- Reef Octopus 4" Waste Collector with Auto Shut Off
Add a Reef Octopus 4" Waste Collector to prevent protein skimmer overflows as well as reduce the strong skimmate smell. Float switch connected to power source for your protein skimmer - automatically shuts off your protein skimmer if float switch is activated. Ping pong ball apparatus stops waste container from overflowing.
- High quality cast acrylic
- Holds approx. 1400 mL/49 oz of collection
- Extra chamber for collecting skimmate
- Carbon filter cup to help reduce odor - easily removed for carbon exchange
- Auto shut off and 5min delay feature to turn off skimmer and avoid overflows
- Height: 18"
- Diameter: 3.9"
- Footprint: 6.5" x 6.5"
- 5 minute delay function keeps skimmer off an extra 5 minutes after power is lost. This feature allows the sump to return to its normal water level before the skimmer turns on, thus avoiding overflows.
- Drain line connection: 12.25" from the base
Updated Review By Forsaken77 on 12/12/2017Forsaken77 would recommend this product to a friendI just wanted to update something about the unit. When you first plug it in, the light on the yellow box where you plug your skimmer into will be red, and not operate the skimmer, for 5 minutes. Every time it gets full and a float is activated, the same thing will happen. If you unplug the power to the waste collector, you again need to wait 5 minutes for it to reengage. You can unplug your skimmer from the unit and not have to wait. People plug it in and think it's broken, but that's how it works.
It also has a built-in fuse, and comes with a spare, for power surges. So the unit is fuse protected. One last thing... There is an O-ring on top of the canister in a groove. Make sure to hold it while emptying the collector down the toilet. I accidentally flushed mine, because it's clear, and Reef Octopus had to order me one.
Great unit that will never let your skimmer make a mess.
Worth Every Penny!!! By Forsaken77 on 10/18/2017Forsaken77 would recommend this product to a friendNot only can you hook up almost any skimmer to this, but it's more than just a container.
When the container gets full, there are 2 separate float valves inside to shut off you skimmer. The skimmer plugs into the waste collectors power box. So you will NEVER have an overflowed mess from the skimmer.
Also, there's a container on top that you fill with some cheap carbon to absorb the odor, so you never smell skim mate.
Then there's the obvious feature of not having to contantly empty a skimmer cup. As far as the hose goes, it gravity fed and I would suggest putting zip ties on both the skimmer end and waste container so it doesn't leak.
This is an awesome, overlooked product! I've had it running on my setup for 2 years.
Must-Have! By Tyler H on 1/10/2017Tyler H would recommend this product to a friendBeen wanting one for YEARS, finally got one for Christmas and I wish I had this all along... Absolutely awesome piece of kit, no more messy skimmer overflows.
Awesome product why? By Semi novice reefer on 1/17/2016Semi novice reefer would recommend this product to a friendThis saved me from having gallons of water spilled out on to my living room floor. After a week my protien skimmer decided to go hay wire while I was asleep. Thankfully I had this in place or I would have to repair thousands in hard wood flooring as supposed to 200 in equipment
Great add to my tank and piece of mind By Dwayne on 4/21/2015Dwayne would recommend this product to a friendI waited a while to purchase but worth it for piece of mind knowing it would shut off if full and delay after a power surge . Already seen it in action.
No longer worried about overflow By William on 1/22/2015William would recommend this product to a friendbetween 5 minute start delay and skimmer shut-off float I finally have peace of mind. Quality is top notch
great product By chris on 2/26/2014chris would recommend this product to a friendjust bought this one for my sro5000sss int wanted the bigger one but all sold out love reef octopus stuff