- Reef Octopus Classic 150SSS 6" Internal Space Saving Protein Skimmer
The sleek and compact Reef Octopus Classic 150SSS in-sump protein skimmer supplies powerful filtration for aquariums up to 150 gallons where sump space may be limited.
Recommended sump water height: 7"-8"
- Small Footprint - Big Performance
- Reef Octopus Aquatrance 2000s 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: 6in
- Footprint: 7.3in x 9.5in
- Neck Size:
- Total Height: 20.9in
- Output Size: 1.25in
Recommended sump water height: 7"-8"
BRS Recommended Tank Size:
Light Stocked - 160 Gallons
Medium Stocked - 110 Gallons
Heavily Stocked - 65 Gallons
The Reef Octopus Classic 150SSS 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 smaller Classic 110SSS model.
Internal model designed for in-sump use only. No feed pump required, skimmer draws water directly from sump.
- 2 year warranty on pump
- 1 year on rotor
- 1 year on skimmer body
Great skimmer for the money By Jeremy on 1/4/2020Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendI have had this skimmer for over two years still works great. It has a small foot print, easy to disassemble, quiet operation. Only complaint is it is very sensitive to you putting your hands in the tank.
Classic 150SSS 6" Internal Space Saving Protein Skimmer By steve on 10/3/2019steve would recommend this product to a friendlove the skimmer after 2 hours it was pulling a lot of brown stuff WOW and quiet.
Nice Quality and Design By Harrison on 7/31/2018Harrison would recommend this product to a friendI haven't been in the reefing hobby for long, so I can't compare this to many other skimmers, but it seems pretty good at doing that. I have a relatively small biology on my tank so it doesn't really pull much of anything even though it's set at the correct water level and tuned. The bubble wall fluctuates greatly in normal operation. I think this is specific to my case because I have a small bioload (4 small fish in a 75g for now). The design is very nice and elegant, build quality great. The air stack, however, is very tall and difficult to remove in tight spaces. It is only moderately quiet for me, being the loudest equipment in my sump. However, the benefits much outway the disadvantages so far. I have had this product for about 4 months.
Perfect fit By Thom on 3/30/2018Thom would recommend this product to a friendPowerful skimmer that fits perfectly in my new Trigger Emerald 26 sump.
Great Skimmer By Xander on 2/7/2018Xander would recommend this product to a friendOnce the skimmer broke in, it has been pulling stuff non-stop! The skimmer is easy to tune and adjust if you want to skim wet or dry. I am more than happy with my purchase!
Best skimmer for space saving By David on 1/11/2018David would recommend this product to a friendI have 26 sump and wanted to have refugium in second camber . So i need something small enough to fit return section with my return pump. Its a little tight but i want the bigger 150. Perfect. Also really no break in time. Would recommend.
powerfull skimmer By Marga on 10/13/2017Marga would recommend this product to a friendVery happy with this purchase, i bought this skimmer a week ago and i can't wait to tell you, awesome skimmer, easy to assemble, super quiet, easy to adjust bubbles, thick acrylic cup and big size, as soon as i plugged this started pulling skim out right away, outstanding customer service for timely arrival. Very satisfied, thanks BRS.
Great skimmer By Felix on 10/9/2017Felix would recommend this product to a friendFits perfectly in my trigger 26 sump. Put together rather quick and starter pillín skimm right away.
Excellent Customer Support By Ken on 10/3/2017Ken would recommend this product to a friendI believe a product like this is only as good as the customer support staff and how well they assst you with problems. I had a defective pump on my 150SSS, called their support number and received immediate, action and was back in business. They were professional and worked hard to take care of my problem quickly. They have a life time customer now!
Small footprint, Strong skimming By Josh on 7/27/2017Josh would recommend this product to a friendI love it, small footprint strong skimming and basically silent
A+ Skimmer By Jeb Brosh on 2/14/2017Jeb Brosh would recommend this product to a friendOrdered sunday night and the skimmer arrived on thursday. Easy to put together. ran it in freshwater for just a bit to clean it off and put it in my sump that night. the next morning i already had a little bit of green skim. The thing is next to silent, its actually quieter than my overflows so you cant even hear it unless i have my stand doors open. worked/works perfectly and looks great. Writing this review almost a week after install and everything still works. skims better after initial break in
Excellent skimmer for the price and size By Rusty on 2/13/2017Rusty would recommend this product to a friendI run this in my Trigger cube sump under my 93g cube and it works like a champ. Easy to setup and maintain.
Do you have to adjust this skimmer? Or do you just set it up and go ?
Skimmers will always need to be adjusted to fit your system size and bio load. This is done with the stand pipe adjustment, air intake adjustment and overall height.
I’m building a new sump and I plan on getting this protein skimmer but what are the length witdth and height of the skimmer to make sure I put the baffles in the best place
This skimmer is 9.5x7.3x20.9. Have a great day!
Can I fit reef oct 150sss 6" inside a emerald 26 trigger sump
With the Skimmer having a footprint of 7.3"x9.5" and this will fit fine in the sump area of the emerald 26 which has dimensions of 8.25" x 10". Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I'm trying to decide between the 150sss and the 110sss for a 65-gallon sps tank. I'm confused because the BRS suggestions on the 150sss shows 65-gallon heavy bioload but in the Q&A section for the 150sss it says 110-gallon for heavy bioload. Please advise, thanks!
Ok. I have a DSA Neo 105 (100 gallon) and an emerald 34 sump. Thank is mostly sps and some lps but only around 15 3 inch corals. I'm Essentially an ultra low nutrient system and dose NoPOx.
I see great reviews on this skimmer and just can't swing the cash for a Nyos or any $450 skimmer. Size wise I believe the RO 150 is capable is it really as good as the reviews and the bubbles as fine as I read about? Or is there a better choice up to $350 ish range
We have had great luck with the Classic 150sss. It is a very small footprint and does perform as well as the reviews say! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Will any of the Reef Octopus auto neck cleaners fit the 150SSS skimmer?
Your light/medium/heavy recommendations on the 110 version of this are super helpful. Any reason you haven't done the same fo this skimmer? (heck, there is no BRS recommendation on this one at all)
These have been recently redesigned and not had a chance to fully complete the testing. On these skimmers we recommend 200 light bio load, 150 medium, closer to 110 with heavy. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Occasionally I have to service the pumps for my tank to remove calcium deposits. Is access available to the moving parts of the motor? Easy access?
The pump is fairly easy to remove by removing the skimmer body and dismounting the pump. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I have an Eshops RS-75 sump on a 75 gallon aquarium. The skimmer section is 7.5 x 9.5 The sump and skimmer will be under the stand. Will this fit or do I need to go with the 110SSS to be able to remove it from the sump for cleaning?
The 150sss would be just a little too large for the sump. We recommend the 110SSS for easy removal and cleaning. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Can skimmer go in same area as return pump?
What is the recommended water height for this skimmer?
This will work with 7-9" of water. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I recently ordered the classic 150 sss for my 75 gallon heavily stocked tank running a emerald 26 sump. Is this skimmer to big for this tank setup or do you recommend I go with a different skimmer. Thanks!
This skimmer is oversized until the bio-load of the tank will catch up. Once tuned correctly this skimmer will not have any issues on a tank of your size.