Upgrading the pump in the Boyu TL 550

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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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ok, Will drop the idea of upgrading the pump and instead get another powerhead.
 
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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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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
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  • 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.
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Thanks guy's.

Whats did you pay for the Boyu WM-2 wavemaker ?
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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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.
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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