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Protein Skimmers

Also known as, Foam Fractionators, Protein Skimmers help remove dissolved Organic Contaminants, including Proteins, Amino Acids, Phenol Oils and other Yellowing Compounds, from the Marine Aquarium Water, before they start decomposing into Ammonia, Nitrite, and other toxins. As a result, of this water cleaning, the incidence of harmful floating Bacteria, Yellow Discoloration of aquarium water, Nitrate & Phosphate build up, and Slime Algae, is significantly reduced.

Based on the principle of Surface Tension, and employing a similar methodology as that of Mechanical Filtration, these Protein Skimmers allow Oxygen bubbles to pass through a column of dirty aquarium water. In the process, friction takes place between Oxygen bubbles and the Organic Waste Molecules, especially Protein, present in the water. As a result, the Waste Molecules in the water get ionic charges, which stick to the Oxygen bubbles to be carried out to the Collection Container. This whole process of Protein Skimmers supports the Biological Filter of an aquarium and leaves the Marine Aquarium Water clean and aerated. Fresh Marine brings to you a wide collection of different type of Protein Skimmers from different brands. Lets take a look.

Combination Protein Skimmer. Combination Protein Skimmers usually include Protein Skimmers coupled with some other Aquarium add on, such as, a Filter, or a Refugium to name some. Therefore, these Combination Protein Skimmers offer dual-purpose equipment in one, for your Marine Aquarium.
  • CPR Aquatics CY192 Filters (Filters only). These Combination Protein Skimmers are Rejuvenation Venturi (RTV) driven and have an RVT Power Head. Compatible with a submersible or external pump, these Skimmers are easy to maintain. These Combination Protein Skimmers are available in CY192 and CY194 models.
  • CPR DX6 Deluxe Stand-alone Protein Skimmer with Rio 1700RV up to 120 Gallon. Capable of being used in combination with a Sump or Stand Alone, this Combination Protein Skimmer allows Sump space for Heaters, Return Pump, etc., while keeping the water level constant. This easy to maintain Combination Protein Skimmer can skim dissolved wastes, such as, Soluble Proteins, Amino Acids, Organic Dyes, Fatty Acids, Carbohydrates, Enzymes, Detergents, some Metal Ions, Iodine, Phosphorus, Algae Cells, Protozoa, Bacteria, and small particles of Detritus.
  • CPR Aquatic AquaFuge 2 Pro Sump Refugium with Protein Skimmer. This Combination Protein Skimmer is attached with a Sump-based Refugium to enable the skimming of water, while aerating it well. You may use the Refugium for growing Algae & Micro-fauna or for nutrients export from a Marine Aquarium. The AquaFuge Combination Protein Skimmer is compatible with several mediums, such as, Mud, Live Sand, and Live Rock to name some. This Combination Protein Skimmer is available in Small and Large sizes.


  • Hang On Protein Skimmers. Hang on Protein Skimmers hang externally on the back wall of a Marine Aquarium, with an Intake Tube going into the tank to process its water.

    Hang On Protein Skimmers by Red Sea.
  • Red Sea Prizm Pro Deluxe Hang On Protein Skimmer. This user-friendly Hang on Protein Skimmer, which is easy to install, operate, and maintain, can be used as Hang-On Tank or Sump in the Marine Aquariums of maximum 300-Gallon capacity. The high performing Prizm Skimmer has two stages Reaction Chamber for better Skimming.
  • Red Sea Prizm Hang on Protein Skimmer. The high performing Prizm Skimmer has two stages Reaction Chamber with Convergent-Divergent Flow Technology for better Skimming. Main Body, Collection Cup, Inlet Pipe, and Pump integrated together form the fundamental structure of this Hang on Prizm Skimmer. Red Sea Prizm Deluxe Hang on Protein Skimmer is a variant in the range.
  • Seaclone Protein Skimmers by Aquarium Systems. Available in 100 Gallon and 150 Gallon capacities, these hang on Protein Skimmers employ Turbo-Venturi Injector System for mixing water and air in the Pump Impellor Chamber.


  • Hang On Protein Skimmers by CPR Aquatic.
  • CPR Aquatic Cyclone Bak Pak II. This Hang on Protein Skimmer is also capable of Bio Filtration. A 2R+ Reef Ready Protein Skimmer option, especially for fish-only and Reef Ready Marine Aquariums, is also available in the range. CPR Aquatic Bak-Pak Dual Pak Protein Skimmer, meant for tanks up to 100-Gallon capacity, have two Protein Skimmers with one Biological Media in between.
  • CPR Aquatic AquaFuge 2 Hang-on Back Refugiums with Pump. Available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes, apart from executing skimming; also possess the growth zones for different types of beneficial organisms. The CPR AquaFuge 2 Hang-on Refugium with Protein Skimmer, available in Small and Large sizes, has an integrated system of Maxi-Jet 1200 driven Rejuvenation Venturi Protein Skimmer and a Refugium.


  • In Sump Protein Skimmer. In Sump Protein Skimmers, as the name suggests, are placed in Sump. In Sump Protein Skimmers are usually integrated with Mechanical and Biological Filters in a tank for the optimal filtering effect.
  • ASM G Series Protein Skimmer by ASM. This Bio Protein Skimmer aims to create fine bubbles with the help of Needle Wheel Design on a Sedra Pump for better skimming. Mini G, G1X Series, G2 Series, and G3 Series, are the options in the range.


  • In Sump Protein Skimmers by CPR Aquatic. CPR In Sump Protein Skimmers help eliminate Soluble Proteins, Amino Acids, Organic Dyes, Fatty Acids, Carbohydrates, Enzymes, Detergents, Some Metal Ions, Iodine, Phosphorus, Algae Cells, Protozoa, Bacteria, and tiny particles of Detritus, from your aquarium, prior to their decomposition into harmful Ammonia and Nitrite.
  • CPR Aquatic SR2 Series Protein Skimmer. Meant for the aquariums from 10 to 60-Gallon capacity, this In Sump Protein Skimmer is especially suited for sensitive Reef Aquarium.
  • CPR SR2 Protein Skimmer with Venturi Pump up to 60 Gallon. Meant for the aquariums from 10 to 60-Gallon capacity, this In Sump Protein Skimmer minces bubbles for better skimming. CPR SR3 Protein Skimmer with Accela Pump up to 60 Gallon, equipped with a Dual Return Chamber and Underwater, is another option in the range.
  • CPR Protein Skimmers with Rio. You can use these In Sump Protein Skimmers as stand-alone or as an In Sump Protein Skimmer itself. CPR SR41R with Rio 1700 RV up to 120 Gallon, SR61R with Rio 2100 RV up to 300 Gallon, and SR91R with Rio 2500 RV up to 600 Gallon are the options in the range.
  • Euro Reef RS Series Protein Skimmers by Euro Reef. Ensuring a power packed performance with the right flow of air & water, and energy efficient Euro-Wheel Pin Wheel Impeller, these skimmers take care to work with optimal quietness. With numbers reflecting the maximum tank size, Euro Reef In Sump Protein Skimmers come in the models, RS 100, RS 135, RS 180, RS 250, and RS 80.


  • Large Capacity Protein Skimmers. Large Capacity Protein Skimmers, equipped with large Collection Cup, help clean big sized aquariums.
  • ASM G Series Protein Skimmers. These Bio Protein Large Capacity Protein Skimmers aim to create fine bubbles with the help of Needle Wheel Design on a Sedra Pump for better skimming. ASM G4, G4X, G5, and G6 Series Protein Skimmers are the options in the range.


  • Nano Mini Protein Skimmer. Nano Mini Protein Skimmers help clean small sized aquariums of Organic wastes.
  • Current USA Fission Nano Skimmer with Pump 2W x 8.5H. This is the smallest Protein Skimmers around with a height of 6.5 and a diameter of 2.


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