- X-160 AXIUM Space Saving G4 Protein Skimmer - Eshopps
Eshopps mid-level line of Axium skimmers keeps upping the bar on simplicity and performance. The internal pump design allows for a smaller footprint and using powerful Sicce pumps means there is no loss of performance. The skimmer body of the new 4th generation has been completely redesigned with a new water level adjustment, silencer, quick release pump lock, and clear venturi, making it perform better and maintenance easier.
Easly, one of the best things about Eshopps Axium skimmers is the clear venturi. A clogged venturi will cause nothing but issues with protein skimmers and have the ability to see the air to water mixture and any calcium or other mineral build up is essential. You will now know when to clean you venturi, helping prevent problems from forming.
Adjustable Water Level Baffle
Keep your skimmer running perfectly with Eshopps new water level baffle. The gate style baffle lets you precisely tune your skimmers internal water level for optimum performance. The twist handle moves very smooth and gives you excellent control over the water inside of the reaction chamber.
Water & Air Adjustable Silencer
Get the perfect mixture of water and air in your skimmer. Eshopps custom silencer keeps ambient noise to an almost dead silent level while giving you extra control over the mixture. Since every reef is different, you can tune the skimmer to the needs of your aquarium.
Powerful Sicce PSK-600 Pump
Many skimmers utilize Sicce to produce their needle wheel skimmer pumps, and that is an easy answer why, they simply work! It is hard to find a skimmer pump that will outperform Sicce for the money.
Recommended for tanks up to:
Heavy Bioload - 100 Gallons
Medium Bioload - 170 Gallons
Light Bioload - 220 Gallons
Footprint - 7.625" x 7.75"
Height - 20"
Power Consumption - 14W @ 120VAC
Recommended Water Level - 7" - 9"
1x X-160 Skimmer Body
1x X-160 Skimmer Cup & Lid
1x X-160 Base
1x X-160 Silencer
1x S-160 Venturi
1x Sicce PSK-600 Pump
Skims well By Mark on 12/18/2018Mark would recommend this product to a friendI have been running this skimmer for about 3 weeks, skims great. I like the pump this pump will last a long time. it could use a little more contact time and does seem to skim a little dry but a good skim
Eh, It's ok By Benjamin on 9/24/2018Benjamin would recommend this product to a friendIt definitely performs well most of the time. The skimmate is some of the darkest I've seen, and thick and gooey. Every once in a while, though...It overflows for no reason. It's pretty infuriating. I have to empty it daily now because I hate thinking about all that beautiful stinky ooze pouring back into my system.
Not happy with it By Kyle on 4/2/2018Kyle wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had this skimmer for about 3 month's. I also use it with my Eschopp R-200 sump. It only 8" into the water as directed. It will skim stuff but the problem is when you turn the return pump off as I do when feeding the water raises in the sump. It then takes the dial on the side and makes it float up and out. So everyday I have to put it back in place and redial in my skimmer. So annoying. On top of that if you want a more wet skim and you have the silencer open a little when you turn off the skimmer is draws water up the pipe into the silencer. Then you have to drain it back out. I called customer support, all they said was to run it on a dry skim. Well I don't want to... Im now buying another skimmer.
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