Omega 130 Protein Skimmer (DISCONTINUED)
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Why does BRS recommend this?
The Vertex Omega skimmer is one of the nicest skimmers you can find in or out of its price range for tanks up to 100 gallons. We use the Omega line of skimmers on a few different tanks around BRS and find them to work really well, and at the same time looking nicer than almost all others on the market.
BRS Recommended Tank Size:
Lightly Stocked - 130 Gallons
Medium Stocked - 65 Gallons
Heavily Stocked - 40 Gallons
Vertex Omega 130 Protein Skimmer is engineering and style as you would expect from Vertex at an attractive price point. Wine bottle body shape with solid construction, Sicce pump, pinwheel impeller, custom volute and pump head, titanium screws, ozone port, and coupler.
- Tank Size: 100 Gallons
- Power Consumption: ~20W
- Air Draw: Approx. 158 GPH (600 LPH)
- Footprint: 8.5" x 11.5"
- Height: 20"
- Optimal Level: Max 9" Min 6.5"
Vertex Omega 130 Protein Skimmer is quality construction and performance at an amazing price point. It will perform for a well-stocked reef aquarium up to 100 gallons, or as small as 30 gallons.
- Wine Bottle Body Shape
- Cast acrylic and PVC construction
- Hot welded seams
- Pinwheel impeller and custom Sicce pump
- Fine tuning adjustable venturi
- Easily screw off collection cup
- Ozone injection point
- Ultra quiet operation
- Low power consumption
- High bio-load capacity
- Easy maintenance with Titanium screws
- 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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The Valve is intended as a new item to be used on the silicone tube running from the air silencer to the pump. This tube can be cut and the Tee inserted. The valve will adjust how much air is allowed into the pump and will impact the type of bubbles forming. This can be adjusted to impact how high different forms of bubbles will push the skimmate.
With the Omega being 8.5 x 11 it will just fit in the skimmer compartment. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Assuming your measurements are accurate then the 150 would be a tight squeeze but would fit. If that is the case then I would always err on the side of the bigger skimmer.
That is correct, the Omega skimmers can only be used in sump. Largely speaking that is the norm for skimmers. Skimmers that are exceptions will be marked otherwise generally either as Hang on Back skimmers or External/Recirculating skimmers. Without a sump hang on back is really what your looking for. Vertex doesn't currently make a HOB model but the BH series skimmers from Reef Octopus are.
Ive got one sitting on my desk and 8.5x11 is accurate. The omega 150 dimensions are 9x12 as its just a slightly larger skimmer.
That is correct. The optimal water level is the depth in the sump that the skimmer will work best in. If your water level is kept consistently at a level within that range then you will be in good shape.
Your likely going to want a bit of a platform. Skimmers in higher water levels then they are designed for will generally have problems with overflowing from the deeper water.