Awesome product & value By Patrick on 11/11/2011
Patrick would recommend this product to a friend
For the money, this big guy is hard to beat.
Mine came with my tank used (supposedly ~1yr old) but it runs like a champ.
Easy to adjust, but as another reviewer said "set it & forget it". Cup is easily removed for cleaning.
Well built all around unit. Would buy an identical unit if mine died today.
Amazing! Very strong Product! By stephen on 10/8/2011
stephen would recommend this product to a friend
Hi everyone! I purchased this Skimmer knowing the Brand name as a Amazing performing product 1st off, and second, my Mother has the HOB on her Fowlr and have seen what it can do! This Skimmer has been running on my 90g Mixed Reef Aquarium for......close to 28 hours now and is ( I didn't even believe it would ) already producing more skimmate than my previous one! I have been told by many it can take from 1-4 weeks to even get it dialed in and skimming. My 2 eyes don't lie, and have seen already (not even 3 days yet) seen what this Skimmer is capable of + so much more! A HUGE THUMBS UP TO REEF OCTOPUS, AND BRS! : )
So Far So Good , & BIG! By Daniel on 9/13/2011
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
First off i wanna say , i've only owned my skimmer for about 2 weeks. And i bought this for my 75 gallon reef tank. Here's what i know about it now. Its seems to be made well. Easy to install ( as long as you have a big enough sump). With that said, In my opinion your sump needs to be about 12" wide, With a water height of At least 6". To me this thing is huge. Way bigger than i thought. Keep in mind i dont work for reef octopus , so if your any where close to those numbers check with them. Skims well after one day of warming up. Overall great product, also BRS is awesome to! Keep those demo videos coming , how great would it be to have a video for every single product on the site!
Warranty Service By Nicholas on 9/8/2011
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
After 6 months of owning this skimmer... I had to ship it back to Coralvue... In about a week the repaired it and shipped it back .. GREAT SERVICE and I think the skimmer is working even better as if that were possible !!! Thanks Bulk Reef and Coral Vue .. You have another satisfied customer
Hopeful By Nicholas on 8/28/2011
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I had this skimmer for about 6 months then it died.. I'm hoping there will not be an issue with honoring the warranty
works good, has restart issues By richard on 8/27/2011
richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer works great and is a great value. i will say that for some reason if i unplug it, or the power goes out i have to blow in the air inlet tube to get it to start working again, i am unsure why this happens but other than that great valued skimmer
Awesome Skimmer By Mike on 8/27/2011
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is a true set it and forget it. Its powerful too. Its pulling a dark skimmate, and you can add a tube to drain it automatically if you want. Nice skimmer!
Nice Skimmer By Shannon on 8/4/2011
Shannon would recommend this product to a friend
This was purchases as a replacement. There is a fine point on the setting, but pulls a good deal of skimate once set. After each cleaning I have to set it back a half turn or I get a full cup. Easy to adjust back to normal once it gets going. Great Price!
Great product By Charlie on 7/22/2011
Charlie would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer. Just got it, and went together very easy. Fits nicely in a 20 long sump tight but fits nice. Instructions are very clear also. It even comes with the tube for the drain on the cup. Add a gallon container and you can usually just clean the cup and no risk of dumping fishy water all over
Awesome! By Logan on 7/21/2011
Logan would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer pulled skimmate immediately in a new tank!
Great Skimmer By Joseph on 5/20/2011
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Just set it and forget it great skimmer
highly recommend By firstname.lastname@example.org on 4/28/2011
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had this skimmer for about a week now and my water quality has never been better. Very easy to set up, but it did take me a while to get the correct water level but once the correct water level is correct in your sump get ready to see you water become clearer over night.
Best purchase for my tank yet By Curtis on 4/8/2011
Curtis would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is the best purchase for my tank to date. Very happy with this purchase.
best skimmer for the money By derek on 3/19/2011
derek would recommend this product to a friend
This is the best skimmer I have ever owned and I have owned a couple of them. This thing was pulling brown/green skim in just hours and I never have to adjust the settings since about a week after I installed it. Its easy to clean and I use this on all my customers tanks and it hasnt let me down yet. Get one today!
Very happy By Steve on 2/8/2011
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running mine for 3 months now. It started pulling gunk in the first day and has not stopped. Once it "broke it" it was in full swing. I am using bio-pellets and have the output from the reactor going right next to the skimmer, Man it pulls the bio output right out of the system. Very nice skimmer. I have a 120gallon with a 40 gallon sump and have not issues, thanks
Excellent skimmer By Heathd on 12/12/2010
Heathd would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great skimmer, and it has a huge "bang for the buck" factor. My previous skimmer was an aqua remora c that had no ability to fine tune, put microbubbles into my display, and always had a very watery skimmate.
The reef octopus has a very short break in period, easy assembly, and excellent build qaulity. The adjusting of the skimmer is easy, but very fine. There seems to be a fine point between wet and dry skimate, and getting yours locked in might be a real bear. My water clarity and qaulity has improved greatly with this skimmer, and I am very happy I made the purchase.