Vertex Alpha 200 Protein Skimmer

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The Vertex Alpha 200 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 300 Gallons
  • High performing, super quiet Askol-based pinwheel pump
  • Full body cone chamber enables stable foam formation



  • Tank Size: 150 - 300 US Gallons (600 - 1150 L)
  • Footprint: 10" x 18"
  • Height: 23"
  • Air Draw: Adjustable 1700 to 2000 LPH
  • V-200 Skimmer Pump: approx. 28W



  • 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
  • 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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Skimmer Type In-Sump / Internal
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Product Questions

Do you have info on the North American distributor? Proline seems to be out of business. Website is down and phone number does not work.

Thank you,

Mike Brown
Question by: Mike Brown on Jun 2, 2017, 3:40 PM
Hey there,
They are now operating simply as Vertex Technologies, and and if you need support with their products, they can be reached with the below contact info.

Vertex and Korallen Zucht - 714-274-6544 adam@vertextechnologies.net

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 8, 2017, 4:20 PM
I just recently purchased the Vertex Alpha 200 from you. Works great but bubbles are overflowing outside of the cup. The amount of bubbles coming into the collection cup is fine (not too much water), but some of the bubbles are coming up through the holes on top of the lid and some over the side outside the cup.

Any suggestions on how to stop this?
Question by: chris on Nov 13, 2016, 11:26 AM
Hey there,
Due to manufacturing residues and initial break-in of these skimmers, it is actually very normal to have a period where the skimmer will overflow with bubbles. Vertex actually recommends running the skimmer initially with the collection cup removed and allowing the system to rinse and overflow. After a few days you can try to put the cup back on and start tuning in the skimmer, but be aware that it can take several days or even a couple of weeks to fully break in and settle down. Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Nov 15, 2016, 4:35 PM
What is the best replacement or equivalent pump for this skimmer?
Question by: Roman Gardea on May 8, 2015, 12:57 AM
Great question,
The best option would be to contact Proline the North American distributor of Vertex. They will be able to recommend a replacement that will work perfectly with the Alpha 200. I have attached the contact information below.

Proline (Vertex and Korallen Zucht) – 877-682-3474 (Ext 4179) Jen@prolineaquatics.com
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 8, 2015, 10:53 AM
please recommend a vertex skimmer for a 189 gallon thank with a fifty gallon sump and it also has lps and softies
Question by: avril on Aug 3, 2014, 6:57 AM
Hi Avril,
How much room do you have in your sump for the skimmer? That will be the biggest limiting factor as to which one you can use.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Aug 3, 2014, 6:57 AM
Hello quick question. Which vectra cleaning lid will fit this model of alpha skimmer
Question by: Brandon on Nov 15, 2013, 5:35 PM
Hey Brandon,
For the Alpha 200 you would want the 200mm lid.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 15, 2013, 5:35 PM