FS: Used Red Sea Prizm Protein Skimmer

Doug Member, Classifieds Posts: 2,371
Hey Guys,

selling a used protein skimmer. I got this a few months ago when i was dabbling with the idea of a marine tank but the powers that be (the missus, the land agent and the bank balance) have all decided that it is not the best thing right now. So I'm selling the unit.

It is used and is missing the cup that sit over the intake, though i never use it anyway with the ones i run up at the shop. The screw that holds it in place against the tank is also broken but it still sits nicely against the tank.

'stolen from another website' - http://www.aquaticsupplies.com.au/

Designed for Hang-on and Sump installations
Suitable for aquariums up to 150L
Skim-enhancing, convergent-divergent reaction chamber with “Triple-pass” air flow
18-blade “Turbojet” air injector - generates a constant stream of micro-bubbles in a homogenous air/water mixture
Flow regulator optimizes the skimming action for all aquarium conditions
Includes external water pump
Ideal for both new and experienced marine aquarists
User-friendly operation and set-up

The Prizm is an ideal starting point for anyone setting up a new tank or interested in maximizing the results on their existing aquarium. The Prizm can be easily upgraded to a Deluxe version with the purchase of an upgrade kit.

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.

Looking for $100ono