[wtd] Skimmer for Boyu tl550

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  1. Morak

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    Hi guys, please help me find a better skimmer for my tank. I'm in centurion. Looking at RO, JNS hob or bubble magnus.

    Thanks
     
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    Bubble magus nac QQ skimmer is a little beast of a skimmer. (own one myself) & can recommend to anyone.
    I cannot comment of the JNS nano skimmers as i havent used them before. A for the Reef octopus... I used to own the BH1000 hang on back skimmer. It worked really well, but was a bit too bulky for my taste.
     
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    would that fit in the back of a TL550?
     
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    Thanks Visser. I see it is rated for a 100l tank and the boyu is slightly bigger than that. Is it noisy?
     
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    Hey Morak,

    i just got the Tunze 9004 Skimmer for my TL550 and it does fit in the back. I havent fired it up yet so I am not sure how well it works.
     
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    Cool. Plz let me know how it goes with that skimmer.
     
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    It is quite small & should fit in the back of a TL550 easily.
    As for the size... It would easily skim better than the standard boyu skimmer that comes with the tank... Might be a bit too small for the volume of a tl550, but is still a nice skimmer for any nano tank!
     
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    Thanks Belinda, I have been in touch with Nathan about this skimmer. It is slightly more than what I want to spend. If I don't find anything in the "used" market I will bite the bullet on something new.
     
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    You could
    Also try the new fluval sea range.
    they have a skimmer that is quite small not sure of the dimensions of the compartment you are needing to fit it in though
     
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    check out @Charl_Stanhope's setup . he lives in hermanus ... has a tl 550 and has some killer corals ... has a tunze in the back that does the deed really well .
     
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    we have the TUNZE 9004 on 15% off, only 2 left from last years sale, mods delete if offside !
     
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    Thanks bud. Took your advice and got this skimmer. First impressions are that if this skimmer is rated for a 100l tank then the original must be for 20l :) Lucky I don't have a hood otherwise it wouldn't fit.
     
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    Pleasure @Morak. Yes, they definitely skim like little beasts!
    I once ran mine on my 178l display tank while i was waiting for a skimmer replacement pump! It probably skimmed double the amount of dark skimmate as my skimmer rated for 250-500l!
    Enjoy it!
     
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