Vertex Omega 180i Protein Skimmer

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Vertex Omega 180i Protein Skimmer

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Quick Overview

Building on the designs of the Vertex Omega 130 and 150 Protein Skimmers, the Vertex Omega 180i has a powerful custom Sicce Syncra V-180 inside the skimmer body. Wine bottle body shape with solid construction, Sicce pump, pinwheel impeller, custom volute and pumphead, titanium screws, ozone port and silicone coupler.

  • Tank Size: 92-184 Gallons (350-700 Liter)

  • Power Consumption: ~28W

  • Air Draw: Approx. 238 GPH (900 LPH) - 343 GPH (1300 LPH)

  • Footprint: 10" x 11"

  • Height: 24"

  • Optimal Level: Max 8" Min 7.5"


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Product Questions

What is the diameter of the collection cup?
Question by: Grant Brewer on Jul 31, 2014 5:54:00 PM
Hi Grant,
It would be 180mm :) With most skimmers the model number actually correlates to the diameter.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 31, 2014 5:54:00 PM
Would this be a good choice for a heavily fed 120
Question by: Tyler on Aug 4, 2014 6:36:00 AM
Hi Tyler,
The Omega 180i would be a great choice for a tank setup like that.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Aug 4, 2014 6:36:00 AM

Full Details


  • Wine Bottle Body Shape
  • Cast acrylic and PVC construction
  • Hot welded seams
  • Pinwheel impeller and custom Sicce pump
  • Fine tuning adjustable venturi
  • Easily screw off collection cup
  • Ozone injection point
  • Ultra quiet operation
  • Low power consumption
  • High bio-load capacity
  • Easy maintenance with Titanium screws
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 261mm x 583mm (9.76" x 10.28" x 22.95")

  • What's in the Box

    • Omega 180i Skimmer with Sicce Syncra V-180
    • 10 mm Drain outlet coupler
    • Manual
  • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty



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  • Top Notch Skimmer By Eric on 8/15/2015

    This is my second Omega skimmer (have a 150 as well on another system). Great quality! Powerful skimmer!
  • Great Skimmer By Fishpistol on 7/15/2015

    I have been in the hobby for a long time now maybe 10-15 years. I have had a lot of different protein skimmers over those years. This skimmer is truly a work of art. It is just really slick to look at and easy to break down and clean. I have done this with little trouble. Adjusting the skimmer is easy to do once you figure out the directions. I also love the size of the cup it holds a lot of crap from the tank. I have dropped the cup and it is very solid. Not much else to say other then I am very happy with the purchase.
  • Great build quality By Jan on 2/27/2015

    This is my second skimmer that I have owned in the past 15 years. My previous was a Bermuda Aquatics, which did a pretty nice job of pulling crud out of my tank. Just set up the Vertex. Immediate first impressions is the fantastic build quality. It has only been running on my tank for less than a week, but in that time it has started to pull out a nice dry skimmate. I recommend.
  • NO FUSS AND SKIMS GREAT... SUPER QUIET By Will on 1/17/2015

    Went from and SRO 2000 INT with Bubble Blaster to this... absolutely no regrets! Skimmer is much quieter than the SRO and is incredibly stable. Rinsed everything, put it in the sump and set the water level to 7-3/4" using a quickly made acrylic stand. Started making skim in a day and was completely dialed in by day 5. This thing is built like a tank and super easy to disassemble and clean everything. Running on a 165 gallon system but am sure it could handle more... Vertex rocks!
  • Mostly Great By Q on 1/9/2015

    This skimmer works very well on my 200g reef tank. It takes stuff out of the water that is just nasty just like it should. However after 2 weeks the motor is making buzzing sound. Since it was about a month since buying, I thought BRS would take care of it. They referred me to proline aquatics who asked me to take the skimmer apart to look at components to see if there is damage. This is a little disturbing. The legendary vertex quality and legendary BRS customer service did not work for me and made me question this purchase
  • Amazingly stable Skimmer By Tyson on 1/6/2015

    I also had the Omega 150 and the 180i is not even comparable in terms of stability. After just one day of breaking in and letting the water overflow, I adjusted it back and the level stays rock solid since. More than I can say for the Omega 150.

    Buy this, you will not be disappointed!
  • AWESOME! By Arash on 12/20/2014

    truly the best quality, you can tell from the start. had a cadlight skimmer before, can't even compare. will go with vertex for everything from now on
  • Very high quality By jimmy on 12/14/2014

    Very high quality skimmer, easy to tune, and very strong. Hands down the best skimmer I've ever owned!
  • VERY HIGH QUALITY By jimmy on 12/14/2014

    Very high quality skimmer, easy to tune, and very strong. Hands down the best skimmer I've ever owned!
  • Omega180i Thumbs up!!! By Mofro on 12/13/2014

    I just build my first reef tank, so I don't have any comparison, but from the black/dark green skimmate and the smell after 3 days I know this skimmer is doing its job very well. Super quiet. great quality,
  • This skimmer is great By steven on 12/9/2014

    I have this skimmer up and running and in no time Im getting a very nice skim mate from it you can`t go wrong with this skimmer.This thing is a beast.
  • Great skimmer By Chris on 11/28/2014

    Couldn't be happier with the performance and quality of this skimmer. Replaced stock skimmer on a Red Sea max 650 with this bad boy and the difference is night and day.

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