Aside from a standard filtration system, you can also add more systems in place to keep your aquarium clean and healthy. To remove excess protein in particular, you can use a protein skimmer, which is a system that skims off protein from the surface of the water. The protein skimmer works by forming a lot of bubbles -- sometimes, foam -- to which the protein can stick to. The bubbles travel down a tube in the skimmer. Inside the tube, the bubbles burst and disappear, but the protein remains inside the tube for later disposal.
AquaC and Remora are popular protein kimmers in the market today. They are different from the usual protein skimmers because they are hang-on styles. These kind of skimmers can be enhanced by the AquaC Remora Pro Pre-Skimmer for Rio 1400 from Pet Store
. This is a box made to be used with a skimmer pump. It hides the skimmer pump from view to make it less obtrusive and to make the aquarium more appealing in the aesthetic sense.
Aside from making your aquarium
look more beautiful, the AquaC Remora Pro Pre-Skimmer for Rio 1400 also improves the performance of the protein skimmer by as much as 20%. It can remove the oily film that normally forms on top of the water surface.