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Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer

Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer

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Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer Information


Product Manuals & Documentation

Oceanic BioCube Protein Skimmer

Fits Sizes 14 and 29 Gallon Biocube`s
  • Quietly and efficiently removes harmful organics from saltwater environments.
  • Simple to set-up, easy to clean
  • Fits conveniently into built-in filtration system in the back of the BioCube Aquarium
  • Heavy-duty air pump, air flow valve, skimmer and tubing included
Dimensions (skimmer): 9.5" x 2.25" x 3.25"



Manufacturer Info

Coralife Aquarium Supplies
Coralife is one of the market’s leading manufacturers of premium aquarium products. The brand is best known for their comprehensive line of aquarium lights, protein skimmers and calcium reactors. Coralife’s unique line of aquarium accessories—protective gloves for maintenance and coral propagation, accurate and affordable digital thermometers and hydrometers—set Coralife apart from other brands and have created quite a following among aquarium hobbyists. With an ever-expanding and diverse product line coupled with customer support that is second-to-none, Coralife sets the bar high for aquarium supply manufacturers and they will no doubt continue to wow aquarists with their innovative, low-cost solutions for years to come.
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Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer Reviews



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simple and effective

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 1/2/2014 from NAVARRE, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Showed up intact with all parts. Didn't need instructions due to ease of use/setup. Very simple design and effective enough. Only con I find is that when used in the 14 gal biocube, you then have no room for the factory filter cartridge. Not too much of a problem though because I don't use activated carbon in a tank with no issues. Just need to replace cartridge with some sort of mechanical filter and your all set.


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Nano skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 11/24/2013 from Norwalk, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Works great with my old 12 gal JBJ Nano tube (2005).Fits perfect inside the overflow compartment .


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Very Loud

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 5/24/2013 from Dublin, OH UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Took over a week to get the skimmer to work properly but that normal. Big downfall is how loud the compressor is. I had to use wall tape so it would stay down without moving all over the place and there is no way to make the compressor less loud. I tried everything to muffle the sound but it is still very loud. I have the nano tank in my office and the noise is so overbearing I can't even concentrate. Going to wait another week and probably going to get rid of it. Plus it is not a true protein skimmer as it uses the air stone. Very bad design.


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Needs tweaking but works

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 11/26/2012 from THOUSAND OAKS, CA UNITED STATE
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Over the years I've owened just about every type of protein skimmer money could buy. My opionion is this works...but just OK. After a couple weeks of playing around with this I finally have consistant results. First thing is to use a quality air pump. Second, get a good air valve for adjusting air flow. Third, and just as important for dark, consistant skimmate...extend the collection cup up a couple inches. I found it neccessary to support proper volume without blowing overly wet fiz into the collection cup. Anyway, I cut about 2.5 inches of 3/4 inch PVC and modded it to extend the collection cup up two more inches (wrap both ends of pipe in teflon tape or silicone rubber tape...so it fits the I.D. of the base and collection cup). It's not rocket science but works. I have tons of thick, nasty skimmate. Now it works! Air stone skimmers are still the best.


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It works!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 7/19/2012 from GILBERT, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Contrary to what folks have been saying, it works. I wake up to a foaming green tea substance in the cup every morning. Give it some time, it works. Great value for the price.


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Works ok

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Posted: 5/26/2012 from HAVERHILL, MA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: It does work and is an ok value for the cost being that its pretty well made. The air pump is under powered,I upgraded to a whisper 20 which is very quiet and provide's great flow rate,all you'll ever need. The upgraded air pump also came with a better quality air flow valve. I use this in a 29gal biocube where it is clipped on to the filter cartridge in chamber one since I couldnt get the suction cups to hold it in place. The airstone needs to be replaced after a couple months,only use the lime-wood one from oceanic since other stones don't make the correct size bubbles. The skim output of this product while not the cutting edge of technology is sufficient assuming you keep up on your housekeeping and have your water parameters correct. Set up is easy,adjusting the airflow is a little tricky and takes a couple days but completely do-able. Mine produces some skim mate as well as a dark smelly black coffee fluid which I empty as needed. adjust your airflow till the foam just barely reachs the top of the tube. Remember this is for a small tank if your over producing skim mate it will subside with time as this could also be a sign that your not keeping up with you water change's,overfeeding, under filtering or have your tank overloaded with stock


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Bio Cube Skimmer

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Posted: 1/26/2012 from Middletown, DE UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: First skimmer arrived quickly As for the operation it is a little weird... I have been adjusting for a week or so and have not dialed it in just yet. I know it will settle in but if you are a beginner it will be frustrating. My advice is don't give up, be patient and you will get thru. I have been able to get a little light green skim so far but nothing consistent.


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Value = Performance

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Posted: 12/28/2011 from DFW, TX
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Although not the best skimmer available it is a great addition to any Biocube. The fact that it can be hidden inside the canopy is a major plus. The cup has plenty of nasty water in it every day and I instantly noticed less algae growth on my glass. It takes a bit to get the bubbles just right but all in all I would recommend this skimmer to anyone with a 29g Biocube. My tank is a 29g Biocube, center section converted to refugium, (no bioballs!) JBJ NanoGlo refugium light, Live Rock, Cheato, Pura PhosLock, and NO Filter. The water is always sparkling clean. I also do a weekly 3.5 to 4 gallon water change.


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protein skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 9/6/2011 from UNIONVILLE, CT UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: easy to set up and use


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Protein Skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 8/7/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great skimmer for size and price. I set mine up so the bubbles just reached the bottom of the cup and walked away. 24 hours later I had half a cup of skimate. Just be patient.


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