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Over a Decade
of Proven Reliability

Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers provide the ultimate performance. These high-quality skimmers include internal, external, space saver, and hang-on-back (HOB) models. With many different designs and capabilities to choose from, the Classic, Regal, Elite, SRO, and esSense series all provide the same desired outcome - successfully removing organics as they form and keeping nitrate levels low.

Protein Skimmers  - An Essential Component of an Aquarium’s Filtration System

The best way to remove organics from your tank is with a protein skimmer. Mechanical filtration, activated carbon, and other specialty media are important, but a protein skimmer is best because it works non-stop, 24-7 to remove organics as they form. Build-up of dissolved organics causes yellow water, inhibits light penetration, reduces PAR and detracts from the tank’s appearance. Organic build-up has even been linked to increased disease problems in aquariums. Using a reliable protein skimmer is the best way to prevent these issues. Protein skimmers are used on all aquariums, ranging from nano reefs to large commercial aquaculture facilities. For small aquariums the Reef Octopus space saver models provide a small footprint but big performance. In-sump models are recommended for medium to large reef tanks.

Types of Skimmers

11-Classic1000HOB

Hang On Back (HOB) Skimmer 

  • No sump required
  • Easy to install

2-S-130

Traditional In-Sump Skimmer

  • Pump mounted externally to the body
  • Easy to access
  • Occupies more space

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External Recirculating Skimmers

  • Ultimate performance
  • Advanced Control
  • Easy to Service
  • Requires feed source
  • More intricate installation

4-S-130-2

Space Saver In-Sump Skimmer

  • Pump mounted inside the skimmer body
  • Easy to access
  • Occupies less space

11-Classic1000HOB

Hang On Back (HOB) Skimmer 

  • No sump required
  • Easy to install

2-S-130

Traditional In-Sump Skimmer

  • Pump mounted externally to the body
  • Easy to access
  • Occupies more space

4-S-130-2

Space Saver In-Sump Skimmer

  • Pump mounted inside the skimmer body
  • Easy to access
  • Occupies less space

4-sro3000ext_skimmer

External Recirculating Skimmers

  • Ultimate performance
  • Advanced Control
  • Easy to Service
  • Requires feed source
  • More intricate installation

The Classic Series 

Reef Octopus Classic models offer high performance and ease-of-use in a basic skimmer design constructed of high-quality acrylic. Equipped with the new Aquatrance pinwheel pump, it produces an ideal mix of water and air for optimum waste removal.

Regal Series

The Regal skimmer features a hybrid cone-shape style made from high-quality cast acrylic. Its hybrid conical body naturally stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises. All models in this series include a standard silencer offering a quite operation. The more advanced Regal models use the VarioS pumps and controllers for fine motor control and programming features.

Elite Series

The Elite skimmer is made from a dense and heavy PVC material and features a Super Cone (wine glass) body style which naturally stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises. All models in this series include an extra-large silencer with added buffing material for the ultimate quite operation. The Elite series also includes an ozone port injection for injecting ozone within the skimmer body. The more advanced Elite models use the VarioS pumps and controllers for fine motor control and programming features.

Super Reef (SRO)

The Super Reef Octopus is a reliable high performance protein skimmer series. Each SRO is made from quality acrylic and features a hybrid skimmer body style. These skimmers are equipped with a Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster high performance pinwheel pump that is designed to enhance filtration by employing the innovative pinwheel impeller that delivers more bubbles in greater volume with low energy consumption and heat emission.

EsSence Skimmer 

The eSsence skimmer was designed for the modern-day aquarist in mind. This remarkably compact in-sump protein skimmer is capable of skimming aquariums up to 160 gallons where sump space may be limited.

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eSsence S-130
Protein Skimmer

Skimmer Accessories

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