- Quantum 160 Protein Skimmer - Nyos
Extreme Skimmer Performance for Reef Tanks up to 250 Gallons
Easy To Maintain | Smooth Operation | Low Power Consumption
- Plug and Play Design
- Silicone Silencer Feet
- Titanium Grade 2 Screws
- Precise Water Level Micro-Adjustments
- Individual Air and Water Settings
When it comes to protein skimmers, the Nyos Quantum line is not only stylish, it simply just works very well. Each skimmer includes a Hybrid Wheel which produces extremely fine micro-bubbles and made with super light materials that reduce the rotating mass keeping the pump energy efficient. The Hybrid Wheel is housed in Nyos's Clear-View Reactor volute that lets you see the bubbles being created at the source, while also allowing to you identify any foreign objects that may have entered the volute.
Once the bubbles exit the Quantum 3.0 pump, the air/water mixture is passed through the Nyos Twister bubble plate which helps increase the contact and dwell time within the body. The Twister gives the bubbles additional spin and swirls them in a vortex which greatly increases the contact time and efficiency of the skimmer. On the way up to the collection cup, bubbles are passes through the body and neck which is free of any sharp edges and will gently focus the bubbles into the collection cup to be removed. Once the collection cup is full, it can be removed in seconds with the quick twist-lock design, and even better the entire skimmer can be disassembled down to its individual components for deep cleaning and maintenance.
Every Nyos Quantum skimmer includes individual water and air quantity adjustments that let you fine-tune the skimmer for your reef system. Depending on your skimmers submersion depth, bioload, and many other factors, being able to control how much air and water is being pulled into the skimmer can yield much greater results.
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
- Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 75 Gallons
- Medium Bioload - 150 Gallons
- Light Bioload - 250 Gallons
Footprint - 7.1" x 9.8"
Height - 20.9"
Power Consumption - 18W @ 120VAC
1x Nyos Quantum 160 Protein Skimmer Body
1x Nyos Quantum 160 Collection Cup with Lid
1x Nyos Quantum 3.0 Hybrid Wheel Pump
1x Nyos Quantum 160 Stand Pipe with Silencer
Review update By Liberty Reefing on 5/1/2020Liberty Reefing would recommend this product to a friendI love this skimmer. Works perfectly. Broke in and stable skimmate has been flowing out of it since. Had the original defect but I'd buy it again. Not sure why brs is blowing its wad over only DC skimmers. My reef octopus DC skimmer pump on my co2 reactor is every bit as loud. PS why would Nyos try to rely on a glue bond of a round dowel in a round hole? Just make a square hole and peg end of the dowel.
Mfg defect but will give it a second try By Liberty Reefing on 12/16/2019Liberty Reefing would recommend this product to a friendMy Nyos 160 came with a defect. The centre post wasn't properly adhered so when you started to screw in the titanium screw with nearly no pressure on the silicon o-ring it came loose. We will see how the replacement works out. Kind of unfortunate I have to wait for the old to arrive back at BRS before shipping out the replacement.
Not so good By Fishkin on 5/4/2019Fishkin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have this skimmer for about 4 years. At start it seemed okay. But then I had problems after problems:
1. The air intake micro adjustment screw was too lose and was screwing in by itself over time due to vibrations. This was reducing air intake close to zero in a few days. I had to add some kind of a spring to add some tension for it.
2. The skimmer pump is rated as 18W. In fact, it consumes about 58W. It is very inefficient comparing to DC pump skimmers.
3. Time to time the pump would not start by itself. I had to blow into the air intake tube to make it start.
4. Over the time the pump output degraded to the point that even with the fully closed out skimmer outlet, it could not keep level of water in the skimmer high enough still consuming 58W. Thoughtful cleaning with acids didn't help.
In the end I retrofitted Jebao DCP 2500 pump in to this skimmer using 3d printed parts. Now it runs with 50% of power setting for the pump that consumes just 14W and produces perfect foam. At 100% power and 18-20 watts it makes skimmer overflow with completely open outlet and air intake. So the Nyos 160 skimmer has a good body design (except that air screw) and the bad pump.
Beast By Derek on 4/13/2019Derek would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is a beast it pulls thick black skimmate out of my tank. Skimmer is dead silent which is a huge deal for me.
great product By steven on 4/11/2019steven would recommend this product to a friendbought when first came out, maybe 2 years ago, love this skimmer, take good care of it, as it will not let you down....
Great Skimmer By Rich on 3/25/2019Rich would recommend this product to a friendI have had this skimmer for 5 months now, (I didn't buy it from BRS as they didn't carry NYOS at the time) and i have to say it's my favorite skimmer to date. I have had skimz, reef octopus and SWC prior. All skimmers do the same thing, they skim. Most skim well, but the looks and the reliable pump put this skimmer on top. The use of titanium screws is also great, as the the screws on a skimz monster pump have rusted on me. I have it running on a 120 gal, stocked with a high bio load of fish, minimum rock, and i feed 6-8 cubes a day.
One of the best By VDG on 3/22/2019VDG would recommend this product to a friendGreat skimmer. Easy setup, whisper quiet and build quality is flawless. I don’t even know it’s running it’s so quiet. Running on a well stocked 160 and it’s killing it. I would even say you could go all the way to a 250 well stocked and it would be fine. Easy to remove and clean skimmer cup. The slight curve makes it so easy to clean. Highly recommend this skimmer.
Excellent skimmer By Brandon on 3/21/2019Brandon would recommend this product to a friendI love this skimmer works fabulous. Super quiet, great quality. Did have a issue with one piece they ended up sending me out a new skimmer to replace mine for the trouble. I'm going to get another one when I set up my next tank this year.
Awesome skimmer By ivan on 3/21/2019ivan would recommend this product to a friendAwesome skimmer, you can run heavily stocked 175 reef with no issues. Absolutely quiet, easy to set up and keep running. Highly recommended.