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Protein Skimmers

Vertex In-Sump Protein Skimmers

Coming late to the game affords certain advantages. In Vertex's case it means incorporating many previously proven skimmer attributes in a new and entirely budget friendly package.An air silencer, needle wheel technology and a solid acrylic body are utilized along side a new diffusion plate and superior impeller materials. A newly designed ceramic shaft and a new air silencing technique has been applied to make the units quieter than expected.

Vertex and Royal Exclusive, working together, have delivered one of the most powerful protein skimmers to date. The new models combine all that was good about the original Bubble king skimmers with a new, conical design. The cone shape helps to minimize turbulence and thus increase protein removal even further.

Those of you looking for a protein skimmer delivering the highest "bang for the buck" have found it. Any questions? Contact one of our service representatives today.

Aqua C In-Sump Protein Skimmers

AquaC went their own route with the introduction of their patented "Spray induction" technology. This method of injecting air requires a minimum of pump power and a minimum of injector maintenance.

All of the current models include gate valve flow control and quick release skimmer cups. J&L Aquatics has had these skimmers operating for years on our invertebrate holding systems. Those of you looking for a very simple and reliable skimmer need look no further.

ASM G Series In-Sump Protein Skimmers

ASM protein skimmers deliver when other skimmers fail. ASM harnesses a patented technique of needle wheel technology. Built from top to bottom with high quality scratch resistant extruded PVC tubing and the injection molded plastic acrylic provides you with not only a skimmer that will perform day in and day out, but can withstand the wear and tear of every day use in the reef aquarium. They are made at a lower cost, which will not affect the performance or quality, yet pass the savings on to you. These hand-made protein skimmers are easy to install, simply place inside your sump, plug it in, and adjust the out pipe flow rate. The out pipe on these skimmers is fully adjustable, it is merely a brisk up and down motion to raise and lower the height of the outlet pipe to dial in flow rate precisely with ease and accuracy.

ASM’s come complete with a Sedra pump or G series pump which is modified to create and produce some of the highest amount of bubbles per square inch of water, on the market today. They perform best, when placed directly in your sump.

ASM skimmers are offered in many different sizes to meet your aquarium needs. Sizes may vary, depending on your bio load and reef size. ASM skimmers will bring your Biotope to life, as your nutrient levels begin to come within proper ranges for optimal health and coloration of your tank mates. Ask one of our Technicians for advice on choosing an ASM for your aquarium.

AquaEuro Hang-On Protein Skimmers

AquaEuroUSA's Protein Skimmers are highly favored among aquarists due their Superior Craftmanship, Body Design, Performance and Affordability.
  • Superior Craftsmanship
  • High Grade Acrylic Construction
  • High Quality Needle Wheel Pumps
  • Highly Efficient, Durable, Reliable
  • Simple to Set Up and Operate 
  • Top quality, thick acrylic
  • Needle wheel pump for finer bubbles than a venturi
  • 3.5" wall clearance needed
  • Hang on tank and plug in 


ESHOPPS Hang-On Protein Skimmers

Budget-friendly hang-on skimmer boasts performance and easy installation. Eshopps protein skimmers are designed with simplicity in mind to satisfy the skimming needs of saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Included pump features a needle-wheel impeller that vigorously mixes air and water to create a flurry of waste-removing bubbles. Improves water quality and oxygen levels in saltwater aquariums. Removable collection cup allows convenient skimmer maintenance and disposal of collected waste material. Adjustment knob fine-tunes water level within the protein skimmer reaction chamber for optimal performance. Quality acrylic-construction.