AquaC Skimmers Getting ‘Resurrected’ by Cobalt Aquatics

The AquaC line of ‘spray injected’ protein skimmers is an entire lineage of foam fractionators that carved their own path in the reef aquarium hobby, and interestingly were never really copied or imitated. Once the darling of the reef aquarium…

Cove I-250 Protein Skimmer Review: the Antidote to Average Skimmers

Cove protein skimmers are a unique breed of acrylic aquarium products from China which stand apart from other equipment manufacturers in a number of ways. The brand has been making inroads to international markets around the world and it’s only…

The Importance of Cleaning our Protein Skimmers

See if this scenario sounds familiar – you get a new protein skimmer and it works great, body is full of foam and it pulls lots of gunk. Over time you find yourself raising the water level in the body,…

Getting a Fresh Look at the Reefer Skimmers from Red Sea

The Reefer Skimmers is the new name for the foam fractionators formerly known as ReefClean and debuted at InterZoo by Red Sea earlier this summer. While the name has changed, the rest of these skimmers has remained mostly the same from…

Eheim SkimMarine 100 & 300 Nano Protein Skimmers

Eheim has a pair of new nano protein skimmers called the SkimMarine 100 and larger SkimMarine 300. Both of Eheim’s new nano skimmers are designed for internal use using magnets to affix themselves to the appropriate height on the walls…

Playful New Z5 & Z6 Protein Skimmers from Bubble Magus

The Bubble Magus Z5 & Z6 are a pair of new protein skimmers from the Chinese company which look like toys, but in the most playful and useful manner possible. Everything but the base of the Bubble Magus Z skimmers…

Reefer Skimmers by Red Sea

Reefer is a new line of protein skimmers from Red Sea which are designed to work perfectly with their Red Sea Max and Reefer line of saltwater aquariums. While they don’t push the state of the art, the Red Sea…

Deltec Has A Whole New Crop of Protein Skimmers

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen some nice new protein skimmer designs from Deltec but now the wait is finally over. The brand has kept a pretty low profile over the last few years following the tepid response…

IceCap adds another skimmer with launch of K1 Protein Skimmers

The new IceCap K1 Protein Skimmers are the latest protein skimmer line from the company following up on its K1 line launched in 2015. Although its becoming more difficult to find the “new” enhancements on skimmers, a primary change on…

Finally A basic USB Air Pump For Emergencies & DIY Skimmers

The Jiyin Air Stone is a type of DC powered air pump with an actual USB connection. For years I’ve searched for a pump like this for several years now and while I’ve found some that have a built-in battery, and…