AquaForte Tornado II Protein Skimmer is an ideal unit for removing dissolved organic carbons (DOCs). The new design utilizes an air pump instead of a venturi & thus will not incur any pressure loss.
The protein skimmer is a combination of THREE different filter systems. The filter operates
A protein skimmer operates off of this principle:
Air pump creates bubbles & is mixed w/the water. This mixture of air & water is forced thru the tower & "bio-rings" & insures a long contact time.
Adhesion = the surface of air bubbles attracts dissolved substances (DOCs) out of the water & can catch & trap substances like chemicals, waste particles, colorants (such as tannins) & algae.
Surface Tension = thick foam from the air & water mixture is separated from the newly cleaned water by a perforated cone & exits thru the foam outlet (to waste).
Waste = all dissolved substances such as phosphates, ammonia, humus acids, colorants (tanins), proteins and a number of heavy metals, are filtered out of the water and separated together with the foam.
PUMP AND AIR PUMP NOT INCLUDED