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    New BlueSkim Protein Skimmers from Fauna Marin

    These are the first hands on photos of Fauna Marin’s new BlueSkim Protein Skimmer. Not much is known about the sizing or stats on this new series. What we do know is the skimmer can be completely disassembled for cleaning, it’s powered by an AquaBee pump with a modified meshwheel, and lastly… it’s pretty expensive. [...]

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    Fauna-Marin-MeshwheelThese are the first hands on photos of Fauna Marin’s new BlueSkim Protein Skimmer. Not much is known about the sizing or stats on this new series. What we do know is the skimmer can be completely disassembled for cleaning, it’s powered by an AquaBee pump with a modified meshwheel, and lastly… it’s pretty expensive. Fauna Marin has updated their website with three sizes, the BlueSkim 150 (463€), BlueSkim 200 (609€), and the BlueSkim 250 (970€).

    Some aquarists are already questioning if this is too little, too late. For just over $650 USD the smallest model offers a bubble plate and meshwheel AB pump–both of which have been available for years from other brands. It is interesting that FM is using a new meshwheel design that looks very similar to traditional sponges used for mechanical filtration. No word on air draw at this time. Update: Fauna Marin has pulled the skimmer listing from their website along with the prices–calling them incorrect. Again those prices were taken from the FM website, but it now sounds like pricing is TBA.

    [A big thanks to Andy Jones for the photos seen here.]

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    • http://reeflines.com/richievos Richie Vos

      I was thinking the exact same thing regarding the mesh wheel. I have that foam sitting in a closet for a quarantine tank. Wonder how quick that’d get plugged up.

    • http://www.faunamarin.de Claude

      Hi Michael

      We did not create a total new skimmer series and make the 7 th copy of a cone skimmer.

      The prices will be fixed latest in January and will be some of them cheaper as in the moment stands in the list.
      the Skimmers are not yet on the market and there are several wheel designs available.
      The skimmers are extrem easy to set up and stabil in foam production.
      We produce our skimmers 100 % in germany use original acrylic and original Aquabeepumps.
      This is not made with chinese price calculation.

      Best regards claude
      rgds Claude

    • Andy Jones

      the skimmer is now up and running early results are very promising and being able to completely strip the skimmer down is god send and it was very easy to set up too,i had my doubts when i see the foam impeller but the air it produces is very fine and the air though the diffuser plate is incredible smooth with very little turbulence within he skimmer body, this is a prototype i believe, as is the impeller design for me to try ,but my early thought are that this back to basics skimmer with minimal turbulence and long contact time will perform extremely well