EV-180 Protein Skimmer

$ 339.00

The EV-180 is our flagship skimmer, and one of the best-selling sump skimmers in the world today. Its roots go back to the original EV we released in 1999, and since then we have modified the design to increase its performance and ease of use. Today, the EV-180 represents the core principles of our entire product line: performance, quality, and value.


- SMC precision valve for air flow control
- Available John Guest Speedfit connection*
- Twist-Loc collection cup with EPDM gaskets
- Raised gate valve for easy sump installation


- 20" tall
- 5.75" x 9" footprint (not including pump)
- 3/4" hose barb water input
- 1" gate valve output
- 5/8" collection cup drain
- 3/8" threaded air inlet
- 1/4" JG fitting (optional)
- Gate valve exit is 8" high

Recommended Pump

- Mag Drive 7
- Mag Drive 9*
- Eheim 1262*

*Using a larger pump like the Mag 9 or Eheim 1262 will overdrive the skimmer, resulting in maximum performance. However, be aware that you will need to install a valve between the pump and the skimmer to fine-tune the water flow.

User Manual & Instructions

Shipping Information

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Free Shipping is offered at checkout for all orders that exceed $99 and are shipped to a location within the continental United States of America. Due to weight and size, some items are not included in the Free Shipping promotion. This includes ReeFlowers Salts and Sands, Cobalt C-Vue Aquariums and Stands, and others.

C-Vue aquariums and stands are shipped with flat rate shipping rates, are not eligible for free shipping, and are restricted to the continental USA. Shipping rates are $60 for our 18g and 26g C-Vue aquariums and stands, while our 40g and 45g aquariums and stands ship for $100. Shipping rates are cumulative, as such shipping will be charged for each aquarium/stand added to your cart. Due to their size, some tanks may be shipped via a freight company. If this is the case then an appointment for delivery may be required by the freight company prior to delivery.

C-Vue Shipping Rates

18g/26g Tanks and Stands - $60 each

40g/45g/50g Tanks and Stands - $100 each 

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Upon receipt, returns will be credited for the original price of the merchandise, fees may apply.

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