Although protein is an important nutrient for fish, corals and plants
, an excess of it could lead to big problems that can harm your aquarium. Excess protein leads to the buildup of ammonia, which in turn, leads to the formation of nitrites that change to nitrates. Nitrates are particularly harmful because they greatly decrease oxygen content. Because fish, corals and plants need oxygen, the lack of this particular gas will cause adverse effects in them.
You can avoid all these with the help of a protein skimmer, which is an important piece of equipment for any aquarium. A protein skimmer removes excess protein from the tank and collects it for disposal. It works by forming bubbles to which the protein particles can stick. The bubbles then move toward the tube in the skimmer that leads to the collection cup. When the bubbles pop, the protein particles attached to them enter the collection cup.
Of course, a protein skimmer works best with a stand, such as the Precision Marine St-2 Skimmer Stand. This particular stand is designed for protein skimmers under the Bullet series made by Precision Marine from Pet Store
The Precision Marine St-2 Skimmer Stand lets you have more space in your aquarium. With it, you can easily store your protein skimmer when it's not in use.
Designed specifically to fit the authentic Bullet Series, these trick stands will also provide additional space in your stand above a water pump for storage, etc.
- Overall Dimensions: 10" x 6.5"
- Minimum Height: 4.125"
- Maximum Height: 7.25"