SRO 8000 External Recirculating Commercial Skimmer

SRO-8000EXT Light Commercial Protein Skimmer

  • SKU: SRO-8000EXT

Rated for Aquariums up to 1500 Gallons

Footprint: 24.5″ x 23.6″ | Body Diameter: 16″ | Height: 35.4″ 
Powered by: Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster 10000 Pinwheel Pump
- Requires a 2600-3380 GPH Feed Pump to Operate


Light Commercial Protein Skimmer

Great for large systems: 1200-1500 gallons

The Small Commercial Super Reef Octopus 8000ext is the mid size industrial SRO protein skimmer with a body just under 16 inches and standing only 35.4 inches tall. Don't let its short stature and small footprint full you, it comes equipped with the Bubble Blaster 10000 pump that produces incredible air draw numbers and only using 95 watts of energy. Great for large home aquariums, frag farmers, small commercial displays and store systems under 1600 gallons.

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: 16in 
Footprint: 24.5″ x 23.6in
Neck Size: 9in 
Total Height: 35.4in
Output Size: 63mm \ 2in PVC
Output Height: 10.51in
Feed Inlet Size: 1in (Hose Barb/PVC)
Max Feed Rate: 3380GPH

Note: Suggested Feed Rate of 1.5-2 times the system volume but not exceding max feed rate of 3380GPH 

Pump Information

Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-10000s Pinwheel Pump
Voltage: 120v/60Hz 
Wattage: 125w (95w running) 
Air draw: 4000 L/H (140 SCFH) 
GPH: 600 - Efficiency: 95%
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup


- 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.

In-sump or external applications - Requires Feed source. Suggest Feed Rate is 1.5-2 times the system volume. Recommended feed flow: 2600-3380 GPH

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