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The Vertex Aquaristik Omega 180i Skimmer

2014_09_vertex_omega_180i_001 The Vertex Omega 180i is the latest skimmer from Vertex,  and was first presented at Nuremberg Interzoo. I tested this skimmer in a 400 liter SPS and LPS  tank, with nutrient levels kept as low as possible. The tank formerly was in bad shape, due to its well known dinoflagellate problems.… More:

Clearing the Air on Ozone: Part 2

In the first installment of this series, we examined the confirmable uses of ozone gas in the home aquarium. We saw ozone having a positive effect on the nitrogen cycle and doing a great job creating ultra-clear water conditions by breaking up suspended particles. We also examined the biggest myth of using ozone—that it will sterilize your water. It is true that ozone will kill bacteria, but we use ozone at a level far below what is required to kill the majority of bacteria. Today we will look at the most common means of using ozone in the home aquarium and how to select the right system for creating and applying ozone. Ozone is created by intense electrical discharges. In nature, that means lightning bolts. At home, we can also create ozone by using an electrical discharge device (imagine a spark plug and a current jumping the gap as air passes over it). Skimmer injection Ozone is a gas at room temperature, which makes injecting it into your skimmer an ideal application method. A skimmer draws air into its chamber at such an angle as to maximize contact time with the water

CORAL Featured Video: Sever’s House Reef

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKX88Du1umI From bare rock to thriving reef aquarium in two years—an excellent example of what can be done. Sever’s house reef My tank after 2 years. 500L- 110Gal. Light: Ati Powermodule 8x 54W & 3×75 Led. Skimmer: Ati Powercone 200i. Pomp 4500L, Circulation 2x Tunze 6105 + Multicontroler. Salt: Aquaforest (change 10% of water every 7-10 days). All supplements from AF Biopellets, CalkReaktor , Calkmikser. My new tank 1100L- 290gal 3months after moving from 500L http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxn8GJ… CREDIT Sever Lukasiewicz | YouTube

Tunze DOC Skimmer 9415 Review

We have had the new skimmer Tunze DOC Skimmer 9415 under two different marine aquariums for more than six moths. Today we are here to tell you what it’s happened. Tunze sais to use this skimmer for aquariums up to 1500 liters with little organic load and for aquariums up to 500 liters with very high organic load. The first thing that we noticed looking at the skimmer is definitely its diameter, is huge! But let us look to all technical features in detail.… More:

Orphek Helix 3000 Skimmer- Available NOW

Orphek Helix 3000 Skimmer – image courtesy Orphek From the Orphek Newsletter – “Orphek’s newest addition, the HELIX 3000 skimmer is now available for shipping. With it’s included controllable DC pump, small footprint and attractive pricing this skimmer is sure to be one of the hottest on the market.” New product information from the Helix 3000 web page: “The Helix design vastly improves contact time in the reaction chamber while producing an enormous amount of very small micro bubbles.  The increased amount of micro bubbles results in more waste being collected per hour than any other conventional protein skimmer on the market. This results in less space used in the sump as large bulky skimmers are not required. The high rpm controllable DC pump with an improved needle wheel moves large volumes of bubble enriched water into the reaction chamber.This creates a high speed cylindrical water motion which increases contact time in the reaction chamber.” Orphek’s controllable DC pump for the Helix 3000 Protein Skimmer – Image courtesy Orphek The helix disc creates a 360 degree turbulent flow of water in the enclosed reaction chamber.  The flow exits the helix in a spiral like fashion which creates a spinning motion thereby increasing contact time with the waste. From the reaction chamber, the waste laden bubbles rise into the cone shaped body and up into the collection cup. Needle Wheel pump and Helix Disc for the new Orphek Helix 3000 Protein Skimmer – image courtesy Orphek. The cone shaped design proportionately concentrates the froth into a smaller area to increase the efficiency of transporting the waste into the collection cup.  The white base, pump and trim dictate the same purity as the water it produces. Visit the Orphek Website for more information and technical specifications on the Helix 3000 Protein Skimmer.

MACNA Coverage: Reef Life Support booth and their new modular skimmer

H2O Systems Inc.,a Canadian company behind the Reef Life Support Systems (or RLSS in short) makers of reef keeping equipments including protein skimmers, calcium and other media reactors as well as a Waveline DC return pumps, has showed their latest skimmers and pumps at this year’s MACNA, including the very interesting new cone shaped skimmer powered by their DC pump.… More:

One brand new skimmer to test: the LGMAquari 850 single pump

 After having finished to test the skimmer Elos PS2000, now we have another one to test, the LGMAquari850 single pump. 

The skimmer is really well done, and as we have already had occasion to say, commenting on other products LGMAquari, the white finish instead of the gray PVC is very appealing and makes the subject much better looking.… More:

Skimmer Elos PS2000: our in-depth review

The PS2000 is the new Elos skimmer dedicated to oversized marine aquariums, over 500 liters or smaller, but filled with fish and SPS corals.

  After more than six months of extensive testing we are ready to tell you about it extensively.… More:

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