1-800-566-3474

Current USA Fission Recirculating Skimmer 150 gal. (with pump) 24 inch x 4.75in

Read 14 Reviews Write a Review


CU08106

This item has been discontinued.

Current USA

  • Removes dissolved organics and waste products with extreme efficiency
  • Greatly benifits water quality and clarity
  • Increases oxygen levels and stabilizes pH
  • Reduces Nitrate, Phosphate and Nitrite levels
Performance Cubed
Powered by a patent pending paddle-mixing injection system, the Fission Skimmer violently mixes air with water—creating a column of millions of tiny microbubbles. These tiny microbubbles provide an enormous surface area for the adsorption of organic compounds and waste products. The impellers unique paddle plates remain rigid during rotation, pushing more water and increasing contact time while still hacking those bubbles into a dense foam froth. Paddle plate impellers create up to 3 times the amount of microbubbles and contact time compared to other needle-wheel type skimmers.

Functionality Squared
Designed for in-sump only applications, the skimmer inlet fitting attaches to any primary 1/2" water flow line such as a powerhead, canister filter or external pump. Water tight pump unions provide easy disassembly for pump cleaning and allow the pump to be used in or out of the water. Simply connect the skimmer inlet to a powerhead or existing plumbing line, adjust the water flow to the correct flowrate and skim-away.

System Singular
Fission skimmers are built for performance with unprecented precision to detail. Cell-cast acrylic body and clean molded connection parts make it a unit that will provide years of outstanding performance. The collection cup is easy-to-remove and has a rubber grommet connection assembly that ensures a snug fit. A fully adjustable flow valve completely allows you to control the water height within the skimmer body—maximizing foam collection. The drain port in the collection cup makes it easy to collect the foam and drain it away from your system. The microbubble trap and micron sock capture any tiny errant bubbles. To keep family members happy, the paddle mixing-injection system includes an air silencer to keep things quiet and peaceful.

What`s Included
Fission Recirculating skimmers include a collection cup with drain port, recirculating pump (660 gph), paddle-wheel injection system with ceramic shaft and paddle impeller, air inlet silencer, molded microbubble reducing trap, micron bubble filter sock (100 micron) and instructions.

Specifications
  • Model: 8106
  • Maximum Tank Size: 150gal
  • Height: 24"
  • Dia.: 4.5"
  • Foot Print: 14" x 9"
  • Inlet: 1/2"
  • Skimmer Recirculation: 660gph
  • Optimum Flow Rate: 200–350gph
  • Total Watts: 50
  • Total Amps: 0.42

14 Reviews

AMANDA HOLBEK from JANESVILLE, WI UNITED STATES

03/14/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Poor as it gets. Terible

Out the box my first one was broke had to get a new one sent out and guess again the pump wasn't molded right and water sprayed out the top. Worst skimmer I've ever seen does it take 3 to get one good one. I want my money back. What a piece of junk

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

MARCUS CARTER from BRADENTON, FL UNITED STATES

03/26/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

WORST SKIMMER IN THE WORLD

THE WORST SKIMMER IN THE WORLD...PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. I WAS ELECTROCUTED BY THIS SKIMMER, ALSO IT IS EXTREMELY LOUD. SO LOUD THAT I HAVE NEVER RAN IT FOR 24 HOURS STRAIGHT. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SKIMMER.

2 out of 5 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

RICHARTD HOLZMAN from PALMYRA, PA UNITED STATES

03/16/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

skimmer

This skimmer leaks at black and clear conection of the skimmer but with a little silicone you can fix that.Once you stop the leaks and fire it up it skims like mad after break in. For 89 bucks i'd buy another

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

JAMIE SAULTER from GENESEE, MI UNITED STATES

02/24/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

worth the money

The skimmer is not a high grade acrylic, but it does the job well. Possibly better than my ev 180 and not as good as my 30" LifeReef. You need to put a 45 inside the chamber, put a shim in the cheep pump to make it quiet, and keep the bubble trap off to make it a performer.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

Disappointed from Emerald Isle, NC UNITED STATES

10/29/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Water Fountain

This skimmer has begun to overflow despite getting cleaned a week prior. Last month, I returned from work one day to find water on my hardwood floor and Persian (from Iraq) rug. I unplugged the skimmer and cleaned it according to manuf recommendations. Since then, I cleaned the skimmer weekly and adjusted the flow rate daily. Despite constant monitoring/adjusting the skimmer seemed to be working ok. This morning, I woke up to find a similar puddle on the floor (despite thoroughly cleaning the skimmer just 4 days ago) so I unplugged the skimmer and now I'm in the market for another one. Hopefully my rug and hardwood floor won't be damaged.

3 out of 4 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

JOHN FREEMAN from LONGMONT, CO UNITED STATES

10/21/2008

Experience Level: Expert

Recirc pump broke after 4 days

I just placed my new unit in service on Friday evening. This morning Tuesday I checked the unit and it was making a loud rattling noise. I turned it off an this evening checked the recirculation pump. The trust bearing on the impeller was broken off and rattling around on the shaft.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

GREG FRYLING from SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA UNITED

09/01/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

skimmer

I am on my 4th day with the 225 gallon fission skimmer and I have seen no skimmate being collected. I am going to give it a few more days , and if I see no improvement, out it goes.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

RAY S. from Minnesota

03/09/2008

Experience Level: Expert

U get what you pay for!!!

Cheap, Cheap, and did I mention it's CHEAP!!! Quality build - I could have made a better unit using a plastic pinic cup. Constantly dialing in to adjust flow every hour and inconsistent foaming. Recirculating Pump LEAKS! They say it is both external and in sump...IT's definately in sump! IT WILL LEAK so don't risk it externally. Barely foams up, worst skimmer on the market bar-none. HIGHLY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!

8 out of 8 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

MIKE ACHENBACH from WATERBORO, ME UNITED STATES

03/01/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

junk

I wouldn't buy another for $5.00. Barely works, and if/when recirculating pump stops skimmer becomes a water fountain. Emailed Current-USA and their response was that I should buy a venturi pump rated for less gph then recommended to make it work good. Hate this piece of junk.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

MRaquatic from TALLAHASSEE, FL UNITED STATES

02/15/2008

Experience Level: Expert

Loud

This product seems to work as far as skimming the water goes, but unless you want a jet engine in your living I would recommend against it. The powerhead Current has supplied with the skimmer has a cheap version of a needle wheel in it which causes extreme vibrations when operated. I have quite a bit of experience with marine products and this is the loudest skimmer Ive hear. It is next to a 3500 gph external pump and a cheaper 2x 250 Metal Halide ballast, and is much louder than both of them, even from the other room. Moreover, you cannot return it at full price because apparently this is how it is "supposed" to work! All this and I cannot even get a call back from Current to troubleshoot.

7 out of 7 found this review helpful

Was this review helpful?

Accessories for Current USA Fission Recirculating Skimmer 150 gal. (with pump) 24 inch x 4.75in


Similar Items