Red Sea Prizm Hang-on Protein Skimmer (Standard) Information
The development of the Prizm line of protein skimmers represents one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in protein extraction in decades. Utilizing an advanced new method of mixing the water and air and the development of an integrated 2-stage reaction chamber has reset the standard by which all skimmers will be judged.
The Prizm Skimmers consist of 4 basic components: Main Body, Collection Cup, Inlet Pipe and Pump. It is designed to either hang-on the aquarium or to be installed next to or inside a sump as the motor is fully submersible. The Prizm Pro combines an efficient 18-blade TurboJet injector together with Red Sea`s Patented convergent-divergent flow technology Reaction Chamber. Water and air are drawn into the skimmer through the Inlet Pipe by the 18 blade TurboJet impellor, which has been designed to generate the optimum ratio between the water/air flow rates, producing a constant stream of superfine air bubbles in a homogenous air/water mixture.
The unique reaction chamber is divided into 2 compartments consisting of a convergent upward flow first stage, followed by a divergent downward flow second stage. The decreasing cross-sectional area of the convergent first stage, causes great turbulence and extended contact time between the air bubbles and water. The increasing cross-sectional area of the divergent second stage causes the air bubbles to flow both co and counter current before arriving to the water surface. The combined action of the 2 compartments creates a protein loaded, stable foam at the throat of the skimmer, positively pushing dry foam up into the collection cup.
The bubble-trap under the reaction chamber redirects any escaping air bubbles ensuring that bubble free water is returned to the aquarium via the cascade. In addition, the bubble-trap acts as a Mechanical filter by trapping small particulate matter not removed by the foam, thus keeping it out of the aquarium.
The Flow Regulator located on the Inlet Pipe allows the skimmer`s performance to be optimized for all aquarium conditions.
- Suitable for Marine & Reef aquariums up to 40 gallons
- Out performs all other skimmers in its class
- Skim enhancing, 2 stage, convertgent -divergent reaction chamber
- Quiet and effecient 18 blade "TurboJet" air injector
- "Triple-Pass" air flow with extended contact time
- Intergral water and air regulators for optimal skimming
- Slim line, hang on design only 2.4" deep
- Suitable for both new and experienced marine specialists
- User friendly operations and set-up
Optional accessories included with Deluxe versions:
- Chemical or Biological Filtration Media Basket
- Adjustable height Surface Skimmer
- Outflow Pipe Connector (NOTE: This is an option but NOT included with the Skimmer)
What's in the Box
- Red Sea Prizm Skimmer body
- inlet pipe with air inlet tube and flow control
- pump w/ 5.5` power cord
- collection cup
- collection cup lid
- mounting adjustment screw
Manufacturer`s Warranty: 1 year from date of purchase.
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(Posted on 12/2/13)
Comments: I have used 2 of these one with skimmer cup on my fully stocked 75g reef tank for 8 to 10 years. The only maintenance i have done is replaced the inner and outer air tubes, very easy and inexpensive to do. I use no other filtration just occasional sack of chemapure in back corner.My tank houses all types of coral and 8 fish currently with adequate live rock and sand.I also change 25% of water monthly. This is a great skimmer to start with and as your bio load increases just add another.
(Posted on 8/20/12)
Comments: Had this skimmer for about a week & it's doing amazing produces I nice foamy skimmet great product work amazingly
Red Sea Prizm
(Posted on 9/1/11)
Comments: Very easy setup, adjusts easily and stays adjusted, I recommend it for small aquariums, 30 gal. or less.
(Posted on 4/7/11)
Comments: Started off a little slow,but once I put the live rock in from gulf view . It automatically started working. Nice compact and efficient.
Red Sea Skimmer
(Posted on 3/10/11)
Comments: Fantastic skimmer. Noise has not been a problem with my skimmer! Highly recommended!!