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AquaC Urchin In-Sump Protein Skimmer with Drain Fitting, No Pump
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AquaC Urchin In-Sump Protein Skimmer with Drain Fitting, No Pump

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Item #: AC3513

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The revolutionary AquaC protein skimmers do not use venturis, downdraft tubes, or air pumps; they employ the patented "Spray Injection System." This innovation allows the protein skimmer to efficiently draw in much more air than a...
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Part #: AC3513

The revolutionary AquaC protein skimmers do not use venturis, downdraft tubes, or air pumps; they employ the patented "Spray Injection System." This innovation allows the protein skimmer to efficiently draw in much more air than any other of the top protein skimmers. This coupled with the superiorly designed compact reaction chamber yields results that will literally blow the waste out of your water.

How does Spray Injection Work?

In 1998, Jason Kim (owner and founder of AquaC) developed a patented process of protein skimming which has come to be known as Spray Injection. Unlike previous forms of skimming, our spray injection method enables huge amounts of air and water to be processed with a relatively small pump. Although it is a simple process, there is still some confusion as to how the spray injector works.

Imagine that you're washing your car – you've got a bucket full of soapy water and a garden hose with a fast-moving stream of water. By placing your thumb over the end of the hose, you can disrupt the stream into a turbulent, high –pressure spray. Now direct that spray down into the bucket of water, and you'll generate a massive amount of bubbles and air flow. That is exactly how our spray injector works.

The skimmer body acts as a water reservoir – the bucket in the example above. Water is pumped through the spray injector, which has a special nozzle that fans the water out into a pressurized spray. This spray shoots into the skimmer body, generating millions of tiny air bubbles. As the bubbles are formed, more air is sucked into the skimmer as a result of the local drop in pressure and the process continues.

Most other forms of protein skimming rely on special valves or media to generate the air flow, and these parts quickly become clogged with salt, dust, or even mineral deposits. The AquaC spray injector is a relatively large nozzle that resists clogging, and when combined with a pump prefilter, can be considered maintenance free.

The Urchin is a compact sump skimmer that is designed based on the popular Remora Hang-On. These skimmers share the same internal structure and are identical in terms of performance. The Urchin is designed to sit inside of a sump, and is powered by a Maxi Jet 1200. There aren't many skimmers with such a small footprint with this level of performance.

Features:
  • The Urchin is built from translucent gray acrylic to inhibit the growth of algae and marine organisms.
  • The skimmer can be ordered with a collection drain fitting (optional).
  • The pump is attached to the skimmer via a section of flexible hose. The pump can be moved into any position you choose.
  • The collection cup is removed from the skimmer by pulling it up and out of the body. Please check that you have the required 23" of vertical clearance under you stand if you are considering the Urchin.
Specifications:
  • Tank Size (Gallons): 20-75
  • Dimensions: 19" tall x 6" wide x 2-3/4" deep
  • 6" x 6" footprint (pump included)
  • Minimum vertical clearance is 23"
  • Water level exit height is 12-1/4"
  • Includes nylon cleaning brush

What's in the Box

  • skimmer body
  • collection cup with drain fitting
  • lid for collection cup
  • o-ring
  • Warranty

    Manufacturers Warranty: 90 days from date of purchase
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    AquaC Urchin In-Sump Protein Skimmer with Drain Fitting, No Pump Reviews

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    Great little skimmer! Product Review by CAROLE (Posted on 2/26/14)
    Rating
    Excellent!

    Comments: I have had my AquaC Urchin skimmer for about 2 years now and it has performed flawlessly! It is so easy to use...all I do is empty the skimmate from the drainage bottle several times a week , then once a week I wash the cup and lid out. So far I have not needed to do any fiddling or adjusting...it just runs like a dream! Alot of "serious reefers" cant believe the great water qualityI get with this "little" skimmer.
    I recently got a bigger tank and I need a skimmer for a larger tank....I'm definitely going to get an AquaC Urchin pro!

    Bullet proof? Probably! Product Review by JASON C. (Posted on 2/26/14)
    Rating
    Excellent!

    Comments: I think the "Expert" from Chicago who couldn't get this to work and threw it in the trash (instead of selling it or giving it to someone else) has greatly overstated his "qualifications". Hey, if you can throw $200 away out of anger, I guess you're an "expert" at something!

    Thick, green tea from the two that I have used. Very little fiddling with it to get it set, too. Far less adjustments required than my Super Reef Octopus INT-1000.

    This is a fantastic design that works very well. In the year that I ran them, I didn't even have to clean the injection nozzle.

    Very recommended!

    So far so good... Product Review by DCFishGuy09 (Posted on 2/26/14)
    Rating
    Excellent!

    Comments: The product quality is great and it is very easy to setup. It is very compact, which is good as my tank is a 2 foot cube, which does not leave me a lot of room. The skimmer has been running for 5 days and the cup is about half full of nasty wet skimmate. (My tank is still only 4 weeks old) I am currently running it with the skim box all the way down but I plan on raising it to get a more dry foam. The spray injection is a little louder than my built-in overflow. Overall, it is still pretty quite. I am running the Urchin In-Sump with the drain fitting and a Maxi-Jet 1200.

    Awesome Product Review by TRAVIS BARKLEY (Posted on 2/26/14)
    Rating
    Excellent!

    Comments: This protein skimmer has been running for 24 hours and it is already pulling out of the junk from the tank. Great!

    AquaC Urchin Product Review by T D (Posted on 2/26/14)
    Rating
    Excellent!

    Comments: Very pleased so far. Easy installation.

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