The nostalgic SeaStorm protein skimmers from Sealife Systems are an interesting design which harkens back to simpler days of protein skimmers. SeaStorms don’t need no cones, not even a single taper to the neck, and what the heck is a diffuser plate anyway? Sealife Systems has been around a long time and they really show it with their SeaStorm “foam fractionators” which look like they stepped out of the pages of a Marine Fish Monthly from 1998. We love how the description of the SeaStorm skimmer doesn’t even mention how air is injected into the skimmer, it’s clearly a needle-wheel Catalina Aquarium pump, but Sealife Systems doesn’t bother with trivialities like that. The SS SeaStorm skimmers come in four sizes starting out at $99 for retro-reefers to get their cyclonic long-contact time protein skimming.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.