Protein skimmers are used mostly in saltwater aquariums to remove organic compounds from the water before they break down. This slows down the build-up of nitrogenous waste and phosphates, which can be harmful to the creatures in your tank.
A protein skimmer is a vital part of your fish tank equipment because it's the only method of aquarium filtration that can physically take away organic compounds before they begin to decompose. Having a protein skimmer installed in your tank will dramatically reduce the load on your filters and will enhance the redox potential of your water.
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