What does a Protein Skimmer do

Published: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:59:07

By: Steve Knowles


The effectiveness of traditional Protein Skimmers or Foam Fractionators in fresh water is restricted by the lower density in fresh water and therefore the ability to form small enough bubbles with enough surface area to attract the organic waste. Since Clarity is based on an entirely different approach, Clarity does not have this limitation. This results in superb efficiency also in fresh water and opens up many exciting applications for Clarity. What does a Protein Skimmer do

The effectiveness of traditional Protein Skimmers or Foam Fractionators in fresh water is restricted by the lower density in fresh water and therefore the ability to form small enough bubbles with enough surface area to attract the organic waste.

Clarity is based on an entirely different approach, Clarity does not have this limitation. This results in superb efficiency also in fresh water and opens up many exciting applications for Clarity.

Regulates the level of oxygen in water

During the normal process of feeding fish and decomposing of organic matter, the level of oxygen in the water is altered. These environmental changes are not desirable for the fish and result in increased stress and unhealthy conditions. Clarity’s mode of operation restores the balance of oxygen in the water as part of the process of making the foam.

Breaks down ammonia and nitrite to nitrate before foaming

As the water trickles down the airing tower, bacteria fastened to bio-rings decompose organic compounds to simpler, less toxic substances. The most important example of this process is the breakdown of ammonia to nitrite and eventually nitrate. This lowers the toxicity of the compounds and results in a more effective removal of organic compounds.

Compatible with ozone treatment

Ozone treatment can be combined with Clarity, which results in stable water conditions in spite of great variations in the quality of the incoming water.

Low maintenance

Clarity is easy to install and can run for several months without any maintenance (dependent on the quality of the feed water). Since there are no moving parts and thus no wear and tear, Clarity has a long life span, increasing the financial investment in this unique Protein Skimmer / Foam Fractionator.

 What does a Protein Skimmer do

Item #

Flow Rates

GPH

Pond Size

Gallons

Dimensions

Height/Depth/Breadth

Connections

 

CL3

800

3,000-10,000

45/28/12

1.5"

CL10

2,640

10,000-30,000

53/34/16

2"

CL25

6,600

25,000-50,000

65/47/25

2.5"

CL50

13,000

13,000-40,000

40/65/32

3.5"

Description: Clarity protein skimmers are highly efficient in fresh water, due to an entirely different approach used to enhance surface area
Key Words: Clarity, Protein Skimmer, Foam Fractionator, Tornado,