Tunze Turbelle Stream Pump 6101

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Since the introduction of the Turbelle® stream pump, the realisation of currents in reef aquariums has changed. The pumps have been developed especially for water circulation in aquariums and set an absolute record in the field of aquarium pumps with 30,000 l/h (7,925 USgal./h) and an energy consumption of only 64 Watt.

Commercially available aquarium pumps produce an excessively high flow rate in the core area of the water jet and a much too low flow in the marginal areas. These differences will lead to stress on the aquarium inhabitants, in particular on coral polyps.

Whereas it is desirable to generate gentle parallel flow lines in the aquarium with lower flow rates and without a hard water jet. Like in nature and to the benefit of the animals, Turbelle® stream pumps meet these requirements.

The electronically controllable models have been fitted with a FishCare function when the motor is at a standstill.

  • Propeller Technology
  • Quiet and easy to maintain.
  • Controllable speed, wave simulation, tidal currents at Turbelle® stream 6101/6201/6301.
  • Low motor heat, high efficiency.
  • Safety technology: Turbelle® stream 6060/6080/6130 is earthed (3-pole plug) and has been provided with an isolating thermostat.
  • Safety extra-low voltage, blocking and run-dry protection at Turbelle® stream 6101/6201/6301.
Propeller technology
Several years ago, we asked ourselves an important question: How could more water be moved using less energy. Propeller technology pointed out the way to us, and led us to a perfect shape of the propeller. The motor power of the Turbelle® pump is transformed into water movement in an optimal manner with few turbulences or mechanical loss. The propeller is precisely adapted in every Turbelle® stream pump, and thus guarantees a low-noise and reliable operation at a high efficiency.

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


Turbelle Stream 6101:

  • For aquariums from 200 to 2,000 l (52 to 528 US gal.)
  • Flow rate: 2,500 to 12,000 l/h (660 to 3,170 US gal./h)
  • Electronically controllable by all TUNZE ® motor controls
  • Energy consumption: maximum 36 W
  • Voltage/frequency: 100-240V/50-60Hz
  • Cable length: 5 m (196 in.)
  • Dimensions: ø98 x 118 mm (diam. 3.8 x 4.6 in.)
  • Outlet: ø50/47 mm (diam. 1.96/1.85 in.)

Product Manuals & Documentation

Tunze Turbelle Stream Pump 6101

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

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.


Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years from date of purchase



Experience Level: Intermediate


I always thought people who paid $300+ for a powerhead were insane... Then I bought one. 3 6000's, a Wavebox, and a 7095 MultiController later, and I wouldn't buy anything else. Not only are they bulletproof, they have great customer support, and are fantastic in the tank. Tunze is the ONLY option for serious reefers.

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Andrew from Irvine, CA UNITED STATES


Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Pump

This pump is great. The random flow it can generate does not compare to some of the other pumps out there that I've used. It's nice that it's made in Germany too.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Tunze Turbelle 6101

This powerhead is great! It in my opinion is much too large for my system. After talking with a guy from Tunze and Salty Dog from WetWebMedia.com I decided to purchase one though. It has worked out pretty good in 55 gallon reef. I can't utilize it to it's full potential because it creates sandstorms! But It will soon be moved to my 8ft 320 gallon that is in the installation phase. The stream put off from these powerheads is very broad and turbulent instead of being a very small laminar flow. I also have a Maxi Jet 1600 up grade on my Maxi Jet 1200 which works equally well at broad turbulent flow at a fraction of the price. Draw back on the Maxi Jet,... it is fixed at 1600 GPH (or so it claims...). All in all the tunze is awesome and i will buying 3 more and a controller for the big tank.

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Experience Level: Expert

Don't forget the cables

If you are ordering these to add to an existing controller, these do not come with the cable that goes to the controller.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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Experience Level: Intermediate


Great Pumps virtually Silent.Dont forget to order the Magnetic Mounts. The included mount rails are cheap and dont work. Pair them with the Aquasurf from Neptune Systems and you got some water movment!

9 out of 9 found this review helpful

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mortenN from

Wow, exelent turnover!

This is a wonderful device, well worth ever penny. I love this pump's in my SPS dominated reef tank.

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