Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer

Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer
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  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Chamber and Silenser
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Pump
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Silenser
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Bubble Plate
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Lower Chamber
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Upper Chamber
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Pump Motor
  • Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer Side View of Pump

Vertex Alpha 250 Protein Skimmer

SKU: 207009
12 Review(s)
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  • Best skimmer I have had By on 2/12/2016

    Soooo I've had this skimmer a few weeks now and I can definitely say it's the best skimmer I've ever had personally. I know that's a hot topic, but I've had a handful and this is the most expensive and by far the best. It's very quiet and very stable once it's dialed in. I love the screw in top vs the suction style as it's very easy to change.

    My biggest complaint is I agree with the other poster, the shipping packaging is poor. The first one came in broken, BRS was nice enough to replace. The second one came in with a small defect and I was told to talk to Vertex support. They offered to replace it but I didn't want to be down a skimmer for another two weeks. I feel their support was good and they warrantied it for a full two years incase the issue becomes more of a problem. You can't ask for much better service than that.
  • awesome skimmer By on 12/28/2014

    This thing is definitely built good. Thanks
  • Great skimmer but poor packaging By on 10/27/2014

    Skimmer is a good one but the packaging which comes from Vertex is pretty shoddy given the price point. My unit arrived with a cracked elbow - the pump was not padded and restrained and probably acted like a hammer during shipping. Got a replacement via Vertex but just added aggravation. Otherwise a great product.
  • One Bad [expletive] Skimmer By on 10/1/2014

    I've had mine up and running for 4 Months now, it has been nothing but impressive performance wise and is has reduced my skimmer wattage consumption by 70 percent!

  • Awesome Skimmer By on 8/31/2012

    I have owned one of these for almost 3 years and must say it is the best skimmer I have ever used (many euro-reefs, ASM, and others). The skimmate is nasty! I use this one on an approximately 425g system and it kicks! Highly recommend.
  • Can't say enough good By on 7/12/2012

    I personally love mine and think its the best out there. I have had the vertex alpha 170 and the 250 and both performed excellently. I get thick, gross, putrid stuff out of it monthly and my tank seems to appreciate it.

    It is completely silent in my tank and fits in a 40 breeder converted to a sump very well.
  • Great Skimmer By on 7/6/2012

    This skimmer is working beautifully on my 400G system. Only downside is that the ozone hose packaged with the unit quickly broke down and fell apart after a couple of weeks of ozone injection.
  • No more upgrades By on 3/31/2012

    Well built, very quiet and a workhorse. Their are none better.
  • Best Skimmer By on 1/31/2012

    A little on the pricey side but worth every dollar. This is the best piece of equipment in my tank. Skim like a beast. Also the red dragon pump doesn't hurt :)
  • Great skimmer By on 4/21/2011

    Well built and easy to service. The size requires a fairly large sump.