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 between 8" and 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 minimizes degradation, enhances oxygenation and leaves tank water exceptionally clean and clear.

  • Rated for Aquariums from 184 gallons to 528 gallons (700-2000 Liters)
  • Pump:Ultra Reef / Sicce PSK 600+
  • Air intake: 500-2300 lit/h Water intake 2600-3000 lit/h
  • Power consumption: 16-58 Watts 
  • Dimensions: 17.72" x 13.78" x 25.59" (45x35 cm Height 65 cm)

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 ensuring 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 minimizes 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 damaged 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 components can be removed to clean the unit.

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