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Porous Foam Notes

Posted 08-30-2010 at 11:46 AM by NASAGeek

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Protein Skimmers Notes

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:28 AM by NASAGeek
Updated 09-12-2010 at 04:52 PM by NASAGeek

The main benefit of a protein skimmer is that it removes wastes from the water before it has a chance to break down. This is accomplished by injecting massive amounts of tiny air bubbles into a column of circulating water. As the bubbles rise through the column, proteins and amino acids cling to the skin of the bubbles. As these wastes build up, the bubbles become bigger and eventually overflow into a collection cup. There are three main protein skimmer types; air stone, venturi, and down draft....
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