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by Mike on December 26, 2013, @8:54 AM
Is here an additional pump required for this model or does it come with everything?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Mike,
All recirculating skimmers are going to need something to feed the skimmer itself. This is usually an extra 240gph feed pump that would be sold separately. It doesn't have to be anything fancy but the most popular choice is something like a sicce syncra pump.
Reef Octopus has combined the performance and efficiency of the Diablo protein skimmer with the controllability of a DC pump. This allows you to control the air and water flow rates to your protein skimmer thus allowing you to fine tune your desired collection.
Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 400 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 500 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 600 gallons
- Recirculating design
- Bubble Diffusing Chamber and Hybrid Cone Body - stabilizes foam production for less turbulence in the neck area. Organic solids have more contact time to rise and collect
- Oversized 10" Collection Cup - flow directional guide, drain and unit venting
- Air Silencer - quiet operation and airline mount
- Control - precision control output valve
- Body drain
- Body Size: 10”
- Foot Print: 17.7” x 16.53”
- Neck Size: 5.5”
- Total Height: 26.78”
- Output Size: 50mm (1.5” PVC adapter included)
- Output Height: 8.85”
- Maximum Feed rate: 900 GPH
- 1" Inlet size for required feed pump
- Slow start up - pump will reach full preset speed in about 10 seconds
- Six controllable speeds indicated with LED lights
- Feed mode - press feed mode on controller and skimmer pump shuts off and restarts in 10 minutes
- Detachable controller with integrated memory
- Power Consumption: 84 Watts at full speed
- Air Draw: 2400 lph/84.5 SCFH* at full speed
- 2 year on pump
- 1 year on rotor
- 1 year on skimmer body
Diablo DC 5500s Pinwheel Pump Features:
*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
Item #: DCRS-250EXT
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