- Comline DOC Skimmer 9012 DC - Tunze
Why does BRS recommend this?
We have really liked the Tunze Comline skimmers due to their small form factor and their ability to adapt to many different systems. With AC pump and DC pump models available you can choose the skimmer that works best for your system.
Includes DC powered pump and controller for complete control.
Using the Tunze Flash Skimming Principle, the Comline DOC Skimmer pulls water through an efficient surface suction.
Heavy Bioload - 50 gallons
Medium Bioload - 150 gallons
Light Bioload - 260 gallons
- Skimmer Cup volume: .7 Liters
- Air capacity: 400 L/H (52 GPH)
- Magnet holder for up to 1/2" thick glass
- Quiet Operation
- Bubble free outgoing water
- Easy to remove collection cup
- Immersion depth: approx. 255mm to 285mm (10 to 11 in.)
- Power consumption: 13W, 230V/50Hz (115V/60Hz)
- Dimensions: L140 x W110 x H415mm (L5.5 x W4.3 x H16.3 in.)
The 9012 DC Skimmer now includes a DC powered pump and controller for ultimate control and tuning ability.
The Tunze Comline DOC skimmer utilizes Tunze's "Flash Skimming" principle. The skimmer is quiet and generates a very large volume of small bubbles for efficient skimmer operation. It operates stand-alone without needing any additional equipment (feed pumps, etc) and mounts to the tank via a convenient magnet holder strong enough for glass up to 1/2" thick.
The TUNZE® Foamer generates large volumes of fine air bubbles with a diameter between .0039 to .011 in. (0.1 to 0.3 mm) On the surface of the air bubbles, pollutants such as protein, cellulose, dead cells, etc. are adsorbed immediately. The water/air mixture expands and stabilizes in the skimmer cup reactor, the water returns to the aquarium, and the protein-loaded air bubbles spill over into the skimmer cup. The patented anti-overfoaming system intermediate chamber prevents the skimmer from over foaming and controls the skimmer performance, depending on the water level and organic load. This “flash skimming” principle, compared to large skimmers with long contact time, is obtained because the substances adsorbed by the air bubbles are not released again, thus they don‘t return to the aquarium water.
Tunze rules By Scott on 2/15/2018Scott would recommend this product to a friendToday’s markets are very competitve. There are many skimmers which work great but some take that little extra effort. Tunze has some of the lowest energy consumption devices, Lowest decibels, and great quality control. The 9012 DC is very expensive but worth it. Truly plug and play with set and forget features. Small size in the tank that skims the surface vs sump skimmers that have a mix of water. This is in a small 40 gallon hex right next to my family TV. I have owned many skimmers with much larger skimmers in my 150 gallon but Tunze is winning me over.
Tunze Rules By Scott on 2/15/2018Scott would recommend this product to a friendThe easiest skimmers out there. Just plug and play for the most part. I have the 9004 and the 9012 which are the masters of perfection for in tank installation. So happy with my recent purchase of my 9012 as it is so quiet in my family room. Set it and forget it!
Awesome By Eric on 11/15/2016Eric would recommend this product to a friendGot this to replace the large IM skimmer in my SR-80 a few weeks ago. It immediately started skimming and was super quiet. Highly recommend for the larger SR Innovative Marine tanks.
Excellent Compact Skimmer By Arman on 7/11/2016Arman would recommend this product to a friendI am using this skimmer on a 100 g All - In - One Style Tank, the fact that it only takes up 5" x 6" is fantastic. I recommend paying the extra money and getting the DC model. The DC Model essentially lets you control the pump, which makes controlling the skimmer extremely simple. This skimmer is truly plug in play. It is doing a fantastic job and I could not be more happier.
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