Skimz Kone SK181 Internal Protein Skimmer

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Skimz Kone SK181 Internal Protein Skimmer

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The Skimz KONE SK181 Internal Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value. The Skimz KONE SK181 Internal Protein Skimmer features a powerful Skimz ES2000 Needlewheel pump.

  • Rated for tanks 53 - 198 gallons (200 - 750 Liters)

  • BRS Recommended for tanks up to:

    • Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 70 gallons

    • Medium Bioload - 90 gallons

    • Light Bioload - 120 gallons

  • Air intake: 143 GPH (540 LPH), making it capable of handling a higher water throughput.
  • Low power consumption and high performance

  • Skimmer draws water directly from sump

  • Features a Skimz ES2000 Needlewheel Pump

Full Details

Skimz Manufacturer's Manual


  • Cone shape body helps push bubbles up and reduces bubbles bursting
  • Bubble Plate Design - reduces turbulence
  • Maximum air flow capacity in compact design
  • Micro-adjustable valve for precise water level control
  • Twist-lock neck for easy collection cup removal
  • Quality construction - CNC machined parts and Georg Fischer fittings
  • Internal application - no feed pump required

Skimmer Specifications:

  • Base Diameter: 7.09" (180mm)
  • Foot Print: 8.27” x 8.27” (210mm x 210mm)
  • Total Height: 21” (535mm)

ES2000 Needlewheel Pump Features:

  • Skimz worked with an Italian pump manufacturer, using advanced material for the needlewheel impeller, seamless-coated rare earth magnet for durability and high performance.
  • Air Draw: 143 GPH (540 LPH)
  • Power Consumption: 12 Watts

Skimz Warranty

  • Warranty for Original Purchaser against defective material and workmanship that occurs during normal use.
  • 2 Year Warranty on skimmer body
  • 1 Year Warranty on pump


4 Items

  • great By seacrabb on 12/16/2016

    awesome protien skimmer sooooo much better than the vertex i had
  • Worth every penny By Jon on 12/11/2016

    Bigger then I thought it was going to be works great would buy it again in a heart beat
  • Great By Gabriel on 1/19/2016

    I bought this to replace my year old Vertex. I was constantly pestered by my Vertex overflowing and tuning issues. I have had the Skimz for about a month now, it took about five days to break in and it has only overflowed 1 time. My skimmate is pretty good. The noise level coming out of it is very low. It is also a big bonus that BRS handles all Skimz warranty and has all Skimz replacement parts on hand.
  • Good skimmer, but.... By David on 6/1/2015

    I like the skimmer I have had it in for 2 weeks and it is skimming great. I have already seen improvement in my Chili coral. My old skimmer wasn't working so some organic built up. My only problem with this is that the pump has a cord that is about 3-4 feet long and it was not long enough to reach my controller. I had to run an extension cord under my tank and I do not like this as I feel It is a hazard but don't have a choice


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Product Questions

What is recommended water level for tgis skimmer?
Question by: Matthew on Jan 7, 2017 5:13:00 PM
Great question! The proper operating depth for this skimmer will be between 7"-9.5" :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jan 10, 2017 1:04:00 PM