10 Best Aquarium Surface Skimmer

Updated on: September 2021

Best Aquarium Surface Skimmer in 2021


JARDLI Glass Lily Pipe Inflow with Surface Skimmer for Aquarium Planted Tank (13mm for 12/16mm (1/2'' i.d.) tubing)

JARDLI Glass Lily Pipe Inflow with Surface Skimmer for Aquarium Planted Tank (13mm for 12/16mm (1/2'' i.d.) tubing)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

AquaTop SSK-65 Aquarium Surface Skimmer

AquaTop SSK-65 Aquarium Surface Skimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • The Aqua Top SSK-65 Aquarium Surface Skimmer removes debris and oils from the surface of your Aquarium water line which promotes gaseous exchange and deeper light penetration within the aquarium.
  • Along with the SSK-65’s surface skimming ability, the unit also includes a small sponge block for mechanical filtration and a quiet, energy efficient submersible pump with adjustable flow. This Surface Skimmer is easy to install and its compact size and suction cup mounts make for flexible placement anywhere along the surface of the aquarium.
  • Flow rate: 65 GPH
  • Power: 2. 5 watts
  • Tank capacity: up to 100 gallons

Marine Color Sunsun Aquarium Surface Protein Skimmer 5W JY03 Aquarium Oil Film Processor JY-03 Oil Removal Filter Fish Tank Filter

Marine Color Sunsun Aquarium Surface Protein Skimmer 5W JY03 Aquarium Oil Film Processor JY-03 Oil Removal Filter Fish Tank Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Effective surface skimming.
  • Adjustable flow rate.
  • Easy cleaning.
  • Adjust the water level within 4cm automatically.
  • Small and compact in size.

Odyssea Clean 100 Surface Skimmer Aquarium Filter 450L Plant Internal

Odyssea Clean 100 Surface Skimmer Aquarium Filter 450L Plant Internal
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Flow rate: 110 GPH
  • Energy efficient 5W pump
  • Skims surface build-up to improve water quality
  • Great for freshwater planted aquariums
  • Works with both freshwater and marine

AZOO AZ13123 Nano Surface Aquarium Skimmer

AZOO AZ13123 Nano Surface Aquarium Skimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Flow Rate: 2.6~66 gallon
  • The inlet float has an enclosed design, so it will automatically adapts to water level
  • Clear Body for easy to monitor

Fluval Surface Skimmer

Fluval Surface Skimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Works to eliminate undesired surface films
  • Helps improve oxygen exchange
  • Removes organic waste from the surface
  • Helps keep your aquarium water clean and clear
  • Simple to use

S.T. International Aquarium Surface Skimmer

S.T. International Aquarium Surface Skimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • The only way to effectively remove Surface Oil from your Aquarium
  • Improves oxygen exchange dramatically, allows much more light penetration, enhances photosynthesis, removes Oil from the Surface of water
  • Patented self-floating design
  • Surface Oil will be gone in just hours

Yagote Aquarium Surface Skimmer with Flexible Tube Protein Oil Skimmer Set for Aquarium Fish Tank Aquatic Plant

Yagote Aquarium Surface Skimmer with Flexible Tube Protein Oil Skimmer Set for Aquarium Fish Tank Aquatic Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE: The surface skimmer can upgrade your filter system immediately. It can overflow the skims, organics and other waste material efficiently by continuous siphoning.
  • STRONG SUCKERS. It is easy to install the surface skimmer firmly to the tank wall with 2 powerful suction cups.
  • VERSATILE FOR FILTER. The surface skimmer can be used for all filters up to 1,500 l/h. It is suitable for freshwater and salt water aquariums, internal and external filtration systems. It can also attach to wet/dry or canister filter.
  • FLEXIBLE AND ADJUSTABLE. The hose of this surface skimmer is flexible and it has adjustable flow control valve.
  • 100% Satisfaction. We used premium materials to make this surface skimmer set.If there is any problem, please feel free to contact us at any time. We can send you a new item or refund your money without asking any questions. We promise to reply within 24 hours.

Yagote Lily Pipe Glass Inflow Surface Skimmer for Aquarium Planted Tank (17mm)

Yagote Lily Pipe Glass Inflow Surface Skimmer for Aquarium Planted Tank (17mm)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE: The surface skimmer can remove surface scum effectively. It keeps the bio film off your planted tank and can clean up all the surface debris. It also helps photosynthesis of water plants.
  • ELEGANT LOOK. Glass transparency give superb appearance to your aquarium. It makes an elegant curve line in your aquarium.
  • DELICATE DESIGN. 360-degree inflow design allows water flow get through from all directions without clogging and provide convenience in cleaning.
  • SIZE: 17mm outer diameter fit the canister filter tubing of 5/8" (16/22mm). Compatible with Eheim, Tetra and other filters.
  • PACKAGE AND SERVICE: 1x Glass Lily Pipe Surface Skimmer Inflow, 2x Suction Cups. We try to guarantee that the product you receive is complete. If there is any missing part or there is any crakc, please feel free to contact us at any time. We will send you a new item or refund all your money immediately. We promise that we will reply within 24 hours.

HEEPDD Mini Skimmer Aquarium Filter Circulation Fish Tank Oil Skimmer Remover for Small Coral Aquarium Plant Water Tank

HEEPDD Mini Skimmer Aquarium Filter Circulation Fish Tank Oil Skimmer Remover for Small Coral Aquarium Plant Water Tank
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Purify Water Quality---The oil film of the fish tank hinders the exhaustion of water or water in the water, which deteriorates the water quality earlier. Buying our skimmer can help you solve this problem and eliminate the undesirable oil film.
  • Perfect Cleaner---This oil skimmer for fish tank is very useful and practical, it made of high quality plastic material, solid and durable to use, and it's perfect for cleaning undesired surface oil films of fish tank.
  • Easy Installation---Light weight and small size, does not occupy the limited space of the fish tank, the strong suction cup design is easy to fasten on the water tank, convenient and practical.
  • Keep Water Clean---Our mini filter help improve oxygen exchange and keep your aquarium water clean and clear.
  • Quality After Sales---If you are not satisfied, please contact us immediately. We will try our best to help you solve the problem.We supply 1 year warranty, 30 days money back, 7x24 hours email support.

What is a Protein Skimmer for a Saltwater Tank and How Do I Use It?

A protein skimmer removes harmful elements from the water.

The protein skimmer is like an extra addition to your current filtration system. Your canister filter should never be replaced with a protein skimmer. You cannot run a protein skimmer all day long because the wooden diffuser will quickly clog up and you will need to purchase one every couple of days. You can try to clean them but the little airways will become permanently clogged. You can purchase new wooden air diffusers from the place that you purchased your protein skimmer from.

Protein skimmers will usually vary in price depending on how big your aquarium is. If you have a forty gallon aquarium you will spend about $100 on a good protein skimmer. The price will be closer to $200 if you have a larger saltwater fish tank. If you've ever seen a tube which is hooked up to the side of a saltwater tank and there are tubes running in and out of the tube with bubbles forming inside of the tube, this is a protein skimmer. They are somewhat difficult to hook up and it will probably take a little bit of trial and error. You will need to purchase airline tubing if the protein skimmer does not come with some. You will need airline tubing which is long enough to go from the tube to the bottom of your tank and back up again. You will need two separate airline tubes.

You will run one tube down into the protein skimmer which will hook up to the bottom piece of the protein skimmer. You will then have a separate airline tube which runs from the wooden air diffuser back up to the protein skimmer. You will need a bubbler which has two different air valves with two hookups for your airline tubes. You will need to follow the directions and keep adjusting the hookups to the bubbler. By turning the knobs you will be adjusting the air flow. If the bubbles moving through your airline tube are moving too quickly you will need to start completely over. The foam does not start to form until about five minutes after you hook up the protein skimmer, so if you don't see foam right away don't be alarmed. If after five minutes you do not see foam, you need to move the protein skimmer down about 1/2 inch until you start to see foam, if you did everything correctly.

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