Ultra Reef Akula Protein Skimmer

Are you looking for a quality, well-built protein skimmer suited for aquariums up to 130 gallons and runs quieter than its protein skimmer counterparts? Then, consider the Ultra Reef's Akula UKS-160! 

The Skimmer:

The Akula 160 protein skimmer is an Italian-designed skimmer made with a Sicce pump known intricately for its outstanding pump warranty. This skimmer is for the heavy bio-load reefer who needs some heavy-duty protein skimmer that packs a punch in its sleek and compact design.

Ensuring proper husbandry of your protein skimmer will be easy to maintain as the pump comes assembled inside the protein skimmer body. Included, you will find a unique tool to remove the volute for proper maintenance of the skimmer.

The collection cup is well-built with the reefer in mind for easy handling and cleaning. The skimmer's collection cup comes with easy flip seals rather than o-rings, which results in easy removal of the collection cup and no messy spills. In addition, the collection cup has a push connect fitting for easy draining and a mess-free tight fit. It comes with a clear volute housing to visually see the impeller's performance. The Akula protein skimmer has a unique design, as it comes with return vents that prevent water from splashing along your sump and reduce the number of microbubbles in your tank. Finally, it comes with a convenient fine tubing adjustment wheel that will help dial in and fine-tune the performance of your skimmer, which allows you to have complete control and precision of your skim.


UKS-160 UKS-180 UKS-200
  • Footprint: 6.69" x 9.06"
  • Height: 22"
  • Air Draw: 500-600 LPH
  • Water Intake: 264 GPH
  • Power Consumption: 22 Watts
  • Suitable water depth: 8"-10"
  • Footprint: 7.48" x 9.84"
  • Height: 22"
  • Air Draw: 700-800 LPH
  • Water Intake: 369 GPH
  • Power Consumption: 25 Watts
  • Suitable water depth: 8"-10"
  • Footprint: 8.27" x 10.63"
  • Height: 22"
  • Air Draw: 900-1,000 LPH
  • Water Intake: 475 GPH
  • Power Consumption: 28 Watts
  • Suitable water depth: 8"-10"
  • Heavy Bioload - 53 Gallons
  • Medium Bioload - 90 Gallons
  • Light Bioload - 132 Gallons
  • Heavy Bioload - 79 Gallons
  • Medium Bioload - 125 Gallons
  • Light Bioload - 185 Gallons
  • Heavy Bioload - 105 Gallons
  • Medium Bioload - 166 Gallons
  • Light Bioload - 238 Gallons