Works as stated By Eric on 1/1/14
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
The directions suck, the skimmer works great , if I were to do it again I would get the BH1000 model instead because it has the pump outside of the tank. I knew this when I got it but was in a hurry. My water is crystal clear in a 40 gallon breeder tank with a Greenspotted pufferfish.
Good Quality - Quiet Operation By Mark on 12/29/13
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Good Skimmer for a good price.
Would Buy Again By Brandy Anderson on 11/30/13
Brandy Anderson would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this skimmer for about 4 years, and it's still working great. Only complaint is that the rubber band holding the collection cup in place will wear out eventually and you'll have to replace it, but that's not a big deal compared to the great value of this product.
Great Product By Treye on 10/25/13
Treye would recommend this product to a friend
This product works great! Simple installation, very quite, and does a great job skimming. I have a 36-gallon bow and this does take up more space than I'd like it to. I'm new to the hobby and if I were to do it all over again, I'd go with a sump and in-sump skimmer, but it works great for what I have!
excellent construction By Jake Wilkerson on 10/15/13
Jake Wilkerson would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is really solid. Came in nice secure packaging.
It's still breaking in so I can't comment on it's true potential but it seems very promising.
One thing to watch for are the instructions. Pretty well useless on how to operate and set correctly.
Best skimmer Love It! By Jose on 10/9/13
Jose would recommend this product to a friend
I am a beginner aquarist started putting together a saltwater a couple months ago. Looked around many places trying to figure out which skimmer worked best for my 50 gallon hexagon shaped tank, decided to go with the reef octopus bh100. Instructions where difficult to read and put together because images on sheet are not updated since they replaced the pump, but don't need to be a rocket science to figure out. After only a few minutes I could see the skimmer working, cleaning and clearing my tank making it crystal clear and not to mention how silent it is you cant even hear it during the day barely at night. The maintenance is incredibly easy. After all I love this product, could not have picked a better choice.
great skimmer By adam on 9/23/13
adam would recommend this product to a friend
Im a newby to the hobby, but it seems to be working awesome. Pulling all kinds of nasty stuff out of my tank.. seemed to take about one day to get fully broke-in.
Pretty Awesome By Joshua on 9/19/13
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
So, the directions kind of suck but if you are okay with reading schematics you can figure it out pretty easy. I had a little issue with it being loud at first but turns out I had the air inlet hose on the wrong prong of the silencer. I moved it to the side without the stem on the inside and it got dead quiet. After having it on my tank for 12 hrs I was producing light skimmate. It hasn't fully broken in yet but I am pretty confident when it does it will give me some dark stuff and really help my tank out. Plus the thing looks awesome, its sleek and not bulky. The only downside is the big old pump and inlet tube that is kind of ugly in the display, but you can't ask for much better from a HOB piece of equipment. I am officially a Reef Octupus fan.
Fantastic skimmer By Max on 9/18/13
Max would recommend this product to a friend
I got this skimmer to replace the one I bought beforehand that was terrible with bubbles and leaked, I think it was a corallife one and man what a piece of crap. So glad I got this one. Instructions were kind of bland but thank goodness good pictures plus you can research you tube to put it together. It works great and not very loud at all. Pulls out junk and I have the catch basin chamber sitting at 3 to 2.75in inside the main chamber and seems to be my sweet spot for mostly a dry skim. I last a week before I need to just go ahead and clean the basin out under the sink and replace it back and good to go.
Great skimmer, sucky directions By Tom on 9/5/13
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
So the skimmer if quick to set up, looks great and works really well. The problem is that the directions are awful, in fact the directions that I have are for a different style of the BH-100 skimmer. This caused a great deal of confusion in the set up. If it was not for this I would easly give it 5 stars
Great skimmer! By Kevin on 8/31/13
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
This product deserves five stars but I only gave it four. The directions that are provided are horrible! It's pretty self explanatory on how to we true unit up and it took me all of 5 minutes to have it in my tank and plugged in but I repeat, worst directions I've ever seen. It's a 2 page stapled packet. This unit is large, high quality plastic and skins wonderful! Within the first 3-5 minutes of it in my tank it was skimming green and brown liquid! The pump is an eyesore but on my 46G bow its unnoticeable. This is the first Reef Octopus product I have ever owned and I will be a regular purchaser of their products again in the future. And last but not least, BRS is the greatest company ever!
Great skimmer for the price By Luis on 7/5/13
Luis would recommend this product to a friend
Very well constructed skimmer for the price. I was surprised on how fast it started producing skimmate.. The only downside to this skimmer is if you have a nano tank the pump is kind of an eyesore.