Protein Skimmers

An aquarium protein skimmer replicates the natural ocean, where waves churn the water and produce foam. Protein (dissolved organic waste) is attracted to the foam bubbles and deposited on the shore. A saltwater skimmer produces fine foam bubbles, which attract proteins from the water. The foam then rises into a waste collection cup.

A nano protein skimmer may be a HOB skimmer (hang on back) or a mini protein skimmer inside the tank or filter compartment. A HOB protein skimmer is good for up to a medium size tank.

Large tanks usually use an in sump protein skimmer. Some extra large tanks use an external protein skimmer that sits beside the sump. The best protein skimmer designs produce tons of air and long contact time to maximize waste removal.

Many high-end skimmers use controllable DC pumps to increase performance.
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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer
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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

Reef Glass Replacement Limewood Airstone

Reef Glass Replacement Limewood Airstone

Bubble Magus Curve 5 In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate

Bubble Magus Curve 5 In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate

AquaMaxx Bubble Stopper for HOB-1 and HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmers

AquaMaxx Bubble Stopper for HOB-1 and HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmers

Reef Glass Nano Protein Skimmer

Reef Glass Nano Protein Skimmer

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Desktop AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Desktop AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - In-Sump
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AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - In-Sump

CPR Accela BakPak Replacement Pump

CPR Accela BakPak Replacement Pump

Tunze Comline DOC Protein Skimmer 9001

Tunze Comline DOC Protein Skimmer 9001

AquaMaxx WS-1 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
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AquaMaxx WS-1 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

Red Sea Reefer RSK-300 Protein Skimmer

Red Sea Reefer RSK-300 Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx FC-80 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
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AquaMaxx FC-80 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Midsize AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Midsize AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
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AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx HF-M Hang-On-Back Multi Filter with Protein Skimmer
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AquaMaxx HF-M Hang-On-Back Multi Filter with Protein Skimmer

Bubble Magus Curve 7 In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate
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Bubble Magus Curve 7 In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate

Rubber Bulkhead for ASM G-3, G-4X, G-4+, G-5, G-6 Protein Skimmer

Rubber Bulkhead for ASM G-3, G-4X, G-4+, G-5, G-6 Protein Skimmer

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