Arjan Arjan
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Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #1
I know the skimmer in original state is not working verry well. Anyone sugestions to modify the original skimmer??

I Will also try some things and post them here.
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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #2
Hi Arjan, I'v had tried many way to modidy the skimmer and the result was the same just filling up with tank water. So disgard it and got a Jad wg-308 skimmer with it own pump and it fit well inside and does the job better than the original. You can get it on Ebay now as it was hard to get.HTH

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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #3
My experience today!

There where almost no bubbles and no foam.

So I tested the pump without the UV part and without the skimmer part. The pump had a powerfull current so this was not the problem.

I made a new PVC inlet with airtube for the pump and tested it again (without UV). Now the pump gave a powerfull current with lots of bubbles.
Then I took away the PVC part and put on the UV light.
Again lots of bubbles. So I put the pump with UV light back to the skimmer part.
Almost no bubbles ?????????????

I took out the skimmer tube and looked at it carefully.
In the inlet (where the pump is connected) I saw a verry small hole. It was a ring.
I took the ring out and connected everything back together.

You can see the result after a few hours on the pictures.
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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #4
Where are my pictures???
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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #5
Another try with my pictures

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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #6
This is the ring I removed!

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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #7
And this is the result!!

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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #8
Show us the result in a few days time as when I had mine it just fill up with water. Be interested to see what happen.

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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #9
okay I will do that.

I also modded the back of the aquarium. So it will skim of the top of the water.

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Re: Modifications Orca/Boyu TL450 skimmer #10
Im working in the same problem right now. I know de post is very old but are there more experiences with the improvement of this skimmer? Thanks

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