Skimz Oval SV253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer

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Skimz Oval SV253 DC Internal Protein Skimmer

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SKU: 208169

reg. $749.99

Special Price: $599.99

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Quick Overview

The Skimz Oval SV253 Internal Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming in a sleek, small design. Space saving oval design reduces footprint by over 25%.

NOW includes integrated air flow control on the silencer.

  • 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

  • Features a Skimz VSC9.0 DC Controller Pump


Full Details

Skimz Oval SV253 Manufacturer's Manual



  • Double cone and integrated volute
  • Semi-pipeless design
  • Integrated volute bubble plate design
  • Micro-adjustable valve for precise water level control
  • Internal application - no feed pump required


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 8.86” x 14.37” x 21.65" (225mm x 365mm x 550mm)
  • Cup Diameter: 221 mm


Skimz VSC9.0-DC Pump Features:

  • Air Draw: 317-634 GPH (1200-2400 LPH)
  • Power Consumption: 25-69 Watts
  • Six RPM presets and feed mode


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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  • So far as advertised...... By Dan G. on 3/31/2015

    The skimmer assembles easily. The pump fits nicely in its place without and concerns about whether I did it correctly. It is very compact and fits well in tight spaces where other skimmers have failed. The oval shape allows me to slide it into place sideways and then tilt it upright once the bottom gets into the sump. I've only been operating it a week and I had to re-install my float switch to get the water level higher in the sump. Therefore, it hasn't been running under optimal conditions. However, even with the water level an inch or two too low, it pulled out a lot of gunk in a week. The pump responds well to adjustments from the controller and the gate that controls the water level is a nice feature. The one thing I haven't been able to figure out is the air silencer is supposed to allow me to control the wetness of the foam. I haven't yet noticed any changes from that feature. Overall, though, it has worked well so far and I can tell it will be a long term winner.


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Product Questions

I bought the Skimz Oval sv253 from BRS, works good. Only issue it's I also have a varios8 pump which has feed mode for 15 minutes, it's there a way to change the feed mode time to 16 minutes in the Skimz controller
Question by: Drew on May 14, 2017 11:02:00 AM
Hey there,
Unfortunately we're not aware of any programming options to change the default feed mode settings on the Skimz pumps. If you have an aquarium controller such as the Neptune Apex, it is possible to program an additional delay for devices such as your skimmer pump after feed modes.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on May 17, 2017 11:54:00 AM