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Vertex IN-100 Internal Pinwheel Protein Skimmer 60-100 Gallons

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Vertex Aquaristik

Vertex IN 100 Gen 2 Internal Skimmer w/ 2nd Generation Impeller and Silencer

Among the many progresses in Marine Aquaria hobby in the recent years, the use of protein skimmers was, by far, one of the greatest milestones in maintaining salt water aquarium animals. Organic compounds, being bipolar in nature, provide an opportunity for waste extraction via injection of air into the skimmer body which served the dual function of extraction of these compounds while aerating the water.

Since their inception, there has been much advancement in the design and functionality of Protein Skimming. Vertex Skimmers utilize those technologies in the most effective way, while offering you the best value for your investment.

Superior Performance - Powerful motor pumps drive precision Needle Wheel Rotors to introduce large amounts of air and water into the skimmer body. This is done without compromising continuous delivery and velocity due to the turbulence reducing bubble plate chamber. The result is a consistent foam head and nutrient extraction.

Silent - Featuring the all inclusive Silent Air Orbit (SAO) technology, Vertex Skimmers present the ultimate solution to noise reduction. Rotors engineered with the incredible strength of Rare Earth Phosphor Magnets make certain that the entire impeller assembly spins with amazingly nominal resistance and vibration.

Easy Maintenance - Removal of the collection cup has never been so easy and effortless. Note the absence of messy union locks and twist caps used by other competing products. Vertex™ Skimmers feature an insert cup seated atop a gasket seal; minimalism simplifying your everyday routine.

Plug and Play Operation - Every Vertex Skimmer is packaged ready-in-box for immediate use in your system.

Specifications:
Base dimensions: 13"x10"
Height: 20.25"
Diameter: 6"
Wattage: 20 Watts
Aquarium Size: 60-100 Gallons


Product Manuals & Documentation

Vertex IN-100 Internal Pinwheel Protein Skimmer 60-100 Gallons

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Vertex Aquaristik Aquarium Supplies
Vertex Aquaristik is a German company with many fresh ideas and innovations new to the aquarium hobby. Their products are developed only after extensive research and testing in simulation and field trials. They purposely abuse products during the test phase to determine if they can handle the wear and tear of aquarium keeping. The company is determined to provide solutions that stand the test of time. No expense is spared during the production process to ensure customers enjoy uncompromising quality and value. Vertex Aquaristik manufactures high-quality calcium reactors, protein skimmers, zeolith-based filters, wavemakers and accessories.

23 Reviews

ANDREW from IN UNITED STATES

01/26/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

IN 180

This thing is a beast.. It pulls some nasty stuff out of my water. Works as good as it looks. Its a big skimmer i got it into a 20L sump. Would def. recommend this skimmer for the price.

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MATT D. from NH

01/14/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

way too loud

This is the loudest water pump I have ever had. I brought this to customer service's attention and got a new impeller sent to me. This is did not solve the issue. I have given it time to break in and tried everything I can think of but the water pump is still vibrating or making some other noises. At this point I have passed the return time window trying to get it to work. The skimmer does make a lot of skimmate and is well constructed, only if it were paired with a decent pump.

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Happy skimmer newbie from JACKSONVILLE, FL UNITED STATES

01/10/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great skimmer/bad instructions

I purchased this skimmer after reading reviews of several brands out there on the web and seeing the many glowing comments in this Vertex IN-100. Gotta say that one common negative I read on it was the terrible instruction for set up. Just like those, I had trouble too. Finally figured it out after seeing someones picture and review. I had no idea what the 'silencer' was until i saw the complete setup. Once I hooked it up, it did its job and ran extremely quiet. But I am a newbie, so there ya go. I also followed the many recommendations and set it up in about 7 inches of water. Seems to be the sweet spot. After one day, this skimmer was already making a huge change in my 55g tank. Never would have thought I had this much stuff in what looked to be clean water. I would highly recommend this skimmer to others and also highly recommend that the company revise their setup instructions with diagrams. If that is their only problem wiuth this unit...seems like they would jump on it.

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CARL from INDIANAPOLIS, IN UNITED STATES

11/10/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Vertex IN280

I have had the Vertex IN280 running for about a month now. I pulls a lot of foam out of the water. I have overflowed the skimmer several times after cleaning the skimmer cup but no mess since it is in a sump. I have one big sump with no partition to keep the water level costant for the skimmer and I would recommend having a compartment with a constant level for this skimmer. It would improve the performance of this skimmer. It is big so make sure you have room for it. Because it is large, it is easy to get your hands in to clean but it requires a large sink, bathtub or just going outside with the hose to have room to clean it. It has made a big difference on the system I installed it on. I have noticed dramatic improvements after adding the skimmer. The system had been setup cycling with live rock and no skimmer for six months. After adding the skimmer it pulled out a lot of nog for a few weeks and has settled into a maintenace phase pulling out just what is produced. I highly recommend this skimmer. I liked it so much I bought a second one for the other system I am building.

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GLENN DICKERSON from ROXBORO, NC UNITED STATES

11/01/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

IN 180

One week into this skimmer and everything is well. 1" or more of skim each 24 hours. 1" in this large cup is a lot! Stinky stuff. Easy set up and adjustment. Even on backorder I got this in one week, on sale. For instructions simply look at the picture on line.

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John C. from MURPHYSBORO, IL UNITED STATES

10/18/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Excellent skimmer

Bought this skimmer on sale. Well made product except for required a replacement standpipe, due to sloppy glue job on air tube connection . Marine Depot communicated with the US vendor who quickly sent a replacement. After that, nothing but excellent skimming. Definitely worth what I paid for it. I highly recommend it.

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COREY GRAPEVINE from PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES

09/27/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great product.

Instructions to put it together are a little rough but other than that I recomend it if you have space under neath for it. Very quiet, and powerful

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ERNESTO MEDRANO from LA HABRA, CA UNITED STATES

09/05/2009

Experience Level: Expert

excellente

I like this skimmer, at first I wasn't sure. One thing I didn't like was that the manual is a bit cofusing, but once U figure it out is easy. The pump was noisy the fisrt week but after, it went quiet. it took me almost two weeks to get it ajusted but now is amazing, it really works I love. I would recommended

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TIMOTHY WRIGHT from FREDERICK, MD UNITED STATES

08/24/2009

Experience Level: Expert

vertex skimmer

I replaced my aqua c ev-120 with this in-100, this skimmer has really impressed me. easy set up and cleaning. for the money you can't go wrong.

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av8en1 from MURPHYSBORO, IL UNITED STATES

07/25/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Excellent value for the $

Bought an IN80. Excellent value for the money. Skimmer is very well made. I hope the pump hangs in there. Two weeks: so far so good. If the pump lasts this skimmer is 5 star. If if dies in less than three years (as I have pumps that are 15 years old and still going) then shame on Vertex. The instructions create a vacuum, but a look at the photos on the web clarify assembly.

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