Good Skimmer/but not what is pictured By Thebobs72 on 11/1/2015
Thebobs72 would recommend this product to a friend
The skimmer I received looks nothing like the picture here other then the body and the silencer.. This skimmer did go together very easy, I took one look at the instructions and laugh a little just put the thing together. It was skimming junk out of my tank within hours. Only problem I am having is bubbles coming out of the skimmer but this should get better over time.. I have seen many videos on YouTube about this skimmer. I sure would like to know what is the adjustable air valve for. All the skimmers I have seen set up only use the silencer..
Works very well By Melody on 3/29/2015
Melody would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is huge! I was worried about the weight on the tank, but so far so good. It cleans my tank well, but if I don't clean it, it smells! They may be due to the raw shrimp I feed my sea star. The piece that holds onto the tank arived broken, but I contacted the company and they sent me a replacement quickly.
WOW By Peter on 2/19/2015
Peter would recommend this product to a friend
Although the instructions are not very good you get enough info from the picture. Mine has been running for 2 days. It's already pulling stuff out. It's quiet, and not very noticeable.
Good Quality HOB Skimmer By Adam on 1/20/2015
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for my 55g reef tank. It worked quite well, and was very effective and quiet given its small footprint. I eventually had to replace this skimmer with the BH-2000 when I began carbon dosing as the increased load was causing it to overflow out through the top and onto the floor.
Not for me By dannysreeftank on 1/11/2015
dannysreeftank wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Ordered this product because i have another tank with a sump running an internal reef octopus 110 nw, but didnt have the same experience with this one. I had two leaks on test run both due to the horrible directions that come with this product as you need to make sure all 3 o-rings are properly sealed. Next, i had it setup which seemed like would be a high quality product due to the materials that it was made out of, but could never get the product to work properly and had a over flow issue. The overflow issue is what made me decide to return the product as I felt it wasn't as safe as a internal skimmmer which would overflow in the tank vs the ground. I am currently in the process of returning with bulk reef supply after spending 30 dollars to ship back we shall see. So in short don't waste your money on this product its not worth the 3-4 hours of frustration,
coralvue has bad customer service By William on 12/30/2014
William wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The pump only lasted 6 months, dont waste your money.
good deal By Claude on 12/15/2014
Claude would recommend this product to a friend
Works great on my 40 reef. Nice and quiet.
Good skimmer. By Crash on 12/13/2014
Crash would recommend this product to a friend
Intake basket at it's highest was still way under water.Had to cut couple of inches off intake pipe to get basket up to skim surface. Collection cup is super tight fit. Very quiet pump. Overall = Me Like !
Good stuff By Crash on 12/12/2014
Crash would recommend this product to a friend
I'm stuck in apartment and sump is impossible . I've owned Remora HOBs on my older small tanks but I like this better because pump is outside tank and runs very quiet on my 90 FOWLR . The only adjusting needed was to cut the intake pipe so it would allow intake basket to be higher , at water level , Original position meant water level had to be 3 inches below rim . Original pipe is too long . Been in hobby since 86 and this is best HOB I've used .
Can't get much better for a Mid to Upper size "Nano" By Chris on 8/13/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Picked this up for my 29 gallon, choosing to go a few models up to keep the pump out of the tank and was glad I did. Great constriction, and clear so there is minimal visual impact. Super easy to set up even though mine was missing instructions. I wish there was more pipe lengths and suggestions for levels to put them at rather than trimming the existing ones, but a quick youtube search helps along with trial and error. Just make sure the return is high enough or you will get it to overflow on startup. After the setup, I was impressed how quickly if started to work. It was only a few days before it was pulling some really nasty gunk. Adjustments are wonderfully simple. One you have it dialed in there are little to no micro bubbles in the display, minor bubble spray, and a small piece of foam in the return pipe chamber further limits them. Quite quiet, just the minimal fizzing noise. I doubt I would be happier with ant other skimmer in the category.
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!