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Octopus BH-100SS Protein Skimmer

 
Rated up to 90 gallons. (varies due to bio load of system) Item #: OCT-BH-300F Dimensions: 15" x 3.75" x 18" Includes skimmer, filter chamber, and surface skimmer. Rated up to 135 gallons. (varies due to bio load...


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Installation and Operation well i ordered one of these online about a week ago and got it today oh and by the way i bought this to replace my coralife protein skimmer ( very good choice imo) i got it and quickly switched them out the octopus skimmer was very easy to put together and took no time at all to have it set up and running. IT has a very nice sleek design to it and fits in a small compact space. The instructions that come with it are pretty useless but since its so easy to put together it doesn't really matter. I had this thing up and running in under 30 mins and i would say within the hour it was already pulling crap out of my water. The collection cup is very easy to take off and empty. The surface skimmer is kinda cheesy its so high in the tank i would be afraid that if i filled my tank up that high it would overflow.



Performance vs. Expectations This item has performed better than expected and i would recommend this to anyone.
Works 10x better than my coralife skimmer


Value for money i paid about $118 so it was well worth it compared to others ( i paid more for my coralife and the cheaper octopus works a whole lot better)


Customer Support haven't had to deal with them


Liked about it Quick easy design
very cost effective
compact


Didn't like surface skimmer
blue foam pad ( i took mine out)


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4.8
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4.5
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5.0

By jamesbooth66
Nov 13, 2010
 
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Good for what it's made for.

General Overall, well worth the $100.00-$125.00 that most places charge. It is leaps and bounds past the Seaclone and Prism designs, which I have used. I would buy again for a fish only or mixed reef under 30 gallons total, or a dedicated reef with no fish up to 55 or 75.


Liked about it Thin profile, Quiet operation, Quick Break-in period if you clean it with vinegar first. I had this on an AquaPod 24 and a 55 gal aquarium. It works great for a reef system with little fish bioload. I had 3 small fish in the AquaPod and it was crystal clear. This skimmer did struggle in the 55, but I had a 6" foxface, 4" coral beauty, 4" Sailfin Tang, and a 6line wrasse. I know that is a lot of bioload for the 55, but with 20% weekly waterchanges the skimmer did work. It always pulled a dark green tea.


Didn't like As with most skimmers, it's capacity is overrated. "Surface Skimmer" is a bit of a joke, but functions well as a snail/fish guard. The output works better if you add another 90* elbow and short straight pipe that lets the effluent bubble at the surface of the aquarium. Also, REMOVE THE FOAM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OUTPUT CHAMBER.


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4.0

By Alittlefishy
Jul 07, 2009
 
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