Category: Skimmer

The best protein skimmer

In an effort to save our readers some time and trouble researching the market, we take a poll of our BrainTrust from time-to-time. The latest poll asked about skimmers. “What would you buy”? Reef...

Do I need a skimmer?

Do I need a skimmer for my basic mixed reef tank? For our KIS system, the answer is no. The negatives include initial expense, noise, electricity consumption, heat, and possible leaks. For us, there...

Skimming

Our overflows are gravity fed to the sump and end-up in a filter sock.  We get some skimming action from the agitation of the water in the filter sock.  We just wipe the suds...