- Super Reef Octopus SRO-3000INT 8” In Sump Protein Skimmer
- Rated for tanks up to 300 gallons
- BRS recommended for tanks up to 250 gallons
In Sump Skimmer with 3000 Bubble Blaster pump. The refined hybrid cone design reduces and stabilizes foam production resulting in less turbulence in the neck area and more time for the organics to rise and collect.
Super Reef Octopus® 8” In Sump Skimmer SRO-3000INT
Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 200 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 250 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 300 gallons
- High quality cast acrylic
- Refined Hybrid Cone Shape
- Max injection Venturi Air Injection System
- Bubble Dispersant Plate - removable and reduces turbulence
- Solid construction
- Large collection cup
- Easy to turn output flow valve for control
- Low energy consumption with little heat emission
- Body Diameter: 8"
- Neck Size: 4.5"
- Foot Print:14.8” x 10.25”
- Total Height: 23.75”
- Output Size: 50mm - comes with 1.5” PVC metric to standard adapter
- Output Height: 6.8"
- Note: Recommended Sump Water Depth: 6-6.5"
Bubble Blaster 3000 Pinwheel Pump Features:
- Water Draw: 425 GPH / 1,600 LPH
- Air Draw: 1,100 LPH / 39 SCFH
- Power Consumption: 40 Watts
- 2 year on pump
- 1 year on skimmer body
Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
10 years and running By Otto on 1/29/2020Otto would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is a beast... It has been running basically 24/7/365 for ten years and I have only had to fix the impeller in all that time. I don't do any maintenance other than cleaning the neck and head and if paired with a automatic neck cleaner that they make, this thing would be set and forget. I recommend using controller to monitor a separate skimmate res as like any skimmer every once and awhile it overflows but other than that it is perfect. I would definitely recommend this.
Extremely Depth Sensitive By JONATHAN on 12/4/2017JONATHAN wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've had this skimmer for about 3 months now. Watching the skimmer work, it is impressive and well constructed. It runs quietly. The problem I've had is the depth sensitivity. I've woken up about 5 times now to a soaked floor due to the skimmer overflowing. Its very hard to dial in the perfect valve setting. Last night i shut everything down to feed. After i turned everything back on, i watched the skimmer for about an hour to make sure it was working properly. I try to have a small amount of foam visibly reaching the top, but not coming over. Larger bubbles were forming at the base of the neck and i left the setting a little on the low side to be safe. Came downstairs to get my phone before work in the morning and had to spend and hour cleaning about 6 gallons of skimate. This skimmer has been extremely problematic for me. I just can't get the skimmer to a setting where it is removing wasted and not overflowing. I'll have a few good days in a row, and then out of nowhere it does this. I've never had this problem before with a skimmer. If i can't figure it out, i will have to buy a different one.
Outstanding quality By GetoScholar on 12/28/2016GetoScholar would recommend this product to a friendI bought a second hand 210 gallon aquarium that had a underrated skimmer. After researching for days and reading reviews of different manufacturers reef octopus was the affordable choice. Super easy to install, it is very well constructed. The flow rate from the pump is very powerful and reasonably quiet. This skimmer is well worth the money. After a month with this product, so far so good I'm a satisfied customer and so are my fish.
best skimmer By coloreef125 on 4/21/2016coloreef125 would recommend this product to a friendbest skimmer i have ever had.. Over 20 yrs in the hobby. Was replacing the pump every year, year and a half on my ASM skimmer. Have this one for 3 years now and still works as good as when I first bought it..
Prefect buy By Clive on 4/18/2016Clive would recommend this product to a friendI needed to replace the awful Red Sea skimmer I got with my Red Sea 650 tank, this is perfect for my tank, fits in the sump nicely and within 24 hrs it was getting out so much waste, had it now for 3 weeks, and she's still perfectly skimming, it's a no brainier, buy this one, you won't go wrong.
Awsome By Bozzman on 4/9/2016Bozzman would recommend this product to a friendThis thing is a monster and works like one
Pretty with tweking By Horacio on 12/21/2015Horacio would recommend this product to a friendThis is an awesome skimmer I have it on my 225g, and it skims pretty amazingly. But it's break-in time is a bit longer than I expected and is very picky with water depth of not exactly where is say it doesn't work as good. Overall it's a great skimmer if used exactly how they describe in the manual.
Gunk Pumper By bobby on 3/20/2015bobby would recommend this product to a friendthis skimmer will pump the gunk out of your tank fast
great By diemaker on 10/22/2014diemaker would recommend this product to a friendthis product is great i bought it with the neck cleaner and installed it in my red sea 650 max almost no break in
Great skimmer By Marc on 7/20/2014Marc would recommend this product to a friendReplaced my old skimmer with one of these after hearing around how great they were. After just a few days I noticed a HUGE difference in the gunk it was removing. Highly recommended.
Skimmer for deep cleaning By Goncharkina on 7/14/2014Goncharkina would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer does an amazing job, it produces foam almost every day in my 120 gallon ( overstocked) tank. Great piece of equipment, I would recommend buying an oversized skimmer, because it will not only clean your tank very well, skimmer's life is going to be longer since you are not running it on 100% capacity all the time.
Will this skimmer fit in my ruby 36s sump from trigger systems on the first chamber
We don't carry those particular sumps here. How big is the chamber you have to work with?
Does this skimmer have the option of having an automatic neck cleaner. Thanks
SKU: 207869 found here: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-automatic-protein-skimmer-neck-cleaner-lid.html
BRS recommended sump water depth is 6-6.5" and reef octopus suggest 7.9-8.7" Are you recommending a lower sump water level than the manufacturer?
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to skimmer submersion depth. I personally find that my reef octopus skimmers run the best right around 8". On this item I would follow what the manufacturer says. I am guessing the 6-6.5 is a general reference. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
I had this skimmer from 210 gallon that I had, when I moved I downgraded to a 120gallon. I've been using this skimmer in the 120 gallon for ~5-years now running 24-hrs a day, would say it is medium / heavy stocked with ~15 fish. I recognize it is oversized for the tank. I only have soft corals and LPS, but considering SPS and worried this is stripping too many nutrients out of water. I do get good skim but only get ~50% of collection cup full every 4-6 weeks. I wanted to see if I should be running it less perhaps 12-hours on a timer overnight with it off during day?Would running less be more suitable for tank size, or best to try and sell this and get the right size skimmer for a 120-gallon tank wit sump?
I would consider trying to get a more appropriate sized skimmer, by cutting the on time down you are really just guessing on how much your tank needs to skim. I would sell and buy a reasonably sized skimmer for your tank.