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Protein Skimmers

A protein skimmer or foam fractionator is a device used mostly in saltwater aquaria to remove organic compounds from the water before they break down into nitrogenous waste. It is a common piece of equipment in modern saltwater fish tanks and reef tanks. Protein skimming is the only form of filtration that physically removes organic compounds before they begin to decompose, lightening the load on the biological filter and improving the water's redox potential.

Skimming removes certain organic compounds, including proteins  and amino acids, by using the polarity of the protein itself. Due to their intrinsic charge, water-borne proteins are attracted to the air/water interface. A Protein skimmer work by injecting numerous tiny bubbles into the water column. The small bubbles present an enormous air/water interface for the protein molecules to cling to. The longer the bubble resides in the water, the more proteins it is able to attract. The action of a skimmer is often compared to the action of waves producing sea foam.




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Aqua One EliteSkim 300

Aqua One EliteSkim 300

The new EliteSkim from Aqua One is a state of the art superior protein skimmer for the most discerning fish keeper to be installed inside the sump....
AU$299.99

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Aqua One EliteSkim 600

Aqua One EliteSkim 600

The new EliteSkim from Aqua One is a state of the art superior protein skimmer for the most discerning fish keeper to be installed inside the sump....
AU$349.00

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Aqua One EliteSkim 800

Aqua One EliteSkim 800

EliteSkim 800 Skimmer Inc Pump 2500LH Up To 800L Aqua One EliteSkim Protein Skimmers are designed to easily remove organic waste from aquarium water....
AU$465.00

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Aqua One G216 Protein Skimmer

Aqua One G216 Protein Skimmer

Aqua One ProSkim Protein Skimmers are designed to easily and effectively remove organic waste from aquarium water. The needle wheel impeller...
AU$76.45

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Aqua One G220 Protein Skimmer

Aqua One G220 Protein Skimmer

Aqua One ProSkim Protein Skimmers are designed to easily and effectively remove organic waste from aquarium water. The needle wheel impeller...
AU$89.99

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Aqua One G224 Protein Skimmer

Aqua One G224 Protein Skimmer

Aqua One ProSkim Protein Skimmers are designed to easily and effectively remove organic waste from aquarium water. The needle wheel impeller...
AU$117.00

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AquaC Auto Waste Collector 2.5L

AquaC Auto Waste Collector 2.5L

The Auto Waste Collector is an accessory that works with any of our EV Series skimmers, but not the Remora or Urchin skimmers. The AWC acts as an...
AU$120.00

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AquaC EV- 120

AquaC EV- 120

EV - 120 Spray Injection Protein Skimmer The EV-120 replaces our EV-90, which earned the reputation as one of the most compact performance...
AU$450.00

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AquaC EV- 180

AquaC EV- 180

EV - 180 Spray Injection Protein Skimmer The EV-180 replaces our best-selling sump skimmer, the EV-150. The new 180 is a true performer - due to...
AU$510.00

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AquaC EV- 240 Skimmer

AquaC EV- 240 Skimmer

The EV-240 replaces our popular EV-200, but those words alone are unable to do this new skimmer justice. The enormous mixing box and beefy 6"...
AU$525.00

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AquaC EV- 400

AquaC EV- 400

Up until now we have focused primarily on manufacturing hobbyist skimmers for tanks smaller than 300 gallons. The EV-400 breaks this tradition and...
AU$855.00

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AquaC EV-1000

AquaC EV-1000

The EV-1000 runs off one spray injector and builds a nice high column of solid foam, and 750 cubic inches of foam at that!. You won't have to worry...
AU$980.00

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AquaC EV-2000

AquaC EV-2000

The EV-2000 runs off one spray injector and builds a nice high column of solid foam, and 1100 cubic inches of foam at that!. You won't have to worry...
AU$1,100.00

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AquaC Nano Remora

AquaC Nano Remora

A miniature version of the popular Remora hang-on skimmer. Uses half the power of the regular Remora. The NANO is designed for tanks between 20 - 100...
AU$220.00

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AquaC Remora

AquaC Remora

- 19" tall x 6" wide x 2-3/4" deep - Minimum tank opening 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" - Minimum tank height 12-1/2" - Minimum...
AU$199.00

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AquaC Remora Pro

AquaC Remora Pro

These innovative hang-on-tank skimmers install in seconds and make high performance foam fractionation available to those with sumpless systems....
AU$250.00

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AquaC Remora Pro S

AquaC Remora Pro S

AquaC Remora Pro-S Hang-On Protein Skimmer without Pump NEW FOR 2012! The Remora Pro-S features a redesigned High-Flow Spray Injector that increases...
AU$310.00

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Deltec AP-701

Deltec AP-701

The AP701 is Deltec's answer to reefkeepers' requests for an AP851 that could fit inside a standard cabinet. The AP701 produces a maximum level of...
AU$1,290.00

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Deltec AP-702

Deltec AP-702

Specifications Dimensions (l/w/h) appr - 480x480x600 mm 2 Pumps Airflow max - 1400 ltr./h Aquarium size normal stocking approx - 1500 ltr. Aquarium...
AU$2,200.00

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Deltec AP-703 External Protein Skimmer

Deltec AP-703 External Protein Skimmer

Deltec skimmers use a unique patented pin-wheel action which produces a water-air mix unequalled by others. Fitted with 3 AquaBee Pumps...
AU$2,999.00

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Deltec AP1003

Deltec AP1003

Capacity: Normal Stocking: 4300L Heavy Stocking: 3600L Pump: 3 x Eheim 1260 Total Power Usage: 156 watts Air Intake: 2250 L/H H2O Throughput:...
AU$3,550.00

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Deltec AP1006

Deltec AP1006

Capacity: Normal Stocking: 9600L Heavy Stocking: 8000L Pump: 6x Eheim 1260 Total Power Usage: ...
AU$7,999.90

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Deltec AP600 External Protein Skimmer

Deltec AP600 External Protein Skimmer

Deltec skimmers use a unique patented pin-wheel action which produces a water-air mix unequalled by others. Fitted with an Aquabee pump...
AU$745.00

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Deltec APF800

Deltec APF800

This is the most popular of the smaller AP skimmers as for a little more money you get a lot more performance. Suitable for aquariums up to 1000lts...
AU$920.00
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Deltec APH525 External Protein Skimmer

Deltec APH525 External Protein Skimmer

Deltec skimmers use a unique patented pin-wheel action which produces a water-air mix unequalled by others. Fitted with an Aquabee pump....
AU$789.00

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