Great Product By Harry on 7/18/2014
Harry would recommend this product to a friend
I am new to reefing and BRS was very helpful in my choice. I have a 36 gallon bow front and it starting pulling gunk out within a couple of hours. It was packaged well an very easy to set up, however as previous people posted, I did have to cut down the intake tube. Very happy with this well built skimmer and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality skimmer.
works perfectly! very happy. By derty kurty on 6/17/2014
derty kurty would recommend this product to a friend
New to reefing and skimmers. i finally decidrd on this, after hours of research. It was easy to set up. I didnt find the instructions hard to understand at all like the reviews said. It didnt say where to set the collection cup but i just kept an eye on it for a while. I keep the bottom of the collection tube right at the top edge of the little overflow hole. Its doing its job very well, i dump half cups of yellow, stinky crap daily. Oh, shipping was fast as well, 3 days to missouri. Thanks brs.
Does what you need it to By Jennifer on 6/3/2014
Jennifer would recommend this product to a friend
I do not have the set up or room on my main display tank to have a sump. so a HOB skimmer was pretty much my only option. this thing does deliver it pulls plenty out though I do set mine to run pretty wet. I found some good vids on Youtube that helped me set it up. the intake plumbing is a bit too low to actually skim the surface, so you might want to cut it down to size before you set it up. great buy
BH1000 By SM6 on 4/14/2014
SM6 would recommend this product to a friend
The BH1000 is currently on my 36 gallon bowfront and the gunk it pulls out of the water is amazing. My water became clear and made my tank look crisp.
The skimmer works well and the collection cup easy easy to clean.
The only downsides to this skimmer would be micro bubbles getting into the tank. However, with some adjusting of the bubble guard sponges they give you, you can eliminate this problem for the most part. You can also cause the skimmer to overflow if you pack too many sponges by the outlet pipe, so just keep an eye on that when tweaking.
The instructions are helpful and it is easy to set up. Looks very clean and aesthetic. I am very pleased with this purchase. Amazingly super fast shipping. Definitely don't mind doing business here!
Great product! By zacuarium on 4/2/2014
zacuarium would recommend this product to a friend
First protein skimmer. Everything I wanted in a skimmer. Easy to use and really does the job. Instructions are lacking, but everything else is great!
Worth every penny By Newbee on 3/25/2014
Newbee would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer vary quit and all around great skimmer the instructions are horrible but if u pull up reef octopus bh 100o on youtube there are plenty of videos to help you out easy set up
Worth the money By VeganForLife on 3/22/2014
VeganForLife would recommend this product to a friend
My old octo protein skimmer crapped out on me and after chats/emails to you folks, I ordered this. It even arrived ahead of schedule. Easy to put together, having had one similar; although you maybe ought to do a video about that? W/in 2 hours it was pulling skim-mate out of my tank. Of course I had to christen it in by not having the connection to the pump totally tight, and it started leaking there, but that seems to be how things work sometimes. :)
I highly recommend this. I have a 72 gal. bowfront reef tank. I also highly recommend Bulk Reef Supply. You all have convinced me you only sell top quality products. Anything I've gotten from you has been excellent.
Great skimmer By Scott on 3/21/2014
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this skimmer for my 55 mixed. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Great product and packaged very well as usual from BRS. I needed a HOB skimmer due to not running a sump. After reading other reviews and comparing other products, my decision to buy this one was made. Very glad I did.
Best Skimmer Period By dvs on 3/14/2014
dvs would recommend this product to a friend
My first skimmer I purchased was a junky budget skimmer thinking I could save some money, I ended up breaking the skimmer. I took that as a sign to get something of quality mainly because everyone emphasizing to me NOT to skimp on the protein skimmer. I took the advice of everyone and purchased this bad boy, the quality, functionality, and performance is unparallelled to anything I could have hope for. Took out half a cup full of dark nasty gunk within a few hours of setting up. Definitely recommend this product to anyone in the market for a high quality protein skimmer.
Great By art926 on 3/12/2014
art926 would recommend this product to a friend
Works great! The pump is really good, very high quality.
Really pulls out gunk By AR on 3/4/2014
AR would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for a 55 gallon I set up recently. It was pulling out dark brown nasty stuff within 2 hours. Instructions on set-up leave a bit to be desired but its 90 percent put together in the box.
Best HOB Unit Ive Come Across So Far By Phil on 2/26/2014
Phil would recommend this product to a friend
Since receiving mine, it has been running and skimming its little pump out! The design is great but there is one thing I would offer to customers using this for a refugium, and that's a long intake pipe seems how they are metric and not standard. Only complaint but with some quick thinking, problem solved!
Warning to all that order this product By Josh T on 2/14/2014
Josh T would recommend this product to a friend
I recently ordered the bh 1000 from this site. I arrived yesterday. The box that it came in was labeled bh 1000. What actually came in the box was the bh 100. Bulk reef supply said that I would to be able to return this skimmer because it is used. I would have not taken the skimmer out of the box if the box said bh 100, but the box said bh 1000. The first couple of e-mails I sent were responded to pretty quickly. Now the replies have stopped. Guess I'm out of luck right?
Great HOB Skimmer By Skimmer Watcher on 12/12/2013
Skimmer Watcher would recommend this product to a friend
Love this skimmer. First hang on back skimmer ever purchased. I have other larger skimmers in other tank sumps but we were looking for a smaller sumnpless solution for my son's nano reef tank. His tank is under 20 gallons and this is working great so far. Great build and design. Easy to set up especially if you already own skimmers and know how they work. Operation is very quiet in his bedroom. The collection cup does vibrate and make a pitched noise. But we easily eliminated that buzz by setting a paper weight on top of the collection cup lid. Buzz gone. Great product. We are hoping it lowers his Nitrates level compared to his old carbon pad filter. We haven't tested water quality yet but will do so soon. Skimmer started pulling algae from the water right away. He cleaned the glass right after we hooked it up and literally within minutes that algae was in the skimmer cup. Amazing!
Great Skimmer By Nick P on 12/7/2013
Nick P would recommend this product to a friend
This is the best skimmer that I've ever owned. The design and construction are top notch. Sure the instructions are not the best but, as others have said, there are a few youtube videos that show the installation and operation of this skimmer. It took me all of about 20 minutes to put together, fill up, turn on and adjust. In about 4 hours I had dark brown skimmate already foaming up and into the collection cup.
Quality For sure By Buckeye Frags N Coral on 11/27/2013
Buckeye Frags N Coral would recommend this product to a friend
Love Mine. Gets The Job Done Perfectly!
Amazing product By David on 9/30/2013
David would recommend this product to a friend
I went on and bought a crappy protein skimmer at first then switched to this one and I notice a MAJOR difference. Amazing product
This skimmer is the best I've ever owned! By Izzy on 8/23/2013
Izzy would recommend this product to a friend
The skimmer is remarkable! I never had a skimmer like this.. It keeps making skimmate and it takes out the most nastiest things in your water that you cannot see! Its really quiet, the lid makes a little noise but if you adjust it properly it goes away!
Well worth the wait By TimS on 8/20/2013
TimS would recommend this product to a friend
Still breaking in the skimmer and each day it pulls out more and more stuff. This is exactly what I needed for my tank with nitrates at 80ppm. I would have given it 5 stars, but the directions do suck and can be a little tuff to get started. Luckily there are videos on u tub that can help along with some forums. I am looking forward to how well it is going to do for my tank, 45 gallon soon to be reef tank.
Exceeded my expectations! By Izzy on 8/17/2013
Izzy would recommend this product to a friend
I upgraded from a aqua medic turboflotor t1000 and I have got to say I am pleased with the results! I started to see skimmate after 2-3 days. I haven't changed my water for awhile and my water had a little smell to it until I started using this skimmer, the smell is now gone. The reason I like this skimmer because it is cost efficient for my 55 gallon reef and I like the fact that the intake pipe is deep in the tank. my previous setup was with a sump and that was not successful since I had didn't have a top off system the water level would drop all the top and one time frying out one of the sump pumps. So now I am going sumpless using a Berlin method of filtration relying on strong lighting, great skimmer like this and live rock. Overall, the skimmer has exceeded my expectation and I highly recommend it to everyone! I like the fact that its really easy to service as well! The instructions is a little vague, but it's all common sense and self explanatory. I hope the pump will last me a long time, hopefully the pumps are readily available for this unit.
This skimmer is the best I have owned! By Izzy on 8/17/2013
Izzy would recommend this product to a friend
I upgraded from a aqua medic turboflotor t1000 and I have got to say I am pleased with the results! I started to see skimmate after 2-3 days. I haven't changed my water for awhile and my water had a little smell to it until I started using this skimmer, the smell is now gone. The reason I like this skimmer because it is cost efficient for my 55 gallon reef and I like the fact that the intake pipe is deep in the tank. my previous setup was with a sump and that was not successful since I had didn't have a top off system the water level would drop all the top and one time frying out one of the sump pumps. So now I am going sumpless using a Berlin method of filtration relying on strong lighting, great skimmer like this and live rock. Overall, the skimmer has exceeded my expectation and I highly recommend it to everyone! I like the fact that its really easy to service as well! The instructions is a little vague, but it's all common sense and self explanatory.
Great Service! By Mitian on 7/25/2013
Mitian would recommend this product to a friend
Well mine came at night and I couldn't wait to install it, after I did it started liking, had to take everything apart and I notice the pump was broken, call for a replacement and they were very helpful sending me a label to ship it back.
I am waiting for the new one, and I am sure it will be fine, My friend recommended this place and I love it great service.
Works Well By Aaron on 7/10/2013
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this for my 55 Gallon since I do not have a sump. Works extremely well, easy to clean. As others have said Instructions are not the best, but can be found on YOUTUBE. The best part was for the most part it was put together. Remember to make sure you put O-Rings (included) in all the right places. I rushed and forgot one and had a leak on my hands, which was quickly fixed by following the instructions more carefully (hey I'm a guy, you know we hate directions). Other than that it is extremely quiet.
A great HOB Skimmer By Jon on 6/7/2013
Jon would recommend this product to a friend
Like everyone else has mentioned, the directions are horrible! But that goes for all Reef Octopus products that i've seen. this skimmer is 100% better than the old HOB skimmer I was using on my 50g reef tank. I get good dark skimmate and clean out the collection cup usually about twice a week. Once you get your collection cup set to a good level, I recommend marking the cup so you don't have to guess where you had it each time you take it off the skimer to clean. A great investment for those who don't have room in their stand for a traditional in-sump skimmer.