ATB protein skimming magic

Reviews | 19th December 2011 | Article by Curvball | View comments (0)

Many of you will know that my current system, the ZEOnano9020 currently uses an ATB multi-use protien skimmer as the main system for nutrient export. And what an amazing job it does too. In this post is a selection of images showing just what type of gunk this protien skimmer pulls from this 20g reef tank. The images were taken 5 days after the skimmer cup was cleaned – needless to say, the cup was given another clean. In general the cup is cleaned once a week, with the neck getting a wipe down every 2nd or 3rd day. Every 3 months the entire skimmer is breakdown and given a well deserved clean out, but with the way the ATB skimmers are built, taking it apart to clean every component is a breeze. Enjoy the photos (and watch that gag reflex, you’ve been warned).

ATB protein skimmer multi-use

ATB protein skimmer multi-use collection cup

ATB protein skimmer multi-use collection cup

ATB protein skimmer multi-use collection cup

ATB protein skimmer multi-use collection cup lid

ATB protein skimmer multi-use collection cup sludge

ATB protein skimmer multi-use neck cleaning

 

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Curvball is the editor and founder of nanoreefblog.com. Having kept aquariums on and off since the age 8 years old, this now 32 year old hobbyist is well versed in various types of aquariums. His passion is SPS corals and the challenges of maintaining them in relatively small amounts of water. His professional background as a designer and writer combined with his love for this hobby makes nanoreefblog.com the perfect extension of his passions.

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