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Tunze Comline DOC Protein Skimmer 9004

Tunze Comline DOC Protein Skimmer 9004

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Tunze Comline DOC Protein Skimmer 9004 Information




The new Tunze Comline® filters opens the way for compact aquarium components designed for internal operation, are ultra-functional and are highly-sophisticated. The system creates a natural atmosphere in the aquarium at a minimum size. The goal always remains the same, more performance and less space.

The Comline® DOC Skimmer 9004 is designed for use in seawater mixed aquariums / soft coral aquariums up to 250 litres (66 USgal.) or sensitive reef biotopes with stone corals up to 150 litres (40 USgal.). It works based on the TUNZE® Flash Skimming principle, water supply is provided via an efficient surface intake system with bacteria film removal. Thus, the system can also be used as a “standalone solution” in the aquarium. The featured TUNZE® Foamer generates many fine air bubbles with a diameter between 0.1 and 0.3mm, which ensures particularly silent operation.

The “Flash skimming” principle enables highly efficient foam production.
Principle: Protein-rich surface water is mixed with water thoroughly in the TUNZE® Foamer. On the surface of the air bubbles forming, pollutants such as protein, cellulose, dead cells, etc. are adsorbed immediately, the air bubbles are very fine, with a diameter between 0.1 and 0.3mm. The water/air mixture is expanded and stabilized in the skimmer cup, the water returns to the aquarium, and the protein-loaded air bubbles reach the skimmer cup reactor. The patented anti-overfoaming system intermediate chamber with phase water prevents the skimmer from overfoaming and controls the skimmer performance, depending on the water level and organic load.
The particularly high efficiency of the “flash skimming” principle compared to large skimmers with long contact time is obtained because the substances adsorbed by the air bubbles are not released again, thus they don`t return to the aquarium water again.

Includes magnet mounts for aquariums up to 3/8" thick.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 4.3" x 3.5" x 12"
  • Water Lever Required: Approx. 8.86" - 9.65"
  • Air Output: Approx. 150 L/H
  • Energy Consumption: 4W
  • Tank Size: 15-65 gallons
Features:
  • Surface intake with bacteria film removal.
  • Skimmer cup, 0.2l (.05 USgal.) volume, also accommodates the foam reactor, easy to remove.
  • Attachment with a patented magnet holder for a glass thickness of up to 3/8".
  • Intermediate chamber with patented anti-overfoaming system.
  • TUNZE® Foamer 9004.040, high air output and low energy consumption (4W).
  • Bubble-free outgoing water.
  • New “Comline® Design”: comfortable use, elegant and unobtrusive in the aquarium.
  • Air flow regulation and silencer for an exceptionally quiet operation.
  • Made in Germany, 2-year manufacturer`s warranty



Manufacturer Info

Tunze
For forty-five years the name TUNZE® has been synonymous with aquariums. Many products and components which we have developed in the course of time are now standard features of aquarium technology today. This confidence in TUNZE is no coincidence. The company has remained true to its philosophy right from the beginning, researching water biotopes all over the world to develop components which enable natural water conditions in the closed environment of an aquarium. In the implementation of know-how, effectiveness and efficiency, TUNZE® takes the lead in environmental compatibility. Their motto is: quality and reliability. These values are upheld with well thought-out and precise tool making by highly qualified experts. The brand names of TUNZE® and Turbelle® meet the expectations of the seal of quality; Made in Germany. Many of the products shown in this catalogue are protected by national and international patents.
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really pulling gunk out

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Posted: 10/21/2014 from SAN FRANCISCO, CA
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I just replaced the biocube protein skimmer with this. It took more stuff out in 2 days than that other one ever took out. It seems very well made except... The way the magnet attaches to the skimmer itself is sort of hokey. The magnet stays attached to the wall, but the skimmer has fallen off of the magnet several times already. I'm going to have to rig something else up to keep it in place.


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Great Skimmer

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Posted: 9/20/2014 from TORONTO, CANADA
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: First skimmer I've ever used. Very impressed with Marine Depot. I'm in Canada and it was here in a week. The skimmer: Only weakness was the nubs that connect the magnet. One broke the first time I connected it. As a result, just drilled a couple of screws and fixed it. Skimmer is great, works well and very quiet.


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Works well.....

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Posted: 9/3/2014 from BUFORD, GA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I purchased this for my 29 gallon Biocube HQI. Due to the light bracket I had to put this in chamber 3 with the return pump as that was the only place it would fit. It does go inside the chamber and there is more than enough room for the covers of the tank to conceal it. I can't hear a thing - very quiet with this setup. Within a few days there was some skimmate already forming very nicely. My bioload is 3 fish, numerous frags, and a shrimp. I am very happy with this purchase. I also received great customer service from Marinedepot! If you have a biocube I recommend this skimmer!


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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 6/8/2014 from WARREN, MI UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: very well made the magnets could be stronger and the plastic tabs that hold the magnets to the unit are weak. other than that the unit is very quiet and produced very good skimate in 24hours of use.


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Quiet and powerful

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Posted: 5/7/2014 from Burto's Reef
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is my 5th. Nano, or HOT skimmer. It obviously is not HOT. Rather, it sits unobtrusively inside your nano tank in a corner, or along the back wall. Low, low noise level and low, low energy consumption. Big, big performance. The surface skimmer is a fantastic feature for nanos, since most don't have an overflow (except the all in ones). Created froth right away and actual skimate within just a few days. Won't produce a real dry skimate, that's why it didn't get 5 stars.


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tunze 9004 skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/29/2014 from SAINT PETERS, MO UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: great skimmer. put it in my nuvo 38 and it fits perfect. foam right away and no micro bubbles!


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Space saving skimmer

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Posted: 12/7/2013 from Dade City, FL
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have a wet-dry filter that came with a protein skimmer that I needed to replace. Unfortunately, the space available wouldn't allow most of your "better reviewed" skimmers to fit. I read reviews about how "cheaply" the Tunze DOC was made, but didn't have many other choices to pick from, so decided to give it a try. Yes it is made of plastic rather than the stronger, more expensive acrylic, however, it is not cheaply made or constructed. I wouldn't go beating it against a tree, but when handled with a relative small amount of care, I have had no issues with the plastic's strength or quality. There is definitely a learning curve to getting it to work correctly and well. That being said, I will offer my little pearls of wisdom that I have learned. First, when using the skimmer in a sump, the "Water-line" printed on the outside of the unit is not in the correct location, at least on my unit. I've found that by raising the unit about a 1/2" ~ 3/4" higher than indicated, it skims out a lot more skimmate, and is quieter than at the indicated height. In my sump, that is right about at the limit to where the water exiting the hole, in the back panel that attaches to the side of the sump, is almost at the point to where it would jet over the side of the sump, but doesn't quite make it. Second, after about 6 months or so, the whole unit needs to be completely disassembled and have all parts thoroughly cleaned, especially the air "way". The top cover does come off by carefully lifting the front and pulling forward and up. This allows access to the air hose running from the top, thru the middle "shelf", and into the diffusing chamber. By using a piece of nylon string with knots of the correct size tied into it, you can then run the knots thru the tubing and attachment holes to clean out any accumulated material. Don't pull the hose thru the hole in the middle "shelf" if possible, it's a little difficult to get it back thru the hole, as the hose is flared on both ends because of attaching to their respective pieces. Once I figured out those 2 things, and get the air intake dialed in correctly, I usually get between 300-400ml of skimmate a week on a well stocked 75 gal reef system with nothing more than cleaning out the collection cup when too much skimmate sticks to the incoming side of the cup, preventing the foam from reaching the top. Hope this review is helpful. Happy reefing.


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Tunze Awesomeness

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Posted: 9/16/2013 from MILWAUKEE, WI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have been running this skimmer for about 5 weeks, it's located in the Aqueon 1 sump, in the center chamber with a Tunze Silence Pump in the center chamber as well. I have not experienced micro bubbles. The intake of the skimmer is faced toward where the water enters the sump. It took a while to adjust the speed of the pump, along with the water level & height of the skimmer. The Auto Top Off helps to maintain a stable water level. Ironically, the ATO is also the Tunze Osmosolator. I do prefer Tunze equipment but have tried many inferior products over the last 20 years. Now, I just spend the money to do it right the first time & save the frustration. The reason I chose the center chamber for the Skimmer was the water height was optimal & the flow rate was a bit faster. The last chamber is where my refugium is located. It is the largest section & slowest water movement since the return pump is in the center chamber.


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Great little skimmer!

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Posted: 8/29/2013 from OLATHE, KS
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Just added this to my Innovative Marine Nuvo 38 tank. Previously had the Innovative Marine SkimMate. This is so much nicer. Very easy to install, much quieter than the IM skimmer, and I have not had the microbubble issue that I did with other skimmer. Construction is solid, doesn't feel like I am going to break it. Skimming cup seems smaller than the IM cup, but not a big deal. So far it is skimming great, getting all sorts of stinky stuff out of there!


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let it skim!

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Posted: 8/22/2013 from CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: the build quality of this skimmer is durable. The installation is easy as well. I has this for about a week and as soon as the break in was done it skimmed like no other. please do not freak out about the micro bubbles seeping into your tank this will go away. i have very happy about this purchase. The closest thing to this skimmer is a hydor nano. I deff recommend this to anyone who is new to tunze line of products. BY FAR THE MOST DURABLE SKIMMER I EVERY OWNED.


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