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why are you stll reasearching By christopher on 5/3/13christopher would recommend this product to a friendi bought this skimmer a little over a year ago. and am currently planning an upgrade of my tank size and without a question will be buying a reef octopus skimmer to go in that system as well. put it in your cart and your fish will thank you
great skimmer great shipper By reefninja on 5/2/13reefninja would recommend this product to a friendthis skimmer works better than any skimmer I have used! started pulling skimmate out within 10min! great product. btw the free shipping method only took 38hrs from placement to delivery. wow BRS u rock!
A+++ By Kyle on 4/29/13Kyle would recommend this product to a friendGreat skimmer and most bang for your buck.
Works Great By Mike on 4/22/13Mike would recommend this product to a friendWorks great on my 90 gallon.
GREAT SKIMMER !!!! By A DUB on 4/21/13A DUB would recommend this product to a friendIm just going to make this simple ... I was new to this hobby 1 year ago and thought i would save some money on some cheap skimmers for my tank .. being new to the game caused me to not know what a GOOD skimmer would do .. I thought my cheap no name skimmers where doing great !! That was until I bought my first Reef Octopus .. I now know what a skimmer is saposed to do ...it dosent matter it Your looking at the 4 inch or 6 inch reef Octopus , it will pay you back for every dollar you spend on it ...
Very good skimmer for a great price By Awais on 4/18/13Awais would recommend this product to a friendI bought this for my 120 g DT , total volume 200g and it works very good. This is the best price you would get anywhere. And Reef octopus is the best brand to go with!
This will do the work, as well as the $600 one.
Pretty good skimmer By Sonny on 4/9/13Sonny would recommend this product to a friendOnly problem I found was that the skimmer inside the box was not exactly like the one pictured on the box cover. The outlet tube from the skimmer was a very short gray tube and not like the red longer tube on the box cover. This makes the water exiting from the skimmer just above the pump itself which means you cannot place this very deep into your sump. I will have to make my own tube or let the company know the problem.
Great skimmer By Nick on 4/3/13Nick would recommend this product to a friendI purposely waited a few months to write this review, because I wanted to get some use out of this thing beforehand. While I have a low bio-load at the moment, this thing still pulls out some nasty stuff, so I can imagine what it's going to do once I add my trigger and they all start growing. After a few weeks of operation, the skimmer has quieted down significantly, for those concerned about noise.
I did contact CoralVue for a tighter fitting pipe where the gate valve sits on, and the rubber caps for the air valves, which they sent out for free; their customer service was excellent!
The ONLY negative that I can see is that CV had to bump up the price due to manufacturing costs from when I bought mine.
The Crap Is In The Cup! By Tony on 3/26/13Tony would recommend this product to a friendI was reluctant to get this skimmer, but I needed one in a bad way, and the reviews are great, so I stuck it in the cart and it was on it's way.
when I opened the box, I was impressed at the packaging. First off, BRS took the skimmer box and put it in their own box filled with a massive amount of peanuts. Inside the skimmer box, you will find a Styrofoam mold of the skimmer that holds it securely. It went together very quickly and after sticking the air tube on, I took it over to the tank.
When I got there, I found out that my 12" sump was not exactly 12". On the outside it was, but on the inside, the 3/16" acrylic took up just enough that I had to set the skimmer in there in a way that I didn't want to. But, I got it in there.
Once I fired it up, as it should have, it started producing bubbles. In less than 30 minutes, I had some light skimmate in the cup. Yup, it was running very wet. I waited a week playing with the settings, and boom, it was perfect. Very little playing around and now, I'm having to empty the cup about every 3 days.
One down side, my sump has a much higher water level than this skimmer suggests. The valve sits on a pipe that is MUCH shorter than it shows in the pictures. For this reason, I had to put the exit of the valve under the water with the knob just above the water. I was worried that it would over flow the cup, but to my surprise with the very finely tunable valve, it's perfect even when it's submerged! I was very surprised.
I'm building a new sump and I will be adding the correct length tube and put it at the correct level in the sump.
Other than that one pipe, I have NOTHING bad to say about this skimmer. Wait, let me dig a bit. There was two pieces of tape that was holding on the lid to the cup, and the tape was broke when I got it. It's weak tape, but it's hard to get off the acrylic. Okay, now we are digging really deep for issues lol. It's a great skimmer, you will love it! This should be BRS Recommended!!!
Nice! By Nick on 3/8/13Nick would recommend this product to a friendThis thing is a monster! After spending hours doing research I'm glad I went with this skimmer!. Easy setup and very good quality.
this thing is a beast! By xcountryx on 2/27/13xcountryx would recommend this product to a friendJust got my skimmer and this thing is a beast! Its the best skimmer I've had by far.
Skimmate the 1st day!! By Jeremy on 2/22/13Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendThis was extremely easy to setup and within just a few minutes it was making a nice thick foam. Within 5 minutes I already had brown foam collecting! I don't know how I ran without this on my 75g with 20g sump!
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Previously Asked Questions
by Ralph on January 27, 2013, @3:03 PM
Would I need to purchase a feeder pump for more precise skimming?
Bulk Reef Supply Great question Ralph,
With the octopus in sump skimmers (like the NWB series) there is no feed pump necessary (and no where to put one). They have the pump built into them that does all the feeding/mixing, etc.
The best way to get a really stable skimmer with an in-sump model is to make sure the water level in the sump that the skimmer is sitting in remains stable using baffles in the sump or an auto top off.
by Jimmy Neilson on March 29, 2013, @8:09 AM
Received the 150 6" Reef Octopus. Have install with a new sump also. Working great, questuion how far up shold water bubbles be in container. Right now they are about 2" into the 2nd section, right about the writing. Nothing in the cup. Thanks for reply. Jimmy
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Jimmy,
Great question. There isn't a perfect answer as to where exactly the water level should be as it largely depends on your tank and personal preference. A lower water level will make a thicker denser skimmate (often called skimming dry) whereas a water level that is higher will produce more of a thinner skimmate. I would start by tuning your skimmer so that the water level is near where the collection cup mounts to the body of the skimmer and from there you can adjust it up or down based on your preferences.
by Steven on January 23, 2013, @8:31 PM
My question is does the skimmer have to be in a certin level of water or can it be ran Berlin style in any height of water thanks
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Steven,
The skimmer needs to sit in a water volume that is atleast a few inches above the skimmer pump so that it does not suck air through the water intake, and low enough that it doesn't entirely submerge the output. This comes out to 6-10" and does give you some leaway in terms of water level.
- Reef Octopus 6" Pinwheel Skimmer OCT-NWB150
- Dimensions: 12" x 8.5" x 22.13"
- Manufacturer rates skimmer for tanks up to 150 gallons.
- BRS Recommends this skimmer for tanks up to 120 gallons Powered by 1 OTP 2000 pump at 500 GPH
- High performance venturi air injection system
- Modified cone neck design designed for easy transition of micro bubbles into cup
- Precision controlled gate valve
- In sump only
- 1 year warranty on skimmer and pump
- Metric plumbing parts.
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