silent Skimming By AC on 5/15/13
AC would recommend this product to a friend
I have my 50 Gal tank in my living room. I was looking for a skimmer that works well but is very quite. The NAC7 is just that. It works great as well as silent..
awesome...efficient, silent, and it pulls some junk YEA BABY!!!! By truly1676 on 3/7/13
truly1676 would recommend this product to a friend
Ok, so a little tricky for me at first dialing this baby in. I had a couple of accidents flooding the cup but this is my first saltwater system and I'm new to all the equipment. Once I found the right setting for my water depth, which is the recommended depth in the instructions I was off. I love it. Its completely silent even when Im right next to it I dont hear it run. The bubbles are beautiful, and the foam I get is full of junk. Easy to clean and compact. I will absolutely use Bubble Magus products again.
pump burnt out By kyle on 2/13/13
kyle wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
had it for a year pump burnt out popped the power and shut down the whole tank.... had to always adjust it to get it to skim right... but when it was running right it worked great ...
It's ok By chris on 9/29/12
chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
When I bought this skimmer I was new to the hobby and couldn't see myself spending a lot of money on a skimmer. Well I was wrong this skimmer does ok but why not spend a 100 to 200 more and get one that actually works I wish I would have taken that advice
One year review By Vincent on 9/1/12
Vincent would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this for one year now on a 100 lightly stocked tank. LPS and softies. It has been making thick skimmate since day one. Every time I have turned it off it fires right back up; no pump issues. I take it apart and clean it about once every two months. It does seem to require a consistent water level to work correctly. Once I dialed it in, it works well.
Great skimmer By Simon on 8/11/12
Simon would recommend this product to a friend
this skimmer is great takes out a lot! have to clean it out about every 3 days due to all the gunk it collects!
Pretty Good By Jim on 4/29/12
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
The skimmer does a very good job at removing waste and produces a ton of bubbles. However it is kind of a pain to clean because you have to completely take it apart.
Pump By Salt freak on 3/27/12
Salt freak wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The whole skimmer works great but the stupid pump stops and over heats! This is my 2nd pump and just stopped working!
Works well right out of the box By Craig on 3/15/12
Craig would recommend this product to a friend
I upgraded my former Red Sea protein skimmer, for the Bubble Magus BM-NAC7 and I am very pleased with this unit. Quiet and quite effective. Thanks BRS for another quality product for a reasonable price!
Great but frustrating By DaveS on 2/24/12
DaveS would recommend this product to a friend
I have been in the hobby for 1 plus years, but continue to consider myself a rooky. I have a 92 gal. reef tank and replaced my worthless MAR skimmer with the BM-NAC7 about six months ago. My complaint is that I frequently have to change the heighth of the skimmer to make it work. Sometimes I think I have it right, but then I check it after awhile and it is overflowing. At times it doesn't work no matter what number I have it set at. Because it performs inconsistently, there are times I have to shut it off at night or when I am going to be gone, because I have ended up with water overflowing inside as well as outside my aquarium cabinet. When it performs well, I really like the skimmer. However, because I am not a mechanically gifted individual, it becomes very frustrating trying to make the thing work. I know my review is very different than the other folks. So, I would recommend that people considering a purchase of a Bubble Magus give more weight to other reviews. I did my research before buying mine, and I still believe the BM is an excellent protien skimmer.
Great By Mark on 2/11/12
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent skimmer - I have owned one for several months and would highly recommend it. It works extremely well!
Skimmer works better with pinwheel By travis on 2/2/12
travis would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this skimmer almost 2 years ago right after it came out, and at first i was very impressed. the original meshwheel worked well, but degraded over time and wasnt as consistent as i'd hoped. i have recently upgraded to the pinwheel impeller and now it skims like nobody's business. easy to adjust and very compact. the only complaint is that it needs a larger collection cup, it gets old emptying it every few days
Ok skimmer By Frank on 2/1/12
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
Great value but you get what you pay for. My pump failed after 5 months. The replacement was covered under the warranty, but I found that the pump is very hard to find. The only place that carries the replacement pump is the US Bubble Magus distributor. Great product if you are on a budget. Other then the pump issue I am happy with it.
Great skimmer By Sean on 1/31/12
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this as part of a tank upgrade I did a couple months ago. I had a reef octopus skimmer on the old system. I have to say that I like this skimmer much more. It's quieter and pulls all kinds of skimmate out of my tank. Highly recommended!!
best skimmer By Raul on 12/13/11
Raul would recommend this product to a friend
i wasted money on two cheap skimmers before i got tha nac7. i wish i had this from the start definately pulls more gunk than both of the other two combined. been runnine 3-4 months problem free
Great Value and Performance By Mike on 11/23/11
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
The skimmer runs super quiet and is very easy to tune. I agree that the instructions are mostly useless. Very easy to clean as well. Leaves little to be desired. Very happy with this purchase!
Excellent Skimmer By Sam on 11/17/11
Sam would recommend this product to a friend
I am using this skimmer on my 90gal mixed reef and could not be happier with the results. It pulls a lot of junk out of my tank.
The build quality of the skimmer seems good, and the pump is incredibly quiet. The skimmer is also easy to adjust by turning the blue tube attached to the side of it.
The instructions included with the unit are absolutely terrible, as with all Bubble Magus products. Youtube videos would be your best bet for installation if you need guidance.
BM lives up to its reputation for quality products at a good price with this skimmer. I would definitely recommend it.
Best skimmer for your $$ (and QUIET!) By Jay on 11/5/11
Jay would recommend this product to a friend
The skimmer itself gets a 2 thumbs up but the installation instructions are a joke; it's obvious that the person that wrote it was Korean and used a Korean-American dictionary when they wrote it. Terrible directions;I had to go to You Tube and look at the videos they were so bad. I really suggest that BRS put out an installation video for us plug n play types.
best value for the $ By Jay on 11/5/11
Jay would recommend this product to a friend
The product is absolutely wonderful- superior craftmanship and very quiet. The installation instructions (go to You Tube for help); Korean-ack!
WoW.... Holy Skimate Batman!!! By David on 10/5/11
David would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is honestly top of the line I've had it running for around 3 day's now on my heavily stocked reef, and it's pulling out the thickest skimmate I've ever seen my collection cup is almost half way filled with green sludge I'm going to have to start using a milk jug to collect the skimmate or order myself a Davey Jones Locker. Installation was a breeze had it up and running in less than 15 mins. Bulkreefsupply had to send me a replacement because the first nac-7 they sent me had a defective pump, but they where really good about replacing it this is my favorite company to order anything from and Lu in customer services rocks that kid has patients and is very knowladgeble. Overall I reccomend this to anyone looking to have a healthy clean tank!
Bubble Magus BM-NAC7 By Reddawg21 on 7/20/11
Reddawg21 would recommend this product to a friend
I Have been wanting a quality Skimmer for awhile now and thanks too BRS I won this in there weekly contest..
I set it up and in 12 hours it was pulling some of the best skim mate out of my system then the previous skimmer
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Thanks to the BRS team for making this happen....
Great Skimmer By Bigdoug on 4/2/11
Bigdoug would recommend this product to a friend
Skimmer is well built, easy to assemble. After 48hrs this thing is pulling some nasty stuff. Great for the $$
Worth every penny By Tomterreefic on 3/15/11
Tomterreefic would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this skimmer about a year ago. It out performs the Tunze DOC-10 and the ETSS-600 that I had before the NAC-7. The only recommendation I would have is to throw away the meshwheel and stick with a needlewheel impellor. I went through 3-4 broken meshwheels and a pump due to restart issues before switching back to a needlewheel. I still get great skimmate with the needlewheel, never have a restart issue and this skimmer is so quiet, I forget it's running.
Great Skimmer for a great price! By Roden on 1/30/11
Roden would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 90 gallon DT with a 30 gallon sump. I replaced my Coralife 125 with this skimmer and I’m glad I did. This thing skims like a beast at an affordable price.
Great running and quiet skimmer for my 90g By GlennM on 11/2/10
GlennM would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer replaces an Octopus Extreme 200 skimmer which really had no functional issues.
It easily fits in my skimmer chamber of my 30g sump for my 90g DT. Cleaning will be very easy since I can pull the entire skimmer out of the cabinet as one piece (as opposed to taking bits apart at a time with the Octx 200) adn then take it apart for a through cleaning.
Noise level is remarkably quiet if almost non-existent (I have sump inside a cabinet)!!! Comparable to my Eheim 1262 return pump. Main noise is from my overflow and my MP40.
Oh - after 24h break in - skimmate is comparable to my previous skimmer - it pulls great!!!
Great Skimmer nice and quiet By Clinton on 10/31/10
Clinton would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first skimmer, easy to assemble. Works great!!! IT quieter then my Mag 7 return pump so works great in the living room. Would highly recommend to anyone need a solid skimmer
Solid low cost skimmer that performs very well By Fred on 9/23/10
Fred would recommend this product to a friend
I took out a CSS65 and replaced it with this NAC7 and after only 4 hours this thing is allready pulling out green gunk ... the SS takes days for that kind of turnarround. I hope in a week or two after this thing has settled in the results are as good ! Best bang for the buck by far.
Best skimmer for the price By James on 9/14/10
James would recommend this product to a friend
I have had several skimmers in the past from Euroreef RS100, to Marineland skimmers. This is by far the best skimmer I have used. Within 1 day it was pulling crap out of my tank. By the second day, there was more dark skim mate, then my other skimmers pulled in a whole week. I am not BSing you. Price is at least 30 bucks cheaper than its competition. Also pretty quiet pump. Highly recommend it.
great By mark on 9/10/10
mark would recommend this product to a friend
a great skimmer.
Bubble magus gets a thumbs up from me. By Lewis on 8/31/10
Lewis would recommend this product to a friend
Not much to say about this other than it runs circles around my old downdraft skimmer and with way less noise.
Great skimmer. By Reefer on 8/12/10
Reefer would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this skimmer for a few months. I absolutely love it. I have been though at least 6 skimmers in the past that have failed to perform. This is the best built skimmer I have ever owned. I set it and have not had to readjust anything in months. Just empty the cup.