Boyu TL 550

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    Boyu TL 550

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    Tl 550 tank
    Bio-filter system
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    +-5 kg fiji live rock

    Tank has been running for 3weeks now and no problems as yet :)
     
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    Skimmer help

    hi there i still new at this but can someone tell me how to adjust my skimmer and if its normal doing what is doing? i have the bubbles half way up the cup and not overflowing and almost everyday i have to empty the cup with a green water in! is this normal?
     
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    Not for a normal skimmer but it is for the boyu's :) by putting an air valve onto the skimmer air inlet and adjusting it you will be able to limit the amount of air going to the skimmer effectively running the skimmer dryer. Right now it's running very wet which is why the cup fills up.

    Oh and the skimmer will only start running properly once there is nutrients (poop) in the tank for it to take out. Right now it won't work to it's potential since there's nothing in the tank :) well at 3 weeks there shouldn't be anyway
     
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    how about some pics :)
     
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    Ya, pics please.
     
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    Thanks! Theres some pics. Must i keep the cap on the skimmer cup or keep the cap off?
     
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    so must the air valve be completely closed and the out let pipe completely open
     
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    It needs to be a balance. Skimmers need a bit of patience sometimes to get right, and leave the lid on. You need to run it dryer so see if you can run the bubbles lower in the tube if that makes sense.
     
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    ok thanks alot and is there any other major important things i should know about the tank,equipment,water,fish and corals? any links you can give me too read? :) this is so addictive
     
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    only marine pet stores i know of is panorama pet shop(parrow),sams(cape town) and the one in parden island. anyone know of anymore in and around cape town and northern suburbs?
     
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    I know of two guys down in the cape area one doing all seachem products at seriously discounted prices 082-579-8983 and the other kenyan and malaysian live rock at 50/kg 021-557-3085 and they way to far for me to drive LOL.
     
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    You can take off a section of the oulet pipe (If its like mine it has pieces of pipe that plug into eachother) - even the tap section to let the water come out at a lower level and then put the skimmer cup as high as possible. - I have upgraded so don't use my skimmer anymore but this worked for me.

    You don't need to change the air intake
     
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    ok thanks guys will fiddle with the skimmer story and give those guys a call
     
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    can anyone tell me is it worth it too buy a digital ph meter or should i just buy a test kit?
     
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    If you have the bucks for a digital meter you can buy it, but you aint needing it unless you running a calcium reactor in my honest opinion. Reckon its nice to see but aint necessary. You'll get to know your tank and when something is going wrong. Rather look at lighting, flow, skimmer, LR, top quality sand and stuff that the tank needs for long term survival. ;)
     
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    i can get one for R176 with shipping. i got a boyu tl 550 do you suggest i i buy bigger and more powerful equipment? pump?skimmer? ect
     
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