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Aquaforte Tornado III Protein Skimmer

PF0280
Description

The Tornado III Protein Skimmer is the New improved version of the popular Tornado protein skimmer. No more pressure loss on the inlet due to the absence of a venturi. Water goes straight into the filter. Air is blown into the 4mm air inlet through a supplied flowmeter to ensure a continuous flow of 0.5 l/m (30 l/h). This pressure ensures the separation of the produced foam through the foam outlet pipe.

£375.00
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The Tornado III Protein Skimmer is the New improved version of the popular Tornado protein skimmer. No more pressure loss on the inlet due to the absence of a venturi. Water goes straight into the filter. Air is blown into the 4mm air inlet through a supplied flowmeter to ensure a continuous flow of 0.5 l/m (30 l/h). This pressure ensures the separation of the produced foam through the foam outlet pipe.

The Tornado III Protein Skimmer is a combination of three different filter systems. The Tornado II Protein Skimmer filter operates biological, mechanical and chemical.

The Tornado III Protein Skimmer principle operates as follows: The surface of an air bubble attracts dissolved substances out of the water. Because of the adhesion of the bubbles these substances, like chemicals, waste particles, colourants and algae, are concentrated. By means of an air pump, air is mixed with water.

By forcing this mixture through the bio rings to a lower part, there is a long contact between air and water. This changes the surface tension of the water continuously and creates a thick foam. This foam will be separated from the cleared water by a perforated cone and exits through the foam outlet. Dissolved substances like; phosphates, ammonia, humus acids, colourants, proteins and a number of heavy metals, are filtered out of the water and separated together with the foam.

The extraction of dissolved substances is not possible with normal filters and can only be done if chemicals are added.

The Tornado III Protein Skimmer filter has various advantages:

  • Stabilizes pH
  • Removes colourants
  • Increases dissolved oxygen
  • Not dependant on bacteria, works as soon as the pump is running.
  • Total height 74cm, Ø16cm. Water inlet Ø25mm
  • water outlet Ø40 mm,
  • foam outlet Ø25mm.
  • Pump capacity max. 5m³/h.

Substances dissolved in the water such as phosphates, ammonia, Humic acids, dyes, proteins and a number of heavy metals are filtered out of the water and discharged by means of the foam.

The Aquaforte Tornado III Fresh Water Protein Skimmer comes with a single union ball valve for more accurate flow control and special new bio rings for even better mix of oxygen. Thanks to the ball valve it is much easier to adjust the correct water level.

Through a 4mm air connection and supplied flowmeter an air pump can be added to continuously pumps 0,5l/m (30l/h) air into the filter. This pressure ensures that the foam is pushed out of the filter through the foam outlet tube.

The Aquaforte Tornado III Fresh Water Protein Skimmer is a combination of a biological, mechanical and chemical filter. The principle works as follows: the surface of an air bubble attracts substances dissolved in water. Due to the attraction of air bubbles, chemicals, dirt particles, dyes and algae are concentrated.

Air is mixed with water by means of an air pump. By forcing this mixture through the filter material (biorings) to a lower outlet, a very long contact time between water and air is created. This changes the surface tension of the water continuously and creates a firm foam.

This foam is separated from the purified water by a perforated cone and discharged.