Protein skimmers extract organic waste material out the water column. The foamy waste material, or skimmate, contained within the collection cup, is completely removed from the water column and cannot release pollutants back into the aquarium. Since adsorption occurs on the surface of each bubble, a properly maintained protein skimmer provides a near-endless supply of waste-binding surfaces. This continuous supply of waste-removing bubbles perpetuates efficient waste removal without the need for replacement media or fear of pollutants leaching into the aquarium. Protein skimmers help maintain low nitrate levels by retarding nitrate buildup. They remove organic waste before it has a chance to break down and release nitrogen compounds. The use of a protein skimmer is essential in reef aquariums where a very low nitrate level is crucial for coral health.
There are many secondary benefits of protein skimmers, they improve the overall health and quality of water in your marine aquarium. In addition to efficient waste removal, protein skimmers also:
Reduce phosphate to help prevent murky or cloudy tank water conditions as well as aggressive nuisance algae growth.
Remove any biological toxins released from corals, algae, or invertebrates.
Promote proper gas exchange and increase oxygen level for healthy inhabitants.
Help maintain proper pH by preventing acidic condition due to carbon dioxide buildup.
Help support a large bioload, particularly when used in conjunction with a sump.
Remove oily surface wastes to help improve light penetration in your aquarium.
Improve REDOX and reduce disease-causing organisms when used with an ozonizer.
• High performance, professional protein skimmer incorporating an advanced, cone-shaped design. • CNC precision engineered from the highest quality materials. • Compact, space-saving design with integral pump allows easy installation in most sumps. • Conical body design ensures the optimum water-to-air contact time and naturally encourages the unrestricted concentration of bubbles upwards towards the collection cup for intensive, efficient skimming. • Patented bubble diffusion plate system ensures uniform dispersal of micro fine air bubbles across the entire skimmer column. • The unique, needle wheel injection system has been developed specifically to ensure the perfect mix of micro fine air bubbles and water for optimum skimming. • Unique, innovative air intake silencer offers precision adjustment of air flow into the skimmer for optimum performance and also allows simple connection to an ozone generator. • User-friendly design, including a large, easy to remove collection cup with drain system, ensures all parts of the skimmer can be accessed for effortless maintenance and cleaning. • Simple water level adjustment dial allows water level and flow to be finely tuned to ensure optimum foam consistency and highly efficient skimming. • 12 month guarantee.
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