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Eheim Surface Skimmer Extractor 3535000



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EHEIM Surface Skimmer

The surface skimmer provides a permanently clean water surface, reducing oily film residue and therefore contributing to a reduction of microorganisms, better oxygen exchange and greater light penetration. It skims off the film residue and constantly brings new layers of water to the surface.

Further information:

The film residue is an unsightly film on the water surface of the aquarium Organic material like fats, proteins and waste matter gather here, forming a feeding ground for a host of unwanted microorganisms. The surface is, however, necessary for the essential oxygen exchange between the water and air. A film on the water surface reduces both the rate of diffusion and, on the other hand, the on-going biological surface processes also needed for extra oxygen. Light penetration will also be reduced and consequently plant growth as well as photosynthesis will be compromised.

  • Ensures a clear water surface, skims off oily film residue
  • Reduces level of microorganisms on the water surface and contributes to a better oxygen exchange and more light penetration
  • Constantly brings new layers of water to the surface
  • Floating surface intake mechanism (ca. 2 cm), adjusts to the level of the water
  • Automatic valve control at the bottom inlet, e.g. in case the surface intake becomes blocked
  • Consistant water intake, guarantees no air intake
  • Shut off of surface outlet e.g. for feeding
  • Telescopic design for all sizes of aquarium
  • Attachable to all external filters in place of the intake pipe;

For larger EHEIM Filter a T-reduction piece is necessary for connection.

For filters 2215, 2217, 2226, & 2228 a T-reducing piece is necessary, so that a bypass is created and two inlet lines are used. Additional tubing may also be required.

Filters 2215 require Eheim T-junction EH4004950 16/12mm (discontinued).

Filters 2217, 2226, & 2228 require EH4005990