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.
- 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
- 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
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.
Tunze Comline DOC Protein Skimmer 9004
Tunze Doc 2012
Posted: 3/3/2015 from SAINT JOHN, IN UNITED STATES
I have this skimmer running in my sump in chamber 1 with miracle mud in chamber 2 and my nitrates are running at 1 which is just perfect. Coral are doing great skimmer is doing a great job of pulling gunk out and you dont have spend all your time trying to dial it in it just works!
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Above the rest
Posted: 2/17/2015 from PARKER, CO UNITED STATES
This replaced my desktop Ghost skimmer. Already blows it out of the water after 4 days of starting. Quick break-in period, no microbubbles, quieter, looks much more sleeker. Just overall much better product and it works perfect on my IM 30L. There's a reason this website uses Tunze skimmers on the SR_80 build instead of the IM skimmers...
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Doing great so far!
Posted: 1/27/2015 from SCOTTSDALE, AZ UNITED STATES
I have the 9012 and in a IM SR-120. It fits perfectly in the compartment that the ghost skimmer is designed for. I have used the ghost in this tank which I absolutely hated. This unit in a matter of hours began pulling good skimmate, its super quiet and superbly built. For the same price as the IM Ghost, there is no comparison.
I would highly recommend to anyone that needs a compact skimmer, with good performance.
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