Tunze 9004 skimmer advice please

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by red deacon, 24 Sep 2014.

  1. red deacon

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    Hi guys

    I have a TL550 and recently fitted a Tunze 9004 skimmer that is placed in the second compartment from the right when viewing the tank. I am struggling to get the right height for the skimmer, either the "bowl" fills up within a few hours or it skims dry and very little is in the bowl after a few days.

    Any advice would be gratefully accepted
     
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  3. EtienneR

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    Red Deacon, you have any images to look at?
    Water level in the tank will effect skimming, and also note taht it takes a week or two with adjusting airflow to get the correct skimmimg to tune in.
     
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    Thanks for the reply @EtienneR I will upload images tonight.
     
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    Hi red deacon.
    Where did you get the skimmer from?
     
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    Is the skimmer brand new or second hand? If brand new it can take some time to run in properly and settle down.
     
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    Hi guys I got the skimmer brand new, unopened in the box from the person I bought the system from. Feedback is things have improved marginally but to be honest I am not that impressed and will be looking to acquire a standard skimmer and fit that again
     
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    Tunze are one of the forum sponsors, maybe give them a shout regarding your issue?
     
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    tunze skimmers are far superior to the standard skimmers..my advice would be to contact the sponsor
     
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    All new skimmers need time to run in. Try running the skimmer is some water with vinegar, this can speed up the process a bit by breaking down oily residues that are left on the skimmer from the manufacturing process.
    @4age is right, the standard skimmer cannot be compared to Tunze 9004.
     
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    I have put in a stock standard BOYU skimmer and immediately have had better results. I have no doubt the Tunze is a good skimmer, I could not get it to work efficiently and will take the blame for it.
     
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    lemme know if you decide to sell the skimmer
     
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    Please give us a ring and we can sort the problem out, I really wish you had emailed me, the TUNZE 9004 is fantastic. You can give us your telephone number and we will ring you, cheers Anita
    031-7671121/0836533197 George
     
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    Hi Anita, thanks for the reply. As I said, I have no doubt the problem lies with me.
    @4age I havent given up on this yet but will let you know if I do
     
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    It would really benefit your aquarium to have the TUNZE 9004 Skimmer ....:thumbup:
     
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