Reef Octopus Classic Protein Skimmer
- Reef Octopus Classic Skimmer is constructed of high-quality cast acrylic.
- It has a unique Super Cone "wine glass shape" body.
- It is capable of providing powerful filtration for aquariums.
- It Disassembles easily for Easy Cleaning & Maintenance.
- Reef OctopusAquatrance 3000s pinwheel pump.
The Reef Octopus Classic 202-S is an in-sump protein skimmer capable of providing powerful filtration for aquariums up to 265 gallons where sump space may be limited. This Reef Octopus Classic Skimmer is constructed of high-quality cast acrylic that disassembles completely for cleaning. Its unique Super Cone "wine glass shape" body naturally stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises producing an enhanced foamation. Fully equipped with a Reef Octopus Aqua trance 3000s pinwheel pump to produce the perfect mix of water and air for optimum waste removal. Protein skimmer are applied to most saltwater aquarium to remove certain organic compounds, including proteins and amino acids, by using the polarity of the protein itself, from the water to stop most of them decomposing into nitrogenous waste. Because of the intrinsic charge, water-borne proteins are attracted to the air-water interface. Protein skimmers works by infecting numerous tiny bubbles into the water chamber, which present an enormous air-water interface for the protein molecules to cling to. The more tiny bubbles reside in the chamber, the more proteins it absorbs. Protein skimming is the only way of physical filtration that get rid of the organic compounds before its decomposition, lightening the load on the biological filter and improving the water’s redox potential.