Manufacturer Information and Instruction Manual
Integrated Skimmer Neck Washing System
Research has shown that allowing organic sludge to accumulate in the skimmer neck (which will occur if not cleaned regularly), will reduce the foam production by 30-40%. The patent pending integrated neck washing system developed specifically for the C-Skim diverts the water from the skim chamber to an annular spray ring around the top of the neck that sprays concentrated jets of water onto the inside of the neck, washing all of the accumulated sludge back into the reaction chamber. Returning the water flow back to the skim chamber flushes the sludge into the collection cup for easy disposal.
RECOMMENDED TANK SIZE:
Fish Only: up to 300 gallons
Soft corals & LPS: 175 gallons
Hard corals (SPS): 100 gallons
Requires a 300-400 gph pump. We recommend the Mag Drive 3.
Max. air throughput 450 liters (120 gal) per hour
Aspiration pump: included
Height: 54 cm (21 1/4 inch)
Foot print: 34 x 25 cm (13.4 x 10 inch) including aspiration pump
Inlet connection: 12mm standard flexible hose
Outlet connection: 90° elbow suitable for standard 40mm or 1 1/2 rigid pipe
Innovative, highly effective skim reactor
Integral neck washing system
FoamView skim adjustment window
450 lph (120 gph) air injection
Can be used as a Stand-alone or In-sump protein skimmer
C-Skim 1200 Principle:
Inlet: Aquarium water is injected above the conical top of the skim chamber which spreads the incoming water flow around the periphery of the skim chamber walls, preventing turbulent flows of water that can destabilize the foam production.
Aeration: The aspiration pump with pin wheel impeller re-circulates the water in the chamber while constantly injecting 450 liters (120 gal) per hour of micro air bubbles into the water.
Foaming: The conical top of the skimming chamber concentrates the air/water mixture, forcing it up into the neck of the collection cup where it transforms into dry organics-laden foam.
Outlet: The out-flowing water is collected evenly from around the periphery of the bottom of the skim chamber where it is almost bubble free.
Control: A skim regulator valve easily adjusts the foaming for a wide range of water conditions providing optimal skimming performance.
The patent pending FoamView window built into the front of the collection cup provides a clear view of the foaming action inside the skimmer neck and allows for easy and accurate adjustment to achieve the desired consistency of the foam.
The ergonomic, compact, rectangular design of the C-Skim with the complete user interface on one side of the unit makes the C-Skim ideal for use in sump or stand alone installation on any conventional filtration system without compromising on skimming efficiency or performance. User interface features includes: Water Inlet and Outlet, Foam regulator & FoamView window, Air control valve with silencer, Skim/Wash control, Aspiration pump, Waste drain port, 90º outlet adaptor suitable for standard 40mm or 1 rigid pipe.