- Reef Octopus Classic 200INT 8” Internal Protein Skimmer
- Manufacturer rated for tanks up to 250 gallons
- BRS recommended for tanks up to 160 gallons
In sump skimmer. Powered by an Aquatrance 3000. Built with high quality acrylic. Gate valve allows for more precise control of water level. ½” clearance required to remove collection cup for easy cleaning.
- Item #: CLSC-200INT
- Reef Octopus 8" Classic 200INT Skimmer
- Dimensions: 15.6" x 10.25" x 23.75"
- Manufacturer rates skimmer for tanks up to 250 gallons.
- BRS Recommends this skimmer for tanks up to 160 gallons
- Powered by an Aquatrance 3000
- 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
Works great By Joseph on 1/8/2018Joseph would recommend this product to a friendHave had this skimmer for about 2 years or so now, still working great. I have not noticed the increase in sound as other have described.
I gave it 4 stars because I don't see an easy way to clean the lower section after you remove the pump and upper section. The lower section seems sealed. I can run water thru it but thats about it. In 2 years it's not been a problem so far.
Cleaning... By Joseph on 12/16/2017Joseph would recommend this product to a friendI've been running this for 2 years now. Does what it should and I like the wide mouth design for cleaning the skum cup. But I wish there was a way to easily clean the bottom section of the skimmer. That is the reason for 4 stars
Big Skimmer, Just Breaking In, 4 Stars for now. By Paul on 11/28/2017Paul would recommend this product to a friendReceived this skimmer yesterday, and it's essentially twice the size of my old Aquamaxx EM200. It's a beast.
It's quiet so far, but I'm just on my 2nd day of breaking it in. I have a big foam head inside the skimmer body, and you can see crud that it's collected on the walls. Assembly was easy, and did have to trim the air hose down some.
The noise was my biggest concern. Going from the Aquamaxx, with the Sicce pump, it truly was silent or very close to it. The Classic at this time, is as quiet, but appears to be more efficient because I'm sure that I'm drawing in a lot more air into this one vs the EM200.
After 6-8 months, will revisit this review. Only 4 stars for now. May bump to 5, we'll see.
Octopus skimmer By Robert on 11/13/2016Robert would recommend this product to a friendOwn this for 3 years and it's absolutely a beast!
amazing skimmer By dino on 2/4/2016dino would recommend this product to a friendI got this skimmer with a used tank i purchased and im impressed. It skims like a beast. Going from a nwb110 on my 60g to this 200 on my 160. Im in love with this skimmer. And it no louder than anything else in my tank. I can barely hear it
Awsome By Brian R on 1/1/2016Brian R would recommend this product to a friendThis is an awsome skimmer!! Made very well and once you get it broke in and dialed in I've never had to re adjust it.
Awesome skimmer 1 year and counting By AZ Big John on 4/2/2015AZ Big John would recommend this product to a friendI have only owned Reef Octopus skimmers, so I may be biased, but this beast is great. I cleaned and vinegared the entire setup at 6 months and a year, and it continues to impress me. In smaller tanks I had the 4: skimmer, and loved it, so when I bought my 155, I knew I would get another one.
It is as big as they say, and a tight fit for me, but the skimmate I get makes it worth it. As for noise, I really don't think it is that noisey, but I have nothing to compare it to
Good skimmer By Mark on 1/14/2015Mark would recommend this product to a friendI have owned the 4" 6" and now the 8" reef octopus int skimmers. They are quality made, affordable and skim like crazy!!! one of the only skimmers with gate valve in this price range.
Good Line of Skimmers for the Price By Chris on 7/22/2014Chris would recommend this product to a friendI recently upgraded to the 8" after running the 4" for some time. I upgraded my tank and added biopellets so I wanted the larger sized skimmer. So far so good as i'm still breaking in now. Pump rattles a bit, but for me it's not a problem in my basement sump. Running this on about 110 gallons of system water.
Great skimmer By DC on 2/20/2014DC would recommend this product to a friendGreat skimmer in my opinion. Started skimming yesterday and its already pulling out some skimmate.. Relatively quiet, easy to tweak.. Definitely need a decent size sump, i put mine in a 20 gallon long tank, that i partitioned. It has a pretty big foot print, and is pretty tall, but it fit nicely into my sump under a 75 gallon stand.
I have fead some of the bad reviews on this skimmer, and have not personally run into any of the complaints., and i will say that my corals have noticed a difference already. I was not previously skimming in this tank, because i didnt really have any kind of bioload, but recently have been adding more livestock, and the skimmer is working as advertised well before the stated break in period.
I would highly recommend this skimmer, even for a beginner
Good skimming but noisy By joseph on 12/9/2013joseph wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe first year this skimmer was pretty quiet. Now that it is 13 months old, it has become noisy. Very noisy. I hope to find a quit one soon.
good loud skimer By Jason on 10/8/2013Jason would recommend this product to a friendThe skimmer works great the only problem I have with it is the noise. Ican hear the loud hum sound as soon as I het the top of the stairs. Think I want to upgrade the pump to quiet it down. If the skimmer wasnot this loud it would have 5 stars. I have it running on a 120 with a total water volume of about 140
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They come with a gate valve. They used to come with a wedge pipe years ago but have been gate valves for quiet some time now.
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The difference will come down to foot print size. Both will be designed for 250-150 gallon systems. The 202-s has an internal pump while the 200int has an pump outside of the skimmer body. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The manufacturer's information says 41watts on the included pump.