Skimmers

How to Choose a Protein Skimmer

How to Choose a Protein Skimmer

Protein skimmers are an essential component of most reef-keepers toolkits and play a key role in removing waste and excess nutrients and keeping the water oxygenated. Before we discuss how to choose a protein skimmer, let’s go over the basics first. What is a Protein Skimmer? A protein skimmer, also known as a foam fractionator, How to Choose a Protein Skimmer

Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 (Part 2): Skimmers in Action

Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 (Part 2): Skimmers in Action

In today’s article, we’ll be expanding on our Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 review from a couple weeks ago to compare each skimmer’s performance. As you probably know, the goal for any skimmer is to remove as much waste as possible. Ideally, the skimmer will do this efficiently, quietly and without much fuss Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 (Part 2): Skimmers in Action

Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 (Part 1): An Out-of-the-Box Comparison

Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 (Part 1): An Out-of-the-Box Comparison

In today’s article, we’ll be comparing the Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130. How do these two skimmers stack up against one another? While both are well-built and provide dependable performance, there are some key differences to point out. The following aspects have been reviewed for comparison purposes: skimmer size, body shape, collection cup, Simplicity 120 vs Reef Octopus Essence S-130 (Part 1): An Out-of-the-Box Comparison