Skimmer for Boyu TL 550 advise

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  1. Reaper

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    Hi all

    I have the Boyu TL550 with the skimmer it came with.

    This thing isn't skimming as I want it to, basically what happens is when I adjust the flow to the level where the water should be, it pushes over water into the cup. When I change the level a bit lower, it's not skimming at all.

    So here's my question. Is there a way I can modify the skimmer to perform much better, or is there another skimmer that will fit into the spot this one's sitting in?

    I thought about an outside skimmer, but space is a bit of an issue...
     
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    Tunze 9004 fits.
    I've got one and it works really well. @George and @Anita are from tunze SA, they're sponsors on the forum.:thumbup:
     
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    Thanx @Anita - I'll definately look into that. Will send you a mail later...
     
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    Look at the Hydor nano skimmers aswell
     
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    Thanx @brads I'll have a look
     
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    However, just a quick question - when I was making my own skimmer years ago for my previous tank, I initially wanted to do a square shaped skimmer, but people warned me they don't do as well, seeing as the water don't flow as naturally as it would in a cylinder... How do these square skimmers compare to regular round ones like the reeftec, etc?
     
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    Not had any info to say that the square shape does not work as well as the cylinder. So far, all the 9004 DOC Skimmers sold have had fantastic feedback from the reefers.
     
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