The new JBJ SK-45 protein skimmer is a nan0-sized skimmer designed for use in smaller aquariums up to 45 gallons. Considering JBJ also makes one of the more popular all-in-one systems, the SK-45 nano skimmer is ideal for use in the JBJ RL-45, JBJ RL-30, and RL-20 or similar AIO units, but this could be used in any smaller systems where available real estate is an issue.
JBJ’s new SK-45 uses a needle wheel impeller pump mounted on the bottom of the skimmer with the output pushing directly into the bottom of the skimmer. The SK-45 has a small 3 in. x 3.75 in. footprint and is most likely around 12-14 in. tall
Overall this skimmer doesn’t have new or innovative features and uses a variety of conventional protein skimmer features (adjustable airflow valve, venture volute, sponges for microbubble control, etc.) to get the job done. If you are looking for a skimmer to meld nicely into your JBJ system, give this one a look.
The new JBJ SK-45 is retailing around $120 and is available for preorder from Marine Depot that will save you an additional 15%.