- Elite 150SSS 6" Super Space Saver Cone Protein Skimmer - Reef Octopus
Sump Space Running Low?
Reef Octopus Elite Super Space Saver Cone Protein Skimmers incorporate the pump into the body of the skimmer, cutting the space requirement up to 25% compared to the Elite INT models. Using an open volute design, the pump sits vertically inside the body pulling water from under the skimmers baseplate, allowing for maximum dwell time.
- Footprint - 10.4" x 7.7"
- Height - 22"
- Recommended Water Height - 6"- 8"
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
- Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 75 Gallons
- Medium Bioload - 125 Gallons
- Light Bioload - 180 Gallons
Reef Octopus Elite Protein Skimmers feature a premium cast acrylic body along with the reliable VarioS DC pumps. Compared to other skimmers in the same category, the Elite series of skimmers are much more efficient and quieter. The wine glass shape body allows bubbles to smoothly transfer up into the collection cup, where many other skimmers use two-piece body designs that create sharp edges and breaks bubbles. Every Elite skimmer comes with an integrated skimmer cup overflow float switch that directly connects to the VarioS pump controller and will shut the skimmer down when the cup is full, eliminating messy and smelly overflows.
Controlling the flow through the Elite series from Reef Octopus is done by the wedge pipe, which can be twisted easily to adjust the water level inside of the skimmer. The other method of tuning is the VarioS pump, which can be adjusted through 5 different speeds which give different air to water ratios. Since not every reef tank is made the same, having multiple methods to control the flow and dwell time can lead to a much more efficient protein skimmer.
- VarioS-2 S DC controllable pump
- Apex Ready
- Eliminates Collection Cup Overflows
- Super Silent Operation
- Cast Acrylic Wine Glass Body
- Twist & Lift Collection Cup Removal
- 15 or 60 Minute Feed Modes
- 0-10v Variable Speed Port
- Super Space Saver Design
- Body Diameter - 6"
- Neck Size - 4.7"
- Foot Print - 10.4” x 7.7”
- Total Height - 22”
- Output Size - 40mm - 1.25”
- Recommended sump water depth - 6 - 8"
VarioS-2 S Pinwheel Pump Features:
- Air Draw: up to 900 LPH / 31.5 SCFH*
- Power Consumption: 15-25W
- Voltage: DC 24V
*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
- Elite 150 SSS Protein Skimmer
- Elite 150 Collection Cup & Lid
- VarioS-2 S Pinwheel Pump
- VarioS Control Unit & Mounting Bracket
- Skimmer Cup Float Switch
- Output Wedge Pipe
superior performance -mediocre quality By RT on 5/9/2020RT would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is one of the best regarding function Ive had in the hobby. It is silent, set it and forget it, and consistently skims well. During my two years of usage the controller lights stopped working. The skimmer still responded but I could not tell which level of power was being utilized. The only other issue was the silicone or glue in the skimmer cup was runny and sloppily done. These are small issues and again this was one of the finest functional skimmers Ive owned but at this price tag there should be attention to quality.
Expensive By CeeGee on 1/25/2019CeeGee would recommend this product to a friendBeen running one of these skimmers for a few years. Bought from premium aquatics because BRS didn’t carry this higher end line of RO skimmers when I needed one. Very good skimmer. Well built but doesn’t skim as well as my previous RLSS skimmer but hey it still works unlike the garbage waveline pumps.
Adjusting the skimmer is kind of a pain. Unless I am doing something wrong you have to hold the pipe with one hand and turn it with the other. Not what I would call ideal on a $800 skimmer that only works on very small tanks.
Overall it is a good skimmer but not worth what it costs. It was $650 when I purchased and now it costs about $100 more. There are much cheaper options out there that I would wager work just as good and just as reliable.