Alpha 170 Protein Skimmer (OPEN BOX) - Vertex

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    Why does BRS recommend this?

    When it comes to the best skimmers that we have to offer our minds go straight to the Alpha line of skimmers.  For a serious workhorse of a skimmer while being a beautiful piece of art at the same time, the Vertex Alpha skimmers are the way to go.  There are going to be cheaper skimmers on the market however none of them will compare to the build quality of the Alpha skimmers.

    The Vertex Alpha 170 Protein Skimmer combines technology, performance and convenience to create a high-quality needlewheel design at a great value.

    • Designed and assembled in Germany
    • Tank Size: up to 220 Gallons
    • High performing, super quiet Askol-based pinwheel pump
    • Full body cone chamber enables stable foam formation



    • Tank Size: 140 - 220 Gallons (550 - 850 L)
    • Footprint: 9.5" x 15"
    • Height: 23"
    • Air Draw: Adjustable 1000 to 1400 LPH
    • V-170 Skimmer Pump: approx. 26W


    • 100% cast-acrylic, PET-G and PVC construction
    • Full body cone chamber markedly enables stable foam formation
    • Super quiet, high-performance skimmer Askol-based pump - most powerful and efficient motor blocks in the industry
    • Accommodate different set ups and sump spaces with Dual Pump Input ports
    • Oversized, CNC-milled bubble plate eliminates turbulence
    • Bayonet-style neck provides a secure, leak-free coupling between the cup and body
    • Easily accessible Ozone port
    • Built in skimmate drain
    • Easy maintenance - all parts can be disassembled
    • Grade II titanium screws - corrosion resistant
    • Silicone O-rings
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    Product Name Alpha 170 Protein Skimmer (OPEN BOX) - Vertex
    SKU 207007OB
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