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The 110 is a great option and will handle a very heavy bioload on a 40 gallon. Our return policy is new and unopened boxes. If the items have been opened unfortunately all warranty and support will be through Coralvue directly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
To avoid injury, you should research and take every precaution to properly inject and vent Ozone.
For skimmers it is typically recommended for 10x your system volume. As low as 5x can still work will and will give slightly more contact time for any elements. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The skimmer is pre built from the body down, only the stand pipe and the collection cup. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Recommended sump water height: 7"-8"
BRS Recommended Tank Size:
Light Stocked - 120 Gallons
Medium Stocked - 75 Gallons
Heavily Stocked - 40 Gallons
The Reef Octopus Classic 110SSS is constructed of high-quality acrylic that can be completely disassembled for cleaning. Equipped with the new Aquatrance pinwheel pump, it produces an ideal mix of water and air for optimum waste removal. A simple vented wedge valve output provides precision control and allows cleaned water to exit the skimmer below water for quiet operation. Also available in the Larger Classic 150SSS model.
Internal model designed for in-sump use only. No feed pump required, skimmer draws water directly from sump.
- 2 year warranty on pump
- 1 year on rotor
- 1 year on skimmer body
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Fantastic skimmer! By Marc on 12/2/2016Marc would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is essentially dead quiet and puts out great skimmate. I wanted to replace my Seaside CS5.5 because it frequently vibrated sporadically. The build quality is excellent too.
Great skimmer By Luis on 7/11/2016Luis would recommend this product to a friendSkimmer is pulling some good skimmate but I feel that I could be dialing it in better but haven't hit that sweet spot just yet
settings By slone64 on 7/10/2016slone64 would recommend this product to a friendi wish it was better explained about getting it dialed in for the amount of bubbles and the pushing up through the tube. seems to work best at the deeper end of 8". working well otherwise.
Awesome skimmer, especially for the price! By DeepBlue45 on 6/30/2016DeepBlue45 would recommend this product to a friendCouldn't be happier with this skimmer. I was concerned because I changed my sump design so was going from a more expensive external recirculating skimmer to this in-sump model. Basically I had it assembled and in the sump in about 15 min and it was pulling out dark thick skimmate with minimal adjustments required. It's also dead quiet. Maybe I got lucky and it works well with my set-up but very impressed.
New Set up By Btonben on 2/18/2016Btonben would recommend this product to a friendInstalled this skimmer on my 110 gallon soon to be reef tank. It's pulling out a lot of junk. Well worth the price.
Wish I had this years ago By Dmolavi on 1/18/2016Dmolavi would recommend this product to a friendTLDR: If you're up in the air for a compact, high performance skimmer, look no further. BUY THIS ONE!!!
Granted, my upgraded tank is only a couple months old, but after the first day it was pulling lots of gunk from the tank. It has a nice compact footprint, and is absolutely, dead silent. I had to open the cabinet a few times the first day I had it to make sure it was still running. The instructions are kinda lousy, but if you google, you'll find a good video on YouTube that shows how to put it together. It took about 10 minutes, tops.
With the one I got, the silencer had two small tubes on it, instead of one large one. You don't have to cover these tubes, and the manufacturer recommends you don't in a post on their forum.
Love this skimmer! By Jack Sparrow on 1/12/2016Jack Sparrow would recommend this product to a friendThe last skimmer I had was a Coralife 125 and I hated it with a passion! This skimmer works a billion times better without the hassle of a cheap product. The instructions are very confusing. They are not clear at all and honestly the parts didn't fit together tightly so I thought I was doing something wrong. it's ridiculously simple setup actually so I thought I was messing up. Overall I highly recommend this product!!
Great water quality...but lousy instructions By Davefla99 on 12/19/2015Davefla99 would recommend this product to a friendAs a relative newcomer to the hobby, I opted to invest in a protein skimmer due to my high phosphates and nitrates. This brand/model was recommended by my local saltwater store, and has proven immediate results. The only issue I had was the instructions. I wish they were more clear w/ the actual setup and installation...and tuning and maintenance. I have had to find all this info via the web or again my local store.