Reef Octopus is loading up on DC skimmers for 2013

Reef Octopus has been exceptionaly busy producing a steady flow of new protein skimmer designs and models over the last few years we can expect even more. Using a powerful, controllable DC water pump which is indistinguishable from the Waveline…

Protein Skimmers infographic by Marine Depot breaks down foam fractionation

The protein skimmer is the heart of most marine aquariums, fish-only and reef-centric, yet we hardly give this refined piece of aquarium equipment the fundamental consideration it deserves. For every outline of basic protein skimmer function there are hundreds of…

The new Pipeless Skimz Monzter VSC Series skimmer are the smallest skimmers using DC pumps we’ve seen yet

DC pumps are the future of skimmers, and nearly every single new (consumer grade) protein skimmer that has been released in the past couple of months is re-affirming just that. These new Skimz Monzter VSC Series DC skimmers are special however…

Reef Octopus also jumping on the DC bandwagon with their new Diablo DC Skimmers

Reef Octopus is now also jumping on the DC pump bandwagon with their improved Diablo Skimmers. The DC pump of choice for Reef Octopus? You guessed it, the all so familiar Waveline DC pumps. Interesting timing as seems just mere minutes since we…

AquaMaxx updates two new larger models of EcoMaxx protein skimmers

Two new Ecomaxx protein skimmers were outed at the Reefapalooza AquaMaxx booth in orange county this weekend. The larger EcoMaxx 400 and EcoMaxx 500 are not that different from previous models with mostly minor adjustments here and there but the…

WaveReef BSF series skimmers offer small, affordable and adjustable skimmers

The WaveReef BSF series protein skimmers are small, affordable and adjustable skimmers running on 12VDC pumps. The WaveReef BSF-100M and WaveReef BSF-200M are the two models but so far there is little information and details to share. The WafeReef BSF…

AquaMaxx EcoMaxx EM Series protein skimmers looking to save you space and power

The new AquaMaxx EM Series protein skimmers are looking to save you space and power with AquaMaxx’s newest skimmer design. The company is slowly putting some intriguing looking products on the market with a consumer-friendly pricetag and these new skimmers…

Sealife Systems SeaStorm are ancient skimmers from the future

The nostalgic SeaStorm protein skimmers from Sealife Systems are an interesting design which harkens back to simpler days of protein skimmers. SeaStorms don’t need no cones, not even a single taper to the neck, and what the heck is a…

aCone skimmers 1.5 and 3.0 from AquaMedic use new needle wheel EcoRunner water pumps

The aCone skimmers 1.5 and aCone 3.0 are the first conical skimmers from AquaMedic with high air intake and low power consumption. The AquaMedic aCone skimmers use the also-new EcoRunner water pumps with a well designed air and water intake…

Tunze DOC 9415 & 9430 are super quiet and efficient new protein skimmers

The DOC 9415 and 9430 are Tunze’s latest protein skimmer that bring with them a suite of new features for improved efficiency and reduced noise. The Tunze DOC 9415 and DOC 9430 both use a Hydrofoamer Silence pump, based on…