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Red Sea Prizm Hang-on Protein Skimmer

Red Sea Prizm Hang-on Protein Skimmer

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Red Sea Prizm Hang-on Protein Skimmer Information

The development of the Prizm line of protein skimmers represents one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in protein extraction in decades. Utilizing an advanced new method of mixing the water and air and the development of an integrated 2-stage reaction chamber has reset the standard by which all skimmers will be judged.

The Prizm Skimmers consist of 4 basic components: Main Body, Collection Cup, Inlet Pipe and Pump. It is designed to either hang-on the aquarium or to be installed next to or inside a sump as the motor is fully submersible. The Prizm Pro combines an efficient 18-blade TurboJet injector together with Red Sea`s Patented convergent-divergent flow technology Reaction Chamber. Water and air are drawn into the skimmer through the Inlet Pipe by the 18 blade TurboJet impellor, which has been designed to generate the optimum ratio between the water/air flow rates, producing a constant stream of superfine air bubbles in a homogenous air/water mixture.

The unique reaction chamber is divided into 2 compartments consisting of a convergent upward flow first stage, followed by a divergent downward flow second stage. The decreasing cross-sectional area of the convergent first stage, causes great turbulence and extended contact time between the air bubbles and water. The increasing cross-sectional area of the divergent second stage causes the air bubbles to flow both co and counter current before arriving to the water surface. The combined action of the 2 compartments creates a protein loaded, stable foam at the throat of the skimmer, positively pushing dry foam up into the collection cup.

The bubble-trap under the reaction chamber redirects any escaping air bubbles ensuring that bubble free water is returned to the aquarium via the cascade. In addition, the bubble-trap acts as a Mechanical filter by trapping small particulate matter not removed by the foam, thus keeping it out of the aquarium.


The Flow Regulator located on the Inlet Pipe allows the skimmer`s performance to be optimized for all aquarium conditions.
  • Suitable for Marine & Reef aquariums up to 40 gallons
  • Out performs all other skimmers in its class
  • Skim enhancing, 2 stage, convertgent -divergent reaction chamber
  • Quiet and effecient 18 blade "TurboJet" air injector
  • "Triple-Pass" air flow with extended contact time
  • Intergral water and air regulators for optimal skimming
  • Slim line, hang on design only 2.4" deep
  • Suitable for both new and experienced marine specialists
  • User friendly operations and set-up

Optional accessories included with Deluxe versions:

  • Chemical or Biological Filtration Media Basket
  • Adjustable height Surface Skimmer
  • Outflow Pipe Connector (NOTE: This is an option but NOT included with the Skimmer)

What's in the Box

  • Red Sea Prizm Skimmer body
  • inlet pipe with air inlet tube and flow control
  • impeller
  • pump w/ 5.5` power cord
  • collection cup
  • collection cup lid
  • mounting adjustment screw

Manufacturer Info

Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. With a dedicated team of chemists, biologists and other professionals, 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 & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums.

The MAX-S now features Red Sea’s new Reef-Spec™ T5 lighting, which provides outstanding results for lps and sps corals and which is now available as a stand-alone product range with wattages from 24-80w.

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.

Red Sea’s portfolio also includes the C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer and a range of electronics such as the AquaZone range of ozoniser/redox controllers.

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


Manufacturer`s Warranty: 1 year from date of purchase.

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Prizm Skimmer

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Posted: 5/25/2014 from Ocean County, NJ UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: The reality is in can barely keep a 10 gallon clean with just live rock, I had to use a HOB skimmer rated for 150 gallon with Ozone injected (LX2000s) and a in sump C-Skim 1800 just to remove nuisance algae "with" Hydor circulation pumps at 1500GPH (4x) just for a 30 gallon 1/2 circle from Marineland. Doubled the capacity with a RS300 sump.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/11/2014 from GREER, SC UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Like it so far. Tank looks cleaner.

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Bang 4 Buck

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 3/8/2014 from MIDDLE RIVER, MD UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I ordered 2 skimmers and they arrived quickly and without damage. Assembly was easy but priming it was tricky. After getting them running, within 24 hrs, both collection cups had thick, dark, stinky mate in them. For the Deal of The Day, these things are AWESOME! Priming trick, just hook the tube up to air hold plug and pinch the air line with your fingers. Works way better that way.

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last forever

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/3/2013 from Buffalo, NY UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have used 2 of these one with skimmer cup on my fully stocked 75g reef tank for 8 to 10 years. The only maintenance i have done is replaced the inner and outer air tubes, very easy and inexpensive to do. I use no other filtration just occasional sack of chemapure in back corner.My tank houses all types of coral and 8 fish currently with adequate live rock and sand.I also change 25% of water monthly. This is a great skimmer to start with and as your bio load increases just add another.

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Lots of maintenance

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Posted: 8/11/2013 from Lowell, MI UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Bought a used one and it is regularly losing suction and needs to be reset. Needs to be readjusted for flow on a regular basis. Next skimmer I get will be less maintenance.

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great skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/20/2012 from ELKO, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Had this skimmer for about a week & it's doing amazing produces I nice foamy skimmet great product work amazingly

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Red sea protien skimmer

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 5/26/2012 from WARWICK, NY UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: For everybody out there who says this is garbage are all wrong the only downfall is that it is a little noisey but this little skimmer skims like a champ.just remember that when you buy a new skimmer it takes anywhere form a couple of days up to about two weeks to break them in and as for adjustments i set mine once and dont have to worry about it.

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okay for small tank

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Posted: 1/2/2012 from Blacklick, OH UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: at first it does put micro bubbles in the water, but it quit once it broke in. it also does best with a steady water level like in a sump. the ad says up to 90, but the box only says 40. it is easy to adjust and skims well, once broke in. it just isnt very big.

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Red Sea Prizm

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/1/2011 from NAUCALPAN, MEXICO
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Very easy setup, adjusts easily and stays adjusted, I recommend it for small aquariums, 30 gal. or less.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/7/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Started off a little slow,but once I put the live rock in from gulf view . It automatically started working. Nice compact and efficient.

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