Stay away from Reef Octopus By California Mixed Reef on 4/9/2015
California Mixed Reef wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Buy any other skimmer on BRS except Reef Octopus. If any issues they are not allowed by Coralvue to return the skimmer or refund your money. I have been going back and forth with their customer service after purchasing elsewhere and they keep giving me the run around. While the BBB rates BRS an A+, Coralvue (the company that makes Reef Octopus) is not accredited and has a rating of D. Before sending replacement parts or refunding they will want you to perform test on faulty equipment and send them video of the malfunction. I have filed a complaint on Coralvue (reef octopus) with the BBB. Keep away from any Reef Octopus item customer service is a nightmare.
Skimmer tips over easy and is finincky. By oseymour on 3/15/2015
oseymour wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The skimmer is well built but I had a couple of issues. The pump that is hanging on the side makes the skimmer tip over easily, every time I had to empty the collection cup, the skimmer would tip over. It also has a large footprint with the pump and exit pipe. It also takes a while to get dialed in
Solid Skimmer By Sean on 2/16/2015
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
Very sturdy and stable, small footprint is perfect for my sump.
quiet By j roush on 12/16/2014
j roush would recommend this product to a friend
this skimmer is super quiet and started skimming immediatly
Good but. . . By Ryan on 11/25/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great skimmer but in the first year I've already had to replace an impeller because it broke in half. other than that its a great skimmer and the smell of the liquid coming out is like sewage so that's nice.
Perfect fit By Johnny Sea on 10/25/2014
Johnny Sea would recommend this product to a friend
I have a small sump and had very limited space. This skimmer works very well and easy to adjust.
Great skimmer for a good price. By Camellia on 10/9/2014
Camellia would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this skimmer for over a year and have had it on two builds. Currently it's on a 75 gallon with 20 gallon sump and still working like a champ.
I was a newbie when I bought this, it was my first skimmer and I had little problems getting it dialed in and skimming nice.
It needs a good vinegar bath every 6 months or so for best performance.
Great Skimmer By Jordo on 9/25/2014
Jordo would recommend this product to a friend
This is an excellent entry level skimmer. I purchased this for my new 75G build. I have a total water volume of 90ish gallons and this skimmer keeps up great. Started to produce good dark gunk after 3 or 4 days of breaking in. 1st week it was really dark the started to lighten up so I know it outperforms at my level of bioload. Excellent performance for its price point. I would recommend!
Works By Skrappy on 8/31/2014
Skrappy would recommend this product to a friend
Works well, easy to install.
Good Skimmer By DE on 8/25/2014
DE would recommend this product to a friend
This is a good skimmer and I like how it works, but I have to say that in the beginning I had problem adjusting the foam level in it and I did a modification to it that worked well. Basically, I added two control valves on the skimmers air intake; this way I precisely managed and controlled the level of foam. That being said, I think the manufacturer should have done this in the first place. Anyway, it works great now. Anyone, who has the same problem email me and I will send you instructions on how to do it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Quality Skimmer for a Fair Price By Chris on 7/22/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I ran this skimmer for about 7 months on about 85 gallons of system water with no problems and good results. Relatively quiet pump for the price. Pulled good skimate after about a week, but continually got even better once fully broken in and dialed in.
Value By q on 7/16/2014
q would recommend this product to a friend
for the price, it works wonder. using this skimmer on a 75 gallon with no problem