Ukraine’s A&C Protein Skimmer is Packed With Innovation

The reef aquarium hobby is truly a global community and every major region has its own specialties in how they build reefs, and how they design reef aquarium gear. Eastern Europe is an insular hotspot with influence from both Europe…

Fragging Duncan Coral and Installing the UltraReef Skimmer

There’s never any shortage of things to do around the Reef Builders Studio and topics to bring to the Reef Builders Studio video series. Instead of focusing on a single thing this week, we thought we’d combine two different topics…

Akula UKS Skimmer by Ultra Reef is a Work of Art

Ultra Reef has been making protein skimmers for over a decade, but being based in Europe the only time we ever got to spend with these fractionating machines was brief stints during trips to Europe. Well finally we have our…

The Akula UKS ‘Ultra Compact Skimmer’ from Ultra Reef

The Akula Ultra Kompact Skimmer from Ultra Reef is an updated mid-range line of protein skimmers packing just as many goodies as the entry level Borei skimmer we introduced last week. AS the name implies, the ultra compact design is…

Ultra Reef Borei Skimmer Skims its Own Way

The new Borei protein skimmer from UltraReef is perhaps one of the most exciting new designs of a smaller protein skimmer that we’ve seen in quite some time. At first glance it appears to be a simple enough fractionator but…

10 Upgrades to Dalua’s DC Great White Protein Skimmer

The Great White from Dalua Australia is one of the best value protein skimmers in the reef aquarium hobby and now Dalua is doing the same for controllable DC skimmers. The new Great White DC skimmer is much more than…

Converting Built-In ATO to an Auto Waste Collector

There’s a relatively new class of reef aquarium and saltwater fish tank sump that have started to include built-in sections to function as reservoirs of freshwater to feed an automatic top off system. If you caught our last project building…

Is Hand Sanitizer Safe Around Aquariums?

Hand sanitizer has never commanded so much attention, demand, or frequent use in our daily lives than it has over the last few weeks, leading some aquarium keepers to wonder, is it safe for aquariums? With our hands getting disinfected…

Eshopps Skim Buddy is a Convenient Skimmer Reservoir

The Skim Buddy by Eshopps is a low-tech way to extend the servicing time of your protein skimmer. This acrylic reservoir conveniently hangs on the side of your sump or aquarium placing it within close range of your protein skimmer…

The Endurance of the LifeReef Venturi Protein Skimmer

Protein skimmers are one of the most effective forms of nutrient reduction in a saltwater aquarium, and one of the most unique pieces of equipment for a reef tank. They work by combining lots of fine air bubbles with aquarium…