Wanted: Octopus BH-100 HOB skimmer

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Sammy, 30 Mar 2010.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy

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    Hi Guys, anyone looking to flog a BH100 HOB skimmer for my nano TL-550 nano?

    Please let me know.

    Cheers,

    Sammy, xxxxxxxx
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Sammy - rather not post your cell number on here. You might get some really funny critters calling you. I will delete the number from your post.... People should rather PM you for your number.
     
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    Thanks J, didnt know there are those funny critters in the reefworld too :-(
     
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    BTW, is this the best option for my nano? I'm now sick of this poor skimmer that comes with the unit time for upgrade ? I'm thinking of the BH-100 ??? your thoughts ?
     
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    Yes Sammy - the BH-100 will work fantastic! You will be more than happy with it!
     
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    Ok, if I dont get a used one, would anyone know where's the best (cheapest) place to get a new one ?
     
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    Sammy how do you intend to fit this unit to the Boyu TL550, oy reason why I'm asking is that I have the same nano. I'm in the process of buying a BH1000
     
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    Hi deepblue, Will I have problems on fitting the BH-100 ? I thought it would be an easy fit ? Should I rather look at the BH-1000 instead? I know its about double the price ? Please let me know?
     
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    Dudes, could not help myself and went big time and bought me the BH-1000, its running for a 4 days now but I think its skimming very wet ? Air is on max and I just cant seem to get it drier ? Any ideas ?


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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Have you raised the skimmer cup?
     
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    Yes I have, but I'm afraid it I go too high it wont overflow and not remove anything into the cup ?
     
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    Sammy - the higher the skimmer cup, the drier it would skim. Try and move the skimmer cup +-a cm or 2 at a time, and leave it for a day or so, until you get the required result.

    The "rubber band" is there to "keep the skimmer cup" higher up.
     
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    Ok, cool advice I will do that and see what happens ? How long will it take before this skimmer is at peak performance ?
     
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    Sammy, how about another couple of pics of the skimmer, havent really seen then "up close"
     
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    Took your advice Jacques and staring to look much better, Yippeee ... Still waiting for some greener gunk though, so far so good ...


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    Hi Sammy - when a skimmer is brand new, it does and can take up to a week before it really works well..... so - give it some more time.

    By the looks of the pic, it still looks like your skimmer cup is too low. I would suggest trying to get the foam level about 4cm below the edge of that inner tube.... Then the skimmer would/should really work well.
     
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    Hey Sammy looking good there :thumbup: I like your "topless" look. Is that a MH light fitting in the background? I got myself the exact same skimmer also still busy fine tuning mine. I installed mine on the back of the tank. Will send you some pics when I got mine sorted. I agree with Jacques for some reason most of the skimmers need to be "Run In" or needs a week or two to settle in. My TS1 and TS2 did the same thing.
     
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    sammy if im correct that is a clip on MH not right?
     
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    Hey guys, yes that is a MH clip on, 150w DE, i'm not planning to leave the skimmer on the side, just connected it in a rush and gonna mount it at the back after i mod it to compensate for the clip on .
     
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    Sammy were you get those clip on MH if its not a sponsor please pm me with price too.
     
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