Overall very good! By KJ in SD on 9/17/2011
KJ in SD would recommend this product to a friend
Good skimmer with good performance.
Not Bad By Zack on 9/3/2011
Zack wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I've had this skimmer for about 6 months on my current reef setup. It was easy to install, small footprint, and relatively consistant.
I do question it's skimming ability, however. Trying about 100 different bubble head levels, I've never been able to pull out more than a light tea colored skimmate. However, I threw on my old coralife super skimmer and in 24 hours it pulled out more thick crud than the BM did in three months.
If you're going to spend that much money, I think you should get better results. I *HIGHLY* recommend the Reef Octopus. It's worlds ahead of the BM in performance and build quality. Oh, and they're the same price. The octo is a bit bigger though...make the room for it if you can.
I'm actually going to be selling my BM to take a chunk out of the price of the reef octo.
Plug and play By Emil on 8/26/2011
Emil would recommend this product to a friend
It took 5 minutes from the time I took it out of the box to the time I got it dialed in and skimming. Starting to pull out some stuff after 24hours. It's relatively quiet and seems well made. Incredibly small footprint for any sized sump. I have both a Vertex IN80 and this and they're both great skimmers, but the ease of use and smaller footprints give the BM a slight advantage. I can only see it getting better as it breaks in.
nice skimmer By Justin on 5/17/2011
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I really like this skimmer. It skims well, is consistent, has a large collection cup for the size of the skimmer, can be adjusted easily and with fine detail, and it very quiet. My pain point is the skimmer sits on top of the pump….in my small sump and cabinet I often bump the skimmer knocking the pump out of the skimmer and it can be difficult to get back in while in the sump.