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

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Item #: AC3533

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



Part #: AC3533

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 Pro is the sump version of the Remora Pro. These two skimmers share the same internal structure and are identical in terms of performance.

Features:
  • The Urchin Pro 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 26-1/2" of vertical clearance under you stand if you are considering the Urchin Pro.
Specifications:
  • Tank Size (Gallons): 50-120
  • Dimensions: 22" tall x 7-1/2" wide x 3-1/4" deep
  • 8-1/4" x 7-1/2" footprint (pump included)
  • Minimum vertical clearance is 26-1/2"
  • Water level exit height is 15"
  • 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 Pro In-Sump Protein Skimmer with Drain Fitting, No Pump Reviews

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BEST IN THE BUSINESS Product Review by THOMAS BASS (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This by far the best Skimmer I have ever purchased. Easy to clean , easy to set up and easy on the wallet . If your looking for a skimmer this is it !

Great Skimmer Product Review by LISA GLEASON (Posted on 4/30/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Sits nicely in my sump, quiet, works great. It took a couple of weeks to start making proper bubbles, but it was worth the wait. Caution: while getting established, the collection cup will fill up quickly with very watery stuff. Make sure this can overflow back into the sump to avoid a flood until it's making efficient bubbles and you have the cup height adjusted properly.

Urchin Skimmer Product Review by Scuppers (Posted on 3/20/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Very well-made and well-performing little skimmer. Appropriate for my system because due to large surge tanks, the water level in the sump varies by 6 or more inches every few minutes. This variability does not appear to affect the skimmer at all.

Easy, Efficient, Excellent Product Review by JRGumby (Posted on 4/28/08)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Set up on this thing is so simple it's ridiculous. It pulls an amazing amount of junk out, is quiet, and amazingly small. Great skimmer.

Simply Amazing Product Review by VINCENT PREZIOSO (Posted on 1/13/08)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I have been in the saltwater hobby for over ten years, I have tried various skimmers, the CPR Backpak, the Red Sea Prizm, Sea Clone Skimmer, Pro Clear Skimmer, and Berlin Hang On and none have impressed me as much as the Urchin Pro. Within two days the Urchin was filling up the waste collector on my Oceanic 110. I have a huge bio load as well with a Porcupine Puffer, Undulate Trigger, Yellow Tang, Vtail Grouper and a Wrasse, and the Urchin is going liek crazy. I highly recommend it, it outperforms more expensive skimmers by far. AAA+++

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