12-09-2004, 10:03 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
A protien skimmer would be overkill, its mainly used in reef systems to remove dissolved orgranic compounds using foam fractionation, since the organic matter from dying corals,polyps etc cannot be removed easily. The surface scum isnt something that will dissolve easily, so you can pretty much just soak it out with towels, or as Hawk suggested just make a simple surface simmer. I think coralife or fluval or eheim makes an attachment for an external cannister that can remove the surface scum, but I dont think you need to invest in a protien skimmer.