The new italian Akula UKS-180 skimmer from UltraReef, now with conic body


After three years with the last model, named Akula, now UltraReef presents a deep restyling of his project, the new conic skimmer Akula UKS-180.

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We have had a deep review of the last model, Akula UKS-180, and we liked it so much, so let’s see what is changed.

The first difference starts from top, the new cap is always extruded from the raw material, but now the working process is slightly changed, with the inner part built without edges, so the skimmer is much easier to clean, a very nice touch.

The new model brings a big change on acrylic thickness, now all the skimmers are built with 4 mm thickness of acrylic, instead of the former one with only 3 mm. It’s a big change, 33% more acrylic than before, so the skimmer is much more solid, and we think this is due also to the new conic body form.

Anyway also the joint between the body and the cup has been enlarged, as the consequence of the new thickness.


Another big change from the last model is the new way to take out the inner cylinder of the cup, called EasyFlip, thanks to a gasket, it’s now possible to disassemble the inner cylinder with the hands, in a very quickly and practical manner. It’s the first time I see it, and I like it. It functions without lubricant, as it has functioned until now for the joint between body and cup.

We have not in our hands the new skimmer, but we can show you the EasyFlip gasket with a picture of the last Akula 180 we tested.


The body now it’s conic, as the Akula UKS-200 we saw during PetsFestival (sorry the link is in italian), it starts from the bottom with a diameter of 18 cm, until reaching the top with 14 cm diameter.

In this way UltraReef believes to increase the linearity adjustment that, together with the new screw outlet, has to have a quicker setting.


With the new screw outlet we have to do 16 complete rotations of the knob to pass from closed outlet to completely opened.

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