Excess protein usually accumulates in aquariums
, and when it does, it forms an unsightly oily film above the surface of the water. Scooping it out is not enough because it will only leave residue. Some of the excess protein mixes with the water, too, and that's much harder to scoop out. It's better to use a device that can do this task automatically. Such a device is called skimmer, which skims off the protein on a water surface.
The ASM G-1X Protein Skimmer w/ Sedra 3500 Pump from Pet Store
is a good kind of skimmer to use for your aquarium. Other skimmer use bubbles to attract the protein, but this one uses foam instead for a stronger pull with the help of a technology called needle wheel system. This technology allows the creation of super fine and super small bubbles, resulting in foam which can skim off much more effectively than regular bubbles.
The ASM G-1X Protein Skimmer w/ Sedra 3500 Pump is designed for quick installation. It fits easily inside a sump; once in place, just plug it to run it. You can adjust the rate of the water flow coming out of the pipe once the skimmer is switched on.
The ASM G-1X Protein Skimmer w/ Sedra 3500 Pump is made with hard-to-scratch materials such as PVC and acrylic, so you can count on its longevity.
ASM protein skimmers deliver when other skimmers fail. ASM harnesses a patented technique of needle wheel technology. Built from top to bottom with high quality scratch resistant extruded PVC tubing and the injection molded plastic acrylic provides you with not only a skimmer that will perform day in and day out, but can withstand the wear and tear of every day use in the reef aquarium. They are made at a lower cost, which will not affect the performance or quality, yet pass the savings on to you. These hand-made protein skimmers are easy to install, simply place inside your sump, plug it in, and adjust the out pipe flow rate. The out pipe on these skimmers is fully adjustable, it is merely a brisk up and down motion to raise and lower the height of the outlet pipe to dial in flow rate precisely with ease and accuracy.
ASMs come complete with a Sedra pump or G series pump which is modified to create and produce some of the highest amount of bubbles per square inch of water, on the market today. They perform best, when placed directly in your sump.
ASM skimmers are offered in many different sizes to meet your aquarium needs. Sizes may vary, depending on your bio load and reef size. ASM skimmers will bring your Biotope to life, as your nutrient levels begin to come within proper ranges for optimal health and coloration of your tank mates. Ask one of our Technicians for advice on choosing an ASM for your aquarium.
Body Size: 5 ½
Height: 22 ½
Foot Print: 8.5X11
Pump: Sedra 3500
Tank Size (Gal): 150 Gal