Posts Tagged Protein Skimmer

Ozone

Oxygen is represented as O2, ozone is O3. So it can be seen it is oxygen with an extra! Ozone is unstable and breaks down into oxygen quickly. It can be detected by smell if it is present in enough quantity. Some retail stores use it on

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The Essential Bacterial Service

There is one area in the aquarium no matter if it is fish only aquarium or a reef aquarium that the aquarist must have. If it is missing or inefficient there will be failure or trouble without doubt. It is generally known as the bio-filter (bio =

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Marine Aquarium Equipment – The No. 1

The aquarist nowadays has quite a choice of support equipment available. All this aquarium equipment, along with routine seawater changes, makes keeping high quality seawater easier. This is very important for the livestock be they fish or corals or whatever. ‘High quality seawater’ means something a little

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The Protein Skimmer And The Nano Reef Aquarium

Nano aquariums are small, ranging from the very small of 10 gallons or a little less to around 30 gallons or so. They are popular, at least partly because they have the advantage of being able to fit almost anywhere, so the aquarist pushed for space doesn’t

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DIY Protein Skimmers

The protein skimmer is considered to be an essential piece of equipment nowadays and assists greatly in the maintenance of high quality seawater. The device removes much of the dissolved organic material (DOM) that could accumulate. Anyone who has seen the dark stinky ‘yuk’ in a protein

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Don’t Skimp On Your Protein Skimmer

There are various items of equipment that assist the aquarist, the items differing depending on whether the system is fish only or reef. For example, the reef system, particularly if it is quite large and contains hard corals, could use a calcium reactor – it would be

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The Protein Skimmer – What Is Wet And Dry Foam?

In a saltwater aquarium there are various devices that are designed to assist in the maintenance of high quality seawater. Perhaps the most useful of these is the protein skimmer (ignoring bio-filtration). As with all devices for it to be at its most effective it must be

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Maintain That Skimmer

The protein skimmer is a device that is essential to the maintenance of high quality seawater in nearly all systems. There is a system that claims to not need a skimmer, but aquarists often run one anyway. Using a protein skimmer is particularly useful to experienced aquarists

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Is Yours Scummy?

Sounds as though I’m getting too personal! I’m not, it is definitely to do with the fish only aquarium or reef aquarium. It is equally relevant to both. Another possible target of such a question is the protein skimmer. That could be involved, but not entirely.What I’m

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Quick Tip – Don’t Forget To Clean Your Protein Skimmer

A protein skimmer is installed onto the aquarium so that it can remove substances from the aquarium water so that we can keep water quality at an optimum. It is imperative that a skimmer runs at full efficiency in order for it to work correctly. For this

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