this skimmer rocks By wallie on 4/14/2013
wallie would recommend this product to a friend
As with most OCTOPUS products this thing is awesome. I am running this skimmer on a 40g breeder SPS dominant tank.. it took a good week of fighting micro-bubbles for it to brake in. but let me tell you once it did i have been getting some great skimate. i find myself cleaning the collection cup on a daily basses and the best thing i have found for this is a baby bottle brush... you wont be disappointed with this skimmer
Pretty loud for a bedroom By Travis on 4/1/2013
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
Instructions are lacking, but the translation is kind of fun to read. After about 2 weeks of running in the bedroom, it is a little louder than I expected for noise. There is a trickling/gurgling sound from the water going into the return, a noticeable hum from the motor, and a sucking noise from the intake. All of these things are perfectly normal, but combined making enough noise in a small room to keep a light sleeper awake. $10 of foam from a fabric store has taken the edge of the noise, but not a perfect solution.
Did not like the design at all! By James on 3/25/2013
James wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I would have had to hack my acrylic aquarium up to get this to fit! The design is obviously for glass only tanks, Did not like that there is no flexibility as far as mounting and drain options. Looks like I am saving for a sump and better skimmer!
Freaking AWESOME By Shannon on 2/26/2013
Shannon would recommend this product to a friend
It was a little overwhelming when I opened the box, but it really was not too difficult to put together. This thing is a beast, was skimming junk out my water almost immediately! Highly recommend.
Outstanding Skimmer By Proflemoi on 2/17/2013
Proflemoi would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is a real work horse! The gunk that it is pulling from my tank is amazing. The pump that comes with the deluxe package is just right and I am very pleased with the results! The unit is quiet, not silent but good enough for me. I have had mine running for several months and it works great! I would recommend this to anyone who does not have a sump.
Great Product By Andrew on 12/21/2012
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
I just got this skimmer, been running one week now, started skimming the first night in my tank. It is running on a 75 gallon right now,so far no problems with it. Yes the instructions are not that good if you are not familiar with skimmers, but its pretty self explanatory where the parts go, and there are some videos online you can look up if you need help to assemble it. This is the second HOB skimmer i have owned and i really like this one.Did not have any micro bubble problems and i do not have any gurgling sounds that i have read people have with this skimmer.I would purchase another one of these skimmers if i ever needed another one for a tank.
Great skimmer By Jennifer on 12/5/2012
Jennifer would recommend this product to a friend
Had this set up in an hour and another hour later it was collecting brown nasty stuff in the collection cup!!!
Great By Edward on 11/18/2012
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
I am running this on a 60 gal. reef tank and love it. It pulls alot of gunk out the water. I really like that on the water return side there is plenty of room for a bag of carbon and a heater. And the pump is external also one less thing inside my aquarium.
Good to go !!!! By Jodeci888 on 10/19/2012
Jodeci888 would recommend this product to a friend
Thanks to everyone at BRS for the answers to my questions before I bought it. I have a 92 gallon corner bow front and the skimmer is perfect. Easy to set up and already skimming on a new tank with 65 lbs of rock.
Great HOB skimmer By Robert on 8/18/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
After a lot of research this skimmer seems like the best bang for the buck as far as HOB skimmers go. Very few micro bubbles. Works just fine for my 80 gallon reef.
awsome hob skimmer By dfresh on 8/2/2012
dfresh would recommend this product to a friend
I've had remora pro and several other hob skimmers and the bh 2000 is the absolute best. I had it on a 32 gallon while cycling dry live rock and in the first 4 days it was already full of thick skimmate. Not the watered down skimmate you would expect. Now its on my 75 gallon reef tank and works wonderfully. Construction is heavy duty. Works as well as an in sump skimmer.
Loud at first By Jim on 6/15/2012
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this BH2000 because it was so highly recommended on many websites and reviews. I'm hoping it will be as good as they say. The problem I had other than the lack of directions was that the thing was so LOUD at first. I had to run in a bucket of water in the office since it was too loud to go in the living room. After about a week and a half and strategically placed Styrofoam it is tolerable in the living room. I plan on soundproofing it even more.
I will say that BRS customer support agent, Lue Vang, and Coralvue support was responsive and helpful.