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.
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