Boyu WG-308 skimmer

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Mad_Max, 23 Jan 2014.

  1. Mad_Max

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    Hi,

    I see a lot of posts referring to this little skimmer as being useless. I guess you get what you pay for.

    Important thing to remember this little skimmer needs to be dialed in. The height it sits in the water and airflow is important.

    I have a 450 at my office with almost no livestock. Only some zoas, monti, button polyps, star polyps and leather corals, one cleaner shrimp.

    Safe to say bio-load is low, only give some food to shrimp twice per week.

    I did remove all the piping for the skimmer to improve the flow. Also removed the UV light that comes standard.

    Here are some pics how it looks while skimming

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  3. dan2381

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    That looks way better than anything that's ever come out of mine, what do you mean by removing all the piping? Tell me your secrets!! I have the TL550 with the WG310 skimmer which is pretty much a larger version of that one.
     
  4. Bflynn

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    Mine skims the same as yours. I skim wet and think this little skimmer works well.
     
  5. Nabzo

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    Hi i would like to know the retail price of the following skimmer
    Boyu WG-308 skimmer
     
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  7. Nabzo

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    does this skimmer do the job ?
     
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    I used my one for a few months when I got the tank. It worked of sorts. It made solid foam etc but It was just so small and when I changed to a tunze nano I was quite certain I had been wasting my time as the tunze was literally pulling out 4-5x or more waste than the boyu ever did. I suppose it all depends on what you want to keep in the tank in the end. For a small 40l'ish counter top type of tank I would happily use one of these little skimmers.
     
  9. zgg01

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    good skimmer works really well
     
  10. Mad_Max

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    I have no problems with this little skimmer. Would not recommend in a high bio-load tank
     
  11. Nabzo

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    thank you all for the feedback
     
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    this skimmer really does a really good job on skimming
     
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    Aren't they discontinued?
     
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    where can one get the WG310 from?
     
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