Favorite Product By Andrew on 3/14/2013
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Out of all the products I've bought for my reef tank, this one is probably my favorite. As every one has said, the directions are terrible. There is a great video on YouTube that will walk you through how to put it together. I also struggled with the priming of the pump. I skipped that part and couldn't figure out why it wasn't producing bubbles. Make sure you completely close the tube to prime. Now after having it for a couple months, I can say it gets a lot of stuff out of my tank. its very low maintenance, and pretty quiet too. Its not silent, but its not loud either. I've been talking about how awesome this is on forms, and I would recommend this to anyone that has a 75 gallon or less tank that wants a HOB. I even called the company with a question, and they did a great job answering it for me.
great!! By sarah on 3/11/2013
sarah would recommend this product to a friend
so far so good!!:) had it running almost a week now on a new tank. didnt skim until probably the 4th day but i think there is just a break in period. then i added some snails and hermit crabs to help clean up the live rock i had in there. i'll wait another few weeks to add fish. terrible directions so i was so happy my husband helped with the few things that had to be put together on it. also looked online for help with that. i also think it got much quieter after a few days of running. i think that is probably normal too. I'm new to this so i dont have much to compare it to. just what i researched and read online. but i have to say i'm very happy with this skimmer. I hope it keeps working this well once my tank is established. :)
greaT skimmer By vinny on 3/1/2013
vinny would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer for the money. the directions that come with it arent very good but it goes together really easy. got it set up on the tank and it started skimming within an hour wit 0 micro bubbles.totally worth the money
Works great but needs overflow opening By Bh1000 on 2/25/2013
Bh1000 would recommend this product to a friend
Works great on my frag tank. Pulls out a lot of stuff, but if it should overflow you will have quite the mess on the floor. They need to make an overflow attachment or let it overflow to th e return. Overall it fits the job just fine.
Great skimmer By Aaron on 11/18/2012
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer! I used it on my 60 gallon mixed reef and it pulled out a large amount of skim mate practically right away. This little thing works great for a HOB.
decent skimmer By chi on 11/10/2012
chi would recommend this product to a friend
started skimming right away on day2, the instrustions are useless on how to control the skimmer. Still waiting for it to break in since it is causing alot of mico bubble problem
works great on my 20G By justin on 11/10/2012
justin would recommend this product to a friend
as i read the instructions were terrible put it together without it was simple had to modify some of the tubing so the surface skimmer would sit right after a few hours it was pulling some nasty stuff out of my tank after a week of having it on, my tank has never looked better super dark skim getting pulled now. BRS fast shipping and the way they pack their boxes no way your stuff is going to break lol
Great purchase for a first skimmer. By Jordan on 9/14/2012
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
After the initial break in period this skimmer gave me no problems. Works great for exactly what I want it to.
Awesome By Scott on 9/11/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I just recieved this skimmer to replace an old CPR BakPak 2R+ skimmer. This skimmer runs circles around m old one. It is 100 ti,ec quieter and is running great. I have had no micro bubbles in my tank and it was skimming in the first few hours. Extremely quick break in period. Great product.
So far so good By Chris on 9/7/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I just installed the BH-1000. First thing that happened was the pump was not working.. It would just heat up but nothing happened, so i took the pump apart and put it back together and bam! started working.
The pump is quiet which I like, and it does produce a lot of microbubbles but I just put the SQUARE black sponge on top of the return nozzle instead of under it and it basically stopped all my microbubbles.
It hasn't produced any skimmate yet, but has a decent head of foam.
Too Many Issues By myfavouriteday on 8/4/2012
myfavouriteday wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Has been up and running for months and still has serious microbubble problems that have to stopped with a sponge that has turned into a nitrate farm and it doesn't even work very well.
Great Skimmer! By Jorge on 7/12/2012
Jorge would recommend this product to a friend
I don't have a sump on my 55g system so the hang-on-back models were the only choice I had if I wanted a skimmer. I had read really good things about this skimmer so I decided to give it a shot.
I am glad I did because this skimmer is working very well! It has only been on my tank for about a week or so but it's already removing nasty stuff out of my tank and cleaning it is a piece of cake.
The installation instructions lack considerably, but it's easy enough to find information about it on the Web. Regardless, it is an excellent product and I would recommend this to anyone that needs a hang-on-back skimmer.