Would Someone PLEASE Make an Air Silencer from Silicone?

As far as miracle-materials for the aquarium hobby goes, you don’t have to look too far to see the monumental benefits of silicone. Firstly, silicone is instrumental in sealing panes of glass into boxes we like to call aquariums, but…

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…

Self Cleaning Protein Skimmer 150 Eliminates Cleaning with Fleece

The self-cleaning protein skimmer 150 is a newfangled foam fractionator from Smarter Reefs which takes a very different approach to automatic neck cleaning.  The company is better known for their Frozen Fish Food feeding system so the new protein skimmer…

WaveReef K1-50N is a new nano skimmer with neat features built-in

Original Equipment Manufacturer WaveReef has launched a new protein skimmer called the K1-50N. With a footprint of just 10.5×8.6cm/4.13”x3.39,” WaveReef has managed to make a wine bottle-shaped body with a diameter of just 80mm/3.15”, making it suitable for the rear…

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…

Alexloga & Co Skimmer 300X Review: Impressive Performance through Creative Design

The Alexloga A&C skimmers are a very interesting line of foam fractionators from Ukraine that are engineered to have a very small footprint but are also quite short compared to modern protein skimmer models. This ultra compact size is achieved…

Sander Piccolo is the original nano protein skimmer

Foam fractionators have come a long way through the ages and reacquainting ourselves with this diminutive one admittedly brought a smile. It’s a Sander Piccolo by Erwin Sander GmbH in Germany and goes back as far as the last century.…

10 Different Skimmer in use at the Reef Builders Studio [Video]

Protein skimmers are a piece of technology which is unique to saltwater aquariums and they’ve been employed as a tool to clean the water in our hobby for decades. There’s many different ways to combine the mixture of fine air…

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…