Great! By Eric on 11/28/11
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running this skimmer now for 6 months and it is great. Produces a lot of skimmate, is easy to adjust, and quite. It does take about one month of break in to quiet down. I have contacted coralvue for questions and they have been quick to respond.
Great machine By Wayne on 11/10/11
Wayne would recommend this product to a friend
Super quiet, and makes fantastic foam. Its pretty intuitive to set up, and the tiny footprint is great to leave more room in the sump for a larger refugium.
Awful By Andrew on 10/10/11
Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The other reviews seem to be posted soon after they were purchased, which is likely why they were so positive.
I have had two pumps already fail completely in 9 months. Coralvue claims they have had "few problems" yet for some reason they also say that they are on the "third generattion" of these pumps already, despite the pump be less than a year old. So, two re-designs in less than a year for a pump that supposedly has "few problems?"
I don't think so. The odds of me having two failed pumps (or even one for that matter) if there wasn't a huge problem with the quality are very low. Avoid any of the Bubble Blaster pumps!
Perfect Fit By Shawn on 8/30/11
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
If you have a small sump, limited space under your tank and your looking for a beast of a skimmer this one is for you.
First Skimmer By Tom on 6/29/11
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
This is the 1st skimmer that I have owned so I can’t compare it to others. I can say that it was easy to setup and started to work immediately. It took about 3 weeks for the skimmer to go from making green tea to coffee. For anyone who is new to the hobby like me the actual manufactures website is http://www.coralvue.com. They have lots of helpful information on troubleshooting/setting up your skimmer.
Fantastic Compact Skimmer By Matt on 3/2/11
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
Initially the pump was super loud. I contacted reef octopus and they were helpful in diagnosis. It just takes a little time for the pump to break in before it run quiet.
After the break in period it works like a beast. All you need is a constant water level and it will pull out the gunk like a champ!
Great small foot print skimmer By Liverup on 2/5/11
Liverup would recommend this product to a friend
If you have a small space this is the skimmer to buy! I'm running it on a 75g with a 20g long sump and it works great, i would say though that its about at its limit, if I would have had the space may have went with the 2000. Just make sure you keep your water level consistant and this skimmer will amaze you with the gunk it pulls out.
great skimmer By firstname.lastname@example.org on 1/25/11
email@example.com would recommend this product to a friend
started up with no problems , made mud on second day
GREAT COMPACT SKIMMER By JOHN on 12/29/10
JOHN would recommend this product to a friend
I HAVE 4 SKIMMERS AND THIS ONE FITS INTO A SMALL FOOTPRINT BUT STILL GIVES GREAT RESULTS. IF YOUR WATER LEVEL IS CONSTANT YOU CAN EASILY FINE TUNE THIS SKIMMER FOR PERFORMANCE.