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Offline kellyj

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Reef Octopus skimmer
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:44:57 »
I have a Reef Octopus 110SSS internal skimmer for sale.  Excellent condition.  Clean and ready to use.  Rated for 60-130 gallon tanks.
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-classic-110sss-5-internal-space-saving-protein-skimmer.html
$150 OBO.
Kelly

Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 15:23:43 »
I have one and I love it. Let me know if you’d take $100 for it. That’s about all I can afford....

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 22:41:51 »
Why are you selling this kelly?  I have a vertex skimmer in one of my systems that is just a pain in the butt.

Does this really run in 8" of water?

Offline kellyj

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 07:39:12 »
That's funny Paul.  I replaced this skimmer with a Vertex on my frag tank.  I had used a Vertex for three years on my display tank with no problems.  I found a used Vertex and decided to go with Vertex on both systems.  The Reef Octopus works well in 7-8 inches of water and has a much smaller footprint than the Vertex.  When I upgraded my sump, I did not need the small footprint so I went with the Vertex.
Kelly

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 17:41:47 »
I think part of the problem is that the vertex Omega 130 is that it would not run in 8" of water, So I had to lift it about 2", which took away all of my clearance for cleaning.   If this RO skimmer runs in 8", I could remove the spacer, and then have much more clearance.   Pretty sure the RO is shorter than the Vertex too.

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 08:17:19 »
Paul,
You are correct.  I had to put both my Vertex's on a platform to keep them from overflowing, but I had room to do it, so not an issue on my tanks.  The Reef Octopus worked well without the platform.
Kelly

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 17:30:55 »
Is the skimmer still for sale? How long have you used it?

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 07:43:57 »
Yes, still for sale.  I only used it for around 6 months, replaced with a good deal on a used Vertex 130.  The Reef Octopus Skimmer worked fine.  I have been using a Vertex on my display tank and I did not need the smaller footprint of the Reef Octopus in my frag tank anymore so I made the switch.
Kelly

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Re: Reef Octopus skimmer
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 17:10:56 »
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