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Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer


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This item has been discontinued.

Red Sea

The Smarter choice for the serious hobbyist

A new level of performance, user friendliness and affordability in protein skimming.

Features:
  • PSK Air Injector - 800 lph (200 gph)
  • Integrated neck washing system
  • FoamView™ skim adjustment window
  • High efficiency skim reactor
  • Stand-alone or In-sump
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - Recommended Tanks Size
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Advanced Protein Skimmer
Peripheral Flow, Closed Loop, Skim Chamber
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - Peripheral Flow, Closed Loop, Skim Chamber
Inlet: Aquarium water is injected into an air pocket above the skim chamber, and is spread evenly around the periphery of the skim chamber walls, preventing turbulent flows on non-aerated water which can de-stabilize the foam production.

Aeration: The PSK aspiration pump recirculates the water in the skimmer, injecting 800 lph (200 gph) of micro air bubbles.

Foaming: The conical top of the skimming chamber concentrates the air/water mixture, forcing it up into the neck of the collection cup where it slowly transforms into dry concentrated organics-laden foam.

Outlet: The out-flowing water is collected evenly from around the periphery of the bottom of the skim chamber where it is almost bubble free.

Control: A skim regulator valve easily adjusts the foaming for a wide range of water conditions providing optimal skimming performance.

User-friendly Control and Design
The compact rectangular design of the C-Skim makes it ideal for in-sump use or stand-alone installation.

All controls and access to the pump are on one face, making set up and ongoing use a simple process.

Control features include the Foam Regulator & FoamView™ Window, Air Control Valve & Silencer, 3-way Skim/Wash/Clean Control Valve, Drain Port, 90 degree rotating outlet suitable for 40mm (1.5") rigid pipe.
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - User-friendly Control and Design

Skimmer Neck Washing System
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - Skimmer Neck Washing System Allowing organic sludge to accumulate on the skimmer neck (which will occur if not cleaned regularly) can reduce foam production by 30-40%.

When the C-Skim`s patent-pending integrated neck washing system is activated, it diverts water from the skim chamber, spraying concentrated jets of water onto the inside of the neck, washing the accumulate sludge back into the skimmer. Returning the water flow back to normal operation flushes the sludge into the collection cup for easy disposal.

FoamView™
The FoamView™ Window provides a clear view of the foaming action and allows easy and accurate adjustment of foam production. Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - FoamView™

Long Term Pollutant Reduction
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - Long Term Pollutant Reduction Tests have shown that over time the C-Skim is extremely effective in lowering the level of oxygen consuming pollutants (COD/BOD) in aquarium water. The graph shows the inverse relationship between the levels of the water borne pollutants and Redox over time. (Results of test performed on a heavily stocked 1000L (250gal) fish tank)

Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - Specifications
Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer - Dimensions


Product Manuals & Documentation

Red Sea C-Skim 1800 Protein Skimmer

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

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.

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This skimmer works really well in the sump, is very adjustable and quiet. Basic maintenance like cleaning the skimmer cup is very easy. Removing, cleaning and re-installing the aspirator pump is a nightmare. You should only have to do this about once every 3-6 months, but when you do, you're in for ...Read More

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“Excellent Skimmer and Support”
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Got this skimmer from a retailer at a good price, as I started my tank 7/2013. It was a little rocky start, as it wouldn't fit in the sump adequately. Had to set it up outside of the sump, and plumbing the output through the acrylic wall. Then, during the breakin period (for me and the skimmer) some...Read More

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“very poor excuse for a skimmer”
0.5

This thing is too large, noisey and functions very poorly. The cup clips kept popping off. the pump broke aftr 2 months.This neck clean option is a joke. Bought a different skimmer and immediately the tank cleared up massive skimmate. Do not waste your money.

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“Foam factory”
4.0

It took 2 days to get the adjustments right for a stable foam column. It definitely needs the 400gph. I think it should say minimum flow 400 rather than optimum flow 400. An Ehiem 1250 (317gph) will not produce a stable foam, rather it oscillates between mid way up and volcanic overflows. I've orde...Read More

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“Disappointed”
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Bought from an authorized dealer, but not from this retailer. The unit was missing parts upon receipt. Docs state 1.5" rigid pipe works with the unit for extending the drain, however no rigid PVC pipe of any size or fittings would fit. Unit flooded easily just by minor adjustments in the out...Read More

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“Nice skimmer”
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Great skimmer it does a good job in my 210gallon mixed reef. the bowl fills up about every three days im running it with a 500gph feed pump just haft to turn it way down on the skimmer. Im giving it 4 stars because it is a pain to try to adjust and the guide does not help you with that at all. the k...Read More

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