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Red Sea C-Skim 1200

Co-Current, Counter-Current, Needle Wheel, Venturi; it all sounds pretty complicated, but contrary to what some people would like you to believe, protein skimming ain't rocket science. Skimming is no more than injecting air bubbles into a water column, twirling them around for a bit, then skimming off the crud (proteins) that they collect. Exactly how different protein skimmers do this is a bit of an art, however. Here are the simple nuts and bolts of protein skimming. Understanding the principles makes it easier to find the right skimmer for your saltwater aquarium.

More: Top In/On Tank Protein Skimmers If you are planning to install a protein skimmer in or on your aquarium, these are the ones you will want to see. Compare Prices and save $$.

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March 24, 2010 at 8:55 am
(1) Mike says:

The problem with protein skimmers is……with coral reef aquariums…the skimmer takes out the calcium & you have to keep buying more calcium.

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