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How To Determine If The Protein Separator Is Sufficient
- Dec 29, 2018 -

Protein separator operating rate


A protein separator that can handle one cylinder of water per hour is the minimum requirement and can only be used to raise tanks with high demand for organic matter.


A protein separator that processes twice the amount of water per hour can make the water quality clearer, significantly reduce organic matter, and improve the dissolved oxygen rate.


A protein separator that processes three times the amount of water per hour can remove organic matter before live rock and other biological filtration to reduce nitrate production. The dissolved oxygen is greatly increased, the water quality is clearer, and the phosphate is destroyed. Unpleasant low algae.

A protein separator that can handle four times the amount of water per hour is considered the most ideal ratio, including most soft corals, SPS, and large fish. We call it ultra-high flow, which can quickly remove organic waste and reduce nitrate. Produce. Very effective increase of dissolved oxygen, reduce nighttime carbon dioxide increase, stabilize PH value. Good phosphate removal ability, control the growth of lower algae. A large amount of water flow also improves the efficiency of mechanical filtration. Very stable.


The protein separator that can handle five times the amount of water per hour is the ideal pure fish and low organic matter. The water looks clear and shiny because of the very high dissolved oxygen rate. The nasty low algae are completely absent. In particular, maintaining proper Ca and KH (also important for good-looking pure aquariums). High phosphate removal capacity. Very stable water quality. Low pH changes. Mechanical filtration is unnecessary here, maybe even because Reduce water quality without careful maintenance.


It seems to be the limit to process six times the amount of water per hour. The protein separator can only slightly improve the water quality. This flow is for a large number of fish tanks, fish like high dissolved oxygen, the cleaner the better. The same The demand also applies to SPS. Very little organic matter, very high dissolved oxygen. Low algae disappear in the tank. At this point, the protein separator completely controls the water quality of the tank. Mechanical filtration is completely unnecessary and even reduces water quality. The water looks very clear and shiny. Please don't use it in a soft coral tank that needs organic matter. Please note that if there are corals with different needs in the tank, the organic matter must be sufficient to satisfy all species. Why is the setting of the soft coral tank different from the SPS tank. In order to make an organic environment similar to the natural environment in which it grows.


Calculate the amount of water required for the protein separator cylinder x Multiples per hour = Protein Separator Specifications


For example: 250L cylinder X 4 times per hour = 1000L/H protein separator required


Calculate the processing capacity of the protein separator

Use a 5 liter bucket (larger) to calculate the time it takes for the protein separator to fill the bucket (the protein separator is operating normally)

Capacity of the barrel (liters) / time required to fill (seconds) x 360 = processing capacity of the protein separator L/H (liters per hour)


For example: 10 seconds for a 5 liter bucket = 180 L/H

 Once you have the water volume of the tank and the processing capacity of the protein separator, you can calculate the multiple. Please note that different motors or changing the position will change the processing capacity of the protein separator. A simple test can get a new one. Processing capacity L/H value. The flow change in the condition that the protein separator can work effectively is called the Processing Range of the protein separator.

What is the efficiency of a protein separator?


The efficiency of the protein separator refers to how much motor is needed for the amount of water being processed. You need the motor manufacturer to provide 4 feet of water and the amount of protein separator processed. All tested motors must be in the same setting. Most protein separators are between 20% and 85% (15% consumption). The higher the efficiency, the more efficient. Please use a motor with lower power consumption and also have less effect on water temperature.


Protein separator processing capacity (L/H) / motor water output (L/H) = % efficiency

500 L/H Protein Separator / 1500 L/H Motor = 33%