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Protein skimmers from ATB, Vertex, Bubble King, Reef Octopus

Reef Octopus Hang On Protein Skimmers

Octopus hang-on protein skimmers come in a wide assortment of models and are a good value even for budget minded aquarists. Our two most popular models are the Octopus BH-100F hang on skimmer which we recommend for tanks up to 50 gallons and the BH-2000 for up to 75 gallons. One of the downsides to many hang-on protein skimmers and filters in a small tank is the pumps and associated plumbing hanging in the aquarium detracting from the view. With that in mind most of the Octopus hang-on protein skimmers we carry (with the exception of the BH-100SS) have the benefit of being designed with the pump either in the body of the protein skimmer or hanging below it. With these designs the only parts in the aquarium are a small surface skimming box intake and an outlet tube. This design also makes these hang-on protein skimmers easier to remove from the aquarium as well for cleaning.

For those aquarists with aquariums ranging from 75 -150 gallons or looking for a higher end option we recommend you consider the Super Reef Octopus line of hang-on protein skimmers found here.

Reef Octopus BH-100 Hang On
Protein Skimmer

Rated for aquariums from 40 to 75 gallons depending on bioload.

Reef Octopus BH-1000 Hang On
Protein Skimmer

Rated for aquariums from 55 to 100 gallons depending on bioload.

Reef Octopus BH-2000 Hang On
Protein Skimmer

Rated 140 gallons with light bioload by manufacturer. We recommend it for average aquariums up to 75-90 gallons.



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