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CAD Lights Pipeless Protein Skimmer

3X50300

This item has been discontinued.

NEW Original design from CAD Lights Aquariums.

HAVE YOU EVER WISHED TO HAVE A 100G SKIMMER FOR A MUCH SMALLER TANK? At only 4.75" X 4.75", The PLS-100 can fit into your Tiniest spaces yet deliver a powerful dose of Protein skimming. THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO RESTRICTED AND TIGHT SUMP SPACES IN NEED OF A POWERFUL PROTEIN SKIMMER.

CAD Lights Aquariums original and totally innovative design of the first ever True Pipeless protein skimmer. Yes, all Wedgepipes, Ball Valves, Gate Valves or any other external flow control mechanism have been removed. By removing these external parts, CAD Lights have effectively slimmed down the skimmer footprint dramatically by almost 40% smaller. Great to also maximize your sump space and improve overall efficiency. The PLS-100 uses CAD Light's powerful TIA-1150 skimmer pump rated for up to 70G-100G. The Extreme compacted footprint of 4.75" x 4.75" allows it to fit into the smallest sumps or sump chambers.

Unlike traditional Protein skimmers, CAD Light's New Pipeless PLS-100 utilizes its own body to regulate and control the foaming level and pressure. One turn of the skimmer body in one direction controls your foam up and another simple turn to the opposite direction brings the pressure level down. The unique pump pressure is designed to force an extremely low friction surface between the hand smoothed skimmer base and top to give you a smooth surface always for controls.

The PLS-100 is small in size, but Big on performance. This is the same pump and flexi-plastic impeller system that we use on CAD Light's popular and time tested TIA-1150 Conic protein skimmer.

Features:
  • Extremely small overall dimensions: 4.75"(L) x 4.75"(W) x 18.75"(H)
  • Powerful TIA-1150 Skimmer pump
  • GPH: 375GPH
  • Wattage: 20W
  • Air draw: 315 L/H
  • Optimum Water level 5"-8"
Load recommendations:
  • Light bio-load (100G)
  • Medium bio-load (80G)
  • Heavy bio-load (60G)
*100% Cell-Cast acrylic. High quality Craftsmanship.

Product Manuals & Documentation

CAD Lights Pipeless Protein Skimmer

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

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I've built my own, bought various others but for this one is the best I've used by far. Just takes a little tweaking but worked right out of the box, make sure you tighten the adjustment knob or you can have foam spilling out of the cup. Wish it had come with instructions but there's a youtube vid...Read More
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Wish I sent it back.

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Product seemed like a great idea. Lots of bubbles. Quite. Small footprint. Fair price point. However, it will not hold a setting for more than a day. I either have a bubble volcano overflowing the top or no skimmate at all. Even with the Hoover 160 mod this unit will not hold the "sweet spot....Read More
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really skims !!!

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great skimmer now better then ever after getting a lock screw from CAD Lights great modification !! use it on 27 gallon cube !! so i will give it 5 star for the mod that the company was able to come out with and not use the silly vacum cleaner belt mod!!! great job CAD
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Great at first... Then...

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This skimmer worked great for the first 3 months, a little difficult tune but when tuned skimmed great. Then downhill from there, always out of whack, body lifts up to one side and can't be tuned. The body of the unit is basically impossible to clean. Look at a different brand
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Cad Lights Protein Skimmer

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Only had this up a week now. It is skimming very well, you will need to take you time getting it dialed in, remember this is a nano skimmer, so it takes a while to fine tune it. but as I said, mine is skimming, just need to fine tune it a little more. So as for a nano skimmer & for the price, ...Read More
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Great!

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I purchased this skimmer to replace a Reef Octopus BH-50. The Reef Octopus is a great skimmer, but I had been searching for a higher capacity skimmer that would fit in my small sump under my 55 gal. reef for a while. This skimmer fit the bill perfectly! Easy to install, easy to adjust, it was tun...Read More
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Bought this skimmer for my Nuvo 38 based on reviews. This skimmer has a nice design but creates tons of microbubbles and is so hard to dial in and keep running right. Pretty much useless to me. Maybe I got a bad unit. Would not purchase again.
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