- Reef Octopus Classic 110SSS 5" Internal Space Saving Protein Skimmer
Recommended sump water height: 7"-8"
BRS Recommended Tank Size:
- Light Stocked - 90 Gallons
- Medium Stocked - 65 Gallons
- Heavily Stocked - 40 Gallons
The sleek and compact Reef Octopus Classic 110SSS in-sump protein skimmer supplies powerful filtration for aquarium systems up to 120 gallons where sump space may be limited.
- Small Footprint - Big Performance
- Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1000s Skimmer Pump
- Removable Turbulence Reducing Bubble Plate
- Disassembles for Cleaning
- Quiet and Energy Efficient Operation
- Latest Output Design for Quiet Bubble-free Outflow
- Solid Acrylic Construction
- Body Size: 5in
- Footprint: 6.1in x 7.87in
- Total Height: 19.7in
- Output Size: 1.25in
The Reef Octopus Classic 110SSS is constructed of high-quality acrylic that can be completely disassembled for cleaning. Equipped with the new Aquatrance pinwheel pump, it produces an ideal mix of water and air for optimum waste removal. A simple vented wedge valve output provides precision control and allows cleaned water to exit the skimmer below water for quiet operation. Also available in the Larger Classic 150SSS model.
Internal model designed for in-sump use only. No feed pump required, the skimmer draws water directly from sump.
- 2-year warranty on pump
- 1 year on rotor
- 1 year on skimmer body
Just OK By David on 1/17/2018David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've had this skimmer for 3 years. For the price it is OK. Here are some issues I've had with it. It is difficult to keep dialed in and I had to constantly tweak it to keep it skimming. One of the nylon screws on the base broke. The pump started having trouble after about 2 years and either wouldn't start after being unplugged or would spontaneously stop running. The collection cup fit unnecessarily tight; I had to use a small plastic pry tool (the ones you use to disassemble car interiors with) to pry the cup off to clean it which was a real pain. I had to push down so hard to get the cup back on that I was afraid I would break the glass on the bottom of the sump. The collection cup is pretty small so I was thinking of installing a small drain line and external collection reservoir but instead I eventually pulled the skimmer out and stopped using it.
Works great By Dustin on 9/21/2017Dustin would recommend this product to a friendI did a lot of research on skimmers before I decided on this one. I have not been disappointed. My water is clean and my fish are happy. The directions were a little vague but its not that hard to figure out. It has 5 screws and a pump, its not that hard. You wont be disappointed and your tank will be happy with this skimmer.
Great Skimmer! By BearTrap26 on 8/1/2017BearTrap26 would recommend this product to a friendI have a 54 Gallon Bowfront reef tank. I had it for 7 months and never had a skimmer and had no issues. I had been adding fish and corals and realized eventually everything would grow and start putting more nitrates in and might eventually pose a major problem. This set up was perfect for my sump since there is very little room. After getting it dialed in and after a couple of break in days it began to produce a good amount of skim mate. Great product, I highly recommend it!
Super easy to setup: Video out of date and directions are lacking By Timothy on 5/10/2017Timothy would recommend this product to a friendSo I got the Octopus 110sss to fit in my Trigger Emerald 26 sump. Fits PERFECTLY! I had to assemble the red tube in the sump due to the tank stand being low, but no problems getting the cup off.
Directions are poor, and so I went to Youtube to watch the video. The video is different then the one I was sent. Evidently its been upgraded, but the video has not.
However, its super easy to install, and the video is good enough.
Started skimming right away. Most say it takes 3 or 4 weeks to really dial in, so more later!
Lovin' it so far. By Joshua on 5/8/2017Joshua would recommend this product to a friendI spent the extra money for the SSS and i'm glad i did. I have limited space in my sump and it has worked perfectly so far. Extremely quiet and has cleaned my tank so well. Looking forward to see what it can really do once my tank is fully stocked.
Reef Octopus 110 By WayneN on 3/29/2017WayneN would recommend this product to a friendExcellent skimmer, extremely quiet and very compact.
impressed By it just works on 3/11/2017it just works would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer isn't finicky or fancy, it doesn't have a special break in procedure. It just works well and very fast. Noise level is average and cannot be heard unless you open your cabinet and get close to it. I have zero complaints and will use Reef Octopus more often.
Nice skimmer By gary on 2/7/2017gary would recommend this product to a friendThis thing is dead quiet and works very well. I'm very happy with it. It's a little hard to put together with the provided instuctions. And the air line does not connect to anything, it just sits in the tube.
Fantastic skimmer! By Marc on 12/2/2016Marc would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is essentially dead quiet and puts out great skimmate. I wanted to replace my Seaside CS5.5 because it frequently vibrated sporadically. The build quality is excellent too.
Great skimmer By Luis on 7/11/2016Luis would recommend this product to a friendSkimmer is pulling some good skimmate but I feel that I could be dialing it in better but haven't hit that sweet spot just yet
settings By slone64 on 7/10/2016slone64 would recommend this product to a friendi wish it was better explained about getting it dialed in for the amount of bubbles and the pushing up through the tube. seems to work best at the deeper end of 8". working well otherwise.
Awesome skimmer, especially for the price! By DeepBlue45 on 6/30/2016DeepBlue45 would recommend this product to a friendCouldn't be happier with this skimmer. I was concerned because I changed my sump design so was going from a more expensive external recirculating skimmer to this in-sump model. Basically I had it assembled and in the sump in about 15 min and it was pulling out dark thick skimmate with minimal adjustments required. It's also dead quiet. Maybe I got lucky and it works well with my set-up but very impressed.
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How much room is needed to remove the collection cup for cleaning? I have 21 inches of room under my stand
I wan to run his on my 40 breeder set up is this a solid option for a mixed reef with a heavy Bioload ? Also what's he return policy? I've read a few comments saying reef octopus/ coralvue skimmers can't be returned
The 110 is a great option and will handle a very heavy bioload on a 40 gallon. Our return policy is new and unopened boxes. If the items have been opened unfortunately all warranty and support will be through Coralvue directly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Are the reef octopus skimmers ozone safe?
To avoid injury, you should research and take every precaution to properly inject and vent Ozone.
What flow rate through the sump is best for this skimmer? I'm planning on a 600gph MAX return/overflow rate. Heard it's best to match all of these up
For skimmers it is typically recommended for 10x your system volume. As low as 5x can still work will and will give slightly more contact time for any elements. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
My questing regards assembly. My tank is running and I want to add a protein skimmer. My sump is in the cabinet with limited space to maneuver a tall skimmer into the sump. How much assembly is required for the Reef Octopus Classic 110SSS 5" Internal Space Saving Protein Skimmer, and is it possible to install piece by piece?
The skimmer is pre built from the body down, only the stand pipe and the collection cup. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
What cfm air pump is required? Does it need to accurately control the air flow rate?
Does it require a water pump? How many GPM on the water pump?
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