Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to Install the AquaC Remora-S Protein Skimmer w/ Pre-Skimmer

AquaC Remora Pro-S w/ Danner Supreme 5

In today's MarineDepot.com video installment, we are going to take a look at the AquaC Remora-S Protein skimmer. Remora skimmers have been around for some time. AquaC has recently released the new "S" version of the skimmers and they have made some really great changes.

We are going to show you the new features of the skimmer, how to properly install the pump and how to install the optional surface pre-skimmer in this video clip.

AquaC is still including all the same great features found on the original Remora protein skimmer but they have made some really cool changes. The most notable change is the addition of the foam silencer, the foam silencer is great because it eliminates the spray noise you would have encountered on the older version of the skimmers. Furthermore, they have a couple different pump options. You can now get the larger Danner Mag-Drive 5 pump on the Pro version and the Cobalt MJ1200 pump on the standard Remora.

The first thing you want to do upon receiving your new Remora-S skimmer is to test fit this onto your aquarium. You want to make sure you have enough room to fit the skimmer and make any necessary adjustments.

Next,  you can go ahead and install the drain fitting or drain plug onto the skimmer. The drain fitting will allow you to attach a piece of tubing to the collection cup. You can then run the tubing into a bucket and it will act as an overflow protection for the skimmer. If you do not wish to install the drain fitting, you can utilize the included drain plug instead.  Just be sure to empty your collection cup frequently.

You can then install the hose-barb and tubing onto the pump. AquaC has everything fitted together right out of the box, you simply need to screw the fitting onto the pump. Be sure your hose clamps are tight as this will prevent the pump from falling off the skimmer.

You will then want to go ahead and attach the pump to the skimmer. The skimmer comes with a hose-barb pre-installed and you can simply connect the tubing on the pump with the hose-barb on the skimmer. Again, ensure your hose-barb is tight.

You can now fit the skimmer onto your aquarium. You will notice the pump is simply suspended in your aquarium from the skimmers inlet. This is why it is important to ensure your hose clamps are tight.

AquaC Remora Pro Pre-Skimmer
Finally you can install the pre-skimmer box. The pre-skimmer is an optional accessory for the Remora skimmers and will allow for surface skimming which results in more efficient protein removal.

You will notice the box has two chambers. The slotted chamber is for the pump and the second chamber is for the return water. You will notice a sponge in the bottom of the second chamber. This sponge will filter out micro-bubbles before the return water enters your aquarium.

In order to install the pre-skimmer, simply slip the box under the pump. It is a tight fit but once the pump is inside the box, simply adjust the box to match the water level in your aquarium and then utilize the four suction cups to hold the pre-skimmer in place.

The skimmer is now installed and ready to go. Be sure to watch the skimmer closely for the first couple of weeks as it will take time to break in. You will also want to make any necessary adjustments to the collection cup depending on the type of skim you wish to collect.

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