The Skim Buddy by Eshopps is a low-tech way to extend the servicing time of your protein skimmer. This acrylic reservoir conveniently hangs on the side of your sump or aquarium placing it within close range of your protein skimmer collection cup drain.
Although Eshopps calls it the Skim Buddy, this type of simple hang-on container has many applications for aquarium uses, like holding new fish and invertebrates for acclimation, serving as transporter around your fish area, or even more simply being a reservoir for dosing aquarium chemicals & additives.
The Eshopps Skim Buddy holds just over half a gallon of volume or 2.5 liters within its 6 x 9 inch face which is only three inches in profile. The thick acrylic is very sturdy and the hang-on arm can be tightened into place using the included threading for a 10mm nylon bolt.
The sub-$40 reservoir is listed as a small model and although it’s quite basic, we can see a need for a larger, more elaborate skimmate receptacle with automatic mechanical or electrical shut-offs if the protein skimmer accessory turns out popular with the reefing crowd.