Tunze DOC Protein Skimmer 9005

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Tunze The model series of the Comline DOC skimmers has been developed for an effective and modern protein skimming process in marine biotopes from 200 to 2,000 liters (52 to 528 gal.). They stand out for their compact dimensions at the same time ensuring a high foam cup capacity, and producing a very high throughput on account of their air capacity of 650 or 1,00 l/h (171 or 343 gal./h), for example, depending on the model. They can be placed directly in the aquarium or in cabinet systems with a variable water level.

At an immersion depot of 240 to 290 mm (9.4 to 11.4 inches), the Comline DOC skimmer models can be placed easily and discreetly in the aquarium directly. The inlet of fresh water can be set at between 5 percent and 70 percent. They can also be used in sumps with variable levels from 100 to 280 mm (3.9 to 11 inches). The accessories supplied have to be used to ensure the generation of a constant internal water level. The water circuit is totally open and operates at a fresh-water inlet of 100 percent; depending on model, a water throughput of 1,200 l/h or 2,400 l/h (317 gal./h or 634 gal./h) is achieved, distinctly improving the gas exchange in the aquarium.

Skimmer cup and foam reactor are one unit in all TUNZE DOC skimmers. Every cleaning of the skimmer cup leads to the reactor being cleaned at the same time, and thus a very constant and efficient foam production is ensured. During the cleaning process, the Hydrofoamer remains operational and automatically flushes the jet and the air passage.

Specifications:
  • Recommended for marine aquariums up to 500 liters (132 gallons)
  • Dimensions: 4.9"L x 4.4"W x 14.8"H
  • Water throughput: 1,000 l/h (264 gal./h)
  • Air capacity: 500 l/h (132gal./h)
  • Collection cup volume: 0.4 l (0.10 gal.)
  • For in-sump operation the Extension Set 9005.400 is required and sold separately.
  • Power Consumption: 12W
How do you select the right DOC skimmer for your aquarium?

The Comline DOC skimmer with hydrofoamer has an open water circuit with can be controlled. Apart from the air output, the flow rate of the skimmer determines the output of the DOC skimmer. In addition, due to its biotope composition, every marine aquarium has a different sensitivity with respect to the organic load. Based on a standard marine aquarium with soft corals, the data on the suitable skimmer size may differ in other biotopes. For this reason, the aquarium volumes recommended for the skimmer should be reduced in case of sensitive biotopes.

Low Sensitivity
In soft coral aquariums with long-polyp corals and anemones, for example, the share in dissolved organic matter may be higher, sometimes it may even be vital. In this type of aquarium, the recommended aquarium volume can be used without deduction.

Medium Sensitivity
A medium organic stability is usually found in mixed aquariums inhabited with soft and stony corals (LPS) and (SPS). Filter-feeding animals, sponges, et cetera, are found there frequently as well. For these aquariums, a reduction of about 20 percent of the skimming capacity is calculated. A skimmer for 1,000 liters (264 gal.) should thus be used for an aquarium of about 800 liters (221 gal.) which has this kind of reef design

High Sensitivity
Aquariums with primarily small-polyp stony corals (SPS) require an especially high degree of purity. They should have no load of phosphates or nitrates worth mentioning. Good oxygen saturation and very clear water are the prerequisites. Comline ODC skimmer is also often used as a “stand-alone” solution in these aquariums. This type of aquarium should be reduced by about 40 percent in volume for the skimmer volume mentioned.

High Sensitivity and High Load
Hard coral aquariums with a high population of fish require an extremely high skimming capacity. The skimmer has to ensure the degree of purity for the hard corals at an above-average high fish load. If the Comline DOC skimmer has to be operated as a “stand-alone” solution in these aquariums, a high-performance is required. This type of aquarium should be reduced by about 60 percent in volume for the skimmer volume mentioned.

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Specifications

Specifications:

  • Recommended for marine aquariums up to 500 liters (132 gallons)
  • Dimensions: 4.9"L x 4.4"W x 14.8"H
  • Water throughput: 1,000 l/h (264 gal./h)
  • Air capacity: 500 l/h (132gal./h)
  • Collection cup volume: 0.4 l (0.10 gal.)
  • In-sump (9005.400 required) or in-tank use
  • Power Consumption: 12W


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.


Warranty

1 year manufacturer warranty.  All warranty services are provided by TUNZE.

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I have had a lot of skimmers, running LEDs made my buble Magnus go crazy. Tunze is compact but packs a supper punch. I love that no algie build up threw its black housing!!!!!!!!!
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The skimmer (9006) arrived with a detached air line (no problem) but I had to silicone some of the body work to make the motor stay in because it must have been damaged in transit. I have been using this skimmer for a year now and at the best of times it has produced no more than a few teaspoons of ...Read More
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when i received my skimmer it was in a damaged box. When i opened it the skimmer appeared to be in pieces but not broken i decided to re assembled it, cleaned it and followed the directions.. i have to tell you that i am amazed with the results in a few short days!! awesome product even if it does...Read More
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Skims great but poor construct

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I bought this skimmer to replace my Aqua C 240 that was just too big for my sump. The skimmer started skimming great in just 24 hours. It takes up only a fraction of the space of the Aqua C. The only think I don't like is that it is cheaply made. It feels like a snap together toy. It falls apar...Read More
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I have used varous Tunze products over the last 15 years. Have always found them to be well engineered, energy efficient, quiet and dependable. This skimmer replaced a Tunze 230 (similar to the classic line) that was still running and pulling junk after 10+ years. Recently updraded to a Refugium and...Read More
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i was looking for smaller and very efficient skimmer for my 90 gal tank sump/refugium and this is really good product but you have to be patient on begining till it will break in and proper adjust. thanks TUNZE!
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I considered this among a list of skimmers that folks had recommend. I chose this one because over others because, skimming ability being equal, this one had a smaller foot print, was short enough to fit in my sump and make taking the cup out easy without having to even get on my hands and knees an...Read More
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