Info on the Boyu

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Kalvyn, 21 Apr 2012.

  1. Kalvyn

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    Hi. I am new to this forum and to marine aquarium. I am just about to start the hobby. I looked at the Boyu TL 550 today. Is this a good start. I want to end with coral and a couple of fish as my experiance build.
     
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    That seems to be a very popular tank
     
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    why not look at the aquaria tanks? The one has T5 lighting and thats pretty cool so you can upgrade the tubes
     
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    It is a nice starter tank, specially for the price and can be run as is if just keeping fish and a few easy coral.
    If you want to keep anything else it is also possible to do a few mods to the tank to make this possible. Check out my tank if you want an example of this.

    Tremayn is right the aquaria is also a tank worth checking out.
    I really like that it comes with a fuge light for cheato.
     
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    Firstly welcome Kalvyn..hope you enjoy the forum. To your question there is no easy answer as a lot depends on what you would like to achieve in the long run, setting up a reef ecosystem is a long term project anyway so keep the end goal in mind.

    As for "plug and play systems", I personally have never been a fan due to the limitations of their design , having said that however loads of guys are quite happy with them , taken that they do require more effort and sometimes more expense to maintain.

    On the other hand , a well designed custom build , can be done with the end goal in mind, leaving options to add equipment later etc etc.

    IMHO you can build a better system from scratch than buying any "plug and play " systems. But thats me...
     
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    yeah, my tank, stand and sump only cost me R1600 and thats a 475L dt and 4ft sump
     
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    From what I understand the Aquaria are very similar to the Boyu's with a few better bits such as T5 lighting, LED moonlights and a separate PC bulb in the back for a refugium. The pricing is also very good.

    Here's some more info

    The Aquaria AMW102 Nano - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    My Aquaria AMW102 120Lt Nano setup - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
  9. Kalvyn

    Kalvyn Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the replies. I got the buyo lt 550 this morning. It has the moonlight led in. Now I can't wait to move to my new house so I can start setting up my tank.

    Any ideas of coral and fish? I want 2 clownfish and 4 other small fish. Coral tha go with it and crap and a shrimp.

    Let me know what you think.
     
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    Thats great man, I will keep an eye out for it.:thumbup:
    There are a lot of nice small fish you can keep, like gobies and blennies and lots more it all depends on what you fancy.
    Also a lot of coral you can keep softies, zoas, shrooms and even a few lps higher up in the tank.
     
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    Thanks MC and Belinda. I will keep you posted. Yes I will run the cycle first. I just can't wait to start with that. It just have to waitrill I am in my new house.
     
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