Nano Reef Systems JBJ-28
This Nano Reef Systems protein skimmer was designed specifically for the JBJ-28 Gallon HQI or CF style aquarium
Skimmer fits in the middle chamber and a small amount of the aquarium trim will need to be removed for a ensure a proper fit.
How to choose the right skimmer for your aquarium.
right skimmer for your aquarium is all about understanding "Bio-Load".
When a skimmer can handle the bio-load of the system, it will actually
“idle” when the level of Dissolved Organic Compounds ( DOC’s) drops low
enough to limit fractionation. i.e., there aren’t enough DOC’s to form
a stable head of Foamate. When a skimmer cannot handle the bio-load, it
will continuously be creating foamate and skimmate and never “idle”.
This is a clear indication that the skimmer is undersized for the
system and should be upgraded or modified to handle the existing
bio-load. Most skimmer manufactures base their system rating or
capacity on one simple premise: Economy While this rating system makes
it look like you are getting more bang for your buck, in most cases it
will do little to actually achieve the purpose of a protein skimmer! To
get the most out of a skimmer and optimize your investment dollars, you
must purchase a well engineered, properly rated protein skimmer. At
Reef Dynamics, that's exactly what we do.
What is a Protein Skimmer and what does it do?
Skimming” or “Foam Fractionation” is a process of removing Dissolved
Organic Compounds (DOC’s) from seawater by way of ionic attraction and
adhesion. DOC’s are ionically attracted to the surface of the tiny
bubbles created by the skimmer pump or airstone.
As the bubbles
rise in the skimmers “Reaction Chamber”, their surface becomes coated
with these DOC’s and when they reach the top of the skimmer, they
condense in a frothy head called “Foamate”, much like the billows of
foam you might find on the seashore after a storm. The foamate is
pushed over the “Neck” of the skimmer where is falls down into the
"Cup" and liquefies (like beer when it over-foams in a glass). This
concentrated liquid is called “Skimmate” and is a collection of DOC’s,
algae, miscellaneous floating particles, and water.
of this DOC’s is critical in providing optimal water quality in closed
marine aquarium systems. If the skimmer is correctly sized for the
system, it will be able to remove most if not all of the DOC’s before
they become oxidized by nitrifying bacteria. Since the job of these
bacteria is to convert DOC's into Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate,
subverting this process is ideal since the goal is to limit the
accumulation of Nitrates and other toxins in the system.
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