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Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer

Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer

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Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer Information

If you want a filtration device that will bring you more than what you’ve paid for, then you should definitely try out the Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer from Pet Store. This gadget provides you with a very efficient cleaning operation. It has a triple pass feature, which makes sure that the water is constantly being sifted through, preventing the most minuscule debris and traces of elements from going back to your aquarium. Best of all, it is quite safe to use in saltwater tanks, as its skimming power will not affect the natural properties of the liquid, nor will it stop the production of oxygen.

This protein skimmer comes with its own aspirator, which functions like a pump, producing micro-bubbles that will give the filter more access to the water. You will also love its stylish design, which has managed to compress all its beneficial components into one small package. It is easy to install by cables and mounts. It can also be hung outside your aquarium.

Experience a deeper kind of aquarium cleaning by installing the Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer. This is truly one of the best filtration systems that is now available on the market. Try it today, and see for yourself how it will benefit your aquatic inhabitants.

Collection Cup with built in foam-view window

Patented window built into the side of the skimmer neck allows for accurate real time evaluation of foam production.

The Triple-Pass Principle

Red Sea’s patented Triple-Pass maximizes the water air contact time inside the skimmer reaction chamber stripping the aquarium water for even the smallest traces of organic pollutants, while minimizing the external dimensions and footprint of the product. By forcing the water-air mixture along a circuitous route, the Berlin X2 achieves a total surface area equal to that of much larger conventional skimmers.

  • Highly efficient skimming action
  • Removes even the smallest traces of organic pollutants from aquarium water
  • Super compact design
  • Minimal loss of seawater
Turbo aspirator
  • NEW high performance pinwheel impeller
  • Increased quantity of superfine air bubbles in homogenous air-water mixture
  • Max. water throughtput: 900 lph / 225 gph
  • Max. air throughtput: 300 lph / 75 gph
Hang-on-tank kit

Enables the Berlin X2 to be quickly and easily converted from in-sump to hang-on configuration, offering the user greater flexibility and customization possibilities. The hang-on-tank kits is comprised of quick-fit parts for user-friendly installation and maintenance.

Long term pollutant reduction

Tests have shown that over time the Berlin X2 is extremely effective in lowering the level of oxygen-consuming pollutants (COD/BOD) in the aquarium water.

How do we rate our skimmers?

The recommended aquarium volume ratings for the Berlin X2 have been calculated according the optimum turnover rate per aquarium type, as determined by laboratory test conducted at Red Sea. They are as follows:
  • Fish tank: 1 turnover/h
  • Soft Corals (LPS): 1.5-2 turnover/h
  • Hard Corals (SPS): 3-4 turnover/h


Dimensions: 13.7" x 10.6"

Height required is 22" for cup removal.

Manufacturer Info

Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. With a dedicated team of chemists, biologists and other professionals, Red Sea constantly strives to provide hobbyists of all levels with highly effective solution-driven products designed to make your fish-keeping experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.

The embodiment of Red Sea’s dedication to providing solutions for today’s reef-keepers is its range of MAX & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums.

The MAX-S now features Red Sea’s new Reef-Spec™ T5 lighting, which provides outstanding results for lps and sps corals and which is now available as a stand-alone product range with wattages from 24-80w.

Red Sea’s unique Reef Care Program (RCP) provides a comprehensive, safe and easy to use program for testing and supplementing within reef aquaria, and is perfectly complemented by Red Sea’s Coral Pro & Red Sea Salt’s, which has become the salt of choice for those seeking the very highest quality water quality for their coral reef aquariums. Both salts are made using a unique natural process which delivers unrivalled homogeneity and is perfect for delicate corals.

Red Sea’s portfolio also includes the C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer and a range of electronics such as the AquaZone range of ozoniser/redox controllers.

Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.

Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer Reviews

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Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 9/7/2010 from ORANGE, CA UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I purchased this skimmer 3 years ago from the LFS where I bought my tank+stand+sump from when I first started out with SW. So far I have gone through 3 impellers @ $30 each (half the cost of the original purchase price) for replacement. The 3rd one has since broken and instead of replacing I used marine epoxy from home depot to fix it and its still in service. However as mentioned before, every single time I have had to power this skimmer off, it will not come back on without opening the pump and freeing the impeller. The build quality on the rest of the skimmer is ok, but since you can not upgrade the pumps, I would and am currently, looking at a different brand skimmer for my 120 gallon tank.

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Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 1/8/2010 from FLOYDS KNOBS, IN UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I am very disappointed with this skimmer. The pump will not restart after a power failure. It must be disassembled to get the impeller to turn. Red Sea did send two new impellers and a new pump, but it still doesn't work.

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Good Start

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 10/6/2009 from Mesa, AZ UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: The pump that is included is junk. The Red Sea Berlin skimmer body is good quality and collection cup is easy to remove and clean. This is a good skimmer for the beginer because it is inexpensive and can remove a decent amount of waste, but don't waste your money or time with the Turbo model.

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Balance out

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Posted: 3/31/2009 from INGLEWOOD, CA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: It is very simple to put together but has a huge I mean huge powerhead that will stand out on your tank. Difficult to balance out the water flow and the air vavle I had trouble and also still havent got it to work properly. Collection gets full too fast if you dont set it up right.

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poor fit

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 3/20/2009 from CLEMMONS, NC UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Lots of plastic parts that fit together poorly. Pump difficult to restart after power interruption.

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not impressed

Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 2/6/2008 from ARROYO GRANDE, CA UNITED STATE
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Expected way more from this unit. You will see orp go up but any bioload brings it back down and starts all over again. At 55watts of power consumption there are better skimmers that draw less and clean more and can handle bio-loads without dropping. I only had it on a 75 gallon reef? Using a bermuda aquatics small 3c skimmer with a dolphin 50 watt 650gal/hr pump the orp shot up 15 points and continuing as I write this.

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Excellent Skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/13/2007 from ARLINGTON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: The Berlin X2 performs perfectly - no problems with installation and the fine tune adjustments work great

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