Skimz Leopard SL253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer

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Skimz Leopard SL253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer

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Quick Overview

The Skimz Leopard SL253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value. Adjustable DC VSC9.0 pump is housed outside the skimmer body.

  • Rated for tanks up 793 gallons (3000 Liters)

  • BRS Recommended for tanks up to:

    • Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 280 gallons

    • Medium Bioload - 360 gallons

    • Light Bioload - 480 gallons

  • Air intake: 317-634 GPH (1200-2400 LPH)

  • Operating Depth: 7" to 9.5"

  • Low power consumption and high performance

  • Skimmer draws water directly from sump

  • Skimz VSC9.0-DC Pump with 6 speeds and feed mode shut off

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Product Questions

What is the recommended water depth for this skimmer?
Question by: Jeff on Apr 7, 2015 10:12:00 AM
Great Question Jeff! This skimmer will perform best in 7" - 9.5" of water depth.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 7, 2015 10:12:00 AM
what protein skimmer is best for a 150gal tank
Question by: Henry on Jul 12, 2014 8:10:00 AM
Hi Henry,
How much room do you have in your sump for your skimmer? That will likely make the biggest difference :)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 12, 2014 8:10:00 AM

Full Details

Skimz Leopard SL253 Manufacturer's Manual



  • Integrated cylindrical and cone shape with inverted cone volute
  • Inverted cone helps incoming water and bubbles to the sides of the skimmer allowing water to descend down the inverted cone and out the skimmer
  • Internal application - no feed pump required


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Base Diameter: 9.84" (250mm)
  • Foot Print: 11.5” x 17.72” (292mm x 450mm)
  • Total Height: 23.03” (585mm)
  • Cup Diameter: 251 mm


VSC9.0-DC Pump Features:

  • Six RPM presets
  • Feed mode with shut off timer
  • Air Draw: 317-634 GPH (1200-2400 LPH)
  • Power Consumption: 25-69 Watts


Skimz Warranty

  • Warranty for Original Purchaser against defective material and workmanship that occurs during normal use.
  • 2 Year Warranty on skimmer body
  • 1 Year Warranty on pump