SKIMZ SM 161 Monzter E-Series - In-Sump Protein Skimmer
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Item #: PS-SK-SM161
Our Price: $349.95
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SKIMZ SM 161 Monzter E-Series - In-Sump Protein Skimmer


The Skimz E-Series SM161 Protein Skimmer features a more powerful Skimz ES2800 needlewheel pump, suitable for aquariums up to 1,200 litres (320 gal.). The SM161 draws an air intake of 780 litres per hour, making it capable of handling a higher water throughput. Low power consumption and high performance makes the SM161 an excellent choice for reefers looking for a value-for-money, yet powerful skimmer.

No feed pump required, skimmer draws water directly from sump.

Technical Data:

* Skimmer pump: 1 Skimz ES2800 needlewheel - MADE IN ITALY
* Power consumption: 13W
* Air intake: 780 l/h


* L 188mm (7.6") x W 188mm (7.6") x H 545mm (21.8")
* Skimmer body diameter (mm): 160 (6.4")
* For Aquariums: 500 - 1,200 litres (133 - 320 gal.)


Designed for in-sump use


This product is warranted against defective material and workmanship of the body for 2 years and 1 year warranty on the pump.


Average Rating:
(based on 4 reviews)

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by Carlos
on 9/24/2013
I was on the fence between this skimmer and the SRO 2000 and after talking with Albert I decided on the Skimz. I was told that the performance between the two was quite comparable, but the Skimz would be a better choice for a deeper sump. I have a 120 gallon total volume system with a 12" sump; the Skimz is rated for 300 gallons, so it was a great choice for me. When I opened the box, four days after i ordered it, I was a little worried that I may have made a bad choice because the skimmer seemed flimsy when compared to a Reef Octopus I already own. I decided to put it together and drop it on a stand inside my sump. To be honest, I was a little upset on how noisy it was... The next day i checked the skimmer and realized the noise had went away and it was actually pulling junk from a newly established aquarium. Overall,I am pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to a friend.
by Darryl
on 7/21/2012
Good Skimmer
I have one of these Skimz and I like it. It works great. Better than I expected. I have been happy with it.
by Jay
on 10/16/2011
Skim Z Monzter SM 161 - Fantastic
I wanted a quality protein skimmer with a small footprint, and the staff at Aqua Cave, recommended the Skim Z Monzter SM 161. From the time I opened the box, I have been extremely happy with the product. It is made with very thick acrylic and the pump produces a tremendous amount of bubblbes. It took about a week before it started pulling out crud that I did not even know existed in the tank. The instructions were virtually non existent, but assembly is fairly straight forward. If not, you can always call the staff who are more than willing to help. If you want a great skimmer with a small footprint, this is the skimmer for you.
by toe
on 5/19/2011
So far so good
The only other skimmer I've owned is the ASM G3, and this thing has been solid thus far. One thing to note, you should put every effort to run it at 9.5" of water as instructed. Tweaking the air/output gives really inconsistent results each time, but getting it at 9.5" allows you to fully open the air intake and water exhaust. Works like a charm on my 178.
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