Category Archives: Skimmers

How Ozonizers Work and How to Set one Up

Ozone, when used properly, is one of the best methods of improving water quality. An ozonizer is a piece of equipment which produces ozone that is capable of reducing or possibly eliminating unwanted algae, killing bacteria, algae spores and other harmful pathogens in your aquarium. The addition of ozone will raise an aquarium’s ORP (oxidation […]

Wet vs. Dry Skimming; a Foam Preference – Which is Better?

Reef aquarists may debate the topic but there is no disputing the science. Here is what the experts say is the most efficient way of removing organics with a protein skimmer.

4th Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Welcome to Part 4 of this four-part series, Chasing Colors, Not Numbers, where we learn about the importance of proper filtration and its affect on your corals.

Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

As a beginner, it can be confusing with the different types of protein skimmers available. In this article we discuss each type of skimmer, installation basics, and troubleshooting.

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 […]