Disappointing Purchase By cadmanof50s on 4/2/2015
cadmanof50s wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have owned (and do own) many Reef Octopus skimmers. With the exception of this unit I have always been well pleased. This one produces lack-lustre performance, poor bubble column, very little foam head. I contacted support and was told to wait for break-in period. After a month of breaking in ...no change. There are better skimmers for the same price. I have an older, lower cost Diablo (Reef Octopus) skimmer that puts this one to shame. This one model is a dud. Disappointing.
Good Investment By Metal Man on 10/28/2011
Metal Man would recommend this product to a friend
Well preforming skimmer. Within hours of setup I had a good foam head.
On a side note however, some of the acrylic used seems kind of cheap. Watch the clamp for the silencer, the screw only has about 2-3 turns of threading into the skimmer body. If your not careful the plastic on the body will chip right out and then you have to find another way to mount it.
Also, the small acrylic drain tube that extrudes from the bottom of the collection cup broke off immediately with only a small tug on the drain line.
You pretty much have to baby it if you dont want parts to break, but other wise its a great investment.