Best skimmer I have had By Jessica on 2/12/2016
Jessica would recommend this product to a friend
Soooo I've had this skimmer a few weeks now and I can definitely say it's the best skimmer I've ever had personally. I know that's a hot topic, but I've had a handful and this is the most expensive and by far the best. It's very quiet and very stable once it's dialed in. I love the screw in top vs the suction style as it's very easy to change.
My biggest complaint is I agree with the other poster, the shipping packaging is poor. The first one came in broken, BRS was nice enough to replace. The second one came in with a small defect and I was told to talk to Vertex support. They offered to replace it but I didn't want to be down a skimmer for another two weeks. I feel their support was good and they warrantied it for a full two years incase the issue becomes more of a problem. You can't ask for much better service than that.
awesome skimmer By Daniel on 12/28/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is definitely built good. Thanks
Great skimmer but poor packaging By RHG on 10/27/2014
RHG would recommend this product to a friend
Skimmer is a good one but the packaging which comes from Vertex is pretty shoddy given the price point. My unit arrived with a cracked elbow - the pump was not padded and restrained and probably acted like a hammer during shipping. Got a replacement via Vertex but just added aggravation. Otherwise a great product.
One Bad [expletive] Skimmer By Greg on 10/1/2014
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
I've had mine up and running for 4 Months now, it has been nothing but impressive performance wise and is has reduced my skimmer wattage consumption by 70 percent!
Awesome Skimmer By Kim W on 8/31/2012
Kim W would recommend this product to a friend
I have owned one of these for almost 3 years and must say it is the best skimmer I have ever used (many euro-reefs, ASM, and others). The skimmate is nasty! I use this one on an approximately 425g system and it kicks! Highly recommend.
Can't say enough good By David on 7/12/2012
David would recommend this product to a friend
I personally love mine and think its the best out there. I have had the vertex alpha 170 and the 250 and both performed excellently. I get thick, gross, putrid stuff out of it monthly and my tank seems to appreciate it.
It is completely silent in my tank and fits in a 40 breeder converted to a sump very well.
Great Skimmer By Kevin on 7/6/2012
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is working beautifully on my 400G system. Only downside is that the ozone hose packaged with the unit quickly broke down and fell apart after a couple of weeks of ozone injection.
No more upgrades By Chuck on 3/31/2012
Chuck would recommend this product to a friend
Well built, very quiet and a workhorse. Their are none better.
Best Skimmer By Vu on 1/31/2012
Vu would recommend this product to a friend
A little on the pricey side but worth every dollar. This is the best piece of equipment in my tank. Skim like a beast. Also the red dragon pump doesn't hurt :)
Great skimmer By Shane on 4/21/2011
Shane would recommend this product to a friend
Well built and easy to service. The size requires a fairly large sump.