AquaC EV-240 Protein Skimmer With Mag-Drive 18 Pump Print this pagePrint this page
AquaC EV-240 Protein Skimmer With Mag-Drive 18 Pump
Price: $649.99
Our Price: $522.49
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Highlights:
  • Perfect for Saltwater Reef Aquariums from 100 to 240 Gallons.
  • Includes Mag Drive 18 Pump to efficiently pump and process water.
  • OCReef.com Recommended.
  • Heavy weight fee may apply during check-out, depending on your shipping address.
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Description
AquaC EV-240 with Mag Drive 18 Kit Features:
  • Height: 26"
  • Included Pump: Mag-Drive 18 (flow rate of 1800 GPH)
  • Footprint: 6.75" x 10.75"
  • Foam Tower: 6" Outer Diameter
  • Tank Size: 100-240+ gallons
  • JG Fitting: Included Standard
  • Bubble Production Size: .03 to .05 mm
  • Water Flow-Through Rate: 550 GPH
  • Volume of Foam Produced: 320 cubic inches
Mag Drive 18 Features:
  • Watts: 145
  • Pump Size (L x W x H): 6.4 x 4.5 x 4.6
  • Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4 in MPT / 3/4 in FPT
Detailed Description:

The revolutionary AquaC protein skimmers do not use venturis, downdraft tubes, or air pumps; they employ the patented "Spray Induction System." This innovation allows the protein skimmer to efficiently draw in much more air than any other of the top protein skimmers. This coupled with the superiorly designed compact reaction chamber yields results that will literally blow the waste out of your water.

The redesigned and improved EV Series skimmers raise AquaC's spray injection skimming (U.S. Patent # 6,156,209, #6,436,295) to a new level in terms of efficiency, performance, and value. A new baffling system combined with a significantly larger mixing box results in far less turbulence and increased contact time. The net effect is a dramatic increase in skimmer performance despite a drop in pump pressure requirements. AquaC's molded spray injector now generates a significantly larger number of microbubbles, boosting overall performance to unbelievable levels considering such low pump pressure requirement.

The addition of a precision ball valve for airflow control allows the aquarist to fine tune the skimmer`s output. Unlike most other high performance skimmers in this class, the EV is remarkably silent. The spray injection system does not generate the sucking noises typical of venturi and Beckett units.

The John Guest inSpeedfitin fitting is a great feature you will only find on AquaC ozone-equipped skimmers. This fitting is standard on models EV-240 and above, and can be ordered on the EV-120/180. Aquarists may also connect their calcium reactor effluent line to the skimmer`s speedfit connection. The pH of a calcium reactor effluent typically falls between 6.5-6.9, and over time the addition of this low pH effluent can have a deleterious effect on the system`s pH level. By dosing your effluent directly into the skimmer, excess CO2 will be inblown offin into the atmosphere and the tank pH will remain unaffected.

The improved inTwist-Lockin collection cup and cap makes for a secure, flanged connection without the need for set screws or other locking type unions. Simply twist to crack the seal (EPDM gaskets) and removal requires a scant žin clearance. The new EV Series skimmers can be operated with AquaC's auto-waste container, which are available in 2.5 and 5 liter sizes.

Increased contact time = more protein removal. The size of the mixing box has been increased on all models by approximately 40%. To accommodate the extra foam the skimmers now feature taller and wider reaction towers, as well.

Use of a ball valve is recommended to control water flow.