Aquarium Protein Skimmers
Protein skimmers are used on a saltwater aquarium to remove the dissolved organics waste products produced by the biological functions of fish, corals, and invertebrates. Using a protein skimmer in the aquarium can help keep the water quality of the tank at a very high level, making it exceptionally well suited for reef aquariums. Protein skimmers all function a little differently, but usually use a venturi valve to produce a bubbly froth in the unit. Protein skimmers are so important that mini skimmers have been developed for small nano size aquariums which are often set up as mini reef tanks.