ATB 2009 External Cone skimmer in production

ATB has been working on an external cone skimmer for some time now and we can finally bring you first imagery of it. The skimmer uses a flowstar pump that we have covered in times past, however this new line…

Aquatic Life Internal Mini Protein Skimmer 115 coming

One strong suit in this weak economy for retailers and manufactures are nano aquariums. With the current onslaught of nano skimmers on the market, it makes sense then that Aquatic Life would throw its name in the hat. Their Internal…

Kitchens beware: Tupperware DIY Protein skimmer

While the ongoing debate if you actually need a protein skimmer rages on, one DIY modder decided that he wanted to upgrade from his JBJ protein skimmer. Short on cash however, he decided to take matters into his own hands…

H&S A-400 custom skimmer is improved, better

H&S, the company that brings you high end skimmers has been toying with its designs as of late. The latest change they have made is with the actual pumps. Most aquarists know that the lower the pumps are the more…

ATB hang on skimmer prototype seen in the wild

A great shot of a prototype skimmer seen in use. Interestingly the waste valve for the skimmate is higher then other skimmers, but adding this feature is a rarity as we can’t think of another skimmer that has this feature.…

AquaDriver will clean your protein skimmer all day

For European protein skimmers the holy grail of skimming is a self-cleaning-head or SCH as it is mentioned among users. The self cleaning head promises to deliver better efficiency as it no doubt cleans the head of the skimmer allowing…

Most popular saltwater aquarium equipment of 2008

Now that 2008 is officially behind us we decided to put together a list of the most searched for reef equipment items of 2008. For those of you who don’t know, the more an item is searched for the more…

ATB Standard Line gets priced, available for pre-order

Say Whaat? ATB really seems to be hauling serious butt recently. Not even a few days after releasing a new skimmer line, the skimmer has already been  priced and up for pre-order. The retail price is $799 and you can…

Mazzei Venturis inject any liquid or gas into water

Say what you want about needle-wheel skimmers. They are efficient at producing bubbles but what if you want to inject something other then bubbles? Mazzei venturis are a great choice because they allow you to inject any liquid or gas…

New ATB Hang on skimmer gets price, little else

With the current populairty of nano aquariums it is no wonder that we are seeing a large influx of new hang on back protein skimmers. Most all in one aquarium kits don’t ship with proper equipment because manufactures want to…