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Tunze Nano Filter - 3165.000

Tunze Nano Filter - 3165.000

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Tunze Nano Filter - 3165.000 Information

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Sometimes it is maintained that reef biotopes cannot be successful in aquariums with less than 200 liters. Nonetheless, there are more and more aquarists who operate wonderful aquariums with contents of 60, 100 or 150 liters. There is also an increasing demand for small reef aquariums. Obviously, the system must not cause any stress for the animals, and all species of invertebrates or fish should be able to live as in their natural habitat. The range of technical aquarium systems is rather limited for this class of aquariums. Most internal filters frequently develop weaknesses which have a detrimental effect on such a biotope or they are very often completely unsuitable due to the space required.

The Nano product series provides very compact units, which offer the same functional principal as larger systems. The Nano filter can be placed in a corner of the aquarium discreetly, and is based on the surface surfaction principle. It has a larger filter volume and has been fitted with a filter pump offering a variable output of 150 to 800 l/h (39 to 211 gal./h). The Filter chamber can be filled with loose micro / macro wadding as well as with activated carbon or other absorbers, such as phosphate removers or peat. In case of larger systems without surface suction with an external cup filter, for example, the Nano filter is a perfect solution to remove the surface film. In a fresh-water tank, the Nano filter renders a better filtering performance than conventional internal filters fitted with simple filter sponges. Delivery Condition: Ready-to-mount with filter bag for activated carbon or other absorbing media, pump, flow deflector and holding device.

NOTE: Products are sold in 110V conversions. Please verify your country’s volt conversion before making any electrical purchase.


  • Dimensions: 4.9"L x 2.1"W x 8.6"H
  • Maximum immersion depth: 8.2"
  • Flow Rate: 150 to 800 l/h (39.6 to 211 gal./h)
  • Filtration Capacity: 40 to 200 liters (10 to 52 gal.)

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 Nano Filter - 3165.000 Reviews

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Tunze Nano Filter 3165

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/15/2010 from Stamford, CT UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Intuitively easy to set up. Added DeNitrate bag + floss. Microbubbles were gone by the next morning. Runs silently in back corner of 37 gal. Quickly removed surface scum that built up over 2 months. Hoping to use the Tunze filter instead of a protein skimmer. Running Tunze nano turbelle on opposite side of tank to drive surface current toward nano filter. Tracking water chem to see how it goes without a skimmer.

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Poor Design

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 5/2/2010 from CHARLOTTE, NC UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Would not recommend this filter. I purchased the nano reefpack setup which included this filter. Requires constant adjustment to maintain the correct water level without getting air ingested (even with automatic top off leveling).

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Not that thrilled

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 7/21/2009 from PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Like others mentioned, the "instructions" don't tell you how to put it together. When I read that in other reviews, I wasn't too worried because I customize a lot of my stuff so I'm used to messing with equipment. But I have to admit this wasn't that easy--even using the mediocre line drawings of the finished product. It is pretty flimsy, but it didn't cost that much. But most of all, I do not think it is very effective as a surface skimmer. If I had seen it "in person" before purchasing, I would not have bought it.

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Tunze Nano Fitler

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 3/24/2009 from MIDDLEBURG, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I'm very pleased with this filter. Does a really good job of surface skimming, even on a larger than recommended tank.

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say bye to film on the surface

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/3/2007 from POWHATAN, VA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I like this surface skimmer alot it does the job and the surface is crystal clear now! Its pulls so much gunk out the water that i have to change the floss in it every couple days bc turns brown! I love it! Only complain would be the mounting bracket...its hard to mount and if you dont keep your water level up and top off everyday, the water level will drop and pump will suck air and blow bubbles everywhere....once the unit runs dry it will get light and the whole unit will float up and dis mount of side of tank! Im going to try to rig something up to keep filter mounted in place even if water level drops below skimmer. Hope this helped!

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Nice little filter

Reviewers Rating Great

4.0 5

Comments: I would have gave 5 stars if it where not for the inane holder that comes with this unit. Be aware that if you have anything but a square tank that there is no way to hang this filter flush (maybe

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Tunze, what happened?

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

1.0 5

Comments: IMO poor/cheap design, doesn't perform as advertised. 0 stars are not available.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5

Comments: It pulls the refelctive crap off the water surface for sure, the adjustable output..212gph(?) in such a small unit for small tanks is awesome. Iam very satisfied.

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Great Filter

Reviewers Rating Great

4.0 5

Comments: It is compact and silent. My only complaint is the holding device. The directions dont say how to put it together. It is a pain to mount it when you dont have a ton of room to work with in your tank.

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