Ultra Reef Akula UKS-160 Protein Skimmer
Rated for Aquariums from 53 Gallons to 132 Gallons (200-500 Liters)
Pump:Ultra Reef / Sicce PSK 600+
Air intake: 500-600 lit/h Water intake 1000 lit/h
Power consumption: 22 Watts
Dimensions: 6.69" x 9.06" x 22" (17x23 cm Height 56 cm)
The Ultra Reef AKULA UKS protein skimmer is an essential addition to any aquarium. Compact and robust, the skimmer works quietly and efficiently to remove contaminants from your aquarium, leaving the water clean, clear and healthy for your marine life.To be installed in sump, water level 8 - 10 ".
110-120V 60Hz (US Voltage)
How it works?
The Ultra Reef AKULA UKS range of protein skimmers is a method of filtration that allows the removal of the surfactants from seawater. It pumps a mixture of aquarium water and air bubbles into a mixing chamber. By exploiting the properties of the film surface tension between air and water, it generates a foam overflowing from the main chamber, and then into a collection cup which allows for easy removal and cleaning.
Quality craftsmanship down to the screws
The Ultra Reef products are based on Italian design and production. Paired with high-quality materials this makes any Ultra Reef device a premium piece of equipment for any aquarium. The parts are made via CNC machining from full blocks of high quality dense PVC, while the assembly is made with anti-corrosive titanium screws for an extremely long service life. For further proof of its quality, look no further than Ultra Reef’s ISO 9001 quality certification.
Contaminant disposal for the cleanest, clearest water
The Ultra Reef AKULA UKS is fitted with a new Ultra Reef PSK+ Plus needle wheel pump designed especially by Sicce, which injects large volumes of air into the water. This produces a concentrated layer of foam and allows surfactants to be filtered out of the tank. This minimises degradation, enhances oxygenation and leaves tank water exceptionally clean and clear.
Precise adjustment for an optimum nutrient content
The adjusting screws allow to alter the skimmer’s settings and volume of induced air. This allows for an optimum nutrient content and water quality in any tank esnuring stability even in new aquariums, with extreme low organic load. These skimmers are ideal for dry and wet skimming.
Quieter than a whisper
The skimmer has an integrated silencer that minimises the noise caused by the air during pumping. The compact exhaust system is submerged in the base of the skimmer for silent operation as the clean water is discharged back into the tank. Rubber feet on the bottom absorb vibrations.
Efficient to run and maintain
The PVC components can all be disassembled (and replaced if damged or broken), while the needle wheel pump can be accessed by removing the titanium locking screws on the conical chamber. The skimmer also has an innovative Easy Flip seal, which allow the easy removal of componenets can be removed to clean the unit.