Great skimmer for the money By Parjaree on 5/7/2012
Parjaree would recommend this product to a friend
Pulls out lots of gunk in my 50 gallon mixed reef.
Great Value By Todd on 5/6/2012
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
This is an excellent quality skimmer at a great price. It's easy to adjust and was pulling nice skimmate within a day. Highly recommended.
Amazing By Brian on 4/28/2012
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
The single best peice of equipment I have. I am so happy with it. Every other item I have bought that's mechanical for my reef I find flaws in this however is not true it's silent, works great, and best of all well worth the $$$
Beast By Matthew on 4/15/2012
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
I have this on my 75 gallon. It does an amazing job of producing anything from a wet skim to thick gunk depending what my needs are at the moment!
Reef Octopus all the way By Marshall on 4/14/2012
Marshall would recommend this product to a friend
Recently purchased this skimmer here at BRS, amaizing service, quick shipping, and an extreme overuse of packing peanuts! They really care about the product getting from them to you! This skimmer is exactly what I wanted with my 75g dt and 30g sump, started producing bubbles in very short order! great product hands down.
Superb performance By Deborah on 3/15/2012
Deborah would recommend this product to a friend
We have both this skimmer and one size down, and for the little bit more money for this skimmer you get a lot more performance, and you dont need an external pump so its practically cheaper after the pump is added into the equation. this is larger than the 4in model, and it surely performs far better! highly recommended.
Excellent Skimmer By Steve on 3/7/2012
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer performs well for the price. some 'tinkering' is necessary with water level depending upon your skimming preferences, but i found the gate valve easy to adjust and the recommending operating water levels to be ideal for my sump. I use it on a 90 gallon mixed reef with 30 gallon sump. Lot's of gunk!
I love this skimmer By William on 3/5/2012
William would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is more than I hoped for. Started skimming the first week and runs like a champ.
Amazing skimmer By Fishfreak on 2/8/2012
Fishfreak would recommend this product to a friend
cant say enough about this website for canadian customers they take care of brokerage fees that says enough. the skimmer is perfect for my setup it has no flaws i highly recommend this skimmer and BRS to anyone who is interested in buying aquarium equipment
Excellent By Glen on 2/6/2012
Glen would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer supplements an SWC 160 cone, that replaced a bubble magus. Running side by side, the SWC (with the crappy atman 2500) tends to create many more fine bubbles than the Octopus, but oddly enough, the Octopus pulls more gunk. So I have them set up to fill the collection cups more or less equally, and the skimmate from the SWC is much thinner and clearer than the gunk from the Octo. This is only one week in, and nowhere near the 3-4 week 'breakin period' being over. So all in all, a fantastic skimmer for the price!!
Super Skimmer By Andrew on 1/21/2012
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Plug and play is a great feature of this skimmer. Once it breaks in it skims hard. Sucking out way more waste than my old one. Great product
Skims like CHAMP! By Jerrad on 12/24/2011
Jerrad would recommend this product to a friend
Reef Octopus makes the best skimmer for your money hands down.
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 email@example.com 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.