Protein Skimmer

Protein Skimmers and Foam Fractionators

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Equipment, Protein Skimmer | 0 comments

  Unlike mechanical filters, a protein skimmer or “foam fractionator” is a device which removes harmful organics and protein particles from the water column in an aquarium. These waste particles can accumulate from food and the day to day life processes of organisms in your tank. Over time these waste products can break down into potentially lethal amounts of ammonia and nitrite. A protein skimmer is an efficient way to remove these particles and ensure the overall health of...

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