Boyu TL-550 - Skimmer Upgrade

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by damoura, 1 Feb 2010.

  1. damoura

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    Hi,

    I am new in MASA, I need a help !!! I have a Boyu TL-550 and i need upgrade my skimmer (original), what skimmer is recommended and fit in original place of the original skimmer ?

    Pardon by my english,

    Regards.

    Daniel
     
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  3. ZeroCool

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    Hi there ... I think the buyo tl550 comes with a the buyo 308 skimmer. I upgraded mine to a 310 version, mmm, mixed feelings about the buy, but it does the job.

    Do you have the 308 version skimmer in yours ?
     
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    Yes, my original skimmer is the 308, but this skimmer is horrible, not work fine !
     
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    I have moddified a TL550 to fit the reef octopus BH1000 skimmer on the rear , and it works great, this might be a cool option to look at if you plan on stocking the tank heavy.

    the only thing that need to be cut is two slots on the rear part of the hood
     
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    You have photos this modifications and BH1000 working ? i think in two options, Tunza nano 9002 or Bubble Maguns BBMQ ! What you think ?
     
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    Anybody had any luck with the above mentioned skimmers?
     
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    Hello fellow TL550 owner...I just bought the very same skimmer for my TL550. How did you cut these slots at the back of the hood? Mind letting me know...not much of a DIY skilled

    Thank you

    :)
     
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    Just come across your thread, but I am sure that you will have come right by now. If you haven't, I have pictures of this modification on my tank
     
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    Hey... I've just bought a WG310 upgrade for my TL-550 at an incredible R140 incl. postage from ebay but i'm still keen on seeing how you modded your tank and what you did to it...

    Please post your pics :)
     
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    Here are the modifications:


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    Thanks Steven, you've made it look very easy... will definitely look back at this if i need some inspiration.
     
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    hi, i also have a bh 1000 i want to attach to my newly purchased tl550, awesome illustration , one question, how did u find it,do u still have it running/ any problems etc... @stevengrant
     
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    Hi, mine works excellently but opening the lid of the tank is a bit of a problem as the lid does not fully open. I thought of extending the pipes to make the skimmer a bit further from the tank but have never got round to it and it does not really bother me.
     
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