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 SC AQUARIUMS SCA-301 65 GALLON PROTEIN SKIMMER Review

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PostSubject: SC AQUARIUMS SCA-301 65 GALLON PROTEIN SKIMMER Review   Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:57 am

I recently removed a hang refugium from one of my tanks and that gave me an excuse to try out a different skimmer,this time from SC Aquariums. This skimmer is a smaller unit with a skimmer size of about 4.25" L x 7" W x 17" H


The pump is a 28 watt 340 gph needle wheel that is housed underneath the skimmer itself making for a rather small foot print.






The collection cup has a nice seal that connects the chamber to the cup instead of a threaded neck.

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PostSubject: Re: SC AQUARIUMS SCA-301 65 GALLON PROTEIN SKIMMER Review   Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:07 am

Flow control is with an old fashioned stand pipe that is rotated,the addition of the numbers\gauge is a wlcome addition.




Inside the chamber is a small bubble plate.
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PostSubject: Re: SC AQUARIUMS SCA-301 65 GALLON PROTEIN SKIMMER Review   Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:21 am

Here she is in action,the skimmer chamber is opaque with tiny bubbles.


There seems to be a fair amount of micro bubbles coming out of the skimmers return but I am sure a sponge or bubble trap\baffle would make short work of them.


Within 10 minutes of being on it is already pulling out some nasties from the watre column.


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PostSubject: Re: SC AQUARIUMS SCA-301 65 GALLON PROTEIN SKIMMER Review   Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:12 pm

Here you can see it has pulled out all sorts of nasties. I must also mention that there is a HUGE amount of macro algae in the tank soaking up some of the nutrients.



As with most skimmers that have the stand pipe for flow adjustment it is a little touchy when changing the outflow but that is my only complaint wich does not account to much..All in all I must say so far I am very satisfied with the skimmers performance.
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