Aquarium Protein Skimmers

In general terms, a protein skimmer is a piece of equipment that uses a mixture of air and water to create a column of tiny rising bubbles that "grab" skum, film, and dissolved organic waste materials (DOC's) by binding those pollutants to their surface.

The bubbles take the DOC's to the top of the skimmer, where the bubbles pop in the collection cup. Left without lift, the pollutants are marooned in the collection cup where they accumulate until you empty them.

The efficiency of your protein skimmer depends on how hard the bubbles are forced into the chamber (harder makes them smaller) and how long they stay in the chamber (longer contact time means more contaminants are picked up).

Anyone who has ever seen the sludge left behind in the collection cup wouldn't wonder why that detritis shouldn't be in the tank. (UGH!)

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AS08130 Marineland IN-Sump Protein Skimmer

AS08130 Marineland IN-Sump Protein Skimmer

All of the functionality is built inside, eliminating the need for complicated, unsightly, space-hogging external pumps, pipes and hoses.
Category: Protein Skimmers
Price: $99.99 
CY02071 CPR Bak Pak 2 Bio Filter w Protein Skimmer

CY02071 CPR Bak Pak 2 Bio Filter w Protein Skimmer

The Cyclone BAK-PAK 2 Bio-Filter is the second generation external, hang on the back, combination Protein Skimmer and Biological Filtration unit from CPR.
Category: Wet/Dry Filters
Price: $154.95 
CY02072 CPR Bak Pak 2R Bio Filter w Protein Skimmer

CY02072 CPR Bak Pak 2R Bio Filter w Protein Skimmer

CPR is proud to introduce the hang-on skimmer that all reefkeepers have been waiting for, the Cyclone BAK-PAK™ 2R+.
Category: Wet/Dry Filters
Price: $154.95 
ES82865  Eshopps Hang On Protein Skimmer

ES82865 Eshopps Hang On Protein Skimmer

Eshopps HOT protein skimmer will improve water quality and oxygen levels in saltwater and reef aquariums without mess and fuss. Aquariums up to 100 gallons.
Category: Protein Skimmers
Our Price: Guaranteed Lowest
AS08111 SeaClone Protein Skimmer

AS08111 SeaClone Protein Skimmer

Air and water swirl together in the Vortex Reaction Chamber, creating a powerful "tornado" effect.
Category: Protein Skimmers
Price: $99.95