The Tunze NanoStream 6020 and controllable Nanostream 6040 are an interesting take not only on how propeller pumps should work in an aquarium, but also how they should be placed. Both of the new Tunze NanoStreams are characterized by a body and propeller outlet that is mounted parallel to the aquarium glass and include a deflector shaped like a half-dome that guides the outflow into a fan shape which is more suitable for creating appropriate water flow, especially in smaller aquariums.
Like the Care Magnet, the creative twist of the propeller pump in the NanoStream 6020 and 6040 are precisely the kind of ingenious thinking that could only have come from Tunze. Having seen and admired the new NanoStream 6020 & 6040 in person, we love the one-two punch of not only changing the primary flow characteristics of the propeller pump but also of now being able to hide the pumps for an even more seamless aquarium viewing experience.
With an expected price of under $50, the Tunze NanoStream with its novel flowpath and easily concealed nature is certain to become one of the most popular nano-propeller pumps in the near future. Thankfully, Tunze had the foresight to also create a controllable version with the NanoStream 6040 which brings advanced functionality to a small and unique aquarium water mover.
The Tune NanoStream 6040 is endowed with a brand new, redesigned controller which is much more practical to use and a lot easier on the eyes. The redesigned NanoStream controller includes basic functions such as intensity and pulse modes for generating oscillating flow, as well as feed mode and the ability to be synched up with other pumps to create mass water movement in medium sized aquariums.
While we’re focusing on the novelties of the nanoStream 6020 & 6040, it doesn’t go without saying that these pumps are super quiet, hyper efficient, with magnetic mounts that have built in vibration absorption and are German-built to last. You can expect the new Tunze NanoStream 6020 & 6040 to become available some time this summer and we can’t wait to see what kind of uses the innovative new propeller pump is applied to when they finally begin powering smaller reef tanks.