Skimz Monzter SM162 External Protein Skimmer

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Skimz Monzter SM162 External Protein Skimmer

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Quick Overview

The Skimz E-Series SM162 External Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value.

  • Rated for tanks 132 - 317 gallons (500-1200 Liters)

  • BRS Recommended for tanks up to:

    • Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 120 gallons

    • Medium Bioload - 150 gallons

    • Light Bioload - 200 gallons

  • Air intake: 206 GPH (780 LPH), making it capable of handling a higher water throughput.
  • Low power consumption and high performance

  • Features a Skimz ES2800 Needlewheel Pump

  • Skimmer requires an additional feed pump of 396 GPH


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Product Questions

Does this model have a drain for the skim cup?
Question by: Phillip on Feb 21, 2015 11:54:00 PM
Great Question Phillip! The SM162 model skimmer will not have a drain hole in the collection cup.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 21, 2015 11:54:00 PM

Full Details

Skimz Manufacturer's Manual



  • Integrated cylindrical and cone shape chambers help reduce bubble bursting and surface agitation
  • Bubble Plate Design - reduces turbulence
  • Maximum air flow capacity in compact design
  • Micro-adjustable valve for precise water level control
  • Twist-lock neck for easy collection cup removal
  • Quality construction - CNC machined parts and Georg Fischer fittings
  • Requires feed pump of 396 GPH (1500 LPH)
  • 1/2" barbed feed input
  • 40mm metric PVC output


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Body Diameter: 6.3" (160mm)
  • Foot Print: 8.19” x 13.39” (208mm x 340mm)
  • Total Height: 22.83” (580mm)
  • Cup Diameter: 162mm


ES2800 Needlewheel Pump Features:

  • Skimz worked with an Italian pump manufacturer, using advanced material for the needlewheel impeller, seamless-coated rare earth magnet for durability and high performance.
  • Air Draw: 206 GPH (780 LPH)
  • Power Consumption: 13 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



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