- Reef Octopus Classic 110INT 4” Internal Protein Skimmer
- Manufacturer Rated for tanks up to 100 gallons
- BRS recommended for tanks up to 75 gallons
In sump skimmer. Powered by Aquatrance 1000 pump with an improved venturi design and pinwheel impeller. Built with high quality acrylic. Gate valve allows for more precise control of water level. 1/2" clearance required to remove collection cup for easy cleaning.
- Reef Octopus 4" Classic INT Skimmer CLSC-110INT
- Dimensions: 10.6" x 6.75" x 19.75"
- Manufacturer rates skimmer for tanks up to 100 gallons
- BRS Recommends this skimmer for tanks up to 75 gallons
- Powered by Aquatrance 1000 pump
- High performance venturi air injection system
- Modified cone neck design designed for easy transition of micro bubbles into cup
- Precision controlled gate valve
- In sump only
- 1 year warranty on skimmer and pump
- Metric plumbing parts.
Incorrectly Sized Piping, Unusable Out of the Box By Nicholas on 12/25/2017Nicholas wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBased on the build quality and the other reviews, I assume that this is actually a pretty good skimmer. I can't tell, though, because the pipe that's supposed to connect the skimmer to the gate valve wasn't sized correctly. It fits into the gate valve as it should, but won't fit into the output from the skimmer no matter what I do. I can likely file it down to get it to fit, but if I'm spending a couple hundred dollars on something, I don't think that it's too much to ask that I don't have to spend additional time just to give it the functionality it's supposed to have out of the box. Quality control was lacking to ensure that all of the piping was sized correctly so that it can work out of the box. Buyer beware.
Worked great By Richard on 11/20/2017Richard would recommend this product to a friendBought this for a 65 gal heavily stocked mixed reef. Worked like a charm. Liked it so much I bought another reef octopus, a 150int, for the 120 gal i'm setting up now.
perfectttt for a 75g sps tank By angel h. on 5/18/2017angel h. would recommend this product to a friendnot complaint at all,excellent performance... perfect fit in my trigger sump, silent runnig operation, good price and excelent warranty terms...out there, nothing think about that...
Great product. By Reggie on 1/31/2017Reggie would recommend this product to a friendGreat product but the clear air canister is making a loud winding sound, I hope It goes away after the break in period.
Great Value By tdmartin on 1/9/2017tdmartin would recommend this product to a friendThis is a replacement for an Eshopps psk 100 on a 65 Gal in a 20 High sump. Some people complained that it was sensitive to tune. I had no issues what so ever. Easy to tune for me. My old Eshoops was a pain. I ended up modifying the design of that one. Also some said that it has a balance issue. It does. when empty it will tip over. HOWEVER, once full and running the weight of the water in the column stabilizes the unit and it is fine. A base plate would solve the issue completely. Not sure why they did not add that, but bottom line it is just not an issue. Produces great skimate. I have only had it a month, so I can't say anything about reliability. So far this counts as one of the best purchases I have made to date.
Happy with This Reactor By Bill on 9/9/2016Bill would recommend this product to a friendI've already been running the 6" version of this skimmer and was very happy. I had a smaller tank (40 gallon) that needed an ungraded skimmer and went with this smaller version. So far it has been working well but I wish I went with the larger skimmer as this one seems to be a little harder to "set." I'm happy with the pump and the skimmer product and it does a good job of sucking out the junk. You can't go wrong with this.
Unit to big for sump By JimA on 3/29/2016JimA wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt is so big it will not fit in the sump I am not sure what to do with it
Loved until pump died By Ryan on 3/20/2016Ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAbsolutely great skimmate produced after just a few days. Short break in period. I haven't even owned this one month and the pump stopped working. Hope BRS will replace.
Excellent By Xecros on 3/14/2016Xecros would recommend this product to a friendI just recently bought this Skimmer in preparation for building my tank. I did a lot of review readings, and comparisons to other makes and models. Probably a good solid 48 hours worth of research.
For my tank size (55 gallon), for the price, this skimmer is hands down, the best you can get.
Having said that, there is a problem with balance, (stability). Fully assembled, without any water, not running, it will stand on it's own. But, it will easily tip over with the slightest pressure. If your going to remove the skimmer cup for cleaning, use 2 hands! One hand to hold the skimmer in place, the other hand to pull off the skimmer cup.
My plan to overcome/fix this annoyance, is to silicone the damn thing in place. I plan to use 3 or for dabs of silicone, and silicone it in place. Kinda like spot welding, I'll be spot siliconing the bottom of the skimmer to the sump itself.
Great Product By crabs_mcjones on 3/5/2016crabs_mcjones would recommend this product to a friendI upgraded to this unit from the Seaclone 100 and have noticed a night and day difference. This skimmer works excellent and is a grwat buy at a great price.
Wonderful Skimmer By James on 2/21/2016James would recommend this product to a friendI love this skimmer. The pump is super quiet, and the collection cup has a waste drain that i port to an empty wine bottle. I cant really fit my hand into the skimmer for cleaning but that is not worth subtracting a star over due to the great value of the skimmer.
Great for the money By Chase on 2/5/2016Chase would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer works real well. It is quiet and effective. Although, the break in period was a bit long for me. However, that could have been due to the fact that i have this thing running on a system of 35 gallons total water volume. I have owned this skimmer for a while and the higher the bioload gets the better this thing performs. It skimmed wet for me at first but i only had one fish so you could say it just didnt have enough to skim out in the first place.
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This skimmer will work well in 7"-9" of water. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This could work with a very light bio-load not too many fish, most likely around 4-5 and a lite feeding. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
If you are looking for a skimmer that has a feed for the water intake we would suggest looking into a recirculating skimmer since they require some type of source to be fed into the skimmer from another pump, or overflow. By plumbing a source water into the intake of the venturi you may change the characteristics of how the pump runs and pulls air.
Just an FYI the protein skimmers we carry are designed to work with saltwater only and will not be effective in freshwater.
The footprint of the skimmer is about 11x7 so you will want to make sure that you have atleast that much space for it.
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For the initial water level setting I would set it at the wavy line on the skimmer body and adjust from there as the skimmer breaks in and you can determine how the skimmer behaves in your particular set up. If you are not getting any skimmate in the cup after 24 hours you can slowly raise the water level in the skimmer until you do at which point you can make fine adjustments to get the desired amount of water/skimmate in the cup. Some people like to skim "wet" (lighter colored liquid) while others like to skim dry (darker colored liquid).
I hope this helps!
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