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Reef Life Support Systems R8-u Protein Skimmer


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Reef Life Support Systems R8-u Protein Skimmer


Regular Price: $539.99

Special Price $399.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 4 - 5 Business Days After Submission of Order

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The RLSS R8-U 8" Internal Protein Skimmer with DC controllable switchable pump design.



  • High Efficiency design, especially on air intake ability and bubble generation.
  • With Waveline pump, variable skimming ability and air intake levels can  be provided.
  • Feed mode for feeding fish and coral
  • Twist on/off collection cup for easy installation and cleaning


Measurements: 400mm x 310mm x 550mm (15.75" x 12.20" x 21.65")

Power Input: 100-240V, 50-60hz, AC converted to DC Power

Power: 40 watts max.

Air Intake: 900-1800 L/h

Reccommended for 1000L-2000L Aquariums (264-528 gallons)

Switchable Pump Design Universal Skimmer Body.

The RLSS Protein skimmers are conventional skimmers with an unconventional pumps. Like many protein skimmers, the Waveline DC pump performs both water delivery and water fractionation for the protein skimmer. These pumps are DC (direct current) which employ a speed controllable current. This allows users to select from six preset RPMs via the Waveline pump to tune the skimmers performance on demand. The pump also features a unique 30 minute feed/service shutoff timer which restarts after 30 minutes. The pump employs a soft start, which means the pump ramps up over time to ensure longevity. 

All skimmers include the following - Air Silencer, customer venturi intake and all the silicone tubing required. Assembly should take less than 5 minutes.

Each needle wheel features a 2" diameter with short shaft which reduces imbalances and noise/vibrations. These skimmers run quiet and cool.

Additional Information

Additional Information


RLSS Skimmer Manual

Product Specs


Manufacturer Reef Life Support Systems



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