maybe upgrade for buyo skimmer?

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Charl_Stanhope, 12 May 2011.

  1. Charl_Stanhope

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    Hey guys. Check out these skimmers. Think they might just work in the buyo tanks. heres a couple of links. Tell me what you guys think. The chamber where you can put the skimmer in the boyu is 11cm by 11cm (10cm by 10cm to be safe)and deep enough for most small skimmers.probably 40cm deep.

    Here is one rated for 25-30 gallons/hour.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/AquaticLife-Internal-Mini-Skimmer-115/dp/B001V95TZA"]Amazon.com: AquaticLife Internal Mini Skimmer 115 - up to 30 gal. - 3 in x 3.25 in x 10.5 in: Kitchen & Dining@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/211puHBrXfL.@@AMEPARAM@@211puHBrXfL[/ame]

    another one rated for 35 gallons.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-USA-SlimSkim-Internal-Aquariums/dp/B004GB0NX8/ref=pd_sbs_k_4"]Amazon.com: Hydor USA SlimSkim Nano Internal Skimmer for Mini Aquariums and Mini Reefs, 23-35 Gal: Kitchen & Dining@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31QIghFYYIL.@@AMEPARAM@@31QIghFYYIL[/ame]

    If you scroll on the web page you can see the specs for the skimmers.

    here is another one. it seems to be the smallest of em all and the cheapest

    Current USA Fission Nano Protein Skimmer

    Tell me what you think
     
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    they have been raving about these new compact little skimmers on reefbuilders
     
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    Im sure they must be better than the current boyu skimmer which is rated for 50-120 l and probably is 20l/h. I want to upgrade the lights on mine and then the skimmer. Then these lil nano are quite cool to have
     
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    awesome
     
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    awesome to know you can order them in s.a. A skimmer upgrade. awesome
     
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    @charl... did you actually end up getting one of these Skimmers..? I've got the Boyu TL-450 and I'm soooooo in need of an upgrade myself...
     
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    Hey Belinda. I havent upgraded my skimmer yet as I cant make up my mind.I cant make up my mind between an internal or a hang on skimmer. Ill let you know if I do. Im leaning towards the hang on one. Just scared its gonna be noisy as my wife will get a heart attack if its too noisy in the lounge.:lol::lol:
     
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    :lol:..I've got to think along the lines on an internal one as I have a VERY nosey 4yr old...:lol: ..without sounding blond...would the hang-on be on the outside of the Tank..? or could a hang-on or mounted one still be submerged...?:blush:
     
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    this is what an external would look like. it requires a bit of a mod but will work. I got this from a masa member thats running the external



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    let me know if you cant see the pics.
    charl
     
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    I'm sitting with the TL 450 and is this on a TL550? If so I think it might be too big...I just want something better than the standard Skimmer as I've only got 2 Nemo's and a Cleaner Shrimp.."external":p would surely attract my daughter like a moth to a flame..:(
     
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    Ill readf up on them a little. This is exactly why I havent upgraded my skimmer yet as there are so many skimmers to choose from. Maybe I should just choose one and buy it. I always over complicate things. :blush: Don know why. Maybe its a good thing Im not an impulsive buyer
     
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    I can't make up my mind neither:(....but I think 1st option will be Internal, so I need one to fit into my TL-450...Let me know which one you end up with...we can practise with you..:lol:
     
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