nice looking skimmer By harold on 4/24/2014
harold would recommend this product to a friend
Just received and haven't tried yet but the skimmer is solid and massive. I dropped a star because the assembly directions are translated from Chinese and are totally unusable. Don't even try to read them. Look at the picture on the back of the directions and guess at the rest of the build. That said it goes together easily with just two screwdrivers. I'm not sure how much effort it will take to clean it every three months or so since it has a lot of nylon screws holding the base on that will have to be removed to get at the pump. Just be gentle as it would be easy to strip a screw or break the bubble plate.
100% value By Red on 9/28/2010
Red would recommend this product to a friend
Until now I wasn't really sure what to expect out of a skimmer. It took a few weeks to break in but now it is producing a dark green fluid that literally smells like really bad farts. I'd say it is ten times better than my old skimmer but I don't think it is even worth comparing.
Cheep but Cheep By Frank S. on 8/29/2010
Frank S. would recommend this product to a friend
2 weeks ago I was cleaning my $1,500 deltec and I slipped on my tile floor which sent the skimmer flying ... Needless to say I was in the market for a new skimmer and my current economic situation doesn't leave me with $1,500 to spend. I tried the Bubble Magus out because it uses the same pump that was on my deltec. I have kind of mixed feelings on the skimmer. The performance is really the same as the deltec or at least close enough that I can't tell the difference. The build quality however is nowhere near is nice. This thing feels like a toy where the deltec felt like a piece of lab equipment. In the end I have to give it five stars because the performance and value is hard to beat and I would recommend it to anyone in this price bracket. Now that I have tried it I think even if I had the $1,500 to spend I would still get the bubble magus because what I am really paying for is performance.