Seio Tunze Mod

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by sunburst, 2 Jan 2009.

  1. sunburst

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    Mod Mike:) once mentioned that reefers in the UK were moding:baffled: their Tunze's by removing alternate pump grid bars. I decided to to attempt the same on a seio. The results were positive. Here the pics before and after

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  3. Hill

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    Mmmm... Even just a clean would have helped you a lot. :)

    That is some awesome coralline growth.
     
  4. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I'm surprised you could even find your pumps :tt2:

    So how's the flow, is there a noticeable increase?
     
  5. SIMS

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    and does it make a difference?
     
  6. gaz19

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    looks better than most of the live rock we get in the pet shops.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Cool, camoflaged pumps:)

    how'd the mod go? do you notice better flow?
     
  8. sunburst

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    :lol:Yea but now i dont have to clean as often:D

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    :thumbup:The photos were of the underrside of the pump, which was not visible until it had been removed. I did this mod to the two Tunzes which were nearly as bad, and three Seios. The difference as in movement is extreme.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Cool mod Sunburst. I must give it a shot.
     
  10. Andreas

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    Cool mod sunburst:)What did you use to cut it with?Wouldn't a soldering iron have worked better?

    :lol:I doubt that you'll do it:razz:
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    I think that I will definitely also do this - once I can find some time over the next few weekends..... next time I clean my tank, I will remove my SEIO's and cut out some of the intake vents.....
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Perhaps my ReSun's can also do with these mods...... Let's see.... when I have the time next....
     
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    With the Tunze i used a hammer and screw driver. Piece of old takkie. The Seio however was a little more robust:err: i used a dremel. But i soldering iron sounds like a great idea.
    Funny...i did my one Resun today. Used wire cutters. Was simple.

    A word of caution though. My fish are all pan size:). Smaller fish, especially with the Tunze run the risk of been consumed
     
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    And not to mention the nennies.
     
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    Would snails be consumed by the Seios ?
     
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    I doubt it, although if one did it would just be spat out again. All my fish are continually pecking at the pumps and they don,t seem threatened. I watched a cushion star negotiating the pump, no sweat.
     
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    Lol to Sunburst. No Sweat to whom? Fish , snail or you? Lol again
     
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    I wonder if this will work with the New streams and Nano streams?
     
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    How much of a difference would you say the mod makes sunburst as i have 2 M1500's waiting for a new tank and i would love to mod them in the meanwhile?
     
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    Apologies for the late response. As you can imagine the before and after was huge. Especially after i did all Seios. But an interesting observation, after doing my Resun waver mod it started sucking water from the surface. Like a big ssshhlurp. Like milkshake shlurp. The mountings remained exactly the same ie the deepest you can drop it. Turbulence at the surface also became a lot more intense.

    The reason i did the mod was to avoid the irritation of constantly cleaning, but i do believe there has been an improvement.
     
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    Excellent stuff, Thanks sunburst
     
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