Powerful in-sump skimmer boasts exceptional features to optimize water quality of aquariums up to 650 gallons. Aqua Medic aCone Protein Skimmer features a distinct, foam-condensing cone-shape reaction chamber that enhances skimmer performance. Energy-efficient and extremely quiet-running ECO Runner venturi skimmer pump with air wheel impeller and air injection nozzle maximizes air/water mixture for outstanding production of waste removing bubbles. Durable ozone-safe construction.
Best skimmer performance at around 6 inches water depth.
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Mounting the pumpIn any case, it must be prevented that the pump runs dry since this would destroy the bearings after a short period.
The pump head can be fitted into 4 positions of the pump housing. It must be fitted in such a way that the pressure fitting points to the side.
After setting up the pump ensure you can always reach the power plug easily.
Safety AdviceThe pump is constructed for indoor use only. Before working on the Aquarium or the pump, the power plug must be disconnected from the mains.
The connection cable and the power plug must not be changed. If the power cable is damaged, the pump must be scrapped.
Starting the Skimmer
MaintenanceFoam cup: Depending on the organic load, the cup should be cleaned daily to weekly.
Skimmer pipe: This only needs occasional cleaning. We recommend intervals from 6 to 12 months.
Reaction pipe: For a complete cleaning, the base can be unscrewed.
Venturi pump: The maintenance of the pump should be done at least every two months, if necessary, even more often:
Maintenance/Cleaning of the PumpDepending on contamination, the pump must be cleaned occasionally, at least in two-month intervals, if necessary more frequently. If the channel in the ceramic axle clogs, the water-cooling is interrupted.
At first, remove Pipe Connections and undo the Bayonet on the Pump Housing. Now, the Impeller Assembly can be taken out. Caution: This part is a tight fit and must be removed carefully so as not to break the Ceramic Shaft. It can be cleaned under running water and then reassembled. If the rotor is completely dismounted, the holes in the Cover Plate also have to be cleaned. They provide for sufficient water-cooling of the rotor. The drilling for the water-cooling in the Ceramic Axle always has to be free of deposits.
General InformationPrinciple of operation
The skimmer with venturi pump has to be placed in a separate filter tank. The water is pumped to the skimmer by the venturi pump. The pump draws water from the filter tank and mixes it with air. Within the pump housing, the bubbles are cut into very fine pieces by the Aqua Medic air wheel. The air/water mixture is pumped back into the skimmer. The treated water flows through the outlet or drain valve out of the skimmer back into the filter tank.
Venturi pumpThe Eco Runner series magnetically coupled centrifugal pumps are very quiet in operation. They have fully encapsulated synchronous motors. All materials are saltwater-resistant.
The polished ceramic shaft and bearing is practically wear-resistant, ensuring a long operating life. An integrated thermal overheat protection device prevents damage to the windings should the impeller rotation be impeded. The pumps can easily be taken apart for cleaning. The direction of the rotation is controlled electronically. This enables a very efficient operation.
The pump can easily be taken apart for cleaning. The direction of the rotation is controlled electronically. This enables a very efficient operation.
ConnectionsSuction side: The included air injection nozzle is at the pump's suction side.
Pressure side: The pressure side can be connected with the skimmer by the existing connection with union nut. Please make sure that the O-ring is placed into the groove.