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.
The AquaC Remora and Remora Pro are undoubtedly the most efficient hang on skimmers available today, and what better than an accessory that boosts their performance by as much as 20%! The AquaC Surface Prefilter is a special box designed to hide the skimmer pump, thereby creating a more aesthetically pleasing aquarium. The Surface Prefilter isn`t just about looks, however. Ever notice that oily "skin" on the top of your aquarium? The Surface Prefilter skims water off the top of the tank, which is often coated with a heavy load of organics. This can improve skimming by as much as 20% (much darker, smellier foam), and the prefilter has a slotted edge just like an expensive overflow box. The Surface Prefilter also contains a bubble eliminating sponge to get rid of those microbubbles that sometimes escape back to the aquarium. The water return area can also serve as a media chamber for those who choose to use activated carbon or phosphate removing compounds.
The Surface Prefilter installs in seconds and requires no tools - just attach to the pump and turn your Remora or Remora Pro hang on skimmer into a waste removing machine!