Category Archives: Skimmers

Best Budget Skimmers: Our Top Picks

While there is no shortage of expensive aquarium supplies to splurge on, it is still possible to be an aquarium hobbyist on a budget. One of the equipment categories that can really have you shelling out some dollars are protein skimmers. While their primary purpose is to remove excess organics from your tank, they have […]

The Best Hang-On-Back Aquarium Accessories

Oftentimes, drilling an aquarium can cause more stress than it’s even worth. Without a sump, hobbyists must be creative in finding accessories that can operate properly on their aquariums. Luckily, as time has gone by, more and more manufacturers are bringing hang-on-back accessories to the market. While our most popular accessories tend to be ones […]

Best Protein Skimmers: Our Top Picks

Ask any reefer the one aquarium accessory that they cannot live without. I’m willing to bet most would say their protein skimmers. Behind every great reef aquarium is a workhorse of a skimmer. Hobbyists rely heavily upon their skimmers and that has forced manufacturers to push the limits of innovation in order to offer units […]

New DFC DC protein skimmer range from AquaMaxx

Marine equipment brand AquaMaxx has added another skimmer line to its range, the DFC. Available in four models for tanks from 70 to 420 gallons the DFC range includes a DC pump with a new impeller and controller, gate valve adjustment, and an adjustable air silencer offering the user three ways to adjust air and water flow, and the ability to get water level in the collar and dryness of skimmate just to their liking.

D-D H2OCEAN Skimmer Guardian stops skimmer cups from overflowing

Reefkeeping just got a little bit easier with the launch of D-D’s new Skimmer Guardian. As the name suggests this nifty little device prevents protein skimmers from overflowing or flooding by way of a sensor that sits inside the cup, cutting power to the skimmer pump if the water level inside gets too high. You […]

Maxspect Jump skimmer is an Aeraqua Duo for half the price

The protein skimmer market is a saturated one and its hard to make a splash these days in a sea of brightly colored cone-shaped skimmers which work very well but are all pretty similar. Maxspect’s Aeraqua Duo did make a splash however, by redesigning the skimmer from the ground up and combining looks and great […]

Control Pumps From All Your Favorite Brands With a Single Controller—See The Game-Changing CoralVue Hydros Wave Engine At Reef-A-Palooza Orlando This Weekend

The Hydros Wave Engine allows pumps from different brands to work together to provide an integrated flow management system. You can use a VorTech at one end of your tank and a Maxspect Gyre at the other—and have them work together!

The NuvoSkim DC Universal is Innovative Marine’s First Nano Protein Skimmer Built Specifically For Aquariums From Other Brands

This new protein skimmer is a bit of a departure from what we’re normally accustomed to seeing from Innovative Marine—namely aquarium equipment that is specifically built to fit and function perfectly inside their own brand of aquariums.

The TRITON Method: Replacing Trial and Error with Conscious Control

The TRITON Method is a holistic reef keeping system. You do not need to be a chemist to use it. Just test your seawater, know what’s in it, and act to fix it. To take full advantage of the program, it is recommended you have a sump with a refugium that is 10-20% of your total system volume.

I’m Dreaming of a Red Sea Christmas—’Tis The Season To Upgrade Your Reefer Aquarium

The Reefer Series is a hugely popular line of aquariums from Red Sea. Although they come with just about everything you’ll need, we’ve got a few ideas of how you can modify your system to make maintenance even easier!