Skimz Monzter SM162 External Protein Skimmer

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Skimz Monzter SM162 External Protein Skimmer

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Quick Overview

The Skimz E-Series SM162 External Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value.

  • Rated for tanks 132 - 317 gallons (500-1200 Liters)

  • Air intake: 206 GPH (780 LPH), making it capable of handling a higher water throughput.

  • 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


Full Details

Skimz Manufacturer's Manual



  • Integrated cylindrical and cone shape chambers help reduce 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.


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Body Diameter: 6.3" (160mm)
  • Foot Print: 8.19” x 13.39” (208mm x 340mm)
  • Total Height: 22.83” (580mm)
  • Cup Diameter: 162mm


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


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



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Product Questions

This would be my first skimmer, so I assume the outflow of the skimmer would need to be even with the side of the sump? If the outflow is lower then the wall of my sump what are my options?
Question by: Chris on Mar 6, 2016 2:13:00 PM
Great question!
As long as the pipe on the outflow is running over the side wall of the sump and back in at a level equal to the water height in the skimmer the water will equalize. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 9, 2016 5:20:00 PM
"Skimmer requires an additional feed pump of 396 GPH"

Do you have any specific recommendations for a feed pump?
Question by: Roger Brown on Feb 4, 2016 7:16:00 AM
Great question!
We certainly have a few options available! I have included a link to the Sicce 2.0 which once plumbed in will lose some GPH flow and can be tuned down with a slight control knob.
Additionally I have included a few links to more affordable pumps. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 26, 2016 9:10:00 AM
If i'm running it off of a return pump how will I know i've reached the desired 396 gph required ? Because theflow will be split between to sources?
Question by: Hamish on Dec 24, 2016 12:45:00 AM
Great question! The 396GPH is a guideline for recommended flow rating through the skimmer. You don't have to match this flow rating exactly to operate the skimmer correctly. In order to dial in your skimmer, you will need to make minor adjustments between the skimmer feed line, the skimmer gate valve, and the air silencer intake. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 30, 2016 12:27:00 PM
Does this model have a drain for the skim cup?
Question by: Phillip on Feb 21, 2015 11:54:00 PM
Great Question Phillip! The SM162 model skimmer will not have a drain hole in the collection cup.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 21, 2015 11:54:00 PM