What is a protien skimmer, and what types are commonly used?

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Previously an SRO2000 which was a beast, however I've switched the Bubble Magnus curve 5 due to the much smaller footprint
 

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I need a skimer for my mix reef tank 130 l, what is your suggestions c3 or c5, i will go with Max 5 fish, for start 3( 2 clowns and salarius)?
 

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few things to check on skimmer are not only break in time, noise but also maintenance need over time .. for example the HOB1 skimmer is a huge winner among cube tanks. It runs great, start is easy, break in time near zero. HOWEVER check the reviews .. note that nearly none of them are after 3-6 months of ownership .. the HOB1 has a nasty habit of clogging where the airline goes into the pump elbow. Takes 6 months but clogs up over time then nearly no air.
 

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I know this is an older thread but I have a question on skimming.

Does it matter or is it important to have a "continuous foam head" or is it ok if the skimmer still bubbles but does not produce a foam head all the time? Say if the skimmer has skimmed the water clean and it will stop producing foam for a while until there is more in the water to skim again. And leave the skimmer setting alone (once tuned in) and not try adjusting constantly and chasing the "foam head" Is one way better and why?
 

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I know this is an older thread but I have a question on skimming.

Does it matter or is it important to have a "continuous foam head" or is it ok if the skimmer still bubbles but does not produce a foam head all the time? Say if the skimmer has skimmed the water clean and it will stop producing foam for a while until there is more in the water to skim again. And leave the skimmer setting alone (once tuned in) and not try adjusting constantly and chasing the "foam head" Is one way better and why?
It is better to have a continuous head. I find that a skimmer can take time to get going so having consistent production means that the skimmer is working more efficiently. If the skimmer is oversized for the bioload you wont get a good head on it.

I feel its better to have a skimmer that is rated the correct size, rather than oversized to avoid this problem.
 

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I love my pm bullet 2 it's a beast yes have have a big pump but really not pulling that much more power than the reef octopus diablo I was running the reef octopus amp was 1.8 on the apex then unplugged it plugged in the iwalki 40rt amp was 2.1 so not big difference on power . The reef octopus is amazing but the pm bullet is bad ***.
 

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Has any one used the icecap protein skimmer
 

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