CAD Lights PLS-50 Elite Nano Pipeless Protein skimmer

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CAD Lights The PLS-50 Elite from CAD Lights (Works for All-In-One filters, sumps or directly In-Tank).

Welcome to the cutting edge of protein skimming! Building on the incredible success of the original PLS-50, CAD Lights set forth to refine and re-imagine every last detail to create the ultimate nano reef protein skimmer. The original PLS-50 started by combining features previously only seen in full sized skimmers meant for large aquariums, integrating a bubble plate, air injection venturi, 2-way air silencer, 100% cell cast acrylic construction, a true pin-wheel impeller, and of course our ultra space saving patented pipeless designed controls. Building upon this breakthrough design, CAD Lights pushed the limits to refine every last detail and create the pinnacle of nano reef protein skimming: The PLS-50 Elite.

PLS-50 Elite New Features:
- Improved controls for smoother and more accurate adjustments. Set it and forget it!
- Larger bubble plate for increased capacity and overall efficiency
- New micro-bubble eliminating mechanics with virtually no micro-bubble discharge
- 25% larger collection cup and skimmer neck
- Higher speed skimmer drain and water intake
- New simplified universal skimmer mount with single screw height adjustment
- Now works in a wider range of water levels, from 4"-7.5"
- Shorter break-in time, as short as 24 hours! (varying depending on livestock load, parameters, maturity of aquarium etc.)

PLS-50 Elite Nano Protein Skimmer Specifications:
- Dimensions: 3.25 x 3.25" x 15"
- Air Draw: 187 LPH
- Noise Emission: Less than 5dB over audible sound. Silence equals Quality. Almost inaudible!
- Aquarium Capacity: 5 Gallons to 60 Gallons
- 100% High Quality Cell-Cast Acrylic
- Easily Disassembles In 3 Pieces
- Built-in Professional Bubble-Plate
- Direct Tension Knob Controls With Immediate Response
- Sliding Tank Mount For High or Low Positioning
- Professional TIA Protein Skimmer Pump

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CAD Lights PLS-50 Elite Nano Pipeless Protein skimmer

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format
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Will this fit in a IM lagoon 25 rear chamber? I am willing to make some minor modifications if necessary.
Will this fit in a IM lagoon 25 rear chamber? I am willing to make some minor modifications if necessary.
Asked : Jan 22, 2017
By : Adam
 
 
 
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The IM Lagoon 25 aquarium has a skimmer chamber of 2.8" x 4". The CAD skimmer measures 3.5" x 3.5". Unfortunately, it will not fit.
Answered : Jan 23, 2017
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Very compact... fits in my Innovative Marine Nuvo 40. Took 2-3 days to settle in. Works great. Very quiet.
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Effective but Touchy

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After break-in, the PLS-50 Elite has performed very well although dialing it in (and keeping it dialed in) is VERY tricky. Place it where the water level is constant and make sure to use a ruler to measure the depth to the pump intake. Skimmate produced is a bit more watery than I've seen from oth...Read More
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Still Breaking in?

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Well, I've had this unit running 24/7 for about 3 weeks now; the 'micro' bubbles have definitely gotten smaller; not overwhelming the tank (45Gal JBJ Rimless). I am hoping that as the unit continues to break in; & it will ultimately stop spewing bubbles into the display tank. I've tried to add...Read More
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Great little skimmer

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I bought this for my Innovative Marine Micro 30L tank and it fits perfect. So far it works well. The adjustment is a bit on the sensitive side but once set you can leave it alone. One thing I could suggest to the manufacture and frankly to all manufactures of marine products. Is it would not hurt to...Read More
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Works good

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I take one star because I just can't get a dry foam out of it. It does remove pollutants, just wet. Generally have to empty cup out twice a week so it doesn't overflow. Easy to set up and obviously well made. Does a nice job on my 29 gallon nano w/10 gallon sump.
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Solid Performer

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I bought this to replace my Innovative Marine Skimmer, which was a complete nightmare. I was pleased to find that the CAD Lights PLS-50 Elite delivered. Very quite. Easy to set up. Very few micro bubbles. Started producing results within 36 hours. If you are looking for a good skimmer to fit y...Read More
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awesome!

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skimmer is dead silent, zero micro bubbles and built well. you can hang the skimmer on your tank but will not fit on rimmed tanks(40breeder is what I have). overall, excellent!
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