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Old 01-25-2017, 10:07 PM   #1
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Surface skimmers

What is the purpose of surface and protein skimmers?
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They take a film of the top of a (usually established) aquarium, this will aid gas exchange, I highly recommend you get the "Eheim skim 350"
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Protein skimmers are commonly used in saltwater tanks. A foam is generated in a container via air stone or water pump. Proteins and other substances (surfactants) accumulate in the foam. The excess foam is pushed into a collection cup.
The use of protein skimmers in freshwater is not unheard of, however, it is not very efficient compared to saltwater.
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