The Vertex Aquaristik is a new line of skimmer coming out of the great country of Germany. This skimmer is has a footprint of 8″ x 10″ is 20″ tall and has a 6″ diameter. Some of the benefits that Vertex Aquaristik is touting are: “an insert cup seated atop a gasket seal; minimalism simplifying your everyday routine. 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 and the frictionless ride of Zirconium shafts polished to an exceptionally high gloss make certain that the entire impeller assembly spins with amazingly nominal resistance and vibration.” We will have to get one of these in to see how quiet they actually are. The good news is this skimmer can handle a tank from 60-100 gallons while taking up 40 watts. The pump uses a needlewheel, so rest assured you’ll get a nice froth of bubbles from this new German wonder. You can pick of these up for around $200 in select specialty stores across the US, and the UK.