Protein Skimmer Reviews
Protein Skimmer Reviews will be continuously adding full reviews of the most popular protein skimmers available. We will always give you both the positive and the negative feedback we have observed and heard from other users of these products. With that feedback you can then determine what the best protein skimmer is for you and your situation.
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A good protein skimmer is not cheap, but having one that operates properly is vital for the health of your aquarium system. Those of you who have a reef tank already understand how important water quality is in keeping your livestock healthy and thriving in your tank.
One of the most important things to remember when considering a protein skimmer is to make sure you choose a unit that can handle the volume of your tank. If you take a shortcut and choose a model rated for a 75 gallon tank when yours is actually a 90 gallon tank, you are fighting a losing battle. If anything, you should choose a protein skimmer that is rated for a tank higher than your tank’s capacity. It is well worth the extra money to go a little larger, especially when you consider the cost relative to the cost of the rest of your equipment and livestock.
One common mistake people make is to not count their sump capacity when determining which size protein skimmer to purchase. If you have a 75 gallon tank and a 20 gallon sump, you really have a 95 gallon system, so your skimmer should be rated for at least that number of gallons. As you read through our protein skimmer reviews you will see that most brands offer skimmers in several different sizes with both the pump and the overall unit varying in size and power.
Another common mistake is to know what size skimmer you can fit. If you have a sump in the cabinet under your tank, you are limited in the space available, particularly the height available under the cabinet. The first time I had a reef tank with an in cabinet sump, I did not pay any attention at all to the height needed when I ordered my protein skimmer. As I put the unit
together it suddenly hit me that I might have a real problem fitting the skimmer under my cabinet. I got lucky and it fit, but the lesson was learned and I have since read some stories of others who made the same mistake and were not so lucky. For that reason, I want to stress how important it is that you check the dimensions of the skimmer you want against the amount of space you actually have.
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