Category Archives: Skimmers

Tank Hacks: Easy Upgrades for Your Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 20

In this video we’re going to take the IM 20 gallon Peninsula Tank and deck it out with some of our favorite gear in order to show you guys how these tanks can provide the perfect platform to build the nano tank of your dreams.

Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 6: Protein Skimmer Installation + Which Light Fixture Should We Use?

Watch us install the protein skimmer you voted for and dial it in for our drop-off tank. Then vote for our light: the ReefBrite Hybrid, Kessil AP700, or ATI Aquaristik SunPower?

The Complete Guide to Hang-On Equipment for Your Reef Tank

Sumps can be bulky, expensive and require a bit of plumbing experience to set up correctly. That is precisely why hang-on style aquarium equipment can be a real lifesaver!

How to Install and Maintain an In-Sump Protein Skimmer

A protein skimmer is considered by most hobbyists to be the heart of a saltwater aquarium filtration system.  Protein skimmers remove waste from your aquarium water before it has a chance to break down into nitrate and phosphate.  Therefore, using a protein skimmer really helps keep your aquarium water clean and helps to avoid unsightly […]

AquaMaxx HOB-1 Protein Skimmer: What YOU Need to Know

AquaMaxx HOB-1 The AquaMaxx HOB-1 is our best-selling and one of the industry’s most favored hang-on protein skimmers and for good reasons.  The solid acrylic construction matched with a high quality, modified, Sicce pump provides unmatched performance and quiet operation. The unique bubble plate helps reduce turbulence inside the skimmer reaction chamber and increase dwell […]

All I want for Fishmas #4: AquaMaxx HOB-1 Protein Skimmer w/ FREE Bubble Stopper through 12/31

Welcome to the 4th episode of Marine Depot’s All I want for Fishmas video series! Today we are looking at what many experienced hobbyists consider to be the best hang-on back skimmer money can buy. The AquaMaxx HOB-1 has time and time again proven to be one of the most effective hang-on protein skimmers available. […]

Product Review: AquaMaxx WS-1 Protein Skimmer

Intro and Background Earlier this year, I started the search for the best skimmer for my all-in-one mixed reef tank.  I researched every possible skimmer that would fit in my footprint. I had a max footprint of 8″ x 4″ available to me. I originally wanted to order a JNS WS-1, but soon found out […]

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-Series Protein Skimmers: Sleek, Compact and Powerful

Today we are excited to show you the latest innovations from AquaMaxx which boast all the great features and quality construction you have come to expect from AquaMaxx protein skimmers, as well as some awesome upgrades that make these among their best skimmers yet! The all-new AquaMaxx ConeS Q-Series combines the space-saving benefits of the […]

Q&A Series #9: What makes a “good” protein skimmer?

A protein skimmer is a key component to a marine aquarium’s filtration system. Throughout my years of reef keeping, I have learned that using a good quality protein skimmer can greatly improve your odds of success. That’s why today we are going to answer one of the aquarium hobby’s most frequently asked questions: “What makes […]

Vertex Omega Protein Skimmers: Powerful Performers with Polished Features

Vertex is known for manufacturing high-quality marine aquarium equipment that is both stylish and functional. The Vertex Omega Series line of protein skimmers are a prime example of this and we are excited to show you just how awesome these new skimmers are today. Omega Series skimmers are available in four sizes and are suitable […]