- S-300 Space Saving G4 Protein Skimmer - Eshopps
Eshopps Premier Line of Protein Skimmers!
The S-300 is the perfect space-saving protein skimmer for any reef tank that needs an efficient and high-performance skimmer. Eshopps Intelligent Design (EID) features 5 specific advancements in protein skimmer technology that help make keeping your reef clean easier, and more reliable. The heard of the S-Line of skimmers is the EDDY bubble plate that creates super micro-bubbles while also helping increase the overall contact time of the water and air mixture. With other proprietary components like the twist off base, quick release pump lock, and much more the S-Line from Eshopps may be the last skimmer you ever need to purchase!
EDDY Bubble Plate
Increase the contact time for more efficient skimming! The groundbreaking design has blades that create a rotation increasing the duration of the time the micro-bubbles are in contact with the water helping fractionate more organics.
Quick Release Pump Lock
Just loosen a couple screws and your pump can be slid out of the mounting bracket making pump cleaning super easy.
Twist Off Base
Forget thumbscrews, wingnuts, or traditional flat head screws, the S-Series Skimmers use a quarter turn base that locks the pump into the body. It takes less than 3 seconds to remove the base from the rest of the skimmer, and will never rust!
Easly, one of the best things about Eshopps Premier line of skimmers is the clear venturi. A clogged venturi will cause nothing but issues with protein skimmers and have the ability to see the air to water mixture and any calcium or other mineral build up is essential. You will now know when to clean you venturi, helping prevent problems from forming.
Adjustable Water Level Baffle
Keep your skimmer running perfectly with Eshopps new water level baffle. The gate style baffle lets you precisely tune your skimmers internal water level for optimum performance. The twist handle moves very smooth and gives you excellent control over the water inside of the reaction chamber.
Water & Air Adjustable Silencer
Get the perfect mixture of water and air in your skimmer. Eshopps custom silencer keeps ambient noise to an almost dead silent level while giving you extra control over the mixture. Since every reef is different, you can tune the skimmer to the needs of your aquarium.
Powerful Sicce PSK1200 Pump
Many skimmers utilize Sicce to produce their needle wheel skimmer pumps, and that is an easy answer why they simply work! It is hard to find a skimmer pump that will outperform Sicce for the money.
Recommended for tanks up to:
Heavy Bioload - 260 Gallons
Medium Bioload - 370 Gallons
Light Bioload - 500 Gallons
Footprint - 9.5" x 12"
Height - 23.5"
Power Consumption - 22W @ 120VAC
Recommended Water Level - 7" - 9"
1x S-300 Skimmer Body
1x S-300 Skimmer Cup & Lid
1x S-300 Base
1x S-300 Silencer
1x S-300 Venturi
1x Sicce PSK1200 Pump
Changing my review after close to a year of useZ By Tony on 10/3/2018Tony wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy first few complaints about the cheap quality for the price your paying nothing premium About this skimmer. It worked well for half a year and recently it’s been a nightmare woke up to water in the stand not sure what’s going on not the first time now. The air intake gets filled with water and shoots water out any time you shut the skimmer off water gets into the air Silencer.
So to fix this I removed the cap from the bottom to help drain now it’s more louder then it was! Contacted support they said they would call back never got a call, called back the lady on the phone said to email someone else. I sent 3 Emails no reply’s even sent a email they have on the contact us page.
I’m beyond worst skimmer experience in reef keeping the last 10 years.
Good but Noisy By George on 9/29/2018George wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe skimmer works well; it generates a lot of micro bubbles. But the mounting of the pump has no cushion so it is very noisy, there is a constant buzz in addition to the sound from the "air silencer."
S-300 Poor quality By wayne on 8/24/2018wayne wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor the first few months great skimmer. Then I experienced the impeller spliting reported on other sites. Also, the defussor is hard to clean. So, I am in a pump/impeller replacement mode. I have skimmers for over 20 years which have had far better quality and did not need repair before becoming obsolete. So, I am disappointed with this product.
Foam Fraction Machine! By BigBirdErn on 4/15/2018BigBirdErn would recommend this product to a friendI am running this on my 210 with a 75 gallon sump. Tank is currently lightly stocked and the skimmer has no issues. The collection cup is 9 inches in diameter and holds 10 cups of skimmate! (I measured) I originally purchased the x-220 but it was purple. I sold it to a friend and confirmed that this skimmer is a transparent blue. Got the color I wanted with this one. I run mine in 12 in of water but use a spacer to bring it to approximately 10.5. Would not say it's loud compared to most. Only issue I had upon assembly is the black o-ring that came on the pump is not the O-ring they intend for you to use. The opaque o-ring floating around in the Box made it lineup perfect to the bubble plate. Easy to adjust water height. Rubber pads on feet. Pulls great skimmate.
There are some bubbles in the acrylic welds. Like the other reviews say I don't see it to be an issue.
4.5 out of 5. Only because of the acrylic welds did it not receive a five.
This thing is huge and does a wonderful job By Will on 3/24/2018Will would recommend this product to a friendrunning a s-300 on a 180 with 40 breeder sump
I would have to agree with most of what the other reviewer said (TONY) it does have thinner acrylic but if you treat your reef stuff nicely i dont see why this would even be an issue. I would say with the amount of air it pulls it is loud if the silencer is wide open, I don't use the silencer and just run a direct line to the outside of my house 1/2in tube about 25-30ft and it pulling some good air still far quieter. even with these cons I still rate it 4.5stars
here are some pros:
1) massive collection cup requires less maintenance
2)twist off body is a dream come true for pump maintenance 3 sec n done
3)clear venturi easy to spot build up at a quick glance
4)Doesnt have a screw on collection cup I hate those... and as the other reviewer mentioned it is hard to get off at first but after about 20 times it loosens up some, pop one side up pop other side up and remove.
5) A sicce PSK 1200 is a good long lasting pump
Just like Tony said if it had a little thicker acrylic this would be a home run 5 star product!!
Really good skimmer By Tony on 1/11/2018Tony would recommend this product to a friendSo first got this skimmer it’s huge!
Started and within a few days was skimming out he dust out of the tank from the new sand. I’m impressed with this skimmer better then my reef octo when it comes to pulling stuff.
Few cons tho cheap build, Collection cup hard to remove, air bubbles in welds in the joints and thin acrylic.
Give it a 4 star if just made little better would be 5.