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AquaC Remora Pro Pre-Skimmer For Rio+ 1400 Powerhead

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The AquaC Remora and Remora Pro are undoubtedly the most efficient hang on skimmers available today, and what better than an accessory that boosts their performance by as much as 20%! The AquaC Surface Prefilter is a special box designed to hide the skimmer pump, thereby creating a more aesthetically pleasing aquarium. The Surface Prefilter isn`t just about looks, however. Ever notice that oily "skin" on the top of your aquarium? The Surface Prefilter skims water off the top of the tank, which is often coated with a heavy load of organics. This can improve skimming by as much as 20% (much darker, smellier foam), and the prefilter has a slotted edge just like an expensive overflow box. The Surface Prefilter also contains a bubble eliminating sponge to get rid of those microbubbles that sometimes escape back to the aquarium. The water return area can also serve as a media chamber for those who choose to use activated carbon or phosphate removing compounds.

The Surface Prefilter installs in seconds and requires no tools - just attach to the pump and turn your Remora or Remora Pro hang on skimmer into a waste removing machine!

Specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H): 10" x 8.34" x 3"


Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaC Remora Pro Pre-Skimmer For Rio+ 1400 Powerhead

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

AquaC Aquarium Supplies
AquaC was founded in 1998 as a small one-man operation in San Diego, California. The company has since grown to become one of the leading protein skimmer manufacturers in the United States and sells thousands of units globally every year. AquaC`s 5,000 square foot production facility in San Diego sets the standard in technology for acrylic fabrication. They use precision CNC machined parts and advanced thermoforming techniques to build products of unmatched quality and value. The company`s focus has remained the same after more than a decade in business: to provide high-quality products and top-notch customer service to customers with each and every transaction.


Warranty

Manufacturers Warranty:  90 days from date of purchase

80 Reviews

RANDELL PARDUE from POLLOCK, LA UNITED STATES

10/27/2014

Experience Level: Beginner

pre-skimmer

Really did help to get rid of the bubbles from the outflow of the protein skimmer.

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JUDE VUONG from HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES

12/14/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

AquaC Remora Pro Pre-skimmer

1) The box is HUGE. It will hide the pump to make the tank look cleaner but it takes up a lot of space. 2) Suction cups make it secure but it is very difficult to get to the cups to detach once it is on. 3)Very sensitive to water levels so it has to be closely monitored. Overall, it looks great...just was not good for my tank.

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GREGORY THREATTE from SLINGERLANDS, NY UNITED STATES

05/27/2013

Experience Level: Beginner

Great

It insures that surface scum actually gets into the Skimmer!

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BERNARD HOROWITZ from SELDEN, NY UNITED STATES

05/03/2013

Experience Level: Beginner

Bubbles

Extremely easy setup. Short break in time. Millions of micro-bubbles. Basically forced to get pre-skimmer attachment to get rid of the bubbles. Loud at times. But it does produce quality skim. Get the pre-filter box to save some time.

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MITCHELL T MAZUR from SAN ANGELO, TX UNITED STATES

10/10/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Per skimmer

Pre skimmer isn't as much of an eye sore as I thought it would be, probably helps that I have a black background. It does effectively eliminate most micro bubbles reentering the tank. The "pre-skimmer" effectiveness is debatable.. It's nearly impossible to maintain the proper water level for more than a day aligned with the notches at the top to cause an overflow effect.. However this may be easier with an auto top off system.. Although I have my water line about halfway between the top and bottom of the notches, the skimmer does pull in some surface material where it then swirls around the surface just inside the box, I'm assuming that it will dissipate into the water and therefore into the skimmer. "20% better performance" may apply to this action. The suction cups on the back work great; they still allow movement and adjustment while maintaining good suction. Overall the product generally does what it says and I would certainly recommend it for anyone with an auto top off system seeking a cheap remedy for surface skimming/overflow box, or to someone with extra time on their hands who can adjust the box almost daily.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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Best Fishes from Lawrenceville, GA UNITED STATE

05/08/2012

Experience Level: Expert

good solution to surface skim

Pros: This box does improve the performance of the Remora Pro skimmer in two ways. One, it allows you to have an overflow box to skim the surface oils creating a nice and clean water surface. Second, in my case I was able to better control the flow rate of the pump without using a flow valve. The shape of the box will not allow you to use the foam pre skimmer on any of the Mag drive 3 versions of this skimmer but its not much risk to fish and in fact in my mind its better as there is no prefilter to clog or clean. I never had issues with microbubbles as others noted, but I can see that this would solve the problem. Finally, one feature not noted is that the pre skimmer has a foam sponge on one side so that if the waterlevel gets below the overflow slots, the pump wont run dry right away. Your water level would have to get below the bottom of the box itself before water would not feed in. Good design choice. The cons of this unit is it uses suction cups, which are of good quality and though the mfg will replace free of charge once they fail, they will fail and need replacement later. I prefer a clasp that attaches to the tank that I can adjust up and down. Second, its big and bulky. It does however hide the pump and make the tank look less cluttered. Worth the money and in my opinion should be a standard accessory to the Remora Pro skimmer instead of an option.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful

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CLIFFORD ROBERTS from Fitchburg, WI UNITED STATES

03/14/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

DEATH TRAP FOR FISH

Beware!! It works as it should skimming the top of the water and reducing micro bubbles in the main display but I have lost a few fish to this and not just small fish but fish even up 5"

3 out of 4 found this review helpful

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TODD SPEARS from OMAHA, NE UNITED STATES

11/14/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Pre skimmer mag 3

Works great on my Remora Pro with mag 3 and they quality is good just as expected from AquaC. I like that they put suction cups on the back of it versus those set screws they use to have.

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DAVE ROHLFS from TINLEY PARK, IL UNITED STATES

07/25/2011

Experience Level: Expert

AquaC Remora Pro Pre-skimmer

Works well although mounting design is an after thought. Found if you move skimmer out flush with inside tank top molding, the pre-skimmer seems to hold it's position better but not really a fix. No more micro bubbles returning to tank so the main objective was met for me. AquaC needs to design a retro fit kit for mounting.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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MATT PARSONS from GREEN BAY, WI UNITED STATES

06/19/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Pre skimmer better than hoped

I have loved the Remora skimmers ever since the first one I bought many years ago. I now have double digit skimmers and the Remoras are the best in my experience considering skim mate, size, value and esthetics. I started a 32 gallon nano reef and for the first time ever I experienced micro bubbles in the effluent water. This stuck to some of the corals, especially the xenias, and caused strings of bubbles to stick to the ends of the xenia. I tried to run the effluent water through a media bag, I tried running it with carbon in the bag with little reduction of the bubbles. Once I bought this skimmer box, I was 100 percent happy with the success at which it removed the bubbles. It also allows me to run ozone to the influent water, add carbon bags to the effluent water and it all looks beautiful.I plan to buy a skimmer box for every tank I own. They install in seconds, improved my skim mate (pulls all the surface film into the skimmer and out it goes to the collection cup) and has made running ozone that much easier.I am going to be using this combo on my FOWLR tanks, my coral tanks and even just my fish only tanks. My only regret is that I didn’t buy one of these earlier. I listened to the few nay Sayers and boy, that was a mistake. For less than $35 my tank looks 100 percent better both water clarity and the hidden equipment and media bags are out of sight. What a perfectly simply design.Thanks for carrying such a great product and thanks Aqua C for making such powerful, compact products that outperform higher costing equipment.Sincerely, Matt P.

4 out of 9 found this review helpful

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