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Great Skimmer By Nick P on 12/8/13Nick P would recommend this product to a friendThis is the best skimmer that I've ever owned. The design and construction are top notch. Sure the instructions are not the best but, as others have said, there are a few youtube videos that show the installation and operation of this skimmer. It took me all of about 20 minutes to put together, fill up, turn on and adjust. In about 4 hours I had dark brown skimmate already foaming up and into the collection cup.
Quality For sure By Buckeye Frags N Coral on 11/27/13Buckeye Frags N Coral would recommend this product to a friendLove Mine. Gets The Job Done Perfectly!
Amazing product By David on 10/1/13David would recommend this product to a friendI went on and bought a crappy protein skimmer at first then switched to this one and I notice a MAJOR difference. Amazing product
This skimmer is the best I've ever owned! By Izzy on 8/24/13Izzy would recommend this product to a friendThe skimmer is remarkable! I never had a skimmer like this.. It keeps making skimmate and it takes out the most nastiest things in your water that you cannot see! Its really quiet, the lid makes a little noise but if you adjust it properly it goes away!
Well worth the wait By TimS on 8/20/13TimS would recommend this product to a friendStill breaking in the skimmer and each day it pulls out more and more stuff. This is exactly what I needed for my tank with nitrates at 80ppm. I would have given it 5 stars, but the directions do suck and can be a little tuff to get started. Luckily there are videos on u tub that can help along with some forums. I am looking forward to how well it is going to do for my tank, 45 gallon soon to be reef tank.
Exceeded my expectations! By Izzy on 8/18/13Izzy would recommend this product to a friendI upgraded from a aqua medic turboflotor t1000 and I have got to say I am pleased with the results! I started to see skimmate after 2-3 days. I haven't changed my water for awhile and my water had a little smell to it until I started using this skimmer, the smell is now gone. The reason I like this skimmer because it is cost efficient for my 55 gallon reef and I like the fact that the intake pipe is deep in the tank. my previous setup was with a sump and that was not successful since I had didn't have a top off system the water level would drop all the top and one time frying out one of the sump pumps. So now I am going sumpless using a Berlin method of filtration relying on strong lighting, great skimmer like this and live rock. Overall, the skimmer has exceeded my expectation and I highly recommend it to everyone! I like the fact that its really easy to service as well! The instructions is a little vague, but it's all common sense and self explanatory. I hope the pump will last me a long time, hopefully the pumps are readily available for this unit.
This skimmer is the best I have owned! By Izzy on 8/18/13Izzy would recommend this product to a friendI upgraded from a aqua medic turboflotor t1000 and I have got to say I am pleased with the results! I started to see skimmate after 2-3 days. I haven't changed my water for awhile and my water had a little smell to it until I started using this skimmer, the smell is now gone. The reason I like this skimmer because it is cost efficient for my 55 gallon reef and I like the fact that the intake pipe is deep in the tank. my previous setup was with a sump and that was not successful since I had didn't have a top off system the water level would drop all the top and one time frying out one of the sump pumps. So now I am going sumpless using a Berlin method of filtration relying on strong lighting, great skimmer like this and live rock. Overall, the skimmer has exceeded my expectation and I highly recommend it to everyone! I like the fact that its really easy to service as well! The instructions is a little vague, but it's all common sense and self explanatory.
Great Service! By Mitian on 7/25/13Mitian would recommend this product to a friendWell mine came at night and I couldn't wait to install it, after I did it started liking, had to take everything apart and I notice the pump was broken, call for a replacement and they were very helpful sending me a label to ship it back.
I am waiting for the new one, and I am sure it will be fine, My friend recommended this place and I love it great service.
Works Well By Aaron on 7/11/13Aaron would recommend this product to a friendBought this for my 55 Gallon since I do not have a sump. Works extremely well, easy to clean. As others have said Instructions are not the best, but can be found on YOUTUBE. The best part was for the most part it was put together. Remember to make sure you put O-Rings (included) in all the right places. I rushed and forgot one and had a leak on my hands, which was quickly fixed by following the instructions more carefully (hey I'm a guy, you know we hate directions). Other than that it is extremely quiet.
A great HOB Skimmer By Jon on 6/7/13Jon would recommend this product to a friendLike everyone else has mentioned, the directions are horrible! But that goes for all Reef Octopus products that i've seen. this skimmer is 100% better than the old HOB skimmer I was using on my 50g reef tank. I get good dark skimmate and clean out the collection cup usually about twice a week. Once you get your collection cup set to a good level, I recommend marking the cup so you don't have to guess where you had it each time you take it off the skimer to clean. A great investment for those who don't have room in their stand for a traditional in-sump skimmer.
Very very very happy with the unit By ineedacoldone on 5/26/13ineedacoldone would recommend this product to a friendThis unit should be a 5 star... The instructions suck!! But the operation of the unit makes up for the 10 mins of fustration i had while setting the unit up. It does work awsome its not wisper quiet but close to it. Its a must have for my tank. I thought it was running a clean tank until i set the skimmer up. WOW money well spent.
Great skimmer By Flatbrook on 4/1/13Flatbrook would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this skimmer for my 55 gal reef tank after doing a lot of reviewing on multiple different ones. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I was a little worried about others saying the break in period could be up to 3 weeks on this skimmer. I am happy to say mine broke in in about 2 hours. Also I read about severe overflows during the break in period with there collection cup. Set the cup high, and you will have nothing to worry about. My brand new hardwood floor has not seen one drop of water from this skimmer.
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Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 55 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 75 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 100 gallons
- Low profile body
- Air silencer
- Pump is mounted under skimmer body to reduce heat exchange to tank and reduce space needed for skimmer
- Easily remove pump for cleaning and maintenance
- Solid construction
- Footprint: 8" x 3.5"
- Height: 17"
Aquatrance 1000s Pinwheel Pump Features:
- Power Consumption: 9 Watts
- Air Draw: 420 lph/15 SCFH*
- Water Draw: 350 lph/92 GPH*
*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
- 2 year warranty on pump
- 1 year on skimmer body
Item #: OCT-BH1000
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