Adaptive Reef

A8 DC 300 Protein Skimmer

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Versatile and Intelligent Skimming for the Reef Enthusiast

  • Adjustable Sicce PSK SDC pump
    • WiFi control enabled
    • Voice and smartwatch controls
    • Post blackout feature
    • Submersible and in-line use
    • Silent operation
    • Low heat transfer
  • Adjustable neck diameter for fine tuning
  • Adjustable air flow
  • PVC and acrylic construction
  • Titanium Hex head screws (maintenance tool included)
  • Noise-dampening silicone feet
  • Optional skimmer cup drain included
  • Suitable for 160-300+ gallon aquariums


The most recent addition to Adaptive Reef's offering of reefing equipment is a line of DC-powered protein skimmers that deliver on multiple levels including convenience, quality construction, and versatility. There are two models available that can accommodate tanks anywhere from 90 to 300+ gallons thanks to the interchangeable neck inserts and adjustable Sicce pump. The included acrylic neck inserts allow you to adjust the diameter of the skimmer's neck based on the level of nutrients in your aquarium. Combined with the ability to adjust the flow using the controllable Sicce SDC skimmer pump, you can achieve optimal nutrient export no matter what your bioload looks likes. The included air flow meter with a valve allows you to further fine-tune the skimmer's performance by regulating the amount of air going into the pump.  

In addition to this impressive versatility, Adaptive Reef spared no expense when it comes to the quality of construction and materials. The skimmer body is made using a combination of PVC and acrylic and is assembled using titanium screws that won't rust or corrode in harsh marine environments. There is an included air silencer to reduce operational noise along with silicone feet to help reduce the transfer of vibrations.

Sicce's SDC pump is equally impressive with its own set of features that further enhance the protein skimmer's performance including 5 preset flow modes and an internal thermometer. The SDC pump is also Apex-Ready making it one of only a handful of protein skimmers that can be directly monitored and controlled using a Neptune Systems Aquarium Controller.



Aquarium Size - 300 Gallons

Footprint - 9.5" x 11"

Height - 24"

Rec. Water Level - 6-8"

Body Diameter - 8"

Pump - Sicce PSK SDC 1200



Bioload Quick Reference Guide

The A8 DC 300's 300-gallon rating can vary based on DC controllability and neck adjustments.

  • 3" neck insert 2-5 cubes a day in 160 gallons

  • 3.75" neck insert 3-5+ cubes a day in 160 gallons

  • 4.5" neck 1-4 cubes a day in 160 gallons

More Information
UPC 785249539534
Skimmer Type In-Sump / Internal
Capacity Light Bioload - Up to 300 Gallons
Medium Bioload - Up to 230 Gallons
Heavy Bioload - Up to 160 Gallons
Dimensions 9.5"L x 11"W x 24"H
Diameter 8" Body, 3" - 4.5" Adjustable Neck
Rec. Water Level 6" - 8"
Air Draw 79 - 317 GPH
Pump Model Sicce PSK SDC 1200
Pump Rotor Type Needlewheel
Variable Speed Yes
Power Type DC
Power Consumption 10 - 25 Watts
Power Cord Length 7 Feet
Pump Included Yes
Control Type WiFi / App (Included), Digital DC Control (Controller Included)
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