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Reef Dynamics INS100 Protein Skimmer Install and Update Videos

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 11:19 am by

We wanted to share a couple of videos of the Reef Dynamics INS 100 at work. The first shows the skimmer the day after the user installed it, and the second shows it working after several months. Jeff Macare, owner of Reef Dynamics did instruct the user to lower the bubble level in the neck in order to produce less, but more concentrated, skimmate. There’s always a discussion going on between hobbyists who like to skim wet vs. dry. Personally I try to skim dry as to not impact salinity as much. Our system uses a very large skimmer, and a huge skimmer cup, and if we let it fill, we would be draining gallons of saltwater from our system, which would be replaced by our auto top off. That would drop the salinity drastically every week. But I digress.

The INS100 Protein Skimmer from Reef Dynamics can filter up to 300 gallons of total system water volume, but should be used on medium bio-load reef systems of 100 gallons, or a heavily stocked 80 gallon system. Here are some specs:

  • Sump Space Required For Skimmer/ Footprint: 8.5″ x10″
  • Total Height Required: 20″
  • Ideal Water Level: 6.5″ Constant
  • Reaction Chamber & Cup Diameter: 6″
  • Reaction Chamber Volume: XXX Gallons
  • Pump Inlet Size: ¾”
  • Water Outlet Size: 1¼”
  • Pump (included): Modified EcoPlus 633 Water Pump
  • Pump Consumption With Maximum Air Intake: 28 Watts @ 115/120 VAC 60hz
  • Air Intake: 420-480 lph
  • Water Flow Through: 200 gph+/ Depending On Air:Water Ratio

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