Reef Dynamics XRC2000 Video Part 1Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 1:39 pm by ReefTools
Here is a cool video from Reef Dynamics, displaying their new XRC2000 Protein skimmer. The reaction chamber of this huge protein skimmer is 16″ in diameter, leading to a 6.5″ neck, and a 12″ diameter cup that is also 12″ tall. Now that you’re confused with all these number, let’s move on. The cup uses a bayonet-style ring, for easy removal and service. The Skimmer cup comes pre-drilled with 1″ drain fitting that you can attach a valve to.
Let’s talk about power. The XRC2000 has 7 Eheim 1262 pumps recirculating water. Each of the pump is connected with dual schedule 80 unions, which makes for easy maintenance. The inlet fitting on each pump goes to the bottom of the skimmer, which pulls low-oxygen water, and increases the efficiency of the venturi. All XRC skimmers have a gate valve on their outlet, to control bubble height. The skimmer has a drain valve by the base plate, which is used for emptying the reaction chamber. This is a must for either moving the skimmer, or performing maintenance on the pumps.