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!