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Reef Octopus Classic 1000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer

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Reef Octopus Classic 1000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer

SKU: 204058
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$189.99
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  • Works very well By Melody on 3/29/2015

    This skimmer is huge! I was worried about the weight on the tank, but so far so good. It cleans my tank well, but if I don't clean it, it smells! They may be due to the raw shrimp I feed my sea star. The piece that holds onto the tank arived broken, but I contacted the company and they sent me a replacement quickly.
  • WOW By Peter on 2/19/2015

    Although the instructions are not very good you get enough info from the picture. Mine has been running for 2 days. It's already pulling stuff out. It's quiet, and not very noticeable.
  • Good Quality HOB Skimmer By Adam on 1/20/2015

    I bought this for my 55g reef tank. It worked quite well, and was very effective and quiet given its small footprint. I eventually had to replace this skimmer with the BH-2000 when I began carbon dosing as the increased load was causing it to overflow out through the top and onto the floor.
  • Not for me By dannysreeftank on 1/11/2015

    Ordered this product because i have another tank with a sump running an internal reef octopus 110 nw, but didnt have the same experience with this one. I had two leaks on test run both due to the horrible directions that come with this product as you need to make sure all 3 o-rings are properly sealed. Next, i had it setup which seemed like would be a high quality product due to the materials that it was made out of, but could never get the product to work properly and had a over flow issue. The overflow issue is what made me decide to return the product as I felt it wasn't as safe as a internal skimmmer which would overflow in the tank vs the ground. I am currently in the process of returning with bulk reef supply after spending 30 dollars to ship back we shall see. So in short don't waste your money on this product its not worth the 3-4 hours of frustration,
  • coralvue has bad customer service By William on 12/30/2014

    The pump only lasted 6 months, dont waste your money.
  • good deal By Claude on 12/15/2014

    Works great on my 40 reef. Nice and quiet.
  • Good skimmer. By Crash on 12/13/2014

    Intake basket at it's highest was still way under water.Had to cut couple of inches off intake pipe to get basket up to skim surface. Collection cup is super tight fit. Very quiet pump. Overall = Me Like !
  • Good stuff By Crash on 12/12/2014

    I'm stuck in apartment and sump is impossible . I've owned Remora HOBs on my older small tanks but I like this better because pump is outside tank and runs very quiet on my 90 FOWLR . The only adjusting needed was to cut the intake pipe so it would allow intake basket to be higher , at water level , Original position meant water level had to be 3 inches below rim . Original pipe is too long . Been in hobby since 86 and this is best HOB I've used .
  • Can't get much better for a Mid to Upper size "Nano" By Chris on 8/13/2014

    Picked this up for my 29 gallon, choosing to go a few models up to keep the pump out of the tank and was glad I did. Great constriction, and clear so there is minimal visual impact. Super easy to set up even though mine was missing instructions. I wish there was more pipe lengths and suggestions for levels to put them at rather than trimming the existing ones, but a quick youtube search helps along with trial and error. Just make sure the return is high enough or you will get it to overflow on startup. After the setup, I was impressed how quickly if started to work. It was only a few days before it was pulling some really nasty gunk. Adjustments are wonderfully simple. One you have it dialed in there are little to no micro bubbles in the display, minor bubble spray, and a small piece of foam in the return pipe chamber further limits them. Quite quiet, just the minimal fizzing noise. I doubt I would be happier with ant other skimmer in the category.
  • Great Product By Harry on 7/18/2014

    I am new to reefing and BRS was very helpful in my choice. I have a 36 gallon bow front and it starting pulling gunk out within a couple of hours. It was packaged well an very easy to set up, however as previous people posted, I did have to cut down the intake tube. Very happy with this well built skimmer and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality skimmer.

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