Some aquarists will say that a protein skimmer is purely optional if a filtration system is already set in place, but a lot of others would agree that a protein skimmer isn't just beneficial, but it's necessary, too. Of course, you can choose not to put up one in your tank, but a protein skimmer makes collection of excess protein from your tank much faster. However, if you're not to keen on getting a separate protein skimmer from a filter, why not get the CPR Bak-Pak 2 Combo Box from Pet Store
? This piece of equipment has both a biological filter and a skimmer in it.
This box's biological filter uses as media the special Bio-Bale, which lasts for a long time and does not clog up the filter. If you want to use another media aside from Bio-bale, simply remove it and replace it with your preferred media such as carbon.
This box's protein skimmer has a strong powerhead employing the Venturi technology, and it comes complete with the necessary accessories. On top of all these is the fact that you will not need extra pumps or special plumbing to hook up the the CPR Bak-Pak 2 Combo Box to your aquarium
. All you need to do is hang it on the aquarium's tank and then simply plug it in.
Combination Bak-Pak Pre-skimmer and Bubble Trap in one unit.
The Bak-Pak Pre-skimmer fits around the powerhead and skims water from the surface of the aquarium where wastes accumulate. The Pre-skimmer makes the Bak-Pak even more efficient.
The Bubble Trap for the Bak-Pak 2 eliminates turbulence bubbles and micro-bubbles caused by chemicals in the tank.