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The Role of Protein Skimmers in Maintaining Beautiful Saltwater Aquariums
Saltwater aquariums, from a 30-gallon fish-only saltwater aquarium to a 55-gallon reef tank, along with the aquatic life within them bring a certain charm and elegance to any room. While you don't have to be a seasoned aquarist or a skilled marine hobbyist to appreciate the beauty of live coral and various species of brightly colored saltwater fish, maintaining a saltwater aquarium or reef tank does require dedicated work. There are maintenance procedures that must be performed regularly, typically on a daily, weekly and bi-weekly basis, to ensure good water quality for the health of your fish and plants. Furthermore, proper tank maintenance entails the use of a variety of tools, which include protein skimmers, water pumps, and air filters. As the price of each adds up and becomes costly, it is important to note the role played by each item and their significance in maintaining your saltwater aquarium. By ridding your aquarium water of organic waste compounds, which can consist of anything from proteins and trace elements to fatty acids and other organic materials that could potentially cause harm to your aquatic life, protein skimmers are important in sustaining a comfortable, livable and stress-free environment for your saltwater fish and other aquatic life. Learn more about the various types available and select the protein skimmer that is best for your saltwater aquarium.
Just as there are various types of aquarium set-ups and sizes, there are various types of protein skimmers available. The Coralife Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer is a popular model that is available in different sizes, accommodates aquariums up to 220 gallons and is also equipped with a collection cup that is easy to clean. For aquariums up to 50 gallons, there is Lee's Counter Current Protein Skimmer, which comes pre-assembled for your convenience and also doesn't call for any complicated plumbing requirements.
Specifically developed for use with Oceanic BioCube Aquariums are Oceanic BioCube Protein Skimmers that are not only easy to clean, but also relatively simple to set-up and use. Meanwhile, there is the Instant Ocean SeaClone Protein Skimmer that has been designed for use with saltwater aquariums up to 100 gallons. Unlike most skimmers, this model is unique as it creates a tornado-like vortex of air and water that draws organic wastes in and up into its collection chamber. Find out which skimmer works best for your aquarium today!