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Awesome on a 180 Reef Tank! By Doc on 4/16/14Doc would recommend this product to a friendI upgraded from a 75 gallon reef to a 180 four months ago and on the recommendation of a BRS tech I purchased this skimmer. I am one of those people that likes to feed my fish often. But this skimmer keeps my water crystal clear. On my last tank I had a constant algae problem. Now I have to supplement with algae strips to keep my snails alive. This skimmer is amazing. I will say it didn't break in during the cycle period until after I added fish. I was worried there was a problem but not at all. I also took Vic's advice and added a rubber quick el from home depot to the out take. I am running a mag 9.5 with a 3000 gph capacity overflow in my living room and this thing is pleasantly quiet. I need to clean the collection cup about every three days because this skimmer pulls a lot of funk quickly. You can rig an overflow into a larger container if needed. This product is worth the money.
Excellent Skimmer! By Mark S on 1/30/14Mark S would recommend this product to a friendI got this as an upgrade to my old unit that just didn't seem to do anything. As soon as I set it up, I had it pulling gunk in a couple of hours. Once I saw what it was doing, I kicked myself for not getting one sooner. My old skimmer was worthless compared to how efficient this works. It's a no brainer. Just pony up and get it because we spend so much on our tanks and a skimmer is VITAL.
It's Still Working Great!! By Scubaman on 9/17/13Scubaman would recommend this product to a friendIt's been 6 months since my original purchase post and I am still extremely happy with my purchase. My fish load has reached 40+ of various size fishes and my water is crystal clear.
I went on a 7 day trip and used the drain hose for the collection cup to a old salt bucket because the cup wouldn't hold a weeks worth of scum. The smell was bad but the collection was great; my fish were all fine without the daily attention.
I'll say it again; this skimmer rocks!!
I just got my Diablo-200XS Skimmer and I am loving it! But I hated the water noise....so I found a fix! By Vic on 6/9/13Vic would recommend this product to a friendI just got my Diablo-200XS Skimmer and I am loving it! But I hated the water noise....so I found a fix! So I wanted to share! I went to Home Depot and bought a 2" (50 mm) rubber QWIK ELL PQL-200, cost was about $8.00. I took the hose clamps off and it slid snuggly right onto my water outlet and now it directs the water back into the sump without the noise. I did have to adjust the valve a 1/4 turn to get it back where Ilike it. It is over a day and it is skimming like crazy...so no ill affects. Pictures on Reef2Reef
Awesome Skimmer, Kinda Spacious By Scubaman on 3/6/13Scubaman would recommend this product to a friendThe Reef Octopus 200 rocks!! My old skimmer of 10 years just wasn't doing the job so I did quite a few searches and inquiries with other reefers about a reasonably priced, efficient skimmer. The skimmer of choice was the RO.
I put it in the sump of my 180 and it's polishing the water; I can tell the difference in the 24 hrs its been in service. The picture doesn't do justice to the size. Check your space requirements and if it fits get it NOW!
Couldn't imagine a better skimmer By Ben on 9/21/12Ben would recommend this product to a friendI come from a nano hobbyist background, who recently upgraded to a 175 gallon set up and wanted a great skimmer for a great price, I came across this skimmer and haven't read a bad review so I thought I would give it a shot, this being my first skimmer I really didn't know what to expect. Let me tell you it is awesome, it was a little noisy at first, but after the pump broke in, I can barely hear it. and it pulls "gunk" out like crazy, very easy to dial in with the gate valve, literally had it dialed in within 2 minutes... also very easy to set up. I live neat BRS, so I could pick it up same day as I ordered it, and the service received once I got there was fantastic... Will definitely buy from them again.
Perfect for my 90G By Joshua on 9/4/12Joshua would recommend this product to a friendPurchased this one as its the largest that would fit in my short cabinet. I works great and has high flow!
Amazing skimmer By Rich on 8/24/12Rich would recommend this product to a friendI just know where I could have bought a better skimmer than this one I sure got my monies worth and much more the best part is that it really works great.
Great skimmer By John on 3/2/12John would recommend this product to a friendDollar for dollar it is hard to ignore this skimmer. Not going to skim like a BK but for $1000 less you get a great capable skimmer that still pulls the gunk.
Excellent skimmer By Matthew on 2/22/12Matthew would recommend this product to a friendI have two of these and they are definitely worth the money. Definitely get the biggest you can afford, within reason.
Good Value By George on 2/4/12George would recommend this product to a friendI shopped around before deciding on this protein skimmer. Once I got it I was really pleased with the quality of construction. Once I put it into service it really performed. This item seems to sell out quickly when it becomes available. If it is in stock grab it. You'll be glad you did. I am.
Skim on By Joshua on 1/20/12Joshua would recommend this product to a friendIt is amazing to see all the junk this pulls out of the water. the skimmer is very quite.
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The Diablo XS 200 Protein Skimmer is powered by the high performance Italian Sicce pump. The skimmer has a gate valve output which allows for more adjustment of the skimmer compared to ball valves and the old wedge pipe. The Sicce PSK1000 pump has an improved star wheel impeller. They are much more advanced with a digital circuit to control startup direction and speed, ultra low noise and huge air draw numbers.
- Modified cone neck design designed for easy transition of micro bubbles into cup
- Produces up to 23scfh of air pull using the provided pinwheel impeller. (Air results will vary depending on aquarium setup.)
- Each Sicce pump draws less than 30 Watts of electricity.
- Collection cup has a quick release neck for easy removal for cleaning. ½" of clearance to remove the cup.
- Diablo XS skimmer uses metric plumbing parts.
- Item #: Diablo XS200 8" In Sump Protein Skimmer
- Tank Size: up to 200 Gallons
- Powered by Italian made Sicce PSK-1000 pump
- Optimal Sump Depth: 8-9.5"
- Footprint: 15" x 9.4"
- Height: 23"
- Diameter: 8"
- 2 year warranty on pump
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