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Protein skimmers

Discussion in 'Marine Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by Mei Lin, May 31, 2018.

  1. Mei Lin

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    What is the purpose of a protein skimmer? :D
     
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    Bubbles fractionate the dissolved proteins, so they bind together and can be more easily removed.
     
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    The proteins bind to the surface tension on the bubbles (like the skin on soup). The bubbles then push up and into a collection cup, essentially removing this organic material from the water.

    Proteins contain nitrogen, phosphorous, and extra carbon which would eventually break down into nutrients for unwanted algae. A protein skimmer removes these unwanted nutrients and helps oxygenate the water.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks guys! :p
     
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    Easy way to understand is that they remove food particles. Including fish waste, which is food for micro critters (and in saltwater, for corals too).
     
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