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Reef Octopus Classic 100 HOB Protein Skimmer

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Reef Octopus

The Classic 100-HOB is a proverbial favorite among hang-on back skimmer users capable of filtering aquariums up to 105 gallons. The Classic 100-HOB features an easy to install and operate design in which the pump is mounted inside the aquarium. To install, simply place the skimmer on the back of the aquarium, mount the pump in place, adjust the intake strainer and it is ready to skim. The Reef Octopus Classic 1000-HOB is constructed of high-quality acrylic and equipped with the new highly efficient Aquatrance pinwheel pump that produces an ideal mix of water and air for optimal waste removal.

Rated for aquariums up to 105 Gallons
Footprint: 8" x 3.75" | Height: 17"
Powered by: Ultra-efficient Aquatrance 1000s pump

Features
Now with adjustable surface skimmer attachment
- Low Profile body
- Air Silencer
- Solid Construction

Filtration Handling
- 105 gallon – Light Filtration Demand
- 80 gallon – Medium Filtration Demand
- 60 gallon – Heavy Filtration Demand

Technical Specs
- Footprint: 8" x 3.25"
- Total Height: 17"

Aquatrance 1000s Pinwheel Pump
- Wattage: 9w
- Air Draw: 420 lph / 15 SCFH*
- Water Draw: 350 lph / 92 GPH*
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup

Warranty 2 year manufacturer`s warranty on pump and 1 year on skimmer body

19 Reviews

DARRYL HEY from Walden, NY UNITED STATES

07/21/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Excellent

Bought this for a 30 reef to try it , very impressive. When you first start up make sure the overflow hole is NOT covered and give it time to break in . Works very Good!

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JERRY REED from CRAIG, CO UNITED STATES

03/25/2016

Experience Level: Expert

great product

The quality of the product is outstanding. It was almost all put together when it came out of the box. It was the best skimmer i have ever had. I would recommend. it to anyone

2 out of 3 found this review helpful

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hazmattec from CHESAPEAKE, VA UNITED STATES

01/20/2016

Experience Level: Beginner

skimmer

the quality is great and value is awesome.

2 out of 4 found this review helpful

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JEFFREY REUSCH from Buffalo, NY UNITED STATES

01/07/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

BH-2000 reef octopus skimmer

Packaging was great as usual from Marine Depot the unit was about 50% assembled.Check if all parts are enclosed. Throw away instructions to assemble and install there awful. Grab a cold Beverage go to your computer and watch video on you tube how to assemble and install this skimmer there are many available. The best is about 9 minutes long which is done by coralvue the maker of the skimmer. Also various others which seem accurate.The skimmer is a bit difficult to prime . I have since found the easiest way is to have air inlet plugged completely with unit off once all water chambers are full plug in unit it usually primes with no problem. I have been using unit for close to a month now on my 90g aquarium .I thought my previous skimmer was working ok but compared to this skimmer it was shot. The waste this skimmer produces is such that i clean out collection cup daily. With my old skimmer i would only collect half the amount weekly. With in a 48 hour period my average ph with which i always struggled to maintain around 8.00 is now stable around 8.20. I am astounded with the amount of water intake and the bubbles that are produced by this unit. I have finally achieved the water clarity that the professional reef aquarium stores in our area have.The unit is well constructed and the pump quite powerful. Hopefully it will perform like it is now for quite some time

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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JOHN MOFFETT from Yuma, AZ UNITED STATES

12/28/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Classic 100-HOB

I use this on a 75 gallon sump-less frag tank and it does an outstanding job. It is easy to set-up, virtually no adjustments are needed and is almost maintenance free. I dump the collection cup once a week and that's about it. It is quiet, efficient, and relatively inexpensive.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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JAMES FARRELLY from SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA UNITED

11/12/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tank saver

I ran my system skimmerless for a year. This error eventually came back to haunt me. The tank started to reek of sulphur. I bought this skimmer and let it break in for a few days. Then the magic began. The stuff it pulled out was the color of dark honey and wonderfully stinky. My water clarity returned. I no longer needed Viagra. Well you get the idea. The skimmer did its job well at a nice price with no futzy adjusting. While the assembly directions are a joke its not hard to copy the picture or watch a few youtube videos. Its easy peasy to assemble. I am very fussy about the noise of my systems. This skimmer's noise footprint just disappears into the rest of the normal sounds of a quiet reef tank. In short its quiet. The quality of the components is exceptionally high and the design seems very well thought out. I would not hesitate to buy again.

8 out of 8 found this review helpful

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TIM RING from PINNACLE, NC UNITED STATES

10/29/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Reef octopus 1000

This is the second one of these that I have bought after break in period this thing really rocks I'm not running a sump and one tank has live coral in the other has only fish keeps tanks really clean I would highly recommend this for someone not wanting to use a sump

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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PATRICK LAMAR from LANSING, KS UNITED STATES

08/06/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Reef Octopus 2000 HOB

I purchased this skimmer for a 75 gallon reef tank that is moderately populated with fish and corals. The instructions could stand some improvement, but that is the only thing I found lacking with this skimmer. The skimmer is very well built and is easy to install as it arrives in the box almost completely assembled. Pay attention when connecting the pump and ensure the "O" ring gaskets provided are inserted correctly and the couplings are tight. Otherwise, you will have a leak. After hanging the skimmer and priming the pump,the skimmer has worked flawlessly. Although the instructions say there is a break in period, within two days, I was drawing dark liquid into the cup and the water quality was noticeably clearer. No bubbles either. The filters that come with the skimmer do an extremely good job at eliminating the bubbles in the tank. If you are in the market for a skimmer, you definitely should consider this one.

12 out of 12 found this review helpful

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BRAD BAINES from FALL BRANCH, TN UNITED STATES

07/12/2015

Experience Level: Beginner

Classic 1000 HOB skimmer

Followed along with the YouTube video and installation was a snap. From box to tank in 10 mins. Within 20 mins the skimmer was producing. Seems to be doing well.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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BOB BAKER from AKRON, OH UNITED STATES

06/05/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great skimmer

Received skimmer 3 days ago, like others have said the instruction are horrible but easy enough to figure out from the microscopic drawing. Once up and running so far so good makes good foam and is very quit. Cant even hear it run.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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