LifeReef VS3-30 Protein Skimmer External - In-Sump

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Current price $350.00

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Location Lexington, Kentucky 405** US

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Brand Unbranded

Type Protein Skimmer

Tank Capacity 200 gal.

Water Type Marine

Model LifeReef VS3-30

Country/Region Of Manufacture United States

Filter Location External

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LifeReef VS3-30 Protein Skimmer External or In-Sump use. Max Sump depth 16". Add your choice of water pump 1100 gal. per hour or more. NO special needle wheel pump needed. Approximate dimensions; Height 29", Footprint 7"x 10". This is a very high performance skimmer that doesn't require adjustment once setup. Full-face gasket allows periodic interior cleaning which does not affect performance. Will require 6" x 1/4" hose and 1.5" ring gasket, both can be found at a local hardware store. Final plumbing connections will be determined by your specific application and not included. Sold "As-Is" as photographed. No cracks or damage, in excellent working condition, add the water pump of your choice.
Ideal for aquariums up to 400 gallons.
EXTERNAL PROTEIN SKIMMER
IN-SUMP PROTEIN SKIMMER
DETAILS FROM THE MANUFACTURER'S WEBSITE
FEATURES GALORE! NO OTHER PROTEIN SKIMMER HAS ALL THESE POSITIVE FEATURES!
* ANY PUMP YOU WANT TO USE!: WAVELINES, VECTRA, WATERBLASTERS, MAGDRIVE, BLUELINE, LITTLE GIANT, IWAKI, JEBAO, VARIOS, ANY PUMP YOU WANT.
* SET AND FORGET, EXCEPT OF COURSE FOR EMPTYING THE CUP
* NO INTERIOR BODY CLEANING NEEDED TO KEEP IN TOP PERFORMANCE!
* ONE ADJUSTMENT VIA SIMPLE AND ACCURATE GATE VALVE ADJUSTS THE ENTIRE SKIMMER!
* NO SALT-CLOGGED VENTURI, OR INJECTOR NOZZLES, LIFEREEF SKIMMERS UTILIZE A SELF-CLEANING VENTURI SYSTEM.
* NO STINK, NO ODOR, NO SMELL! SINCE THE AIR IS RECIRCULATED WITHIN THE SKIMMER NONE OF THE STINKY ODORS WILL FOUL YOUR HOME.
* NO SUCKING OR WHISTLING NOISES, SILENT OPERATION, NO INJECTOR NOZZLE NOISE, NO OUT-OF-BALANCE NEEDLE-WHEEL NOISES.
* NO EXCESS BUBBLES IN YOUR SUMP OR AQUARIUM.
* NO CONSTANT ADJUSTMENTS, THE SELF-CLEANING VENTURI PREVENTS WATER LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS AND MAINTAINS CONSISTENT AIR/WATER MIXING.
* LESS CUP OVERFLOW, THE SELF-CLEANING AND VENTURI PREVENTS THE CUP FROM OVERFLOWING.
* NO SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTOR REQUIRED, THE COLLECTION CUP IS A WASTE COLLECTOR, NOT A DIVERTER CUP AS IN MANY OTHER PROTEIN SKIMMERS.
* NO AGGRESSIVE OR HARSH SKIMMING AS IN DOWNDRAFTS, HIGH-SPEED AERATION, NOZZLE INJECTORS, BECKETTS, OR NEEDLE-WHEELS
* LESS SENSITIVITY TO "HANDS-IN-WATER" FOAM BREAKDOWN, FASTER FOAM RECOVERY TIME.
* NO MAINTENANCE EXCEPT EMPTYING THE CUP AND CLEANING SLUDGE FROM THE SKIMMER AND CUP NECK!
* NO INTERNAL PARTS THAT NEED CONSTANT TAKE-APART AND CLEANING
* YES, IT CAN BE USED WITH OZONE AND ALL PARTS ARE OZONE SAFE. (SEPARATE OZONE TUBING KIT REQUIRED)
* YES, OUTSIDE AIR CAN BE PLUMBED TO THE VENTURI FOR PH ISSUES.
* NO TEARDOWN MAINTENANCE REQUIRED TO KEEP SKIMMER OPERATING AT OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.
* CONVERTIBLE INSTALLATIONS: THOUGH THE SKIMMERS HAVE DIFFERENT MODEL NUMBERS FOR IN-SUMP OR EXTERNAL SUMP IT IS THE SAME SKIMMER, JUST A FEW DIFFERENT FITTINGS AND OF COURSE THE PUMP.
* MORE CONTACT TIME MEANS BETTER SKIMMING, BETTER WATER QUALITY.
* PLANKTON FRIENDLY!!! NEEDLE, MESH, PIN-WHEEL SKIMMERS DESTROY PLANKTON AND COPEPODS. CONVENTIONAL WATER PUMPS DO NOT.
* REDUCED NEED OR COMPLETE REMOVAL OF BIO-PELLET REACTOR USE.
* ZEOVIT FRIENDLY, THE RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE USING THE ZEOVIT SYSTEM.
* PLANKTON AND COPEPOD FRIENDLY! NO SHREDDING AS ALL NEEDLE-WHEELS DO.
* NO OBSOLESCENCE, A LIFEREEF PROTEIN SKIMMER IS A PROTEIN SKIMMER FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR HOBBY AND WILL BE FULLY SUPPORTED WITH PARTS IF EVER NEEDED.
* THE NEGATIVES OF NEEDLE-WHEEL SKIMMERS:
* DC PUMPS ARE MORE COSTLY TO RUN THAN AN AC PUMP ON PROTEIN SKIMMERS AND DO NOT LAST NEARLY AS LONG.
* MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE. BOTH THE SKIMMER AND PUMP ARE HIGH-MAINTENANCE.
* PROPRIETARY PUMP, MEANING A SPECIALLY DESIGNE PUMP, NO OTHER PUMPS CAN BE USED, AND THESE PUMPS DON'T LAST VERY LONG.
* LESS CONTACT TIM IF THE PUMP IS INSIDE THE SKIMMER YOUR CONTACT TIME HAS BEEN REDUCED EVEN MORE MAKING THE SKIMMER EVEN LESS EFFICIENT. IF THE PUMP IS IN THE SKIMMER IT MEANS YOU'LL BE TAKING THAT SKIMMER OUT OF YOUR SUMP EVERY TIME YOU NEED TO MAINTAIN THE PUMP DUE TO NEEDLE-WHEEL IMBALANCE, NEEDLE-WHEEL REPLACEMENT, ETC.
* BUBBLE PLATE, IS NOTHING MORE THAN A BAFFLE TO STOP TURBULENCE SO THE BUBBLES CAN FLOW GENTLY TO THE SURFACE, AGAIN CONTRADICTORY TO EFFICIENT PROTEIN REMOVAL.
* BUBBLES ARE MOSTLY OF CONSISTENT SIZE, VERY POOR FOR SOLIDS REMOVAL. A TRUE VENTURI PRODUCES BUBBLES OF VARYING SIZES WHICH ACCOUNT FOR ALL THE SOLIDS COLLECTED IN THE CUP AND DARKER SKIMMATE COLOR.
* CONE SHAPE, HOUR-GLASS, SQUISHED CONE HAS NOTHING AT ALL DO TO WITH EFFICIENCY. IT HAS TO BE CONE-SHAPED SO THAT IT CAN HOLD THE PUMP/BUBBLE-PLATE AT THE BOTTOM AND CONVERGE TO A NECK AT THE TOP. IT ADDS NOTHING TO EFFICIENCY AS CLAIMED.
* NECK GEOMETRY (LENGTH AND DIAMETER) HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HOW THE FOAM IS PUT INTO THE CUP. IF IT IS TOO LARGE YOU GET WET SKIMMATE, IF IT IS TOO SMALL YOU FILL THE CUP UP TOO FAST, IF IT IS TOO LONG YOUR FOAM DRIES IN THE NECK AND IF TOO SHORT AGAIN YOU GET WET SKIMMATE.
* EXCESSIVE PLUMBING, HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT ALL THE EXCESSIVE PLUMBING ON SOME OF THESE SKIMMERS? MORE PARTS TO BREAK, GET CLOGGED, REQUIRE MAINTENANCE, ETC.
* DESTROYS PLANKTON AND COPEPODS, NOT ONLY DO THE NEEDLE-WHEEL IMPELLERS SHRED THE INCOMING AIR, IT ALSO SHREDS INCOMING PLANKTON, COPEPODS, AND OTHER LIVE FOODS.
* WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A TALL NEEDLE-WHEEL SKIMMER? TALL SKIMMERS ARE REQUIRED FOR LARGER TANKS, CONTACT TIME CANNOT BE MADE UP BY ANY OTHER MEANS THAN HEIGHT.
* OBSOLESCENCE..... LOOK AT ANY SKIMMER FROM A YEAR AGO AND IT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. YOU ARE NOW LEFT WITH AN EXPENSIVE PIECE OF PLASTIC THAT CANNOT BE FIXED WITHOUT CONSIDERABLE COST, PROVIDED YOU CAN EVEN GET PARTS OR THAT EXPENSIVE PUMP.

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