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Red Sea Berlin X2 Turbo Protein Skimmer

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Collection Cup with built in foam-view window

Patented window built into the side of the skimmer neck allows for accurate real time evaluation of foam production.

The Triple-Pass Principle

Red Sea’s patented Triple-Pass maximizes the water air contact time inside the skimmer reaction chamber stripping the aquarium water for even the smallest traces of organic pollutants, while minimizing the external dimensions and footprint of the product. By forcing the water-air mixture along a circuitous route, the Berlin X2 achieves a total surface area equal to that of much larger conventional skimmers.

Benefits

  • Highly efficient skimming action
  • Removes even the smallest traces of organic pollutants from aquarium water
  • Super compact design
  • Minimal loss of seawater
Turbo aspirator
  • NEW high performance pinwheel impeller
  • Increased quantity of superfine air bubbles in homogenous air-water mixture
  • Max. water throughtput: 900 lph / 225 gph
  • Max. air throughtput: 300 lph / 75 gph
Hang-on-tank kit

Enables the Berlin X2 to be quickly and easily converted from in-sump to hang-on configuration, offering the user greater flexibility and customization possibilities. The hang-on-tank kits is comprised of quick-fit parts for user-friendly installation and maintenance.

Long term pollutant reduction

Tests have shown that over time the Berlin X2 is extremely effective in lowering the level of oxygen-consuming pollutants (COD/BOD) in the aquarium water.

How do we rate our skimmers?

The recommended aquarium volume ratings for the Berlin X2 have been calculated according the optimum turnover rate per aquarium type, as determined by laboratory test conducted at Red Sea. They are as follows:
  • Fish tank: 1 turnover/h
  • Soft Corals (LPS): 1.5-2 turnover/h
  • Hard Corals (SPS): 3-4 turnover/h

Specifications

Dimensions: 13.7" x 10.6"

Height required is 22" for cup removal.


Manufacturer Info

With a dedicated team of scientists and other professionals, Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. Red Sea constantly strives to provide hobbyists of all levels with highly effective solution-driven products designed to make your fish-keeping experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.

The embodiment of Red Sea’s dedication to providing solutions for today’s reef-keepers is its range of MAX-NANO, MAX-E & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums, now featuring the very latest in LED lighting technology.

For advanced reef-keepers the Red Sea REEFER provides a great platform into which you can add your own selection of hardware. With its ultra-clear glass, ATO built-in, silent flow valve and superb quality of finish the REEFER sets the standard for those wishing to customize. REEFER is also available as a Deluxe version with LED lighting included.

Red Sea’s unique Reef Care Program (RCP) provides a comprehensive, safe and easy to use program for testing and supplementing within reef aquaria, and is perfectly complemented by Red Sea’s Coral Pro & Red Sea Salt’s, which has become the salt of choice for those seeking the very highest quality water quality for their coral reef aquariums. Both salts are made using a unique natural process which delivers unrivalled homogeneity and is perfect for delicate corals. Check your individual bucket of salt’s composition using Red Sea’s innovative new “MyBatch” software.

Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.

BLAKE MOHRMANN from ORANGE, CA UNITED STATES

09/07/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Bam

I purchased this skimmer 3 years ago from the LFS where I bought my tank+stand+sump from when I first started out with SW. So far I have gone through 3 impellers @ $30 each (half the cost of the original purchase price) for replacement. The 3rd one has since broken and instead of replacing I used marine epoxy from home depot to fix it and its still in service. However as mentioned before, every single time I have had to power this skimmer off, it will not come back on without opening the pump and freeing the impeller. The build quality on the rest of the skimmer is ok, but since you can not upgrade the pumps, I would and am currently, looking at a different brand skimmer for my 120 gallon tank.

7 out of 8 found this review helpful

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BRYAN METZMEIER from FLOYDS KNOBS, IN UNITED STATES

01/08/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Unsatisfied!!!

I am very disappointed with this skimmer. The pump will not restart after a power failure. It must be disassembled to get the impeller to turn. Red Sea did send two new impellers and a new pump, but it still doesn't work.

6 out of 7 found this review helpful

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JOSHUA P ROGERS from Mesa, AZ UNITED STATES

10/06/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good Start

The pump that is included is junk. The Red Sea Berlin skimmer body is good quality and collection cup is easy to remove and clean. This is a good skimmer for the beginer because it is inexpensive and can remove a decent amount of waste, but don't waste your money or time with the Turbo model.

4 out of 6 found this review helpful

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GERARDO QUEZADA from INGLEWOOD, CA UNITED STATES

03/31/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Balance out

It is very simple to put together but has a huge I mean huge powerhead that will stand out on your tank. Difficult to balance out the water flow and the air vavle I had trouble and also still havent got it to work properly. Collection gets full too fast if you dont set it up right.

4 out of 7 found this review helpful

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PAUL from CLEMMONS, NC UNITED STATES

03/20/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

poor fit

Lots of plastic parts that fit together poorly. Pump difficult to restart after power interruption.

4 out of 7 found this review helpful

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JOHN MARZICH from ARROYO GRANDE, CA UNITED STATE

02/06/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

not impressed

Expected way more from this unit. You will see orp go up but any bioload brings it back down and starts all over again. At 55watts of power consumption there are better skimmers that draw less and clean more and can handle bio-loads without dropping. I only had it on a 75 gallon reef? Using a bermuda aquatics small 3c skimmer with a dolphin 50 watt 650gal/hr pump the orp shot up 15 points and continuing as I write this.

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Rob from ARLINGTON, TX UNITED STATES

12/13/2007

Experience Level: Expert

Excellent Skimmer

The Berlin X2 performs perfectly - no problems with installation and the fine tune adjustments work great

19 out of 23 found this review helpful

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