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The SRO Internal line of Super Reef Octopus protein skimmers combines many great features into one package to create one of the best protein skimmers you can buy for the money. All Super Reef Octopus models are powered by the Bubble Blaster series pumps. While most skimmer pumps are modified water pumps, the Bubble Blaster pumps were designed from the ground up as a protein skimmer pump first. These 2 year warranted pumps are quiet running while having extremely high air pull and utilizing low wattage. This along with a internal bubble plate and an elongated cone neck increase contact time and lower turbulence which increase the amount of organics the Super Reef Octopus SRO skimmers can pull. Other features of the Super Reef Octopus protein skimmers are a large air silencer for increased noise reduction, easily adjusted gate valve on the water outlet for precision control, and a drain on the collection cup. There is also a 1 year warranty on the skimmer body. These skimmers are also available in an external variant known as the Super Reef Octopus EXT skimmer line.
Over the last few years cone protein skimmers have become more popular with saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Cone models, like the Super Reef Octopus XP protein skimmers, are typically more efficient than standard cylinder designs. This is due to increased turbulence reduction as well as often increased chamber size allowing for a larger bubble plate and reduced back pressure. Less resistance and turbulence in the body and especially the neck of a protein skimmer means more skimming ability due to a more consistant foam head.
The Super Reef Octopus XP cone protein skimmers are some of the most powerful protein skimmers you can buy. All Super Reef Octopus protein skimmers are powered by the Bubble Blaster series pumps. While most skimmer pumps are modified water pumps, the Bubble Blaster pumps were designed from the ground up as a skimmer pump first. These 3 year warranted pumps are quiet running while having extremely high air pull and utilizing low wattage. Other features of the Super Reef Octopus XP Cone protein skimmers are bubble plate, air silencer for increased noise reduction, gate valve on the outlet for easy adjustment, and a drain on the collection cup. There is also a 1 year warranty on the skimmer body. All these features along with the affordable cost make these models along with the rest of the SRO line some of the best protein skimmers available for the dollar. The Super Reef Octopus XP Cone skimmers are available on this page as a in-sump model as well as are available in a recirculating external skimmer here.
Looking for a powerful yet small in sump protein skimmer for your saltwater aquarium? Check out the Super Reef Octopus SSS protein skimmers. The SSS stands for Super Sump Saver, which gets its name due to the designs compact footprint. The SRO SSS line of protein skimmers use the same Bubble Blaster pump like all Super Reef Octopus skimmers yet the pump is actually inside the body limiting the space needed in your sump. These protein skimmers also incorporate a bubble plate inside mounted to the pumps output to decrease turbulence and increase skimming power. Other great features of the Super Reef Octopus Sump Saver protein skimmer line are air silencers for noise reductions, gate valves for easy water setting and control, and drains on the collection cup. Below you can find protein skimmer models that are powerful enough for almost any size saltwater aquarium from 150 to 450 gallons.
The SSS stands for Super Sump Saver. This model incorporates all the same benefits of the XP design but has the pump built into the bottom of the skimmer which allows for a much smaller footprint inside the sump. The XP cone design puts very little back pressure on the pump because there is little resistance from the base of the skimmer all the way up to the collection cup. Less resistance means more skimming ability for the pump to work at its maximum output. When space is limited look to the Super Reef Octopus SSS models.