Nyos Quantum Protein Skimmer

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Nyos Quantum Protein Skimmer
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  • Nyos Hybrid Wheel impellor 
  • Nyos Clear-View Reactor is a specifically developed pump chamber
  • Sinus design allows bubbles to rise without any hindrance or formation of poor-flow zones or dead areas. 
  • Optimised variable setting options

Protein Skimmers are a highly recommended addition to a marine aquariums filtration, especially those heavily stocked with fish. Skimmers are a device that brings aquarium water into contact with a large concentration of air bubbles. This process removes organic pollutants before being broken down by bacteria, it has the effect of lowering waste levels. By effectively short-circuiting the normal oxidisation of waste it slows the accumulation of nitrates and phosphates which can have many benefits, such as less frequent water changes.

Nyos' Quantum range are efficient and silent high performance skimmers that have been built to perform; with very smooth operation and as low power consumption as possible despite a huge level of performance. They produce a large amount of air in combination with an optimum air-water mixture. They do this all whilst being quiet, aquariums should be seen and not heard. Finally they are exceptionally easy to maintain. 

The Quantum range boast many innovative features: 

  1. The new Nyos Hybrid Wheel. An especially precisely manufactured impellor made from incredibly light materials. The hybrid wheel combines the best features of a needle wheel and a lattice wheel. Characterised by its lattice-shaped base, on which numerous narrow needles are mounted. This structure ensures that countless extremely fine micro air bubbles are generated. The reduced weight and high precision lead to lower maintenance and energy consumption. 
  2. The Nyos Clear-View Reactor is a specifically developed pump chamber; a transparent, performance optimised large-volume reaction chamber with the hybrid wheel and the adapted venturi nozzle. Together these prodce an extreme air performance with an optimum air-water ratio. Its transparency makes it easy to notice problems such as foregin bodies and check it is running smoothly. 
  3. The Nyos Twister. In order for the skimmer to run as efficiently as possible the produced air bubbles must remain in contact with the water for as long as possible. Nyos have developed the saw-blade shaped Twister. This gives the bubbles an additional spin and swirls them further in a vortex. This greatly increases the contact time of the air bubbles in the water column. 
  4. Sinus design. Water doesn't like corners, a flow optimised protected double-S form called the Sinus design allows bubbles to rise without any hindrance or formation of poor-flow zones or dead areas. 
  5. Optimised variable setting options. Each aquarium is different which is why the Quantum can be adapted individually to all aquarium conditions; as water and air flow can be set separately and independently of each other. An approximate setting of the water level is achieved by means of the water setting pipe. The compact system is also completely dismantled for ease of cleaning and removal from the sump. 

Quantum 120 Quantum 160
Pump included Quantum 1.0 Quantum 3.0
Tank Size 100 to 500L 250 to 1000L
Power 8w 18w
Dimensions 15x21x46.5cm 18.5x25x53cm


Delivery costs for your order will be calculated during the checkout process based on your delivery address and the contents of your basket. You will only pay one delivery charge for your order. Express delivery is FREE for online orders OVER £39 unless any of the points below become a factor.

  • Some large items like aquariums, ponds and pond liners will have an additional charge of £45.00 to help offset the cost of a pallet delivery.
  • Orders containing a physical gift card will have an additional charge of £2.45 to cover the cost of materials and delivery (digital gift cards are a free alternative).
  • Orders to highlands, islands and Northern Ireland may incur an additional delivery charge displayed at checkout this is based on the postal code provided. DPD provides a list of postal codes which have additional surcharges. Some of these post codes may also take 2 working days to arrive, even on express. Pallet deliveries cannot be sent to these post codes.

We only ship to the UK and cannot ship internationally.

We aim to dispatch items that are currently in stock on the same working day if they are ordered before 2.45 pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Orders after 3pm will be dispatched the following working day, unless it fits any of the below criteria:

  • Orders containing live plants will take up to 2 weeks to arrive. We take a week's worth of customer orders and then inform the plant farms of the specific quantities we need to fulfil that week's order to avoid wastage.
  • Pallet orders containing large items like big aquariums will take additional time to arrive as they are sent by a third party. These orders will NOT be dispatched until we have been in touch to arrange a delivery date, this is to ensure someone is available at your address to sign for the delivery. Deliveries will generally be delivered ‘curb side’ within the terms of the agreement we have with our couriers so you will need to make arrangements to transfer larger items into your home yourself. Unfortunately, our drivers are not insured to transfer the aquarium into your home.
  • Physical gift cards and items from the gift shop (such as clothes, towels etc) are sent with 1st Class Royal Mail. Delivery usually takes 1-2 working days, though in rare cases and orders placed closer to public holidays (Christmas, Father’s day, Mother’s day etc.) may be longer.


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase online from our website, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, for up to 21 days from the date you purchased it.

We strongly suggest signing up for an account with fishkeeper.co.uk as this will allow for some additional returns options like return to your local store.

If you checkout as a guest you will need to return the product to Maidenhead Aquatics, PO Box 619, Egham, Surrey, TW20 2BS, please package the order (along with a packing slip or a note including your name, address and order number).

Large pallet items like aquariums are deemed delivered successfully with no damage once the the driver has left the property. If a report of damage is submitted after the driver has left we may be unable to assist with replacements. We recommend refusing a damaged delivery, this is the fastest resolution.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here. When you place an order with us online you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

For delivery before Christmas, orders must be placed on or before 3pm on Wednesday 20th December. We cannot guarantee delivery of these orders pre-Christmas as we are reliant on our couriers, but will use our best endeavours to get orders placed on this date out to you before Christmas. For full details of our festive delivery and opening times click here

Please note: online orders placed after 3pm on Friday 22nd December will not be dispatched until the New Year. For full details of our festive delivery and opening times click here