Reef Octopus BH-90 HOB

josbur63

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Just received my Reef Octopus BH-90 HOB skimmer from fragtasticreef for my 45 gallon cube.Was up and running from unpacking to installation in a half hour.Lovin it so far.Nice head of foam immediately upon startup,microbubbles almost non existent after an hour of use.This model has the drain plug in the collection cup which was a must have.Highly recommended.
 

MrG

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You should probably leave 4-5 inches between the back of the tank and the wall. I have one on my nanocube (29g) and it has pulled skimmate from day one. I would almost say it is overkill on my tank.
 

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josbur63

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It sits approximately 4" out from the back of my aquarium.So giving yourself 5" should be more than enough.
 

MrG

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I think it's pretty quite. I have it on a tank in my office and work and I would say it is no louder than the MP10 I also have on that tank when it runs at full speed. Fades pretty easily into background noise.
 

josbur63

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I don't hear mine at all.My tank is about 12ft from my bed,doesnt bother me at all.I cannot sleep in perfect quiet though,so I may not be the best example.I run a fan and noise machine while I sleep.
 

josbur63

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The Coralvue website states 75-100 gallons.I would rate this for a 75 gallon lightly stocked,or a 60 gallon heavily stocked aquarium.
 

FlyTekk

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Im stuck between this skimmer and a Bubble Magus nac5e. Its for a 120g fowlr. No corals. and Barebottom with LOTs of flow so i guess the load will be low. Im wondering weather id need 2 skimmers or just 1. i figure since there's no corals i could get away with just 1.

Any advice?
 

josbur63

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I was also considering the Bubble Magus you are speaking of.It was about 5" wider than the BH-90,and that was too large for the back of my 45 cube.I have heard good things about the Bubble Magus skimmers,but I have had more experience myself with the Reef Octopus brand.
 

FlyTekk

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i have a 120 fowlr barebottom with tons of flow. Tank is not reef ready. Was thinking if i could get by with 2 of these.
 

geaux xman

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i have a 120 fowlr barebottom with tons of flow. Tank is not reef ready. Was thinking if i could get by with 2 of these.

Whatever skimmer you decide, I would just go with a single for a FOWLR.

Maybe look into a the bh-2000 if you can find some good reviews on it. The pump it uses is 500gph vs 250gph for the bh90/bh1000.


http://www.aquacave.com/Reef-Octopus-BH-2000-Hang-on-Back-Protein-Skimmer-P2276.aspx

my 72g bowfront FOWLR, I dont even use a skimmer.. aquaclear hob and evo 1400 ph.

my 180g fowlr, SRO3000 int.
 
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