If you’ve been in the reef hobby as long as we have, you’ve seen a lot of filter and protein skimmer ideas come and go.
It takes time and testing to see if an idea is ready for prime time.
The concept of a power filter combined with a protein skimmer has been a frequent garage DIY project with handy reefers. There was even a commercially produced filter-skimmer combo that kind of worked but never really hit the mark.
Well, all that’s changed with Coralife’s Marine Filter with a built-in protein skimmer ($38.48).
We were really excited when we first saw this hybrid filter and it seems you were, too! Right now, it’s one of the hottest reef items at Marine Depot! Here’s why.