Saltwater Aquarium Protein Skimmers
Protein skimming in saltwater aquariums has become more than just an option for many marine aquarists. Protein skimmers remove proteins from the aquarium water before the biological filter has to deal with it. Protein skimmers have developed over the years to include innovative ways to generate and collect the bubbles required for the skimmer to do its job. While efficiency has increased, the prices of good quality skimmers has steadily dropped to where they are affordable for almost any saltwater aquarist.
Before You Buy A Protein Skimmer
Tips from your About Guides on what to look for and consider about In-Tank, Hang-On, and In-Sump protein skimmers before you buy one for your saltwater aquarium or reef tank.
Guides Top Hang-On-Tank Skimmer Picks
Read product reviews and compare prices on what your About Guides consider to be some of the most popular Hang-On-Tank Protein Skimmers on the market.
Guides Top In-Sump Skimmer Picks
Read product reviews and compare prices on what your About Guides consider to be some of the most popular In-Sump Protein Skimmers on the market.
Guides Top In-Tank Skimmer Picks
Read product reviews and compare prices on what your About Guides consider to be some of the most popular In-Tank Protein Skimmers on the market.
APA Series Protein Skimmers
The APA series of skimmers are well designed, well priced, counter current, venturi driven protein skimmers. Each skimmer comes with an appropriately sized powerhead, effluent drainage hose and easy to follow instructions.
Aqua C Remora H.O.T. Protein Skimmer
These innovative hang-on-tank skimmers install in seconds and make high performance foam fractionation available to those with sumpless systems. Two sizes to choose from.
Aqua Medic Midiflotor Protein Skimmer
The Aqua Medic Midifloter is an air driven counter current skimmer for tanks up to 100 gallons. This is an in tank unit, which will require periodic airstone replacement and a constant water level in the tank to maximize efficiency.
Aqua Medic Turbofloter 750 Protein Skimmer
The Aqua Medic Turbofloter750 is driven with a 10 watt venturi pump. This is an in tank skimmer for tanks up to 100 gallons. The skimmer has a prefilter for mechanical filtration.
Aqua Medic Turboflotor 1000 Classic Protein Skimmer
The height of the skimmer is only 21 inches, so it will fit into the sump in most standard cabinets. This skimmer is designed to be used with the Rio 2100 power head pump. The needle wheel design is quiet, efficient and requires no air pump.
Aqua Medic Turboflotor 1000 multi Protein Skimmer
A versatile skimmer, it can be used as hang on, fixed outside of the aquarium frame as well as inside or outside of a sump in the cabinet. This skimmer is driven by a venturi pump with needle wheel.
CPR Cyclone BakPak Series
The CPR BakPaks are well constructed all in one units, containing a skimmer and biological filter chamber as well as a Rio 600 pump. These are some of the most popular combination units on the market.
E.T.S.S. Super Reef Devil Protein Skimmer
The E.T.S.S. Super Reef Devil Protein Skimmer is a well constructed in sump downdraft skimmer, requiring no airstones or venturi valves. A powerhead (not included) is required for operation.
Lee's Counter Current Protein Skimmer
The low price, ease of use and efficiency make this an excellent skimmer for either the beginner or pro.
Precision Marine AP426 Protein Skimmer
The Precision Marine Systems AP426 Air Powered Protein Skimmer is super-efficient when ample air is supplied and the air diffuser is serviced regularly. Two sizes to choose from.
Precision Marine HOT-1 Protein Skimmer
Precision Marine Systems HOT-1 Hang On Tank Protein Skimmers are well constructed co-current units. Four sizes to choose from.
Red Sea Berlin Classic Protein Skimmer
If you are looking for a high quality, dependable skimmer that really puts out the foam, these are the units to choose from. The Berlin Classic can be mounted in or alongside the tank or sump.
Red Sea Berlin H.O. Protein Skimmer
- The Berlin HO (Hang-On) model is an adaptation of the venturi driven Berlin skimmer and is designed to hang directly on the tank or sump by way of its easily accessible inlet and outlet tubes.
Red Sea Prizm Protein Skimmer
The Red Sea Prizm skimmer is a compact unit which includes a venturi skimmer, integral water and air regulators and a skim enhancing, 2 stage, convergent-divergent reaction chamber.
Lee's Counter Current Protein Skimmer Product Review
A product review of the Lee's Counter Current Protein Skimmer, including installation, adjustment and results.