X JBL TopClean
Surface skimmer for aquarium filters
- Effective prevention of scum formation (white layer on the water surface).
- Ensures a clean water surface automatically and a higher concentration of oxygen as a result in fresh water and sea water.
- Simply connect to the suction hose of the external filter (fits 9/12, 12/16, or 16/22 hoses).
- Infinitely variable ratio of surface water to deeper water (adjustment spindle easily accessible from above).
- Can be adapted to fit aquariums of over 35 cm high.
- Unobtrusive design allows the surface skimmer to “disappear” in the aquarium.
- Suction section floats, automatically adapting to the water level.
Superficial treatment from JBL: TopClean - a new surface skimmer for the aquarium
Many freshwater and marine aquarium keepers would love to vacuum clean the surface of the water because a layer of scum has formed or small particles of plants/algae are floating around there. This layer (consisting of bacteria and fungi) also prevents the exchange of gases, restricting oxygen enrichment of the aquarium water. With the new JBL TopClean surface skimmer this is now child’s play and professional at the same time. A flexible floating skimmer automatically adapting to the level of the water, siphons in the surface water, which can be mixed with deeper water by means of an infinitely adjustable spindle. The proportion of deeper water to surface water can be freely set by the spindle, easily accessible on the top. The JBL TopClean surface skimmer fits all 9/12 and 16/22 hose connections and can be installed in any aquarium over 35 cm high.
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JBL TopClean: How far does the inflow control rod need to be pulled out for suctioning? Do you recommend suctioning more water from the water surface or from the bottom?
The inflow control rod can be pressed in fully or stay pulled out fully to its maximum length.
The extent to which you suction off more water or less from the surface ultimately depends on the specific need, e.g. more should be suctioned off from the top when there is a thick film of organic material. I would recommend setting the adjustment rod at 2/3 bottom and 1/3 top for normal aquarium operation.