- Skimz Kone SK202 External Protein Skimmer
The Skimz KONE SK202 External Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value boasting cleaned, nearly bubble-free water to exit the base of the skimmer.
- Rated for tanks 53 - 317 gallons (200-1200 Liters)
- Air intake: 206 GPH (780 LPH), making it capable of handling a higher water throughput.
- Operating Depth: 7" to 9.5"
- Low power consumption and high performance
- Features a Skimz ES2800 Needlewheel Pump
- Skimmer requires an additional feed pump of 396 GPH
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
- Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 120 gallons
- Medium Bioload - 150 gallons
- Light Bioload - 200 gallons
- Cone shape body helps push bubbles up, reduces bubble bursting and surface agitation
- 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
- Requires feed pump of 396 GPH (1500 LPH)
- 1/2" barbed feed input
- 40mm metric PVC output*
*Metric to US plumbing adapters sold separately.
- Base Diameter: 7.87" (200mm)
- Foot Print: 10.31” x 11.42” (262mm x 290mm)
- Total Height: 24.8” (630mm)
- Cup Diameter: 181mm
ES2800 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: 206 GPH (780 LPH)
- Power Consumption: 13 Watts
- 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
How accurate is the rating for these Skimz skimmers? I would like to put this on a 180 with 55 gal sump that's medium to heavily stocked. Also, does the ES2800 pump require to stay dry or can the unit be placed inside the sump?
Thanks for you help.
Would this skimmer, (SK202), be appropriate for a 120 heavily stocked, (with a 55 gallon sump)? Would it be undersized if I later added a 40 gallon frag tank to the system, (200 gallons total, heavily stocked)?
If the skimmer was fed with a slower amount of water, (Say 200 gph) would this cause problems with the pump, or would it just skim less of the system per hour than advertised? I'm trying to get away from a feed pump and would prefer to feed the skimmer from my display drains, which would be about 200-300 gph.
Thanks for your time.
This skimmer will work great on a 120 gallon system and in the event you add on a frag tank as long as there are not too many fish this will work great! Ideally you will not want lower than the 396 GPH flow rate as this will impact the water height and skimmer performance. You certainly can run a manifold off of your return pump instead of overflow drains. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!