ASM Skimmers are unsung heroes of protein skimming

The ASM Protein skimmer is one helluva protein skimmer which has earned its day in the spotlight. All Seas Marine (ASM) started offering the ASM skimmers in the early 2000s and despite their lack of new tricks, they can still…

Aquarium Technologies Borrowed from Other Industries

We marine aquarists use a variety of tools to help keep our tanks healthy by either changing or removing the waste products of the animals we keep. But did you know virtually all of the devices we use were originally…

Reef Octopus Commercial Skimmers, backbone of an industry

Commercial protein skimmers are important pieces of equipment for the large facilities which¬†hold and ship around the precious livestock that feeds the aquarium hobby. For decades¬†the commercial protein skimmer market was dominated by large and inefficient venturi protein skimmer, simply…

Pro-Tein Clean is designed from the ground up to Plug & Play

The Pro-Tein Clean is a new protein skimmer with a novel design which promises truly plug & play operation. Now we’ve seen our fair share of protein skimmers promising to be completely free of hassle, adjustment, and maintenance, but the…

Marine Biosystems has two designs for ‘biopellet skimmers’

Marine Biosystems is an intriguing new upstart in the marine aquarium hobby which garnered a lot of attention for their unique ‘biopellet skimmers’. The 3D printed biopellet reactor is what first put Marine Biosystems on the map, but it is…

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…

IceCap K2 Protein Skimmer debut at MACNA

The IceCap K2 protein skimmer is a new line of fancy foam fractionators from CoralVue which takes the best features of modern protein skimmers and brings them altogether in a fairly progressive package. The IceCap K2 is pretty standard issue…

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…

Nyos adds twin pump Quantum 300 to its protein skimmer line

NYOS used its first personal appearance at an American reef show to show off their largest protein skimmer to date, the NYOS Quantum 300. The general design and function of NYOS skimmers doesn’t stray too far from status quo, but…

New, extra slim Mini Bubble King 160 VS12 skimmer

The new, extra slim Royal Exclusiv Mini Bubble King 160 VS12 protein skimmer is a good choice if you are looking for the performance of a Bubble King skimmer without sacrificing sump space. Technology advances are making us more productive…