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The 150sss is meant to maximize space-savings for very tight sump areas, with a footprint under 10" on both sides ( 7.3" x 9.5"). While the 152-s is also a space saving model with the pump mounted internally, it is somewhat larger. The benefit is that the 152 has the traditional wine bottle style body, as well as other popular features such as a collection cup drain port, air silencer with ozone port, and precision adjustment gate valve. Both utilize an aquatrance pump and will likely perform similarly, so it may ultimately come down to your choice on the balance of features vs. size.
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This will work well with a 90 gallon tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
BRS Recommended Tank Size:
- Light Stocked - 200 Gallons
- Medium Stocked - 140 Gallons
- Heavily Stocked - 90 Gallons
The Reef Octopus Classic 152-S is an in-sump protein skimmer capable of providing powerful filtration for aquariums up to 150 gallons where sump space may be limited.
- Refined Filtration at an Affordable Cost
- Compact Footprint
- Ultra-efficient Aquatrance 1800s Pump
- In-Sump Application
- Turbulence Reducing Super Cone Body
- Solid Cast Acrylic Construction
- Bubble Dispersant Plate
- Precision Control / Bubble Free Output
- Efficient & Quiet Operation
- Disassembles for Easy Cleaning & Maintenance
- Super Cone Body Size: 6 to 3.5in
- Footprint: 10.4in x 8.1in
- Neck Size: 3.15in
- Total Height: 20.7in
- Output Size: 40mm / 1.25in
Recommended Sump Water level: 5-8 inches
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Works great By Ed on 3/20/2017Ed would recommend this product to a friendFunctions best when used with an auto topoff system. If the water level drops or raises(like with most in sump skimmers) it wont skim properly while water is higher or lower than what it was when it was dialed in. Has to be one of the best skimmers ive owned so far. When used in conjunction with an auto topoff and a drain hose there is no issues unless i forget to empty the skimmate.lol.thinking about adding the cleaning blade option.
This skimmer kicks ass By Cal on 3/13/2017Cal would recommend this product to a friendBought this skimmer for my Reefer 170 tank. Within one week of running it started skimming like crazy. Super quite. Very easy to adjust bubble level. The fit and finish of it is amazing. I hihgly recommend.
Great skimmer By Lump on 3/7/2017Lump would recommend this product to a friendThis has been great for me in the sump of my red sea reefer with 65 gallons of water in the tank and sump ( less live rock)
Skim this Review By Dgebo on 2/21/2017Dgebo would recommend this product to a friendPurchased the Reef Octopus 152S for my 90 gallon aquarium after a lengthy discussion with the BRS support staff. The staff at BRS were great at listening to my situation and recommending the RO Skimmer over the "other brand". Setup was relatively easy (after watching a few You Tube Videos. (Thanks Ryan). Spent a couple of days dialing it in and now it is off and running perfectly. Amazing to see the skim being removed. Very quiet operation and looks very cool sitting in the sump bubbling away. Almost makes me want to keep the doors open to my sump just to show it off. Great product at a reasonable price. Hopefully, writing this review doesn't jinx me!
I'd buy another By Michael on 2/11/2017Michael would recommend this product to a friendBought this based off a recommendation from a friend, couldn't be happier. Ran it for 2 weeks wide open to break the pump in. Raised it up about 3.5 inch and it's doing some serious work. I'd buy another no question.
Works great By Mik on 10/6/2016Mik would recommend this product to a friendWorks great
Best Bang For your Buck By Ty on 9/14/2016Ty would recommend this product to a friendI do aquaculture for a living at a research institute. I have three skimmers, the Skimz Monster 252 external, the Vertex Omega 180i, and this one. The Classic 152-S is simple, cheap and effective. Not as sturdy as the Omega 180i but the gate valve makes it much easier to tune than the vertex. If I had a tank at home, this is what I would use.
Not good By Jason on 3/8/2016Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSimply doesn't work, I have tried everything, raising, lowering, waiting, adjusting, tweaking, waiting. Nothing helps, maybe mine is defective. ... I don't know, I'm ready to throw it in the street.