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Hang-on-Back Skimmers

What is a protein skimmer? An HOB protein skimmer is an aquarium filter that replicates the ocean’s natural filtration. Crashing waves produce foam that attracts organics, which are then deposited on shore. A protein skimmer creates foam in a chamber that attracts organics as it rises out of the water into a collection cup for removal.

With a hang on skimmer, marine tank filtration becomes more powerful. The best hang on back protein skimmer, like the Aquamaxx HOB 1.5 or the Reef octopus HOB skimmer, will combine a powerful pump with a large reaction chamber, along with extra features like an air silencer. An HOB skimmer is a great choice for a sumpless reef tank or all in one aquarium.


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