Skimz Octo skimmers first in the world to use Messner needle wheel pumps

The Skimz Octo protein skimmers are the annual new-skimmer introduction for the venerable Singaporean brand. The Skimz Octo are generally the same as the Skimz Monzter protein skimmer, with a semi-cone body, a full bubble plate diffuser, bayonette fitting removable…

First Impressions of the Aquamaxx ConeS Series Skimmers

Remember when an affordable skimmer meant an ugly piece of extruded acrylic paired with a pump that acted as both a heater and unsoothing noise machine? We remember. It used to be that the only way to retire the droning…

Pacific Sun announces CruX IS-200 and CruX IS-400 internal protein skimmers

Pacific Sun released information on its latest gadgets, the CruX IS-200 and CruX IS-400 DC internal protein skimmer. The new skimmers are made from clear and red acrylic with white and red accessories to give it a cohesive look. The CruX…

2014 Alpha Cone 250 review, still one of the best workhorse skimmers in the U.S.

At the height of the beginning of the cone protein skimmer craze, the Vertex Aquaristik Alpha Cone skimmer was one of the most high profile releases in the genre. ATB definitely was the first company to introduce American reefers to…

Reef Octopus Regal and Elite 150 Skimmers available from CoralVue

CoralVue just announced four new variations of the Reef Octopus Regal 150 and Reef Octopus Elite 150 protein skimmers that are available for purchase here in the US. The four new Reef Octopus skimmers feature variable speed pumps and are designed…

New Transformer Sump enables larger skimmers with low stand clearance

One common problem of reef aquarists trying to size up equipment for a new or existing reef tank is getting gear that will not only fit in the sump, but can also be added or removed from where sump resides inside the…

Tunze celebrates 50 years of protein skimmers with a working replica of the original

Tunze is celebrating 50 years of making protein skimmers by showcasing one of their original protein skimmer designs at Interzoo 2014. It is crazy to thing Tunze has been in the skimmer business for half a century! The skimmer on…

CoralVue Elite Super Cone protein skimmers

The Reef Octopus Elite Super Cone Skimmer is the latest high capacity protein skimmer from the highly prolific Chinese marine aquarium company. The Elite Super Cone is essentially identical in specs to the recently announced Reef Octopus Prime skimmers save…

A whole new crop of Pipeless skimmers are ready for the world

CAD Lights made a big splash last year when they introduced the first ever Pipeless protein skimmers and they have steadily nurtured this end of their product line. The Pipeless skimmer line began with the humble PLS100 and has steadily…

New EHEIM skimmarine 800 is German company’s first foray into protein skimmers

The German stallworth EHEIM is making a strong push into the reef and marine markets with a few new items including the new EHEIM skimmarine 800 protein skimmer. This is a new venture for the aquarium giant and was recently…