Built with purpose, the Aqua-Link ADP 2580 is the most effective and powerful protein skimmer available to marine aquarium hobbyist. The Set It and Forget It Design make it the most user friendly model on the market. Nothing to wear out, burn up, break, or clog. High output capable of processing 400 gallons per hour.
Rated to effectively skim 120 to 600 gallon full reef aquariums. Measures 28 in height designed to fit under most any standard aquarium stand.
6 Diameter Reaction chamber holds 2.8 Gallons treatment volume. More than any in its class. Free Standing enclosed base footprint measures a small 7 x 10, base alone holds.
Enclosed Base and all internal parts are transparent for visual inspection during operation. The enclosed base allows this model to be amphibious. This means that this unit is designed to be set up and operate outside of a sump, or also can be submerged within a sump. Enables this unit to be set up and operate anywhere, providing there is access for the effluent to drain into a wet dry filter, sump, or stand pipe. Allows more space to use a biological filter instead of a pointless sump.
It does not occupy valuable sump reservoir capacity. (this lowers evaporation refill maintenance frequency).
Tuning adjustments are not influenced by sump water level. (Does not rely on sump water level to maintain operational functionality). This model will not overflow like other brand sump models do. "Set It and Forget It" Design prevents over flow issues. It is completely sealed and will not leak like other brand sump models are prone to.
An additional bulk head is installed in the enclosed base. May be utilized with an optional water pump dedicated for only recirculation air agitation. (This option should only be used in conjunction with counter current influent intake feature). Useful to drain skimmer base for cleaning access.
Built-in Venturi manifold is transparent and contains ½ National Pipe Threaded fittings. This enables custom set up applications to be accomplished using standard plumbing parts from a local hardware store. Does not require a dedicated water pump to operate. Detachable exterior Venturi Injector Assembly can be easily removed and dismantled for easy cleaning and routine maintenance.Narrowing Venturi Injector tube designed to be larger than most venturis. This makes it more effective and allows a broader range of water pump pressures which make it difficult to clog. Is located in the bottom of the reaction chamber to maximize performance capabilities. This port shape is engineered to accomplish 2 important goals. To create a one-way vapor lock that prevents water weight back (head) pressure on the venturi injector allowing the injector to perform at a much more effective level at a lower water pressure yet, allowing smaller water pumps to be utilized. The influent curved port prevents stagnate pockets from forming and creates a vortex that mixes air more thoroughly and increases air/water contact time. This feature combined with a 2 stage segregation chamber creates a strong multi directional vortex that forces air to concentrate and rise as treated water is extracted from below. Large 6 wide diameter clear cylindrical reaction chamber combined with a vortex rotation, promotes a much longer contact time compared to conventional lift models. Reaction chamber top is designed to be flat to include an optional counter current influent intake.
When this optional feature is utilized, it combines the thoroughness of counter current trickle technology with the power of a venturi, thus stripping proteins at a more concentrated rate than any other model on the market. Large size Collection Cup slides off for easy access to empty and clean. (Not bolted on like others).Sealed Discharge tube installed to connect tubing to drain excess protein to a larger container. Air reclamation connection tube is inserted into the skimmer cup lid and connected to the venturi. This feature reclaims chamber air and creates a vacuum that prevents creep leakage and assists dark dry foam to rise into the collection cup. This patented design stabilizes operational water level inside of the main reaction chamber.
The purpose of this feature allows effluent to exit freely without any restrictive valve device. Therefore synchronizations between water pump influent and skimmer effluent are not continuously necessary.
Once adjusted to your water pump. The extendable effluents exhaust assembly rotates a full 310º for multi-directional installations. Allows a method for trapped air to escape from the enclosed base during operation allowing everything to flow smoothly through the entire skimmer. User Friendly Unit requires only 3 simple, stable adjustments. Influent water intake valve (adjust water flow into skimmer).Venturi Air Mixture valve (controls air to water mixture). Effluent exhaust (Sets the reaction chamber water level). Other brand skimmers in the market inadvertently fluctuate in adjustment because they rely on synchronizations between influent and effluent. Those models are fabricated to exhaust effluent at a low level and rely on a form of restriction device to raise the water level in the main reaction chamber.
Do Not be misled, cone shape skimmers do not provide any benefit at all in fact, such a shape is counter productive in that it lowers the treatment volume and hinders gravitational separation to occur meaning that a cone shape will pull out more seawater at a faster rate causing the skimmer to overfill its collection cup with simply water rather than protein. Compared to a straight cylindrical form. A protein skimmer needs hang time an area, neck, or chamber above the main reaction chamber to hold the fluid in an extended state of suspension. This will allow gravitational separation between heavier water and lighter organic excrement. A longer neck promotes a higher concentration (black) protein to enter the collection cup.This will allow the skimmer to treat a higher volume of water in a shorter period of time. Price comparison shopping for protein skimmers. Most consumers dont realize that when shopping for a protein skimmer that there is an additional charge for a sump that it can set in and overflow into. Please make sure that sizes, model numbers etc.
Claims must be made within 30 days of receipt. Wrong sizes, wrong model numbers, not liking the item once it arrives etc.
Do not throw away anything until the return or claim process is completed. Be sure to keep all original packaging, materials and parts. The item "Aqua-Link ADP Protein Skimmer VT 2580 Venturi SET IT & FORGET IT Design" is in sale since Friday, March 10, 2017.
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