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E.T.S.S. Protein Skimmers
E.T.S.S. 800 XR Professional Protein Skimmer*
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This is our most popular in stand sized skimmer. Excels at cleaning the saltwater volume contained in larger tanks.
Dual full sized patented Downdraft™ skimming towers.
Provides a tremendous surface area in a small space for very effective air-water mixing and greater pump efficiency. Think of it as two skimmers build into one body.
One set and forget outlet gate valve is the only adjustment needed on the ETSS skimmer.
Automatic air flow regulation, needs no adjustments. This is one great feature that is not apparent until a skimmer has been owned a while.
All skimmers using air flow adjustments, beckett and spray injection types come to mind, are subject to a constantly changing air flow adjustment. They do not hold a setting due to salt "creep" buildup in their air intake.
Extremely good gas exchange (high oxygen content in the tanks water) along with powerful but gentle skimming action that's plankton friendly.
Good phosphate removal action due to the water shear factor obtained by the "Downdraft" Tower design, that can literally melt algae out of a tank.
Extra large user adjustable flow range puts you in control of your tanks water quality by allowing you to adjust the skimmer's throughput to suit your tank inhabitants needs.
Match your TURNOVER RATES to the environment you wish to create. As simple as turning your pump up or down.
It will process 800 gallons/hour. Well powered for a large adjustment range with a 40 RT Iwaki Pump (pump not included).
For tanks from 180-400 gallons. Recently tested on 2000 gallon culture system, where it provided water clarity that allowed a four fold increase the light penetration due to the systems water clarity.
Strong, commercial duty construction from oversized cell cast acrylic and a beautiful no edge finish on all parts (never a sharp edge), makes it a joy to clean and work with.
Quality materials used in construction makes it ozone safe.
All acrylic parts are joined in our two step process, first all seams are solvent welded and then separately sealed to prevent salt creep. C&C cut keyholes provide a precision fit on all flanges. O ring seals used throughout.
Quality constructed to last a lifetime.
Setup to remote drain into an external waste container. Our Compact Auto-Waste Container (optional) provides a skimmer shutdown feature when filled and also comes with a high-air-flow carbon air filter to remove all odor.
Recent improvements incorporated into the ETSS 800 professional:
- Low turbulence sump box design.
- Allows the skimmer to pull more waste from the aquarium than before.
- High performance water injection manifold design with universal fit. Can be used with the pump either to the right or left of the skimmer. Allows for a much higher flow rate (better performance) from the same pump.
- These improvements allowed us to now also recommend the 40 RT Iwaki pump and all others with similar rating as also suitable for the ETSS 800 professional skimmer model
- Size: 25 in Tall, base 7x10 in.
- Inlet: 1 in. pvc threaded or 1 in. OD vinyl hose
- Outlet: 1 1/2 in. pvc threaded, 1 1/2 in. pvc precision ten turn outlet gate valve included
- Flow Range: 600-900 GPH
- Recommended Pump size: 40 RT or full range 55 RT Iwaki (Pump not included)
- Recommended tanks: 180-400 gallons
- Dual full size skimming towers (Like getting two skimmers in one body)
- Mixing media: 22 balls per tower
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by Tom Toro
What a beast! I have two of these great skimmers
These are great skimmers. ETSS doesn't skimp on the acrylic or workmanship. Very sturdy, well made, well designed product. I use the Iwaki 55 rlt with each of mine and they work very well. Easy to clean with the keycut holes in the cup flange. Make sure to have the waste container handy because they pull a lot of nasty thick fluid out of your tank.
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