A skimmer is the heart of marine aquarium filtration. It removes protein that is permanently released into the water by micro organisms, invertebrates and fish.
The skimmer removes particles such as floating matter and aerates the aquarium.
Protein not removed from the water will lead to an increasing amount of harmful substances such as ammonia, nitrite and nitrate (bacterial breakdown chain beginning with protein).
Keeping marine organisms in closed systems would be considerably more difficult or, depending on the requirements of the species in question, even impossible.
Width: 12 cm (4.7 in.)
Height: 22.5 cm (8.9 in.)
Depth: 8 cm (3.2 in.)
Volume: approx. 0.3 l (10.1 fl.oz.)
Pump: NP 130
Voltage: 220 – 240 V ~ 50 Hz
Power uptake: 6 W
Cord length: 1.5 m (4.9 ft.)
Qmax: 120 l/h (32 US gph.)
Protection classification: IPX8 up to 1 m
The dispergator pump draws in air through the hose (4.1) and blends it with water drawn in through the slits of the bottom part of the unit (4.2).
The water/air mixture is directed into the inner reaction chamber of the skimmer (4.3) and rises to the water surface inside the unit.
The bubbles form, pass the flotate cup sieve (4.4) and collect in the flotate cup (4.5), whereas the water enters the outer chamber of the unit and leaves the skimmer through the outlet tube.