Upgrading the pump in the Boyu TL 550

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Al, 3 Jul 2008.

  1. Al

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    Hi Guy's i need some advice on the upgrading a pump of my Boyu TL 550 tank. Currently there is a Boyu pump that pumps at 720l/h that came standard with this tank. What other pumps are there that will fit in the back chamber's of the Boyu. I want somethin in the 1200l/h range.

    It must not be too expensive. Anything between R300 - R600.:)
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    ummmmm.... i wouldnt fiddle to much as it has been designed with that pump inmind...
     
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    Al - just remember - IF you change the return pump in the Boyu, you MUST modify your water inlet to the filtering chamber as well - otherwise the chamber where the pump is WILL constantly run dry....
    It will be better to look for a nano power-head, ie, the Boyu Nano wave-maker, or something similar...
     
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    Thanks guy's.

    So you reckon i must rather get another Power head. I currently have a Seio 820. I should may be get another one.
     
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    I would get another powerhead
     
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    ok, Will drop the idea of upgrading the pump and instead get another powerhead.
     
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    yea - the boyu WN-2 wave maker will work great in that tank
     
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    HI AL,

    I've got the same set up and I've got a Boyu WM-2 wavemaker in my tank too. It works beautifully!! Definitely worth the money spent.
     
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    Thanks guy's.

    Whats did you pay for the Boyu WM-2 wavemaker ?
     
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    Try the WM-1. Better output.
     
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    Can you connect a Seio to the Controller? I have a Seio 820
     
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    I think the Seio controller only works on the bigger models. From 1100 and up
     
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    Thanks
     
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    For Models: Seio M1100, M1500 & M2600 Only

    CAUTION:
    • This controller is made exclusively for Seio Super Flow Pump only
    • Do not operate the SEIO controller with any other type of pump
    • All warranty will be void if this unit is used on other pumps
    Features:
    • Built-in Auto High-Low Speed
    • Variable timit 15 sec. to 30 min.
    • Runs One or Two Seio Pumps
    • Auto Restart After Feeding
    • Intended for use with only SEIO water pump models: 1100, 1500, & 2600
    • The controller will control one or two SEIO Super Flow Water Pumps. The pumps can be set to go from low to high; this surge can be set from 15 seconds to 30 minutes. The pumps on low operate at approximately 50% flow and then will ramp up to 100% when on high. There are also two preset feeding buttons at 8 minutes and 16 minutes. Once the time has elapsed the unit will go back to the original preset.
    • Replaceable fuse 2.5 amp/250v
     
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    I got it from Panorama petshop for around R800. The WM-1 does have better output but firstly I was told it's not available anymore and it also doesn't have an external controller. I would mind putting another WM-2 in and run them both on seperate timing and wave intensity to create variable flow.
     
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    The WM-1 is most definately still available and you do get a control unit for them. Only thing is the control unit switches the pumps on alternatively so you are really only using one wavemaker at any one time. I run my two WM-1 all the time except at night the one goes off on a timer.
     
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    WM-1 goes for R525-00
     
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    Thanks guy's

    Was just reading up on the Seio Controller :)
     
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    Hi Brentnorm,

    Where can you get a WM-1? Does that price include the control unit? I've been looking everywhere. I'll then just use 2 control units...
     
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    This is the Boyu controller
     
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