The Reef Therapy Podcast about Skimmers went for Three Hours!

If you needed any indication that Mark and I are pretty hardcore when it comes to reef aquarium gear, and especially protein skimmers, then look no further than last week’s epic long session of Reef Therapy. Foam fractionators aka protein…

Blau Scuma MKB skimmers receive a pump performance boost

Spanish company Blau Aquaristic has shown off its new improved range of Scuma MKB protein skimmers. As before, four models are available, ranging in size from 130-250mm diameter, but each model’s performance has been increased by fitting a more powerful…

StinkSink is ReefEco’s bad odor solution for protein skimmers

StinkSink is an all-American-made product aimed at reducing the smell from the skimmate collected in protein skimmer cups. The use of carbon for odor control is not new. It’s used exactly in that application both for the home and in…

Dymax Blade Series protein skimmers use a Sawtooth impellor design

Singapore-based aquarium company Dymax has introduced a novel impellor design to its SLS range of protein skimmers. Named the Sawtooth Impellor, the standard (but highly effective,) pinwheel venturi impeller design with a multitude of short, thin vertical rods has been…

Wavereef’s K Series are Hybrid Skimmers AND UV Sterilizers

Original equipment manufacturer Wavereef has unveiled three skimmer ranges with UVs built-in. Available with AC or DC pumps and designed to sit either inside or outside of sumps, the K6, K7, and K9 protein skimmers are generic cone-shaped skimmers suitable…

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…