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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:

CORAL Featured Video: Sever’s House Reef 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… 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:

Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

In Hall n.4 of course we visited also the italian Sicce booth that also housed LGMAquari. Sicce is a famous brand that make and sell pumps in all the world, LGMAquari instead is a small italian company that create very good skimmers and calcium reactor and now very close to Sicce. Our hosts were then Geppy (LGMAquari) and Federico (Sicce), who have first stuffed us with limoncelloDOC, coffee and everything else and then they has informed about their news

As you can see the stand was quite large and well stocked… More: is the world's leading destination for sustainable coral reef farming and the aquarium hobby. We offer a free open forum and reef related news and data to better educate aquarists and further our goals of sustainable reef management.