does this take the place (or is the same) as a protein skimmer? I know it say aerating power filter and protein skimmer but I am new so want to make sure I am getting the proper stuff for my new sw
* Aerating power filter and protein skimmer all in one * Enables efficient chemical, mechanical, and biological filtration * For use on small to medium saltwater aquariums
Maintenance-free Skilter Filter offers total, efficient filtration for saltwater aquariums. Combines chemical, mechanical, and biological filtration techniques with protein skimming. Makes an ideal primary filter for 10-55 gallon saltwater and mini-reef aquariums. The advanced venturi-type protein skimmer of the Skilter Filter can also be used as a supplementary filtration device for aquariums up to 100 gallons. Hangs on back of aquarium. Replaceable Bio-Matrix Cartridge
comes with one white polypad and one black carbon pad. Unit includes a 90-day limited warranty.
The Skilter combines filtering techniques. This compact, efficient unit supplies both mechanical and biological filtration, plus the chemical filtration and aeration provided by the built-in protein skimmer. The Skilter is quiet, powerful, and less expensive than if you were to purchase each component separately.