Reef Octopus Classic 1000 Hang-on-Back Protein Skimmer

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Reef Octopus Classic 1000 Hang-on-Back Protein Skimmer

SKU: 204058
70 Review(s)
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  • Overflows on the floor By on 6/20/2017

    Stupid design. Open top will fill up on startup and go over the top. When stopped, it almost empties back in the tank which can also overflow. When bubbling, the stupid cup design has bubbles coming up the side of the cup guessed it, overflowing all over the floor. It is just easier and cheaper to save your money and throw buckets of water over your floor. This is the worst skimmer I've used in 20 years.
  • verry good skimmer By on 2/8/2017

    Bought this skimmer 10 months ago. Does a very good job taking waste out. My only issue was the impeller shaft was broke when I went to clean the pump out, but Reef Octopus did a great job getting me a replacement one very quick under the warrant.
  • So far, it's worked well; Issues on install By on 5/20/2016

    I've had this skimmer for around a month now and it's performed as advertised, producing good skimmate. However, the intake tube is a bit longer than it should for a hob skimmer, unless the water level on your tank is pretty low, so it will not sit at the precise level to skim the surface unless you cut it a few inches. It is also a bit noisy (I can always hear it in the background noise of my living room). Finally, if you decide to buy it, when you install it, check all the tube connections to ensure they are sealed tight. The intake tube comes preassembled to tha skimmer body out of the box, so I didn't try to tighten it more. However, when I finished assembling the skimmer and turned it on, it started to leak through the connection between the body of the skimmer and the intake tube and made a mess in my floor. After completely disassembling it and tightening all of the tubes, I've had no leak issues.
  • Good Skimmer/but not what is pictured By on 11/1/2015

    The skimmer I received looks nothing like the picture here other then the body and the silencer.. This skimmer did go together very easy, I took one look at the instructions and laugh a little just put the thing together. It was skimming junk out of my tank within hours. Only problem I am having is bubbles coming out of the skimmer but this should get better over time.. I have seen many videos on YouTube about this skimmer. I sure would like to know what is the adjustable air valve for. All the skimmers I have seen set up only use the silencer..
  • Works very well By on 3/29/2015

    This skimmer is huge! I was worried about the weight on the tank, but so far so good. It cleans my tank well, but if I don't clean it, it smells! They may be due to the raw shrimp I feed my sea star. The piece that holds onto the tank arived broken, but I contacted the company and they sent me a replacement quickly.
  • WOW By on 2/19/2015

    Although the instructions are not very good you get enough info from the picture. Mine has been running for 2 days. It's already pulling stuff out. It's quiet, and not very noticeable.
  • Good Quality HOB Skimmer By on 1/20/2015

    I bought this for my 55g reef tank. It worked quite well, and was very effective and quiet given its small footprint. I eventually had to replace this skimmer with the BH-2000 when I began carbon dosing as the increased load was causing it to overflow out through the top and onto the floor.
  • Not for me By on 1/11/2015

    Ordered this product because i have another tank with a sump running an internal reef octopus 110 nw, but didnt have the same experience with this one. I had two leaks on test run both due to the horrible directions that come with this product as you need to make sure all 3 o-rings are properly sealed. Next, i had it setup which seemed like would be a high quality product due to the materials that it was made out of, but could never get the product to work properly and had a over flow issue. The overflow issue is what made me decide to return the product as I felt it wasn't as safe as a internal skimmmer which would overflow in the tank vs the ground. I am currently in the process of returning with bulk reef supply after spending 30 dollars to ship back we shall see. So in short don't waste your money on this product its not worth the 3-4 hours of frustration,
  • coralvue has bad customer service By on 12/30/2014

    The pump only lasted 6 months, dont waste your money.
  • good deal By on 12/15/2014

    Works great on my 40 reef. Nice and quiet.