Loud at first By Jim on 6/15/12
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.
DONT BUY By SWC on 5/27/12
SWC wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
THIS THING HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT A HEADACHE SINCE DAY ONE GOT IT IN MAIL PUT TOGETHER INSTRUCTIONS SUCKED THEN AFTER I GOT IT ALL GOING AND HOOKED UP I NOTICED IT JUST DIDNT SEEM LIKE THE PUMP WAS STRONG AT ALL THIS ISNT MY FIRST RODEO IVE OWNED SEVERAL HOB PROTEIN SKIMMERS AND SEEMS THEY ALL SUCK BUT SINCE I HAVE NO ROOM FOR A SUMP IM STUCK WITH THESE I KNOW THERES A GOOD 10 DAY BREAK IN BEFORE YOU REALLY START SEEING IT GO TO TOWN BUT YOU THINK AFTER 4 MONTHS IT START WORKING BUT NO NOT THE CASE THE MOST I GET FROM IT IS A GREENISH LIQUID IN MY CUP AND AFTER THE FIRST MONTH I GOT TO CLEAN AND PLUG BACK IN GUESS WHAT IT DONT WANT TO FIRE BACK UP HAD TO UNPLUG PLUG IN UNPLUG PLUG IN TILL IT GOT GOING BAD SIGN NEXT MOTH I GO TO DO MY CLEANING AND SAME THING BUT THIS TIME I HAD TO BREAK IT DOWN TAKE APART PUT BACK TO GETHER AND AFTER ABOUT 15 MIN OF THE PLUGIN THING IT FIRED BACK UP SAME THING THE NEXT MONTH NOW THIS MONTH TODAY ITS DOA I SPENT ALMOST $200 ON THIS THING IT NEVER WORKED RIGHT AND LASTED 4 MONTHS .... NOW FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE LAST MONTH I CALLED IT IN THEY COULDNT HELP OVER PHONE TOLD ME TO CALL MANUFACTURE SO I DID AND THEY WOULDN'T RETURN MY PHONE CALL AND JUST KEEP LEAVING MESSAGES MY ADVICE TO ALL IS DO NOT BUY NOT WORTH THE CASH
real good By bob on 5/25/12
bob would recommend this product to a friend
beats the heck out of my hob prizim. i was lucky to get one cup a month out of it. but this one i am emptying ever other day and you can tell it is pulling some nasty stuff out cause it smells nasty! the only problem, you have to disasymble the return to get at the sponge but other than that i would buy again.
Good Deal By Earl on 4/8/12
Earl would recommend this product to a friend
As far as HOBs go, Im very happy with this skimmer. It does a good job on my 55g reef.
Great price for a great product! By Erik on 3/15/12
Erik would recommend this product to a friend
Installed it onto my tank as soon as I received it and almost immediately it started getting a nasty green colored skimate. The next day it seemed to be broken in And started pulling some dark green skimate. Really quiet and efficient skimmer. Works awesome. Could have came with instructions tho.
the best hands down By jason on 3/14/12
jason would recommend this product to a friend
this is a great unit it does two jobs at once and does them both very well it started producing skimate rightaway I would not think of getting anything else for a tank with only a canister and not a sump
Well Made Skimmer By Evan on 2/20/12
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this skimmer running for about 2 weeks on my 55 gallon and it has preformed very well. It made quite a few bubbles at first, but after some adjustments, bubble production is very low.
great skimmer By Jason on 1/30/12
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
bought this skimmer a couple weeks ago and it is one of the better skimmers i have seen
awesome skimmer By jason on 1/23/12
jason would recommend this product to a friend
bought to replace super skimmer and cant believe the difference
Outstanding!!!! By FuDz CWerner on 11/25/11
FuDz CWerner would recommend this product to a friend
I put this on my 75gal tank with 6 fish in it. For the first couple of days it was returning micro bubbles, but it did start working immediately. After 3 days all I can say is WOW!!! With my fish load I am emptying the cup 2 times a week with dark nasty skimmate. The instructions were pretty easy to follow and the unit installed quickly. The unit is also fairly quiet.
Great Skimmer! By SEAN on 10/19/11
SEAN would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is awesome! I replaced my Remora Pro with this one recently and could not be happier with the results. Definitely made a HUGE difference in my tank. Highly recommended if you must go with a HOB skimmer.
Wow! By Bobby on 8/5/11
Bobby would recommend this product to a friend
This skimmer is no joke!!! It sets the bar for HOB skimmers. It produced dark nasty skim in two hour after I hooked it up. I had some micro bubbles for the first few days but they are gone now. Its a must for tanks with out a sump.