Omega 150 Protein Skimmer

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Discontinued by Bulk Reef Supply
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Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer is engineering and style as you would expect from Vertex at an attractive price point. Wine bottle body shape with solid construction,V-150 Skimmer pump, pinwheel impeller, custom volute and pumphead, titanium screws, ozone port and silicone coupler.

  • Tank Size: 150 Gallons
  • Power Consumption: ~25W
  • Ajustable Air Draw: Approx. 172 - 238 GPH (650 - 900 LPH)
  • Footprint: 9" x 12"
  • Height: 22"
  • Optimal Level: Max 9.5" Min 7"


BRS Recommended Tank Size:

Lightly Stocked - 150 Gallons

Medium Stocked - 90 Gallons

Heavily Stocked - 55 Gallons


Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer is quality construction and performance at a reasonable price point. It will perform for a well-stocked reef aquarium up to 150 gallons total but is not over-sized for systems as small as 60 gallons.

  • Wine Bottle Body Shape
  • Cast acrylic and PVC construction
  • Hot welded seams
  • Pinwheel impeller and custom V-150 skimmer pump - custom built by Sicce for Vertex
  • Fine tuning adjustable venturi
  • Easily screw off collection cup
  • Ozone injection point
  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Low power consumption
  • High bio-load capacity
  • Silicone O-rings
  • Easy maintenance with Titanium screws (corrosion resistant)
  • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty


Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer Manual

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Skimmer Type In-Sump / Internal
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Product Questions

Does BRS sell replacement parts for vertex omega skimmers? Thank you
Question by: David on Nov 23, 2017, 8:42 AM
We do not carry replacement parts for Vertex products but by contacting Vertex Technologies directly they should be able to help you out with whatever parts you need.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 24, 2017, 10:30 AM
I am looking for a repalcement impeller for the Vertex 150.
Question by: Mark on Jun 9, 2017, 12:48 PM
For replacement parts, you'll want to reach out to Vertex directly. Adam will take great care of you over there.

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

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 13, 2017, 11:41 PM
It said that the optimal level is Max 9.5" to Min 7". My level in my sump is 11". I like the Vertex skimmer but what would you recommend because my water level is at 11" and I don't think I can reduce the water level. My tank is 150 gallons and sump is 30 gallons.
Question by: Trisha on Aug 11, 2016, 8:41 PM
Thanks for reaching out to us! The easiest way, and what most reefers do, is to build an eggcrate stand to set the skimmer on. This would allow you to adjust the skimmer height in the sump rather than mess with your total water level. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Aug 16, 2016, 1:55 PM
I love this skimmer but my SICCE pump went out cannot find replacement,can you help me with this problem
Question by: Jim Prince on Jun 10, 2016, 2:34 PM
Great question!
You will be able to contact Vertex Technologies directly for the replacement pumps. I have included their contact information below.

Vertex and Korallen Zucht - 714-274-6544 adam@vertextechnologies.net
Answer by: Connor on Jun 14, 2016, 3:41 PM
Hello! How would one calculate bio-load from light, medium, and heavy (number of fish or size/length of fish)? I am planning on getting a Red Sea reefer 350 and I want to be able to house a heavy bio load. Would the Vertex Omega 150 be sufficient or is the 180?

Thanks! You guys are super helpful!!
Question by: Andrew A. on Apr 21, 2016, 6:07 AM
Great question!
There is no exact calculation, but if the tank has a lot of fish and regular feedings it can be considered heavy bio-load. The 150 would be on the small end and the 180 just about perfect!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 26, 2016, 3:08 PM
What is considered light, medium, and heavy stocking? I have a 75 gallon with a 30 gallon sump. I have 14 corals, a yellow tang, a watchman goby, 2 percula clownfish, a mandarin dragonet, a royal gramma, a male mccosker wrasse, a tiger pistol shrimp, a coral bandit shrimp, 2 peppermint shrimp, 5 snails, and 6 hermits. Is this tank considered as medium stocked? Thanks!
Question by: Michael on Apr 19, 2016, 2:57 PM
Great question!
This certainly would work well on a system of your size. That amount of fish is right in the middle bio-load range. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 19, 2016, 6:29 PM
i have a 70 gallon tank, with 70lbs of live rock and 6 fish (mostly tangs) + a sump which i would guess holds another 10 gallons or more of water. i currently have a coral life cone skimmer - 75. can u advise if my current skimmer is sufficient or could i benefit by upgrading to the Vertex Omega 150 or if any other one ?

Question by: v on Apr 10, 2016, 10:23 PM
Great question!
The Vertex 150 would be a great fit for a heavier stocked 70 gallon tank! We find that the vertex skimmers a quieter and very efficient in performance and tuning. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 14, 2016, 10:38 AM
When buying a skimmer do I need to take the water volume of both the sump and the tank or just the tank into consideration
Question by: Craig Watkins on Apr 6, 2016, 9:13 AM
Great question! When selecting a skimmer you will want to consider the following:

- Total system volume (meaning display tank and sump)
- Bio-load (how heavily you stock the tank)
- Dimensions of your sump ( foot print of skimmer vs. what you have room for)
Answer by: Carter on Apr 8, 2016, 3:37 PM
Is this a DC Pump?
Question by: Luis on Feb 7, 2016, 9:52 PM
Great question!
This is a standard AC pump, not a DC. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 10, 2016, 6:00 PM
Can you tell me what the footprint is for the Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer?
Question by: Brian K. on Jan 25, 2016, 10:02 AM
Great question!
The footprint: 9" x 12"
The height: 22"
Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 3, 2016, 12:08 PM