Q8 Commercial Foam Fractionator

Q8 Commercial Foam Fractionator

  • SKU: OCT-Q8

Rated for Commercial Systems up to 26,5000 Gallons

Footprint: 50″ x 60″ | Body Diameter: 44″ | Height: 85″  |  Power: 750w
Powered by: x6- Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster 10000s Pinwheel Pumps
- Requires feed flow: 9300-12000 GPH  /  Feed pump(s) not included.


Commercial Protein Skimmer

Great for commercial systems: 20,000-26,500 gallons

The Q8 is a commercial-size foam fractionators that is extremely efficient at removing dissolved organics and pollutants from sea water. Utilizing a group of six Bubble Blaster 10000 pinwheel pumps that efficiently chops and injects a mass amount of microbubbles into its 40in diameter body where it mixes in with approximately 250gallons of water. The dissolved organics and pollutants are attracted to the microbubbles and rise into a waste collection cup. These foam fractionators are compatible with ozone with direct venturi ports installed for added safety. Foam collection cups remove easy for maintenance.

Applications include aquaculture recirculating systems, commercial displays, large aquaculture facilities, aquarium/ zoological exhibits, mammal exhibits, seafood-holding systems, ornamental ponds and shrimp systems.

The Power

The quiet yet powerful Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-10000 is a super efficient pinwheel skimmer pump that comes backed by a 2 year warranty. Our Bubble Blaster skimmer pumps are a true innovation to the aquarium hobby. Equipped with a calcium inhibiting silicone nitride shaft and bearings our Bubble Blaster skimmer pumps increasing life of the pump and decreasing maintenance. While all other skimmer pumps on the market are modified water pumps from a water pump manufacturer the Bubble Blaster pumps were designed and built to be a skimmer pump! Enhanced with a digital control circuit board that controls the pumps directional start-up and RPM speeds. This smart circuit board will shut the pump off if it detects a problem. Another unique feature is the clear volute housing which allows you to see inside the pump without having to take it apart allowing you to see if something is stuck inside the volute housing or pinwheel.  The key feature of the Bubble Blaster pumps is the enormous amount of air they pull per watt. Air and water volume is the key to aggressive protein skimming and there is no other pump on the market that compares.

The Skimmer

Hybrid body skimmers have been a huge hit amongst budget wise professionals and hobbyists due to the  ideal conical transition from the body to the neck. This reduces turbulence, directs the flow gently up to the neck and reduces head pressure off of the re-circulation pump providing enhanced performance.

Terms of purchase

This skimmer requires 8-10 week lead time and a 50% deposit up front to begin the building of the skimmer.  Skimmers can only ship by freight and are required to cover the cost of shipping. We can ship directly to the job site if desired. 


Technical Specs

Body Size: 40in  
Footprint: 60in x 50in
Total Height: 85in

Collection Cup Diameter: 23.6in  
Collection Cup Volume: 14.5gal
Neck Size: 14in

Main Chamber Volume: 250gal

Output Size x2: 90mm \ 3in PVC  
Output Height: 12.24in
Feed Inlet Size : (x3) 1.5in  (x3) 2in
Retention Time: 1.5min 

Note: Suggested Feed Rate of 9300-12000GPH 

Recommended feed pump: x3- Reef Octopus Water Blaster 12,500

Pump Information

x6 - Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-10000s Pinwheel Pump
Voltage: 120v/60Hz 
Total Wattage: 1290w 
Total Air draw: 24000 L/H (840 SCFH) 
Total GPH: 5200 - Efficiency: 95%
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup

Neck Cleaner

Power: 15watt

Type: Twin Blade


- 2 Year on Pump Body
- 2 Year Pump Rotor
- 1 Year on Skimmer Body 

Reef Octopus can not be responsible for consequential damages arising from installation or use of this product. Reef Octopus warrants the pump to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for the warranty period from the date of purchase.

CoralVue liability under this warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing at CoralVue’s discretion, without charge. CoralVue will not be liable for any cost of removal, installation, transportation, or any other charges which may arise in a warranty claim.

*Reef Octopus reserves the right to change/modify this product without notice.

External applications - Requires Feed source. Recommended feed flow: 9300-12000 GPH

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