Protein skimmers are a fantastic way to remove waste from your aquarium, making a healthier environment for your fish, corals and inverts. They work by having a rising column of tiny bubbles. The wastes that accumulate in an aquarium, dissolved and suspended in the water column, stick to the bubbles and make a kind of sludgy foam which collects in a cup. Nature does the same thing. You’ve seen it if you’ve ever been at the beach and see the brownish-tan foam that washes up on the shoreline. There are literally hundreds of different brands and models of protein skimmers; many suck. These do not. In fact they are great.
The first is the ASM G-3. I don;t have this one, but a friend of mine with a 265 gallon tank does and it’s a fantastic skimmer. If you don’t happen to have a 265 gallon tank, don;t worry, they make smaller ones as well. Click the link and check them out!
ASM G-3 Protein Skimmer w/ Sedra 5000 Pump
The second skimmer I’ll introduce you to, is what I use on my 65 gallon mixed reef (actually about 80 gallons when you include my sump volume). This thing pulls some nasty, funky brown skimmate (ie: crud) from my tank. It’s great, and the price is reasonable, too. Coralife is a trusted name in the reefkeeping hobby/addiction world and make great products. They also come in different sizes. If you follow the link, you can check out the others as well.
Coralife 05272 Super Skimmer with Pump, 125-Gallon
Please check these out, and thanks for checking out my page! Hopefully I’ll get some video of my skimmer in action, soon!