Vertex Alpha and Omega Protein Skimmers are made with high quality PVC and acrylic - these protein skimmers are over-engineered for super high quality. You will notice the build quality of these premium skimmers. Near silent operation.
Vertex Omega Protein Skimmers are produced with the same engineering and style you expect from Vertex Aquaristik. Omegas have a wine bottle shape, Sicce pump (200i has the Askol pump), pinwheel impeller and titanium screws.
Which skimmer should I buy? A quality protein skimmer is the most essential piece of equipment on your tank if you want to achieve “long term” success. Manufacturers give suggested tank sizes but these are just a general guideline. Rule of thumb is never go lower than their suggestions and bigger is always better. Skimmer selection is really simple, figure out how much you can spend, how much space you have and get the best performing skimmer available that fits inside those two things. You won’t regret it!