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I have been using Reef Octopus products for many years and have also seen the design, craftsmanship and quality change with all products the make. I guess you would say I have an obsession for the affordable best. Lets get a thread dedicated to showing off and talking about Reef Octopus Skimmers. So post some photos of your Reef Octopus skimmer stating what model, what size tank (and if possible a :wink: FTS) that it's filtering and what ever other helpful info you can provide to others using the same/similar model.

I will start with a few photos of my previous skimmers to the most current one.

Reef Octopus PRO 200 (I think) on 90gal



Reef Octopus Reeflo 200 stock on 180gal mixed reef



Reef Octopus Reeflo 200 with Pro Kit on 180gal mixed reef



Reef Octopus Extreme 160 with the PSK2500 pump


SRO XP 2000int


Hurricone Cat2 External on 180gal reef


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SRO 5000ext on 180gal SPS dominant reef



Super Reef Octopus XP3000ext on my 180gal SPS dominant reef



My current skimmer the XP3000ext on a 220gal


 

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I would love to see how the external ones are plumed into the system. im not happy with my current skimmer and im looking to make a change on my 90g
 
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With my recirculating external skimmers I always feed the via manifold off of my Return pump.
 

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With my recirculating external skimmers I always feed the via manifold off of my Return pump.
understood sorry i wasnt clear but my current external unit requires it to be above the sump so i was wanting to see where the exit point to these units is. Also what unit is recommended for 90g
 
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For an external I would suggest the XP2000ext or the SRO2000ext for a heavily stocked 90gal. The output sits about 7.5" from the base of the skimmer. There is also the more affordable Classic line of recirculating skimmers DNW150.
 

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I like overkill! What would you suggest for a mixed reef with anemones, sps, lps, zoas, etc. at 150g? I like clean!
 

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29g w/20g sump . My skimmer is the BH-50 works great!! My tank is mostly LPS besides a few montis. houses about 7 fish. this tank is just 6 months old.


 

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Here's my dnwb-110 on my 46g bow front with 20g sump. Love this skimmer. Can't see myself using any other brand. Just ordered a nwb-110 for my 30g frag system with 15g sump.

And heres a few really quick cell phone pictures of the tank.
 

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Here's my Hurricone Cat 2:


IMG_4074.jpg by STL01, on Flickr

It keeps a 180 gallon mixed reef tidy. I don't have any recent photos (this was shortly after install, hence the pristine sump), but it looks pretty much like most of the above when it's got a good foam going.
 
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It looks like you may need to glue those outlet fittings but the skimmer really seems to be foaming great. Thanks for posting.
 
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Here's my Hurricone Cat 2:


IMG_4074.jpg by STL01, on Flickr

It keeps a 180 gallon mixed reef tidy. I don't have any recent photos (this was shortly after install, hence the pristine sump), but it looks pretty much like most of the above when it's got a good foam going.
That is one beast of a skimmer for a 180gal. Very nice looking setup. Thanks for posting.
 

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4c750c8b-0b13-c2be.jpgIt looks like you may need to glue those outlet fittings but the skimmer really seems to be foaming great. Thanks for posting.
Yea I plan on it. Its on my long list of things to do. Couldn't be happier with the skimmer.
 

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How are skimmer tank volume ratings calculated?
 

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Hello glad I we have this sponsor. I want to hang a BH2000 on my Wet/Dry system. The problem I have is that I only have 10 1/4" from the top of the Wet/Dry so my question is will the collection cup be able to come off skimmer while it hanging on the Wet/Dry? Its a 135gal FOWLR.
 
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Hello glad I we have this sponsor. I want to hang a BH2000 on my Wet/Dry system. The problem I have is that I only have 10 1/4" from the top of the Wet/Dry so my question is will the collection cup be able to come off skimmer while it hanging on the Wet/Dry? Its a 135gal FOWLR.
The cup is 5.25" tall and when installed and when installed and seated all the way down it is approximately 6.7". So if you have it all the way up you might only need 1â€. If you have it down you may need 4â€.
 

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The cup is 5.25" tall and when installed and when installed and seated all the way down it is approximately 6.7". So if you have it all the way up you might only need 1”. If you have it down you may need 4”.
So if I reading this correctly, with the skimmer hanging on the Wet/Dry I will about a 1" of clearance to remove the collection cup?
Thanks, this will work out great
 

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