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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Reef Glass Replacement Limewood Airstone
15%
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Reef Glass Replacement Limewood Airstone

AquaMaxx Bubble Stopper for HOB-1 and HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmers
15%
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AquaMaxx Bubble Stopper for HOB-1 and HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmers

Bubble Magus Curve 5 Protein Skimmer (In-Sump)
20%
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Bubble Magus Curve 5 Protein Skimmer (In-Sump)

AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - In-Sump
15%
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AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - In-Sump

Reef Glass Nano Protein Skimmer
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Reef Glass Nano Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper
15%
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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

AquaMaxx FC-80 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
15%
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AquaMaxx FC-80 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

CPR Accela BakPak Replacement Pump
10%
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CPR Accela BakPak Replacement Pump

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Desktop AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine
10%
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NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Desktop AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

Reef Octopus Classic 110 Space Saver Protein Skimmer
20%
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Reef Octopus Classic 110 Space Saver Protein Skimmer

Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer v2 for Tanks up to 32 Gallons
15%
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Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer v2 for Tanks up to 32 Gallons

Bubble Magus Curve 7 In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate
20%
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Bubble Magus Curve 7 In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate

Red Sea Reefer RSK-300 Protein Skimmer
10%
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Red Sea Reefer RSK-300 Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-3 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
15%
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AquaMaxx ConeS Q-3 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

Bubble Magus Curve 5 Elite Protein Skimmer with Sicce SK-200
20%
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Bubble Magus Curve 5 Elite Protein Skimmer with Sicce SK-200

AquaMaxx FC-120 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
15%
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AquaMaxx FC-120 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 150 INT Protein Skimmer
20%
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Reef Octopus Classic 150 INT Protein Skimmer

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Midsize AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine
10%
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NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Midsize AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

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