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CAD Lights Gen3 Space Saving Pipeless Skimmer PLS-100

CAD Lights Aquariums

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  • CAD Lights Aquariums Authorized DelaerGeneration 3 PLS-100 (Space Saving) Pipeless Protein Skimmer stands at 19” and packs a whole lot of power in its compact structure. Its current footprint is 40% smaller, made possible by extracting all wedge pipes, ball and gate valves, and other bulky external flow control mechanisms. The PLS-100 uses the TIA-1150 skimmer pump, which boosts its pump rate to 70 - 100 gallons (based on livestock volume respectively). Unlike traditional protein skimmers, the new PLS-100 utilizes its own structure to regulate foaming levels and pressure, which allows for an exceptionally low friction surface between the skimmer base and top. The Generation 3 PLS-100 is small in size, but large on performance, including the same pump and flexi-plastic system of the TIA-1150 Conic protein skimmer.


    • Overall dimensions: 4.75” x 4.75” x 19”
    • TIA-1150 skimmer pump 
    • GPH: 375
    • Wattage: 20W
    • Air intake: 315 LPH
    • Operating water level: 5” – 9”
    • Optimum water level: 6” 
    • Load Recommendations: 
      • Light bio-load: 120G
      • Moderate bio-load: 90G
      • Heavy bio-load: 70G
      • CAD Lights Aquariums products are compatible with most equipment in the industry. Or, you can choose accessories from the following collection:

        CAD Lights Aquariums Accesories
      • CAD Lights's started in 1990 as a family-owned custom aquarium store in New York City. Since its inception, its focus was unique as it instilled a standard of top-notch engineers and designers for productions of custom aquariums, standard aquarium packages and equipment for residential and commercial applications.

      • Many items ship Same Day if ordered by 11am EST, Monday-Friday.

        Transit times will vary, but delivery can be expected within 2-5 business days after shipment.

        Within 24 hours of shipment, we will send you tracking information to the e-mail address you provide at check out.

        We ship using the fastest, most reliable method. Generally, smaller products ship via FedEx or UPS. Larger, heavier products ship via a truck freight carrier (e.g. Yellow Freight, Roadway, FedEx Freight).

        Questions? Send us an email at 

      • CAD Lights provides a 12 month warranty on the craftsmanship, seams and joints of the aquariums and circuitry from the original date of purchase.

        This warranty DOES NOT include physical damage to the aquarium glass itself, bulbs or internal pumps. Nor does the warranty imply or cover abuse, misuse, tampering, modifications or improper installation of any product manufactured by CAD Lights.

        Returns on defective items must also call to obtain a RA # before shipping and must be sent via insured method. Items found to be defective shall be repaired or replaced at the discretion of CAD Lights, and all defective claims MUST be supported by dated photos and original purchase invoice. CAD Lights will then cover the defective part and we will prepare one for you at no charge for the replacement. Customer will only be responsible for shipping charges.

      • Dream Fish Tanks will refund your purchase amount minus return shipping charges should you be dissatisfied with your purchase.

        • You must notify us of your intent to return within 14 days.
        • The item must be returned in sellable condition in its original packaging.
        • Our return policy applies to cancellations made after an item has shipped or refusal at time of delivery.
        • ALL returns must obtain an RA # prior to return shipping and must be written on the outside of the shipping box. Please email us at
        • Any returns sent without an RA # will not be accepted.
        • It is the sole responsibility of the customer for the return to be packaged properly and shipped via an insured method.
        • There is 15% restocking fee for all returned or cancelled orders.
        • Shipping charges are non-refundable.
        • Refunds will be applied to same payment method used when original purchase was made.

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