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Octopus BH-1000 Protein Skimmer

 
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Great skimmer for a great price! featured

Installation and Operation Instructions for assembly were poor, but after reading some threads on the net while waiting for it to arrive I was able to assemble it without a problem. Easy to install once assembled. Fill it with SW and fire it up, plug the air intake while it fills, install silencer to air intake, and it is off and skimming! It did produce a lot of micro bubbles for about the first week while it broke in.


Performance vs. Expectations This skimmer performs exactly like I expected a Reef Octopus to. The price can't be beat for such a beast of a skimmer.


Value for money You definitely get what you pay for with this skimmer! A hard working skimming machine. I can pull upwards of a cup or more of skimmate a day out of my tank depending on how wet I decide to skim!


Customer Support I haven't had any reason to deal with Coralvue. Their products always work the way they are supposed to for me! Quality products require less contact with customer service.


Liked about it Large Collection cup, price was excellent, Skimmer is super quiet!


Didn't like Had to modify the surface skimmer intake tube to raise the level of the overflow box to the appropriate level. I also don't like the fact that the plumbing is metric. It makes it hard to find parts if you need to modify the intake and output for any reason. Other than that the skimmer works great!


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By 08TRDOFFROAD
Dec 03, 2011
 
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Best Skimmer I have ever owned featured

Installation and Operation Instalation was confusing. The instructions are worse than bad. There was a small diagram of how all the pieces came together that made no sense at all. Once you could figure out were everything was suppose to go it was easy to put together. You had to put the o rings on, screw the pump on the out tank valve and place the surface skimmer on.





Performance vs. Expectations This skimmer has gone above and beyond what I thought it would. The first day the cup was almost full. I have had mine up and running for about a year and it is still producing micro bubbles. The bubble reducer does reduce the bubbles a little.


Value for money I thought it was alot of money but it was worth it. This skimmer keeps my tank clean. This skimmer is worth the money. Reef Octopus skimmers are expensive but worth the price. I will buy another one when it is time to replace this one.



Customer Support I have had this skimmer for about a year and have not had any problem.


Liked about it Have not had any problems in a year
Keeps water clean
Skims more than any skimmer I have ever had


Didn't like Dont like all the micro bubbles
Instructions are horrible
surface skimmer needs to be higher








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By phill3415
Nov 16, 2011
 
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Kicks butt! featured

Installation and Operation Easy to install, instuctions are horrible......but all of reef octopus's skimmers have horrible directions. So have a buddy or LFS show you how to use it if your not sure. (Or someone on this site) The skimmer box is somewhat pointless in my application, but could be useful on other tanks. I would recommend it on anything 60 gallons and under to make sure it operates at its peak performance


Performance vs. Expectations Happy as anything with it, it DOES fit the biocube 29. So if you have a biocube and are looking for a searious skimmer that will just tear up like nobodys business....this is it. It produces nice skimmate, with really nothing in the water. I dont feed much so it doesnt have much oppurtunity to skim a whole lot of black nasty skimmate, it does however skim out a nice rust brown skimmate from the little that I do feed. When I feed different things it changes the skimmates color.


Value for money Its worth the money for sure, it is a solid skimmer thats well build and will perform well, it does produce microbubbles when first setup, and they are annyoing as anything, but do subside within a week at max. Cleaning is a breeze with almost everything being removable, for the money its a great skimmer.


Customer Support They are okay.....I tried to get a new elbow for the inlet because I tried to mod mine (not smart if your not good with a dremel) and they were unsure of which model I bought.......etc etc. So I took it to my lfs and they ordered it for me. IMO, the LFS shouldnt know more about the skimmer than the company selling it....


Liked about it Fairly compact to be so powerful
Good design, that will work with the biocube
ONLY HOB skimmer that will fit the biocube correctly with minimum drilling and cutting.
Skims like crazy
quite after break in


Didn't like Theres a hole that I sealed up and microbubbles were cut in half almost immediatly, why is there a hole?
My lid is concave....no big deal, its just bent upwards a little and doesnt fit 100% correctly.
Microbubbles during breakin....but all skimmers are like that.


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By fihsboy
Jun 16, 2011
 
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Great skimmer!! featured

Installation and Operation Instalation was allitle confusing, because all it had was a small diagram of how all the pieces came together, not step by step, but then again, all you had to do is put the o rings on, scret the pump on, the out tank valve, and surface skimmer... so it was VERY easy to put gether. Also, the air intake can be a little confising at first, but just play around with it... you will find the best option for you.


Performance vs. Expectations This skimmer has gone above and beyond in preformance! In just one day of turning on, the collection was half full! I would not suggest putting it in an alredy mature aquarium because it does porduce a ton of mico bubbles for about 2-3 weeks. but I just cut a hole in the blue bubble trap it gives you (the 2 holes it comes with dont really work) and put it on the end of the out take pipe. That just about cut the bubbels in half. Lastly, the "surface skimmer". Im sure that this would work a lot better, if the intake pipe was shorter. right now it sit 2-2.5 inches below the surface of the water, But that is an easy fix if you just cut the pipe.


Value for money for $185 when I purchased it, it seemed a lot for just a piece of equipment, but it has kept my tank sparkling clean with hardly any debris. It is definalty worth the money. I f I do get a new skimmer (not until I get a larger tank) then I will most definalty stick with this company. Reef octopus makes amazing, long lasting products!


Customer Support Never had a problem, so Im not really sure.


Liked about it Skims like a pro

never had a problem in 6 months of having it

easy instalation


Didn't like tones of micro bubbles at start up

can be a tad bit confsing adjusting the air intake

surface skimmer needs to be higher


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5.0

By Crazy_About_Salt
Aug 26, 2010
 
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Awesome skimmer

Installation and Operation Worst imstallation instructions know to man. Not to hard to figure out though. Ditch the blue sponge.


Performance vs. Expectations I always heard good things about the skimmer. I've also heard a lot of complaints about bubbles. The first two weeks, yes there were a lot of bubbles in the tank, but they go away on their own after a short break in period (about 2-3 weeks). After the break in, the skimmer works better than any of the other skimmers I've ever used.


Value for money I think the $150 I paid was more than worth it.


Customer Support Have not contacted support.


Liked about it It's quiet. It skims more waste than anything I've seen to date. The price.


Didn't like Installation instructions and the 2 weeks of a tank full of bubbles.


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By grucahead
Jul 31, 2011
 
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Simply awesome!

Installation and Operation The installation was relatively easy. The instructions are terrible. A first grader could write better instructions. It's only been up an running for about a week, but it's easy to operate and adjust. My only problem is the surface skimmer. At the highest setting, it is still below the water level. Had to cut intake pipe at first notch for skimmer to be above the water line.


Performance vs. Expectations The performance is better than expected. Starting getting skimmate after just half a day of use.


Value for money Definitely worth the money. A lot of other more expensive skimmers are out there. But if you want quality at a reasonable price, I would recommend this one.


Customer Support Only dealt with distributor(Aquacave). They were very helpful.


Liked about it Quiet
Big Collection Cup
$$


Didn't like Instructions
Unmodified Surface skimmer too low to be effective


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By Scuba SC_905
May 27, 2010
 
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