Very good product. Solid construction. By ksatterf on 12/16/2014
ksatterf would recommend this product to a friend
So far everything is good. Getting good skimate, easy to adust, rugged construction with 1 exeption. The tube connector where you would add ozone is not good. Luckily I don't use ozone and not planning to and was able to easily cap the air tube. Would not be happy otherwise since both ends of connecter snapped off when trying to attach tubing.
wow!! By bt on 12/16/2014
bt would recommend this product to a friend
Replaced vertex in-100 and tunze hydrofoamer...didn't think the omega was any better. I was wrong. Virtually no break in...skimmed within 12 hrs. Quality is amazing...titanium screws!...best part...black Friday sale...$250 shipped for the 150.
Excellent skimmer By J-Rod on 12/15/2014
J-Rod would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer. Heavy duty, quality workmanship and super quiet. Only have had it for 1 1/2 weeks. Broke in very quickly.
Great skimmer, very happy! By Jim on 12/10/2014
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
I upgraded from a Coralife 220 skimmer to this recently and I could not be happier! The volume and color of the skimmate coming from the 150 compared to the Coralife is unbelievable. The build quality is also far superior and setup was very easy. I ran it with the lid off for 24 hours as the instructions say, and it started skimming off nasty gunk the next day with very little adjusting. I have it sitting in 8.25 inches in my main sump compartment and this seems to be the sweet spot. I picked this up on Cyber Monday sales for $250, which is a great price for this quality skimmer so even better!!
This skimmer is in a different league. By Romain on 12/9/2014
Romain would recommend this product to a friend
This product is just awesome, from the packaging to the build quality. This is my first skimmer but compared to the ones at my LFS its just how people described it, you can instantly tell the difference just by touching it.
Had a small problem with the screws that came to install the base onto the pump, but thanks to BRS customer support they quickly got me the number to the Vertex warranty manager and she got it taken care of very quickly.
Thanks again BRS for having great products and great customer service!
Great product By JB on 12/6/2014
JB would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer. Heavy duty, quality workmanship and super quiet. Only have had it for 1 1/2 weeks. Broke in very quickly and producing a nice skim
Amazing reef upgrade By Bodegus on 12/5/2014
Bodegus would recommend this product to a friend
I was expecting a great improvement even when going from my large economic skimmer (rated to 250g) to this one.
I was still blow away. This thing works amazingly well... best purchase I have ever made. I will only by vertex products from here on out.
Great By Jordan on 12/5/2014
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer, and producing skimmate within 48 hrs. Only downside was the pvc piece that attached the air hose to silencer came broken. Both BRS and supplier were helpful and had a replacement piece in the mail the next day.
Very high quality By Virgil on 11/28/2014
Virgil would recommend this product to a friend
Very high quality skimmer, easy to tune, and very strong. Hands down the best skimmer I've ever owned!
Excellent Skimmer By Ben on 10/29/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
I have had two decent economy skimmers on my setups in my 5 years of reefing. The Omega 150 is my first high end skimmer, and there is absolutely NO comparison. I bought it on BRS's recommendation, for my well stocked 120gal reef. It turned out to be an EXCELLENT choice.
The only things I wasn't sure about at first, was the 48 hour to 1 week break in period in the instructions. After the 48 hours, it was performing the same as my old skimmer. After a week, it far out performed anything I have seen.
I love the super solid, heavy duty construction, well thought out design, and the large collection cup.
Best Skimmer I have ever owned By Serge on 10/11/2014
Serge would recommend this product to a friend
The construction is solid and it doesn't make a lot of noise. I was amazed of what it can pull out of the water. It took a few days to break in, but it is working well. It has been running in my tank for a few weeks now and I have noticed a drastic reduction in Nitrate.
Outstanding By Dinoflagellates on 5/22/2014
Dinoflagellates would recommend this product to a friend
This has been one of the best Decision I have make while setting up a tank. This skimmer (Omega 150) was working within 48 hrs and helped with my water clarity at the same time...!!
great skimmer By John on 5/16/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
great build, great quality and dead silent my only issue is the break in period so far im up to day 4 and bubbles overpower the skimmer cup like crazy, all my other skimmers were almost instant break in
Best bang for the buck By the guy on 5/12/2014
the guy would recommend this product to a friend
I've been running this skimmer for several months and have had no issues at all. My tank is medium stocked and the skimate it pulls out is almost black, works great. I also like that it can be totally taken apart for cleaning and servicing. I've had other skimmers but this is by far the best one I've used. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quality skimmer.
Great Skimmer By Rod on 5/8/2014
Rod would recommend this product to a friend
After months of research for my 125 gal, This is the BOMB! Well made is an understatement, Very Quiet, Skims Great
Great skimmer AWFUL pump... By Ryan on 4/29/2014
Ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I've had this skimmer about a year and a half now and have had nothing but problems with the pump. I'm on my 4th impeller now and wouldn't be shocked if a 5th wasn't soon to come... BRS and Proline have been great with helping out with the warranty, but i'll never purchase a vertex skimmer again for a $400 dollar skimmer I shouldn't be having this many problems... From the number of forum post seem a lot of people are having the same issues. I expected more from a vertex product.
Best investment I made By James on 4/23/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
I'm loving this product. I wish I brought it sooner. I highly recommend this protein skimmer to anyone who want a great protein skimmer.
Almost Silent and well built By Ryan on 3/20/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Solid build and quick break in, I have had it for almost a year now and its amazing. easy to clean and remove almost all parts. the metal on the skimmer is titanium. thats win! pulls out blackness.... can't beat this !
Best skimmer I've ever used. By Ryan on 3/20/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Hands down the best build quality I've seen on a skimmer for this size. super easy to use. I don't have do mess with the settings all the time. i never have a problem with micro bubbles. I did have a problem of the pinwheel coming unglued but BRS was quick to have parts sent to me. I would definitely buy this skimmer again
Great By James C. on 2/5/2014
James C. would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to Set up, started to skim in about 48 hrs.
Silent and very well built, I've had other skimmers in the past and Vertex makes others feel like a toy. Very solid.
works awesome By Michael on 2/1/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I got this skimmer for my 90 gal. The skimmer takes a little time to break in but once broken in the skimmer works great. The build quality is fantastic and feels very solid. I wish it was 1/2" shorter so it would fit in my 20L sump better.
Very Nice By Patrick on 1/25/2014
Patrick would recommend this product to a friend
Solid construction. Easy to take apart and clean. Bought this for a 75 gallon setup that is still that is just about ready to be filled. I ran the skimmer for a test in old water from my water change. It did take a couple of days to break in but I was pretty impressed what it pulled out of the water. Runs very quite.
It takes up more of a foot print in my sump than I wanted.
First Impressions are Positive By Tim on 1/9/2014
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
Looks great and so far so good with the Impellers on my skimmer. I can't constructively compare to my other skimmer, the Vertex is in another league.
great skimmer By erick on 12/29/2013
erick would recommend this product to a friend
the skimmer is silent and works awesome. It can handle way more load than they state. Only issue was that i had a faulty impeller that was replaced in no time.