Best skimmer Love It! By Jose on 10/9/2013
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 9/23/2013
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 9/19/2013
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 9/18/2013
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 9/4/2013
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 8/31/2013
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 7/5/2013
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.
Great so far By Landon on 5/6/2013
Landon would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is doing realy well so far considering I have had it 4 days now.
Nice upgrade By chad on 1/21/2013
chad would recommend this product to a friend
Got this skimmer to replace a coralife. Its much more eye pleasing without the pump inside the tank. instructions were poor but got it figured out pretty quick, there are lots of vidios on youtube. Lots less noise than the old one for sure and have had no problems with it
Works Great! But, pump is large and sits inside tank By Cheryl R. on 10/20/2012
Cheryl R. would recommend this product to a friend
The BH-100 is a great HOB skimmer and priced well also. It quickly began removing skimmate from my reef tank and my water quality has dramatically improved. The only downside of the BH-100 is the pump is VERY large and sits "inside" the tank, so it takes up a lot of room and is kind of an eyesore, however, you get used to it over time and given it works so well, is priced right and makes zero noise, it is a great value.
good skimmer for my tank By Marcus on 10/2/2012
Marcus would recommend this product to a friend
the skimmer works good but i think it must be sensitive to getting it tuned in for my 30 gallon because i can't get consistent skimming with it but it is very well built for a hang on skimmer
Excellent HOB skimmer. Much better than others on the market that I have seen. My only complaint was the lack of any literature in the box besides a diagram of how it should be assembled. By Zak on 9/13/2012
Zak would recommend this product to a friend
Great product at a great price. Perfect for those that are just getting into the hobby and even those that have been doing this a while and just don't want an in-sump setup. Would definitely purchase again if I could go back and do it over.