VolxJapan Vesta Skim is a new internal protein skimmer the company added to its small, but growing line of products. The Vesta Skim comes in tow sizes and uses a simple external pump controller to regulate flow and initiate the feed timer.
There isn’t too much information in here and our Japanese is only as good as Google Translate at the moment, but the skimmers have the similar features we expect in a good foam fractitioner — controllable pump, cone design, silencer, precision valve to adjust levels, integrated bubble plate, etc.
As we mentioned, the VolxJapan Vesta Skim comes in two sizes the VS-300 for tanks from 100-300 liters (around 25-80 gallons) that is 160 × 210 × 475 mm (6.3 x 8.3 x 18.7 in.) and the VS-500, you guessed it, rated for up to 500 liters (around 132 gallons) and measures in at 190 × 240 × 500 mm (7.5 x 9.5 x 19.7 in.).
The VS-300 uses a 15W AC pump and the VS-500 uses a 25W AC pump driven by the external controller. While you should theoretically be able to control this through most of the advanced controllers out there like the APEX, Profilux, etc., there are some good features baked in including displaying the power consumption in Watts (P01 to P25 for example) and three error codes.
The error codes will detect lack of water through the pumps where the pump stop/start is repeated every 30 seconds and will shut off after five times, an emergency overload that will shut off operations is extra strain or stress is placed on the pump (if debris is impacting the impeller’s performance), and one that detects if there is a problem with the connection.
There was no pricing details on the website, but we can imagine the VolxJapan Vesta Skim will fall in line with the industry average for mid-level protein skimmers.