Tunze Wavebox 6212

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Tunze Wavebox 6212 is a wave generator for aquariums from 52-317gal (200-1200L). It is specially suitable for reef biotopes as it generates an oscillating current. The current corresponds exactly to the wave structure and water movement in reef top zones. The Wavebox applies this oscillating principle through Wave Controller 6091, which uses the intrinsic resonance of the tank. A very low power consumption generates ideal water movement. The water is in movement in all areas of the aquarium, even the smallest section behind a decoration benefits from the wash.

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


Example: ON account of the wash of the waves, the maximum water level may rise 0.78in (2cm) and more in aquariums with a length of 59in (1.5m). The wave height can be adjusted electronically.

  • Oscillating current with near-nature wave movement and circulation
  • De-sedimentation of the entire aquarium habitat; natural water movement for fish and coralsis produced
  • Wave generation at low power consumption
  • Supplements existing circulation pumps
  • Little space required
  • 30W, 230V/50-60Hz (115V/50-60Hz) on average
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.9in x 4.4in x 11.8in (125mm x 113mm x 300mm)
  • For tanks from 52-317gal (200-1200L)
  • For larger tanks, an additional Wavebox extension (w/o Wave Controller) can be used to extend the system

Product Manuals & Documentation

Tunze Wavebox 6212

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

So worth the money

I love this wavebox, its so quiet and the waves are really cool. Finally, no more dead spots in my tank, the fish seem to like the new water movement. The corals however took a couple of days to get use to it. Now coral polyps are extended again and they look happy. I think the reason the corals were unhappy for a while, is because all the detritus that was laying in the dead spots is now being curculated in the water. This wavebox is making my protein skimmer work more efficient. The skimmer use to take out brown stuff but now its taking out black really smelly gunk. I wish I had this tunze wave box a long time ago. I wouldn't have wasted all my money on junk powerheads.

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Experience Level: Expert

Fantastic natural wave action

I held off on getting a wavebox for 3 years because I already had 2 streams and 2 1" sea swirls in my seven foot 205 gallon reef. I thought the wavebox wouldn't add meaningfully to flow. Boy was I wrong! I especially like the natural back-and-forth action of the anemonies and soft corals. I feel like I could probably eliminate both streams and one of the swirls without any compromise to tank flow quality. Great product.

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Richard from Mexico


Experience Level: Intermediate


I hooked the Box right up and started to make waves with out having to adjust a single knob!!! This wavebox makes some killer waves!!! The plastic used on it seems to be a little flimzy... For the price I would have thought Tunze would use better plastics.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

I love this thing

I love my wave box. It is easy to set up, works effortlessly and requires very litte cleaning My fish love floating in the tank and it keeps the ditrus suspended very well. I would have an aquarium without a tank before I would be without this with a tank LOL Marine Depot service and Tunze are both top notch Thanks

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Tunze Wavebox 6216

Initially I didn't think the cost of the Wavebox was worth the investment. Of course that was before I purchased it. After instillation, I am very pleased with my decision to purchase. The Wavebox does a fantastic job of keeping great water circulation in my tank, even in areas where my power heads were not effective. Plus I was able to remove the unsightly power heads from my tank. Once you buy the wavebox you will never go back to using powerheads again. Also, I would Consider purchasing the magnets to hold the Wavebox in place.

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Oxlahun from

Authentic Wave Motion

The coral looks as if you were diving, with precise placement it doesn't get any better.

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joe from

ROCKS your tank!!

awesome once you have it dialed in which may take some redoing of your decor, beware! hence 4 stars rather than 5, but is definitely worth the $$

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Josh from

Awesome, but be aware...

Great waves. Can't get as big of waves with corner overflows due to splashing. Also, didn't installed easily on my 180 AGA. Magnets made it easy, but added $100 in cost. Looks awesome though!

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