- Classic 202-S 8" Internal Protein Skimmer - Reef Octopus
The Reef Octopus Classic 202-S is an in-sump protein skimmer capable of providing powerful filtration for aquariums up to 265 gallons where sump space may be limited.
- Refined Filtration at an Affordable Cost
- Compact Footprint
- Ultra-efficient Aquatrance 3000s Pump
- In-Sump Application
- Turbulence Reducing Super Cone Body
- Solid Cast Acrylic Construction
- Bubble Plate
- Precision Control / Bubble Free Output
- Efficient & Quiet Operation
- Disassembles for Easy Cleaning & Maintenance
- Super Cone Body Size: 8.27 to 5.12in
- Footprint: 12.4in x 10in
- Neck Size: 4.7in
- Total Height: 23.2in
- Output Size: 40mm / 1.25in
Suggested water depth: 7-9 inches
This Reef Octopus Classic Skimmer is constructed of high-quality cast acrylic that disassembles completely for cleaning. Its unique Super Cone "wine glass shape" body naturally stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises producing an enhanced foamation.
Fully equipped with a Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s pinwheel pump to produce the perfect mix of water and air for optimum waste removal.
Two(2) year on pump body
One(1) year on pump rotor
One(1) year on skimmer body
Works Great By Tyler on 9/2/2019Tyler would recommend this product to a friendHad for almost a year now and it consistantly removes gunk. Easy to remove disassemble and clean as well. Is not that loud, you can tell it’s on but from my next room over you cannot hear it.
Great skimmer!! By john on 3/6/2018john would recommend this product to a friendThis is my second Reef Ocotpus skimmer, these skimmers are well built and do a great job for me! Highly recommend the classic 202-s 8”
Skimmer By Yuriy on 2/12/2018Yuriy would recommend this product to a friendLove it ..................................
This skimmer is awesome, but wanted to update an Issue with this Product By Israfil Haniff on 1/4/2018Israfil Haniff would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is by far the most superior of which I owned. The skimmer was a bit noisy and loud so I emailed Coral Vue about this and they were able to send out a newly designed silencer and venturi adapter. After installing it, I was pleased on how much more quieter it became! CoralVue is a great company that stands by their product! Before you make any negative review, be sure to contact the vendor! I love this skimmer! It pulls out dark matter every day, you'd be surprised! And like with anything, keep up with the maintenance, clean out the body and soak your pumps in vinegar after disassembling.
High quality By Timothy on 11/16/2017Timothy would recommend this product to a friendReading some reviews made me skeptical about buying this skimmer. Noise complaints had me on the fence. I simply cant here it running over my dc return pump. This skimmer is made very well, heavy construction, and just,,,,well,just right. The valving makes it easy to fine tune. I have other units on additional aquariums that just cant compair.very pleased.
Awesome skimmer By Joseph on 8/13/2017Joseph would recommend this product to a friendI was worried once i read some of the noise reviews. Phff no noise at all. Small slight hum, but this thing just works. I put in live sand and like most others, there was cloudiness from the sand. This skimmer pulled all of the cloudiness out of the water in 4 hours. Differently worth it. Im so glad I bought this one as oppose to some of the others one I looked at
Most bang for your buck By Dustin on 7/6/2017Dustin would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is just runs in beast mode. Its like your old truck that just runs great and does everything you ask. Little noisy, yes, but I can't hear it in my cabinet. Adjustments is very easy. I have a light bio load on my 175 and need to clean this out maybe twice a week.
Overall it's a pretty good buy By Kizzy on 3/10/2017Kizzy would recommend this product to a friendLet me just say that this skimmer looks amazing, it's very clean looking and you can tell that it's going to work. Like most skimmer, the first week is jus about tuning it in. Didn't pull as much gunk as i wanted to in the first run. The water output is silenced though this doesn't matter due to the actual sound. The sound is PRETTY loud, i have it under my cabinet and i can definitely hear it. Although people are exaggerating about how loud it is. It's in my room, and it doesn't bother me too much i can sleep peacefully. It's just sounds like a return pump that is out of the water. It's like a jet-like sound. Well, can't expect a beast to sound like a princess. Overall, this thing is definitely a beast.
Replaced my RedSea with this one on my RedSea Max-S500 By Izzy on 3/9/2017Izzy would recommend this product to a friendThe moment I set up this skimmer was when it started skimming. It started to pull out dark skimmate within 36 hours of setting up my reef aquarium. My aquarium has been running for 9 months now with performance far exceeding my expectations. Reef Octopus for life!
Couldn't be happier By John on 2/26/2017John would recommend this product to a friendEasy to set up, simple to adjust, clean. Started to skim within 24 hrs. very quiet. I read a poor review here someone wrote about it being loud. Almost didn't buy it because of this noise complaint. I'm glad I went ahead with it and couldn't be happier.
Very loud! By Stephen on 12/3/2016Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSkimmer is large, and very easy to set up. It also works great and pulled junk out in a few hours. However, the noise level from it is incredible. It sounds like a turbine on a jet just idling. I upgraded from my Reef Octopus 150S, and this skimmer is much, much louder. Think the noise is coming from the air intake, might mess with that to reduce the noise level.
Sounds like a jet liner By Chris Wincek on 11/26/2016Chris Wincek wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIve had this almost a year. It's extremely loud and can be heard throughout my entire house. Coral vue has quit trying to troubleshoot the issue so I'm left with junk. DO NOT BUY THIS SKIMMER
What is the difference between a internal and external pump beside the given one is inside and other isnt
The difference will vary on the pump, Many submersible pumps can be used externally depending on how they are plumbed. The main difference if with external pumps such as Pan world and Iwaki they will have none water proof components. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
First question. all other skimmers there is a brs rating for the skimmer not this one could you give you tank size recomendation for this skimmer? 2nd says total hight is 23" how much space should there be to get the cup off? building my own stand and wanna make sure can get it off. 3rd gonna be on a 120 with 55 gallon sump would you recommend this product or can you give me another option in this price range? ty very much sry so many questions.
This skimmer will be on average around 150 gallon, With a heavier bioload at 120 gallon. You will need an additional 2 inches to clear the skimmer collection cup comfortably. This skimmer is a great option for a tank of your size with a heavier bio-load. Alternatives include the Vertex 180i or 200i and the Skimz SM163. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Will this fit my 50 gallon sump 12" by 48"
The foot print of this skimmer is 12.4in x 10in. This could fit if you have 12" x 48". Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I have a 120 gallon 48x24 oceanic tank. Just bought a Trigger Emerald 34 sump. Going to running a fuge in the second compartment. My question is would the skimmer be to big for the tank ? I don't want to over skim or my cycle to fluctuate. I want a mix reef with prominent SPS, plus medium bioload fish.
What is a good Spacing for the skimmer pump to suction the water. (How many inches away from the wall) I know the Emerald Sump will have a tight squeeze for the skimmer.
The manufacturer recommends this skimmer for up to 265g, what does BRS rate this? I currently run a 150int on my 125g with a heavy bioload and am looking to upgrade.
We can comfortably rate this skimmer on 250 gallon light bio-load, 190 medium and 150 heavy bio load. This would work well on the heavily stocked 125.