A waste collector is simply a remote chamber that is connected to your skimmer's collection cup via a drain tube. The tube will carry skimmate or waste that might otherwise overflow into this separate chamber. The 4" diameter WC-100 from Reef Octopus takes this a step further and includes a switch that will shut down your protein skimmer in the event of a problem or overflow so you don't end up with a stinky mess.


Reef Octopus Waste Collector