Cyclone Bio-Filter + Skimmer CPR SYS 194 includes CY 194, CS 100 overflow, Bio-Bale, hose, Rio 2500 Pump, and Return Kit.
- Features Rejuvenation Venturi (RVT) driven protein skimmers. RVT Powerhead is included
- Has a bypass for the protein skimmer so that the water and air intake are always constant and provide maximum skimming action
- Funnel shaped collection cup for efficient and easy removal of proteins and uneaten food before they reach the biological media
- Has an adjustable gate which allows fine tuning of the height of the water in the protein skimmer
- Has a deep sump area for probes, chemical media, etc
- Has a non-warping lid which prevents excessive evaporation
- Uses a high performing biological medium, Bio-Bale
- Disassembles quickly and easily for cleaning
- Can be used with a submersible or external pump
- 6" diameter skimmer
- Sump water capacity: 5.8 gallons
- Bio chamber: 4 gallons
- Total sump area: 12 gallons
- Inlet size: 1"
- Outlet size: 3/4"
- Maximum flow rate: 700 gal/hr
- up to 200 gal tank size
- 20" x 12.5" x 18"
A built in overflow is the most efficient method of draining aquarium water to a filter. If your aquarium does not have built-in overflow, CPR Continuous Siphon Overflows/Prefilters are the best means for getting water from an aquarium to a filter system without expensive modifications to the tank. They quietly skim up to six times more water than units with tubes.
- For glass or acrylic aquariums up to 175 gal.
- Flow rate 800 gph.
- 10" wide
- 1" bulkhead outflow
The advantages of CPR Continuous Siphon Overflows/Prefilters include:
- Adjustable water level allows you to easily change the level in your tank.
- Black top reduces algae growth.
- Plastic screen to prevent fish loss.
- Quiet operation.
CPR Aquatic Aquarium Supplies
In Arcata, located in Northern California, the sea is a way of life. From the advanced Marine Biology department at Humboldt State University, just up the hill from CPR’s headquarters, to Humboldt Bay, about a mile west, CPR is nestled in a perfect environment to develop equipment for marine aquariums. CPR was started in a small garage in 1987 to produce biological filters for local aquarists. People who used CPR filters were impressed by the high quality and affordable prices. Word spread and the company grew. Since then, CPR has expanded to a 10,000 sq. ft. production facility and has developed many innovative products over the years. CPR is incorporating new ideas and technologies all the time. Their goal is to allow aquarists to place the highest performing products in their tanks at reasonable prices.
CPR SYS 194 Filter Package
Superior Filter System
Posted: 3/2/2012 from POCATELLO, ID UNITED STATES
I have been a marine hobbyist for 30+ years. This is IMO the best filter system on the market. When comparing it to the Rena-Fishstar (or similar under tank filters) there simply is no comparison. Primarily based on Cost-To-Operate. The small round/square under tank filters are approximately $22.00 ea where i live and each filter system has 2-4 filters and need replacing every 1-2 months and cleaning a lot more often then that! The CPR-CY series filter is a filter-sheet that costs $6.00 and contains 3 filters. So, while the Cy194/294 cost more initially, the maintenance cost will save you thousands over the life of the tank/filter system compared to other systems. The protein skimmer is a little noisy (it is an air-pump after all) but changing out the air intake can minimize that. If you are running freshwater, probably do not need to use the protein skimmer anyway, and its use is optional - simply do not plug in the pump. The 194 is also large enough to handle more water flow then one rio2500 return pump. I have 2 return pumps on mine. You will want to (MUST) put a siphon pump on the overflow box to prevent the siphon from breaking....that is very very bad - and causes a flood. Again. over 20 years of use, and using other systems on my other tanks, this is by far the best filter system on the market!
1 of 2 People found this review helpful, did you?
Posted: 1/18/2010 from HUDSON, FL UNITED STATES
Is very noise can't watch tv in family room anymore,iam disappointed with the noise.
1 of 2 People found this review helpful, did you?
Posted: 9/21/2009 from BOZEMAN, MT UNITED STATES
This has been a decent filtration system for my 72 Gallon Bowfront. I have been using it for 7 months now with no major failures.
Did you find this review helpful?
Posted: 6/6/2009 from ROCKLIN, CA UNITED STATES
I added this sump w/skimmer to my 30 gallon cube and it really does a good job. I had to modify it a little because I didn't have the space under my cabinet for an external pump so I routed the hoses from inside where I had the pump sitting. Still the product is a pretty good one. The skimmer does a great job collecting too.
0 of 1 People found this review helpful, did you?
Not a great product
Posted: 7/9/2008 from BRIGHTON, MA UNITED STATES
I ordered this sump for use with a FOWLR 92 corner. I chose it based on its compact design and inclusion of a skimmer. While it works well as a trickle filter, it returns noticeable amounts of micro-bubbles to the tank. Additionally, the skimmer is all but useless. It's placement in the main sump causes protein build up around the unit, it is incredibly hard to adjust and will generally either produce no skim at all, or produce large amounts of thin, watery skim containing very little waste material. Additionally, the pump is incredibly loud and the skimmer compounds the micro-bubble problem. This was such an issue that I removed the skimmer all together and now use a Remora hang on unit. I then added baffling to the sump to take care of the micro bubble problem. The plus side is that there is now room for a sand bed and rock rubble in the sump, but overall this product was not worth it.
1 of 3 People found this review helpful, did you?
underpowered and over rated
It might be alright if you plan to use on a 55 gal tank or smaller. Anything larger and it will not clean properly. the rio 2500 pump had to be replaced 2 times due to failure
0 of 2 People found this review helpful, did you?
CPR SYS 194 Filter
i Have had my set up running for 3 years I love it and have had no trouble. I do run 2 turn pumps though.
4 of 5 People found this review helpful, did you?