Skimz Monzter SM253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer

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Skimz Monzter SM253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer

SKU: 208164

reg. $699.99

Special Price: $559.99

Retired - Updated to SKU 211021

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The Skimz D-Series SM253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value. Adjustable DC VSC9.0 pump in housed within the skimmer body resulting in a compact design.
  • Rated for tanks up 793 gallons (3000 Liters)
  • BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
    • Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 280 gallons
    • Medium Bioload - 360 gallons
    • Light Bioload - 480 gallons
  • Air intake: 317-634 GPH (1200-2400 LPH)
  • Operating Depth: 7" to 9.5"
  • Low power consumption and high performance
  • Skimmer draws water directly from sump
  • Skimz VSC9.0-DC Pump with 6 speeds and feed mode shut off



  • 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 George Fischer fittings
  • Internal application - no feed pump required


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Base Diameter: 9.84" (250mm)
  • Foot Print: 11.42” x 11.42” (290mm x 290mm)
  • Total Height: 22.64” (250mm)
  • Cup Diameter: 252 mm


VSC9.0-DC Pump Features:

  • Six RPM presets
  • Feed mode with shut off timer
  • Air Draw: 317-634 GPH (1200-2400 LPH)
  • Power Consumption: 25-69 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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