party ! Don’t miss it !
New TUNZE catalog 2010-2011 in PDF format, with all products, technical data and prices are ready for download at : http://www.tunze.com/fileadmin/downloads_all_lang/Katalog_A.pdf
All photos courtesy of Claude Hug – TUNZE Research & Development