25 Best Sump Protein Skimmers
for March 2021

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Aquamaxx Ws-1 In-sump Protein Skimmer

Aquamaxx Ws-1 In-sump Protein Skimmer

by AquaMaxx
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SCA-302 180 Gallon Protein Skimmer (in Sump) Newest Version by SC Aquariums

SCA-302 180 Gallon Protein Skimmer (in Sump) Newest Version by SC Aquariums

by Work and Shop SC
What We like

laser cut for seamless assembly

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Product Features

  • Work with heavy load 180 gallon saltwater aquarium
  • Newest Version! Silencer and extra large collection cup is standard now!
  • Atman 2000 pump needle impeller pump
  • compact size - fit most sump

Newest version! silencer and extra large collection cup is standard now! Compact size - fit most sump Work with heavy load 180 gallon saltwater aquarium Atman 2000 pump needle impeller pump

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Reef Octopus Regal 250-INT In-sump Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Regal 250-INT In-sump Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Output Size: 50mm - Comes with metric to British adapter to 1.5 pvc

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Product Features

  • For aquariums up to 600 gallons with a light filtration demand. For aquariums up to 500 gallons with a medium filtration demand. For aquariums up to 300 gallons with a high filtration demand
  • Recommended Sump Water Depth: 7
  • Footprint: 16
  • Reef Octopus 36V VarioS-6S Controllable Pinwheel Pump. 5 controllable energy saving power settings.

For aquariums up to 600 gallons with a light filtration demand. for aquariums up to 500 gallons with a medium filtration demand. for aquariums up to 300 gallons with a high filtration demand Footprint: 16 Recommended sump water depth: 7 Reef Octopus 36v varios-6s controllable pinwheel pump. 5 controllable energy saving power settings.

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Jebao/Jecod DCS-1200 DC Water Pump 320GPH 4.9ft for Marine Reef Tanks Sump Skimmer Protein

Jebao/Jecod DCS-1200 DC Water Pump 320GPH 4.9ft for Marine Reef Tanks Sump Skimmer Protein

by Jebao
What We like

This new DC return pump equiped with high performance DC24V motor with innovative electronics and energy saving up to 50%

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Product Features

  • Jebao New DCS-1200 pump is the upgraded version of the ordiginal DC-1200, ideally used as a circulation pump or used for calcium reactor;it does not have a wheel impeller,listed pump is supposed to use as a return/circulation pump,need to change the wheel impeller then can be used in a skimmer.
  • This new DC pump has 12 W Power Consumption, 1200 Liters per hour Flow rate,1.5M Max lift head
  • Jebao DCS1200 has 8 Speed adjustable controller with FEED Mode,Automatic power-off protection upon no water or impeller blocked
  • The nano dc pump has Super Quiet Operation ,Can be used in Marine and Fresh Water

Jebao dcs1200 has 8 speed adjustable controller with feed mode,automatic power-off protection upon no water or impeller blocked The nano dc pump has super quiet operation ,can be used in marine and fresh water Jebao new dcs-1200 pump is the upgraded version of the ordiginal dc-1200, ideally used as a circulation pump or used for calcium reactor;it does not have a wheel impeller,listed pump is supposed to use as a return/circulation pump,need to change the wheel impeller then can be used in a skimmer. This new dc pump has 12 w power consumption, 1200 liters per hour flow rate,1.5m max lift head

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AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - in-Sump

AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer

in-Sump

by AquaMaxx
What We like

Small and powerful Nano Protein Skimmer, Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce Syncra Nano needlewheel pump

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Product Features

  • Pump power consumption: 1.6 watts, 120 Volt USA Plug
  • Footprint: 2-7/16" Deep x 4" Wide x 13-5/8" Tall. Pump included
  • Magnetic Mount - Filtration Rating: up to 30 Gallons (light bioload) or 20 Gallons (heavy bioload)

Footprint: 2-7/16" deep x 4" wide x 13-5/8" tall. pump included Magnetic mount - filtration rating: up to 30 gallons (light bioload) or 20 gallons (heavy bioload) Pump power consumption: 1.6 watts, 120 volt usa plug

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Bubblefin Aquarium Sump Refugium DIY Kit for Protein Skimmer Sump - Chamber dividers (20 Gallon Long)

Bubblefin Aquarium Sump Refugium DIY Kit for Protein Skimmer Sump

Chamber dividers (20 Gallon Long)

by Bubblefin
What We like

It comes with 3 pieces of acrylic dividers for standard 20 gallon fish tank with width 12.5 inch, either tall or long 20 gallon size.

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Product Features

  • The dividers will give the chamber heigth for most of the skimmers.
  • It does not come with fish tank or silicon glue.

The dividers will give the chamber heigth for most of the skimmers. It does not come with fish tank or silicon glue.

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Reef Octopus Classic 152-S Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 152-S Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Rated up to 158gal

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Product Features

  • Classic 6" Compact Skimmer w/ AQ1800s
  • Dim: 10.4" x 8.1" x 20.7"

Dim: 10.4" x 8.1" x 20.7" Classic 6" compact skimmer w/ aq1800s

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Reef Octopus Classic 110 Space Saver Protein Skimmer CLSC-110SS

Reef Octopus Classic 110 Space Saver Protein Skimmer CLSC-110SS

by CoralVue
What We like

Disassembles for Cleaning

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Product Features

  • Rated up to 130gal
  • Classic 5" Compact Skimmer w/ AQ1000s
  • Dim: 7.9" x 6.1" x 19.7"
  • Small Footprint - Big Performance

Dim: 7.9" x 6.1" x 19.7" Small footprint - big performance Classic 5" compact skimmer w/ aq1000s Rated up to 130gal

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IceCap K1-Nano Protein Skimmer

IceCap K1-Nano Protein Skimmer

by IceCap
What We like

In-Sump Installation Only

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Product Features

  • Pipeless Output Valve
  • Magnet Mount
  • Solid PVC & Acrylic Construction
  • Bubble Dispersant Chamber

Bubble dispersant chamber Magnet mount Pipeless output valve Solid pvc & acrylic construction

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Marine Color RDC 250 Hanging On Internal Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer 70 Gallon Saltwater Aquarium

Marine Color RDC 250 Hanging On Internal Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer 70 Gallon Saltwater Aquarium

by Marine Color
What We like

Fashionable design: All skimmer is built with high quality RED and white pipe fittings

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Product Features

  • All material is made of high quality CAST ACRYLIC. And our professional laser engraving machine ensures the reliable quality and accuracy of every products
  • Complete standard cone reaction chamber designs make the skimmer collects bubble smoothly and stable
  • High Efficiency pin wheel pump
  • Saving area footprint design is especially suitable for using in small footprint sump.

High efficiency pin wheel pump Complete standard cone reaction chamber designs make the skimmer collects bubble smoothly and stable All material is made of high quality cast acrylic. and our professional laser engraving machine ensures the reliable quality and accuracy of every products Saving area footprint design is especially suitable for using in small footprint sump.

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Bubble Magus BM-Curve 5 Protein Skimmer

Bubble Magus BM-Curve 5 Protein Skimmer

by Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
What We like

SP1000 internal pump

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Product Features

  • High performance pump included
  • Tanks up to 140 gallons

High performance pump included Tanks up to 140 gallons

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Reef Octopus BH90 Hang on Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus BH90 Hang on Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Rated up to 130gal

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Product Features

  • 4" Round Body HOB Skimmer w/external AQ1000s
  • Dim: 7.5" x 7.5" x 23.8"

Dim: 7.5" x 7.5" x 23.8" 4" round body hob skimmer w/external aq1000s

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Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Water Height: 7 - 8in

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IceCap K1-130 Protein Skimmer

IceCap K1-130 Protein Skimmer

by IceCap
What We like

The IceCap K1-130 is a remarkably compact skimmer that offers a new level of refined filtration for marine aquariums ranging from 80 to 140 gallons. All aspects of the skimmer were implemented to surpass many challenges other skimmers on the market miss out on.

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Product Features

  • In-sump installation only. Recommended sump water height: 6" to 8". Footprint: 5.6" X 7.3", 19" tall.
  • For aquariums up to: 140 gallons, light bio load; 100 gallons, medium bio load; and 80 gallons, heavy bio load.
  • Includes EVair 400 skimmer pump
  • Distinctive turbulence reducing body. Solid PVC & acrylic construction. Bubble dispersant chamber. Novel pipeless output valve.

Includes evair 400 skimmer pump Distinctive turbulence reducing body. solid pvc & acrylic construction. bubble dispersant chamber. novel pipeless output valve. For aquariums up to: 140 gallons, light bio load; 100 gallons, medium bio load; and 80 gallons, heavy bio load. In-sump installation only. recommended sump water height: 6" to 8". footprint: 5.6" x 7.3", 19" tall.

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Hydor Slim Skim Nano Internal Protein Skimmer, 23-35 gal

Hydor Slim Skim Nano Internal Protein Skimmer

23-35 gal

by Hydor USA, Inc.
What We like

Energy efficient, only uses 4 watts of energy

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Product Features

  • 3 1/8 x 3 1/8" x 12* *Height size = skimmer body only (without collection cup)
  • Designed for tanks up to 35 gal
  • Includes Patented Magnet-Suction Cup mounting system
  • Adjustable air control and foaming level. Always operate Slimskim with the lid and the air intake tube correctly positioned

3 1/8 x 3 1/8" x 12* *height size = skimmer body only (without collection cup) Adjustable air control and foaming level. always operate slimskim with the lid and the air intake tube correctly positioned Includes patented magnet-suction cup mounting system Designed for tanks up to 35 gal

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Blue Ocean PP75 Protein Skimmer Aquarium Filter Pump HOB

Blue Ocean PP75 Protein Skimmer Aquarium Filter Pump HOB

by Blue Ocean
What We like

Setup: Hang on the Back, Clearance: 5.00" minimum

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Product Features

  • Pump (included): Odyssea 250
  • Size: 50G - 75G
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 3.00" x 17.00"

Pump (included): odyssea 250 Dimensions: 7.75" x 3.00" x 17.00" Size: 50g - 75g

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Reef Octopus Classic 110-INT Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer for Aquarium

Reef Octopus Classic 110-INT Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer for Aquarium

by TopDawg Pet Supply
What We like

Reef octopus pinwheel/needle wheel skimmers provide you with a high performance features in an easy to use package

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Product Features

  • New pinwheel impellers provide up to 100% improved performance
  • Coral vue octopus 4-inch needle wheel skimmer 100gal

Coral vue octopus 4-inch needle wheel skimmer 100gal New pinwheel impellers provide up to 100% improved performance

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Simplicity 120DC Protein Skimmer

Simplicity 120DC Protein Skimmer

by Simplicity
What We like

Cone shape design

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Product Features

  • For tanks up to 120 gallons
  • Adjustable DC pump speed
  • Collection cup drain with cap

For tanks up to 120 gallons Collection cup drain with cap Adjustable dc pump speed

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Reef Octopus Classic 202-S Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 202-S Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Water Height: 7 - 9in

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Product Features

  • Footprint: 12.4in x 10in
  • Super Cone Body Size: 8.27in to 5.12in
  • In-Sump Application

Footprint: 12.4in x 10in In-sump application Super cone body size: 8.27in to 5.12in

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Reef Octopus Classic 110 Space Saver Protein Skimmer NWB110SSS

Reef Octopus Classic 110 Space Saver Protein Skimmer NWB110SSS

by Reef Octopus
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Reef Octopus Classic 100-HOB Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 100-HOB Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
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Reef Octopus Classic 150INT Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 150INT Protein Skimmer

by CoralVue
What We like

Small Footprint: 12.4" x 8.7"; Body Diameter: 6"; Height: 22"

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Product Features

  • Turbulence reducing bubble plate
  • In-sump protein skimmer for aquariums up to 150 gallons
  • Aquatrance 2000 Pinwheel Pump - offers super efficiency and the very best in performance

In-sump protein skimmer for aquariums up to 150 gallons Turbulence reducing bubble plate Aquatrance 2000 pinwheel pump - offers super efficiency and the very best in performance

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Reef Octopus Regal Internal Protein Skimmer REGAL-200INT

Reef Octopus Regal Internal Protein Skimmer REGAL-200INT

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Output Size: 40mm - Comes with metric to British adapter to 1.25 pvc

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Product Features

  • Footprint: 14
  • Reef Octopus 24V VarioS-4S Controllable Pinwheel Pump. Latest in DC controllable technology. Pump has 5 controllable energy efficient power settings
  • For aquariums up to 400 gallons with a light filtration demand. For aquariums up to 300 gallons with a medium filtration demand. For aquariums up to 200 gallons with a high filtration demand
  • Recommended Sump Water Depth: 7

Reef Octopus 24v varios-4s controllable pinwheel pump. latest in dc controllable technology. pump has 5 controllable energy efficient power settings Footprint: 14 For aquariums up to 400 gallons with a light filtration demand. for aquariums up to 300 gallons with a medium filtration demand. for aquariums up to 200 gallons with a high filtration demand Recommended sump water depth: 7

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Reef Octopus Classic BH-2000 Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic BH-2000 Protein Skimmer

by Reef Octopus
What We like

Adjustable surface skimmer attachment

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Product Features

  • Pump: Aquatrance 2000 Pinwheel
  • Installation: Hang-on
  • Footprint: 10" X 4", 21" tall
  • For aquariums up to 208 gallons

Installation: hang-on Pump: aquatrance 2000 pinwheel Footprint: 10" x 4", 21" tall For aquariums up to 208 gallons

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Protein Skimmers for Saltwater Aquariums up to 210 Gallons Fish Tank Cast Acrylic Protein Skimmer Ultra Quiet Needle Pinwheel DC Pump 23W for Big Tank Water Flow and Air Flow Adjustable

IOAOI Protein Skimmers for Saltwater Aquariums up to 210 Gallons Fish Tank Cast Acrylic Protein Skimmer Ultra Quiet Needle Pinwheel DC Pump 23W for Big Tank Water Flow and Air Flow Adjustable

by IOAOI
What We like

The IOAOI protein skimmer is equipped with an LED controller. The operation and the status could been seen easily. The water flow of the pump could be adjusted as required. And there are 20 gears, the power consumption of which is from 4W to 23W.

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Product Features

  • 23W pinwheel DC water pump adopts advanced frequency conversion technology, high efficiency and energy saving. Ultra quiet. Multi-gear adjustment.
  • Foot Print/Height: 9*6.9/20 in. Recommended sump water depth: 7" to 9".

23w pinwheel dc water pump adopts advanced frequency conversion technology, high efficiency and energy saving. ultra quiet. multi-gear adjustment. Foot print/height: 9*6.9/20 in. recommended sump water depth: 7" to 9".

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