Quantum 160 Protein Skimmer

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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


What's Included?

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

More Information
UPC 4260246920203
Skimmer Type In-Sump / Internal
Capacity Light Bioload - Up to 250 Gallons
Medium Bioload - Up to 150 Gallons
Heavy Bioload - Up to 75 Gallons
Dimensions 7.1"L x 9.8"W x 20.9"H
Rec. Water Level 8.6"
Air Draw 1500 LPH
Pump Model Quantum 3.0
Pump Rotor Type Hybrid Wheel
Variable Speed No
Power Type AC
Power Consumption 18 Watts
Power Cord Length 6 Feet
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Product Questions

What is the recommended water depth level for this skimmer? I have searched and can't find any manufacturer recommended water level
Question by: David Kriz on Dec 5, 2021, 2:55 PM
Thank you for reaching out with your question. Nyos recommends a water depth of 22 cm or about 8.6" for the Quantum 160 skimmer.
Answer by: William Glenn (BRS Staff) on Dec 15, 2021, 9:00 AM