Aquatic Life Protein Mini Skimmer, 30-gal

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Remove organic wastes in aquariums up to 30 gallons with the Aquatic Life Protein Mini Skimmer. The ideal protein skimmer for nano-tanks, it can be mounted inside the aquarium, and it’s also small enough to fit in most rear overflow or filtration compartments. It’s powered by an 8-watt needle-wheel impeller pump for maximum air-to-water contact and energy efficiency, working to deliver very effective organic waste removal. Water flow can be adjusted at just the turn of the knob, and it comes with a mounting bracket and suction cups for your preferred placement.

Key Benefits
  • Compact size makes this skimmer ideal for mini-reef aquariums up to 30 gallons.
  • Allows for placement inside the aquarium or in the filtration compartment with ultra-quiet operation.
  • Proven needle-wheel impeller design increases the air-to-water contact.
  • Quick-lock design makes it easy to open housing for cleaning, and the built-in channel conceals the grounded power cord.
  • Includes an adjustable bracket that fits standard aquarium frames and suction cups for optional mounting inside the aquarium.

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  • Dimensions
    10.625 x 3.5 x 3.25 inches
  • Weight
    1.55 pounds
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Detail Specifications
Power Cord Length 4.5 ft.
Pump Wattage 8W
Dimensions 10.5x3x3 in
Collection Cup Volume 3.4oz
Collection Cup Dimensions 2x2x3 in
Min. Clearance Above Water Line 3.75in
Customer Reviews
6 Reviews 6 Reviews 4.2 out of 5 Stars

83% Recommend

83% of reviewersrecommend this product

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  • decent for the price

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    Came and is exactly as described. a bit to big to fit into the main chamber of my biocube 29 but fits into the middle chamber. took a bit of time to get the skimmer to start skimming properly but otherwise its doing its job just as it should.

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  • Works great !!

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    Works great and no micro bubbles after a week. I have it in a 20gal. reef tank. I will say the air intake is loud but there are ways to quiet it just look it up on YouTube.

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  • Worthless piece of garbage

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    This skimmer does work when it wants to. Everytime I empty the collection cup it needs to be adjusted. It is hard getting it dialed in. I would pass on this one.

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  • seems to do it's job well

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    this little skimmer is working well in our 29gal tank. pulling out all sorts of gunk. we did experience the micro bubbles that several people mentioned, but it was gone in about a week. sure is simple to clean out, making my job much easier. tank water is really clear. i wasn't sure what position to set the control knob when setting it up. i adjusted it so that the skim/foam would go about 1/2 way up the cone so that the cup wasn't constantly filling with partially skimmed water. i empty the cup about every 2nd or 3rd day.

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  • Great Skimmer

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    I have a 10g SPS tank and need perfect water and this skimmer definatley helps. As with most things with reefing, go bigger than you need. Even though this is rated for up to 30 I would personally only use it up to about 15g. Other than that it does its job very well. I have had mime for almost 3 years and it's still working perfect. The noise is not terrible, if you ever sleep with a fan on the fan will be louder than the skimmer and you will be unable to notice it, other than that it has a slight hum but nothin annoying.

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  • Product was delivered SUPER Fast!

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    I went to go buy a skimmer at a local pet store. When I found what I needed, I noticed the store had also marked the price up another 10%. I decided to look online for the product, and found it cheaper on Chewy.com. Took the chance to buy it online even though I needed it asap to fix an issue going on with my tank. To my surprise, it came the next day!

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