IceCap – K1-130 Protein Skimmer

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Certified (#AQ0358037) Department of Agriculture


Modern Design and Functionality

The IceCap K1 130 is a remarkably compact skimmer that offers a new level of refined filtration for marine aquariums ranging from 80 to 140 gallons. All aspects of the skimmer were implemented to surpass many challenges other skimmers on the market miss out on.

Compact & Built to Last

Master crafted from robust PVC and high-quality acrylic. All components are marine safe and refined in every aspect to provide the latest enhancements in foam fractionation and the highest in quality.

The elegant “Beer Bottle” curve of the skimmer body naturally stabilizes the air and water mix as they transition upward within the reaction chamber. An impressively compact footprint makes it the ideal candidate for tight sump applications. Every aspect of the skimmer disassembles completely for easy service.

Quiet Performance & Control

At the Core of the IceCap K1, you will find the EVair 400 skimmer pump built to be highly durable and packing a ton of efficient performance. It’s easy grip and twist-Locking access to the pinwheel for easy service.

The pipeless output offers fine-tuning and trouble-free underwater outflow plus quiet operation. Our pipeless design not only saves on space but also allows the outgoing water to exit on the side of the skimmer and below the water surface providing splash-free circulation in the sump.

Located much lower in the reaction chamber, the unique bubble dispersing chamber offers a multi-stage diffusion of water, additional contact time for enhanced foam stability.

Bioload Handling

The bioload of an aquarium refers to its ability to process waste in proportion to tank volume. Protein skimmers work best when properly matched with the bioload of the system.


Heavy – 80 Gallons

Medium – 100 Gallons

Light – 140 Gallons

Product Details

Impressive Performance – Remarkably Small Footprint

  • Distinctive Turbulence Reducing Body
  • Solid PVC & Acrylic Construction
  • Bubble Dispersant Chamber
  • Novel Pipeless Output Valve
  • Efficient & Quiet Operation
  • Disassembles Completely for Easy Cleaning & Maintenance
  • In-Sump Installation Only

K1-130 Technical Specs

  • Skimmer Body: 5in
  • Footprint: 7.3in x 5.6in
  • Total Height: 19in
  • Cup Drain Size: 8mm ID / 12mm OD

Recommended Sump
Water Height: 6 – 8in

Pump Information

EVair 400 Pinwheel Pump

  • Power Consumption: 8watts
  • Air Draw: 400lph / 14scfh*
  • Water Draw: ~100gph

*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup

About The Manufacturer

IceCap has been serving the saltwater aquarium community for three decades. Initially recognized for its high-frequency fluorescent and HID electronic ballasts, IceCap has expanded its product catalog to cover nearly every major category in the reef aquarium hobby. Fast-forward 30 years to the present. IceCap is now best known for its budget-friendly Gyre flow pump. They also build a full range of protein skimmers, ATO systems, filter sumps, and reverse osmosis systems. Their Smart RO/DI System was the best-kept secret in water purification for a couple of years. IceCap offers a full range of products to keep equipment running long into the future.