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AquaC Urchin Pro In-Sump Protein Skimmer without Pump
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AquaC Urchin Pro In-Sump Protein Skimmer without Pump

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Water pumps are important in any kind of aquarium. Not only do they ensure water flow in the aquarium, they also serve as filters. Old water filter models used venturis, downdraft tubes or air pumps to clean aquariums. These o...
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AquaC Urchin Pro In-Sump Protein Skimmer without Pump Information

Part #: Urchin Pro

Water pumps are important in any kind of aquarium. Not only do they ensure water flow in the aquarium, they also serve as filters.

Old water filter models used venturis, downdraft tubes or air pumps to clean aquariums. These old methods are still useful but can be a little bit bulky. But now, you can have a water filter without consuming too much space.

Introducing the revolutionary AguaC Urchin Pro Protein Skimmers Pet Store! This filter is the product of new technology. It doesnt use any downdraft tubes, air pumps and other bulky types of water filters. It is designed by using a unique spray injection system. This patented system allows the filter to draw more air than other skimmers.

The AguaC Urchin Pro does not require plumbing. Just plug the pump in an outlet and its ready to go. Also unlike other skimmer products, the Urchin pro does not need to be adjusted to maintain water level.

The Urchin Pro is best used for both salt water and fresh water aquariums with mini reefs. It is affordable, economic, save saving and hassle free. If you want all of these qualities then its time for you to get your own AguaC Urchin Pro Protein Skimmer!

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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • lid for collection cup
  • o-ring


Manufacturers Warranty: 90 days from date of purchase
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AquaC Urchin Pro In-Sump Protein Skimmer without Pump Reviews

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great skimmer Product Review by NICHOLAS BIES (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: Does everything as advertised. Great skimmer.

AquaC Urchin Pro In-Sump Prote Product Review by STEVEN HERL SR (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: This skimmer is simple and its WORKS !!!!
It makes a little noise but like i said its simple and works, tanks up to 75 GAL.

Great skimmer!!! Product Review by NESTOR VELEZ (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: Well i bought this skimmer and hooked it up to a rio +2100 and i couldnt be happier with it great choice for the small to medium tank my tank is an sps dominated tank this little one really works.

Great Product, Easy Setup Product Review by JUSTIN ZARR (Posted on 1/4/11)

Comments: I've only owned one other protien skimmer so I don't have much to compare to, but from what little I can tell this thing is great! Super easy setup and easily adjustable. The fact that the water level in your sump doesn't effect the performance is great as well. My only complaint is that' it's a little louder than my other skimmer was, but given how much better it works I think it's a fair trade.

Outstanding Skimmer Product Review by CALVIN ENG (Posted on 9/14/10)

Comments: It replaced a Red Sea Prism which required frequent adjustments and attention. The Urchin is super quiet and makes lots of foam. I like the in-sump placement as it avoids flooding if the collection cup overflows. I am still in the break in period where I am getting wet skimmate, but I hope to eventually get to the dry kind. I frankly don't think one needs the drain fitting option for this product. Things can get tight in the sump - I am adjusting the pump placement trying to avoid pump intake from the outflow of the skimmer.

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