60s Space Saving Protein Skimmer - Somatic

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60s Space Saving Protein Skimmer - Somatic

100% Recommend this to a friend (8 of 8)

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Somatic by Vertex

The Somatic 60S Internal Protein Skimmer can be used on any type of saltwater aquarium and is specifically designed for use with the Somatic 60 Filtration System.

BRS Recommended for tanks up to 60 Gallons

  • Footprint - 9" x  9"

  • Height - 22.5"

  • Recommended Water Height - 6"-9"


Full Details

This budget friendly skimmer is far from low quality. The Sicce powered skimmer has a custom pump that was designed for Somatic skimmers pulls in tons of air and water making a perfect mixture for skimming, while the integrated wedge-pipe silencer assembly keeps the skimmer super quiet.


Designed for use with the Somatic 60 Filtration System.

Many protein skimmers can be twice the price but only have half the features. Somatic has created a budget friendly skimmer that does not leave you disappointed. Many of the little features that are only found on high-end skimmers are incorporated into the 60S Space Saving Skimmer. From laser engraved markings on the wedge pipe to polished and fully welded seams all around. The integrated silencer sits in the top of the wedge pipe keeping it protected and out of your way for maintenance around the sump area. The silencer also has a nipple that can be connected to CO2 Scrubbers or other accessories.

The custom Sicce pump was specifically designed for Somatic skimmers, to their specifications. The pumps impeller and venturi design pull in copious amounts of water and air, mixing them together and pushing them up towards the dispersion bubble plate. The bubble plate considerably reduces turbulence while the wine body shape of the skimmer helps remove any further disturbance of bubbles directing them up into the neck and making a seamless transition into the collection cup producing high-quality skimmate.


Filtration Handling

Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 50 gallons

Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 65 gallons

Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 80 gallons



  • Custom Machined Baseplate - Increases Reaction Chamber Volume
  • Bubble Plate - Reduces Turbulence
  • Titanium Screws
  • Space Saving Design
  • Polished Edges All Around
  • Laser Engraved Wedge-Pipe
  • Integrated Wedge-Pipe Silencer
  • Custom Sicce/Somatic Pump
  • Easy to clean Ventrui
  • Collection Cup Drain
  • O-Ring Connection for Collection Cup
  • Rubber Feet Reduce Noise


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Body Diameter - 6"
  • Neck Size  - 3.5"
  • Foot Print - 9" x 9"
  • Total Height - 22.5"
  • Recommended Sump Water Depth - 6" - 9"


Pump Specifications:

  • Air Draw - 400-600 LPH
  • Power Consumption - 23W
  • Voltage - 120 Vac
  • Cord Lenth - 6'


What's Included?

  • Somatic 60S Skimmer Body
  • Somatic 60S Collection Cup & Lid
  • Somatic 60S Pump
  • Wedge-Pipe
  • Silicone Air Tube
  • Silencer
  • Venturi Assembly
  • Bubble Plate


8 Items

  • Excellent build quality. By Dogsrule on 6/25/2017

    I was really impressed just with the packaging this thing comes in. The build quality of the skimmer is 1st class, with no obvious corners being cut. The assembly instructions are non- existent (at least with my purchase), but BRS has the assembly video linked. I broke the skimmer in by giving it a quick rinse, then running it in a container of dirty water change water, with contents of previous skimmer collection cup added to it. Within a couple of hours, it was really cranking. Placed in sump & spent a little time dialing it in to get the desired foam production without dumping micro bubbles back into the sump. I am really impressed with this skimmer & I think it could easily handle a fully stocked 120G tank.
    Would not hesitate to recommend this skimmer
  • Excellent, but air inlet is noisy. By T-Ball on 6/6/2017

    This skimmer is replacing a bubble magus curve 7. Pulling skim like crazy in less than 24 hour's. took a while to find the sweet spot as far as water depth. I have it @ 7". The air valve that comes with it is a must unless you raise it to 5-6 inches of water. This skimmer is wayyy under rated by manufacturer from what I can tell. I would say 100 gallon heavy bioload easily, maybe more. Super excited to see what it does when it's fully broken in. First 16 hours, micro bubbles like crazy, but it's calming down. Air inlet is pretty noisy, but not unbearable. Quality is excellent, especially for $199.
  • best skimmer I have owned By aheredia on 6/4/2017

    This is the best skimmer i have ever owned. it is a true skimming workhorse.The build is superior the quality.
  • Best value skimmer hands down By Hart on 6/2/2017

    I bought this for my 60 cube after doing quite a bit of research. A Sicce pump pulling 600L of air, titanium screws allowing you to take it apart for cleaning and space saving design for $200?!? It's pretty much a slim form vertex 130. I don't know why they are not advertising this more.

    It's also seriously underrated. This thing is a beast. There is no doubt it's the best value skimmer out there. Try finding Sicce pump and that airflow at this price.
  • nice skimmer high quality By John on 4/19/2017

    cant believe this is only rated for 60 gallons its underrated id say more like 100 gallons this thing can crank! I have it on the lowest setting and you have to cut the tube and install an air valve to tone it down
  • Amazing value By Chris R. on 3/14/2017

    Hard to believe this skimmer is $200 with a Sicce pump and the quality. took a couple of hours to break in, pretty quite!
  • Great design, awesome quality, quick break-in By Zyvo on 1/27/2017

    Real good build quality and broke-in very quickly. Though the pump is very quiet, the sound from the air silencer is a bit loud when my cabinet is open. I can't hear it at all when its closed though. All-in-all great quality skimmer with internal pump.
  • Excellent, a bit noisy By Mark on 1/24/2017

    Very high quality materials and construction, slick build that is well thought out. A bit noisy, although it's just breaking in. The pump is quite quiet; the noise is the air inflow via silencer. Since there aren't any instructions, be aware that to install the small air valve, you have to cut the air intake tubing and insert the valve yourself (per Vertex Somatic tech support). Without the air intake throttled down, there's enough air intake to literally overflow the collection cup almost immediately. This makes the air valve a must. It also fits into a Red Sea Reefer 170 sump compartment, though there isn't a whole lot of room for a reactor or other stuff.


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Product Questions

will this skimmer fit in the sump of a Red Sea Reefer NANO?

Question by: John Anderson on Dec 1, 2016 8:08:00 PM
Unfortunately, this skimmer will not work with that Reefer Nano. The skimmer footprint is too large. :-(
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 2, 2016 9:59:00 AM