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CPR Bak-Pak Protein Skimmer

CPR Bak-Pak Protein Skimmer

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Say hello to the newest protein skimmer available on the market! CPR Aquatic Inc, producer of high quality filters at affordable prices, have just recently introduced its latest innovation: the CPR BAK-PAK 2 Protein Skimmer from Pet Store designed for reef tanks. This model is currently the most enhanced version among all other protein skimmers manufactured by CPR. With its new and improved features, you will instantly notice the changes that it will make in your aquarium. Plus, your pets will love it!

The fresh CPR BAK-PAK 2 Protein Skimmer package includes a biological filter, which is the most important part of the device. Its skimmer is powered by a rejuvenation venture power head, which allows it to clean your tank more effectively. Excessive bubbles that result in system imbalances are greatly reduced by its new triple chamber construction.

Designed to hang behind the aquarium, the CPR BAK-PAK 2 Protein Skimmer can be installed by simply adjusting the screws provided inside the packaging. No extra plumbing is required. It is also easy to clean. There is no more need for you to buy a return or overflow pump, as the machine is self-sustaining. It has an intake tube with a directional outflow that minimizes salt splash and micro-bubbles entering into tank. The collection cup is shock-proof and gray in color.

This new model will maintain the clarity of your aquarium water, while keeping your fish happy and healthy. It is suited for tanks that can hold up to 60 gallons of water. With the CPR BAK-PAK 2 Protein Skimmer, you can be sure that your tank is clean for a longer period of time.



Cyclone BAK-PAK™ 2 Bio-Filter

The Cyclone BAK-PAK™2 Bio-Filter is the second generation external, hang on the back, combination Protein Skimmer and Biological Filtration unit from CPR. The BAK-PAK™ 2, like the original, is designed for tank sizes up to 60 gallons, but multiple units may be used for larger aquariums. Water first enters the Protein Skimmer column from the aquarium. It then flows through the biological chamber filled with Bio-Bale™ filtration media before returning to the aquarium.

The Protein Skimmer is driven by a rejuvenation venturi powerhead. Bubble dwell time is increased by the counter-current flow in the skimmer column. The quality of the foam collected can be controlled by raising and lowering the collection cup.

To set up the BAK-PAK™ 2, hang the unit behind the aquarium and plug it in, that`s it. New improved design incorporates an easy to clean intake tube and an enclosed, directional outflow to reduce salt splash and micro-bubbles entering into tank. The new design also uses a smoke colored break-resistant collection cup.

"A Marine Fish Monthly Product Review"
The Cyclone Bak-Pak incorporates a biological filter along with a very nice protein skimmer in one unit, which hangs on the back of your aquarium. No extra plumbing is required, in fact all you need to do is level unit with the adjustment screws provided in the unit.

For the purpose of our test, we installed the unit on a 55 gallon tank which was overloaded with animals, on purpose. This was done to fully test the unit. More animals were swimming in the tank than is recommended or you should ever have in your tank. Again, on purpose, we overfed the animals. Again, this was to fully put the unit through its paces.



After plugging the unit in, we lowered the protein skimmer collection cup lower than usual so we not only would get dry foam but capture some of the wet foam. Again, this was done on purpose to test the unit at a capacity far greater than it was rated. Immediately, we began to collect green water in the collection cup. It was necessary to empty the collection cup two or three times daily for a few days. All the while the water in the aquarium was becoming clearer. Finally, after about a week we raised the cup to the normal recommended level and continued to run the unit. We are now getting dry foam, and the water quality continues to improve. The water is clear and the fish seem more comfortable since the yellow has been removed.

The Cyclone Bak-Pak now has been on the 55 gallon tank for some two months. The water remains clear and the fish are healthy and swimming in normal patterns. A quick check proves the nitrites are well within the acceptable range and ammonia does not read with the test kit.

As mentioned the Bak-Pak incorporates a biological filter already filled with media and a protein skimmer, easily hung over the back of your tank. After testing we have concluded that this unit is ideal where the hobbyist does not want to do extra plumbing and add a lot of piping, extra pumps, etc. If you have a larger tank, simply add additional Bak-Pak units, one for each 60 gallons of aquarium water or portion of thereof.

Operation is very quiet, salt creep is kept to a minimum as the lip of the return port extends into the aquarium water, so there is no splash from water being returned to the tank. We can recommend this unit to any hobbyist who wants a clear tank and optimum water quality for his animals.

Skimmer body dimensions: 7.5" W X 3" D X 17" H
Overall dimensions: 7.5" W x 6.25" D x 19.5" H




Specifications

Skimmer body dimensions: 7.5" W X 3" D X 17" H
Overall dimensions: 7.5" W x 6.25" D x 19.5" H


What's in the Box

  • skimmer body
  • RIO 600RV Powerhead
  • Outlet Assembly
  • Inlet assembly
  • bio-bale filter media
  • collection cupwith "O" ring and lid
  • bubble eliminator

 



Manufacturer Info

CPR Aquatic Aquarium Supplies
In Arcata, located in Northern California, the sea is a way of life. From the advanced Marine Biology department at Humboldt State University, just up the hill from CPR’s headquarters, to Humboldt Bay, about a mile west, CPR is nestled in a perfect environment to develop equipment for marine aquariums. CPR was started in a small garage in 1987 to produce biological filters for local aquarists. People who used CPR filters were impressed by the high quality and affordable prices. Word spread and the company grew. Since then, CPR has expanded to a 10,000 sq. ft. production facility and has developed many innovative products over the years. CPR is incorporating new ideas and technologies all the time. Their goal is to allow aquarists to place the highest performing products in their tanks at reasonable prices.

Warranty

180 day manufacturer warranty


CPR Bak-Pak Protein Skimmer Reviews



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Great skimmer

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Posted: 5/18/2014 from SAINT PAUL, MN UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I know a lot of complain out how loud it is but i got to say i love it. I've had mine for 5 years and still works like brand new. I have my set up on my tank that i have in my bedroom. Again the noise is loud but personally when i listen to it before bed its like white noise and i personally get to sleep a lot faster. All in all its a great machine it does what its suppose to and does it well


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Works but is so LOUD!

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Posted: 1/16/2014 from DEALE, MD UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I know people seem to really like this and I did notice that noise was mentioned but I didn't realize how loud it would actually be. I purchased this for a 45 gallon tank in my bedroom and had to remove it the 1st night. I moved it to my living room tank to use as a back up but my family complained. I would not advise anyone to buy this product, the only reason I gave it 2 stars was because it does work.


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Can't Handle its own Weight

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Posted: 1/8/2014 from FAIRFAX, VA UNITED STATES
1.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Works decently well as a skimmer, but after a year the weight of the water in it wears down the intake joint/ gasket and it begins to leak. Weight bears on the plastic support on the left side, but the intake on the right side. On my second and last one of these.


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great

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 10/26/2013 from BRISTOL, VA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: good design lives up to factory details


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Bak Pak 2

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 8/17/2013 from COOKEVILLE, TN UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: So far so good. I'm setting up my first marine tank and the skimmer seems to be working fine. Fairly quiet, too. I will update after more time passes.


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LOUD!!!!!!

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Posted: 8/14/2013 from Lizella, GA UNITED STATES
1.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Purchased, set it up, and only can run it while Im not home.. Extremely LOUD!!!! with the accela pump. CHECK ESHOPPS


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Fine skimmer

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Posted: 8/14/2013 from CLEBURNE, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The unit was easy to set up and adjust. It started producing right after the listed 48 hour start-up period. After 3 weeks or so, it is running well and keeping the aquarium clean. I like the pump being in the aquarium although the intake can get clogged easily - just keep it clean. The chamber with the bio material is now unsightly - green and funky - so it doesn't look great, but it functions well. Overall a very good skimmer.


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Great Skimmer.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 8/6/2013 from BELPRE, OH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I love this thing. works great and is easy to set up.


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Hope this one last...

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Posted: 3/29/2013 from Renton, WA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Let's just say this is my 2nd CPR backpack because the 1st one wore out in less than a year. The other one I own has different pumps so I will give this one a try and go from there.........


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Scared at first

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Posted: 3/6/2013 from BLYTHE, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: This was my first skimmer for my first saltwater tank. I was skeptical at first setting up was easy but when I got it up and running I had millions or micro bubbles like evryone else. Woke up this morning been about 18 hours since putting it in my tank. Bam bubbles reduced by half and only getting better. What makes the bubbles is any medications or additives in the water so just let it run for 48 hours before you think you wasted your money. Puting collection cup abou level with outlet water level works best for me.


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