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Tunze Multicontroller 7096

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Tunze Multicontroller 7096 Information

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TUNZE® Multicontroller 7096 is a control device for all Turbelle® and Stream® pumps fitted with an electronic motor, which can be adjusted by computer when attached by USB cable.

It features a 8-Bit high-performance microprocessor with memory maintaining the settings in the case of a power failure. When selecting the settings on the controller from a computer, the Multicontroller does not have to be connected to the pumps. Upon completion and saving of the set-up on the computer, the data will also be saved in the Multicontroller.

The TUNZE® Multicontroller 7096 features the functions of Multicontroller 7095 and Wavecontroller 7092 as well as some new control options. It simulates the different ocean current conditions in the aquarium and features a bright LED moonlight.


Pulse Mode Wave Simulation: Set maximum and minimum velocities as well as pulse duration. Creates natural alternating currents ideal for smaller aquariums with only one controllable pump. Two pumps can be set to pulse together or in inverse mode.

Interval ModeTide Simulation: Generally best mode for two pumps on opposite sides of the aquarium. As one pump pulses between two set powers, other stays on low spped. The pumps then swap rles based on setting, from minutes up to hours. Also useful for creating gyro currents.

Sequential ModeSurges and Swelling Currents: Used with three or more pumps, generally in larger tanks. Pumps are triggered cumulatively. Pump one begins, then Pump two is added to that, then Pump three is added together with One and Two and so forth. Timings set by user.

Random Flow Combination of Pulse Mode and Sequential Mode.

Oscillating Mode Pump channels can be used as Wave Controller with automatic search of resonance frequency. Oscillating mode switches between Pulse Mode pumps and Waveboxes.

Food Timer Allow all pups to be stopped at the push of button. Pumps restarts automatically after a period of roughly ten minutes (or adjustable time period on 7096). During food timer operation, all pumps twitch periodically to keep small fish from entering pumps.

Moonlight with Moon Phase Simulation Natural, soft white moonlight with 29-Day cycle of waxing and waning. Can be synchronized with actual moon phases.

Night Mode Operation Option to have pumps and Waveboxes run at lowest speed automatically whenever main aquarium lights are off. Triggered by photocell built into moonlight.

Storm Desedimentation Can be set to run at intervals of hours to days. Runs pumps in short, aggressive mode to stir any settled detritus.

7096 Multicontroller with photo-electric cell, moonlight, and 5 m (196.8 in.) USB cable, four connection cables, CD with Windows compatible control program. Suitable for MS-Windows 98, 2000, XP and Vista.

Manufacturer Info

For forty-five years the name TUNZE® has been synonymous with aquariums. Many products and components which we have developed in the course of time are now standard features of aquarium technology today. This confidence in TUNZE is no coincidence. The company has remained true to its philosophy right from the beginning, researching water biotopes all over the world to develop components which enable natural water conditions in the closed environment of an aquarium. In the implementation of know-how, effectiveness and efficiency, TUNZE® takes the lead in environmental compatibility. Their motto is: quality and reliability. These values are upheld with well thought-out and precise tool making by highly qualified experts. The brand names of TUNZE® and Turbelle® meet the expectations of the seal of quality; Made in Germany. Many of the products shown in this catalogue are protected by national and international patents.

Tunze Multicontroller 7096 Reviews

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Time will tell.

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/12/2014 from WA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I have this installed on a 120g 5' Magna Flow tank. This Multicontroller offers impressive adjustability. It would have been cool if it came with directions, but I figured it out. The "moonlight" is a joke. But, the light sensor it is attached to works well. It comes with a program that you can adjust to your liking, which is nice. I have it paired with a 6105, and I have to say that out of the box, the 6105 is not at all silent. It is a low-freq growl. Customer service is very good. They say about a two month break in period. It is much, much quieter than my MP40's, but the MP40's flow more water. On "wavebox" mode you can really get the tank rocking. I was scared that I was going to flood the floor before I could slow the waves down. I am determined to get a "silent" tank, as my reef tank is in my living room and I have all the skimmers and such plumbed out to the garage. Time will tell whether or not I keep the Tunze or not.

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Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 8/3/2013 from MERRITT ISLAND, FL UNITED STAT
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: The first thing wrong with this controller is the lack of instructions. If you want to spend a lot of time trying things and waiting to see what happens, this is for you. The moon light to me is a joke. The biggest thing is at the price, it only controls powerheads. I should return it but I'm undecided.

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Top notch equipment

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/21/2011 from Parkland, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Called the company before my purchase to review what I wanted to do and they assisted me in putting the right 7096 control with a 6105 pump. I had another set up in mind. If I need to add on latter I can. Seems to be fine for now. Called after I received and set up with some questions and they were very helpful. Easy set up and unreal how quite this is. Pushes a sick amount of water. I hope it lasts. If you don't mind the money, go for it. Would like to see an interface for Apple.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/14/2010 from Morehead City, NC UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: If you already have a wavebox, then you can just plug your wave box into this controller and dial in the setting via computer program and usb cord, which is included in the box (cd disc for program) and ditch the controller that came with the wavebox. Also, the software gives you so many different options on how you want your powerheads running and wavebox and what type of effect you want them to have. Its crazy! If you have the money, buy this controller. You will not be disappointed. Also, customer support is excellent. If you need help with the setup, you can call them and they will walk you through step by step over the phone. Cant ask any better than that.

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Tunze 7069

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 2/18/2010 from LYNNWOOD, WA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I like how I can sit at my computer to program this controller. It has plenty of options to give me the waves action I need for my 210.

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7096-Cool Interface!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/14/2009 from AUSTIN, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I purchased this controller to pair with a couple of 6055's. The software was easy to install and I had no problems on Windows XP. The user interface is very intuitive to operate off the computer and setup of a pulse, interval, or wave function with the two pumps was a piece of cake. My biggest problem with the unit was deciding what style of control I wanted for the tank. So far, I am enjoying the sequential setting for flow around my SPS. I am sure I'll experiment with other settings over the next few weeks. So if you have a PC or VMWare on your Mac, consider this over the more bulky 7095. It is a cool little driver for controlling multiple TUNZEs.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/15/2009 from BLOOMINGTON, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Total flexablity, and upgradability. I can set the pumps some many ways I can't count them all!

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