Reef Octopus Classic Super Space Saver skimmers are sexy and cheap

Reef Octopus has come a long way since their early days of making and selling protein skimmers. Reefers used to buy Reef Octopus skimmers because they couldn’t afford a Euro Reef or ATB skimmer, but nowadays you’d be hard pressed…

RLSS introduces radically new db5i, db6i and db8i protein skimmers

Reef Life Support Systems kept their MACNA presence pretty low key this year, but their new line of DBi skimmers are anything but. With a radical new pipeless design and a slew of innovative features, the DBi protein skimmers are…

Reef Octopus VarioS Controller for Regal protein skimmers

We’re still 24 hours away from MACNA opening its doors but already we’re starting to scoop all the latest and greatest new products from this seminal, annual show. The Reef Octopus VarioS controller is a swanky looking new driver box…

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…