My Über Tunze External Skimmer!!!

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by williet, 20 Dec 2011.

  1. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Ok Guys

    As you are aware I have a big tank(1000L).... And as you will see below I have very little space for anything inside my sump.

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    So, what to do, what to do??????? :cursing:

    I need a skimmer but no space !!!

    I had a Tunze 9011 Classic DOC and after pulling all the possible tricks in the book (Mod wise) I finally decided I need to make a plan.

    I was at George from Tunze's to collect some filter media and whilst chatting I told him my dilemma. He then mentioned he had a prototype - a Tunze Master DOC 9420 skimmer which get this - runs external!!!

    As you all know Tunze only makes internal skimmers so this was very interesting.

    Being a big fan of Tunze kit I was Commander Keen and it did no take me long to take up the offer and buy it!

    I did the setup and it was very simple. It has a control valve to control the flow out and with a bit of adjustment this was the results.


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    This is after about two hours. Note I did prewash the unit to get the skimming immediately underway (10pm that night)
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    And this was the following day already!!!! (6pm)

    I was most impressed with its work! I have even had it pull mud out (from who knows where) and my nitrates are starting to drop, even though they were not high to start with.

    Interesting fact is that the air capacity is increased with 200 lph to 1100lph because the internal pump only focuses on hydro-foaming and there is an external pump pushing water volume through the skimmer. This thus does increase the performance of the skimmer above the rated 2000L

    All in all a nice unit pitty there are only two of them around and I have one !!!!

    :tt2:

    Big thanks to George for all his assistance and his follow-up calls to get feedback on how the unit is working! Great customer service !
    :peroni:

    Hope you enjoyed this



    Willie
     
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    thats a kick ass skimmer dude!
     
  4. Tremayn

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    congrats man! :)
     
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    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Thanks guys! Always wanted one now I gots ;-)
     
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    I got me the Tunze 9010 internal, also because of size restrictions, but now i LOVE it!
     
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