The JBJ SK-45 Protein Skimmer, utilizing a needle wheel impeller pump, is a sleek and newly designed protein skimmer that is simple to set up and operate. Ideal for aquariums up to 45 gallons, the SK-45 outperforms and delivers optimal skimming leaving your tank micro bubble free.
Built from top to bottom with high-quality cell cast acrylic, that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use in saltwater aquariums. The SK-45 utilizes a needle wheel impeller pump that disburses microbubbles to extract harmful toxins and removes phosphates that causes the nuisance of undesirable algae. This sleek and newly designed protein skimmer is simple to set up and operate. Ideal for aquariums up to 45 gallons the SK-45 outperforms and delivers optimal skimming leaving your tank micro bubble free.
- Fits the JBJ RL-45 Aquarium
- Rated for aquariums up to 45 Gallons
- Small Footprint - 3.75" x 3"
- Enhanced Needle Wheel Pump
- Adjustable Flow Rate Control
- Venturi Adjustment Valve
- Large Column to allow for microbubble evaporation
- Double Media Sponge to trap microbubbles
- Large Volume Collection Cup
- Rimless Mounting Bracket with Water Guard
What are protein skimmers used for in aquariums?
Protein Skimmers are additional filtering devices that are vital to successful marine aquariums. In addition to removing proteins and other organic waste materials, protein skimmers help maintain an aquarium that is happy and healthy. Protein skimmers permit the primary filter system to work more effectively and offer a myriad of advantages for better clarity and quality of water.
Protein skimmers depend on the chemical process known as adsorption that helps get rid of organic waste material out of the column. The waste materials stick onto the top of air bubbles and then are taken out of the water. A vigorous mix of water and air inside the protein skimmer reaction chamber creates thousands of these protein-skimming microbubbles. When these bubbles move through the skimmer, any waste stuck to the bubbles gets reduced and then absorbed into the cup for collecting protein from the skimmer. This process of active waste removal used by protein skimmers permits chemical, mechanical, and biological filtration to operate more effectively.
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