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Super Reef Octopus SRO-8000EXT Light Commercial External Protein Skimmer

$2,540.99

Item on backorder, please contact us for estimated ship time

Please Note

This skimmer requires 8-10 week lead time and a 50% deposit up front to begin the building of the skimmer. This can only ship by freight and shipping costs will vary, please contact us before purchasing and we can get a shipping estimate. 

Light Commercial Protein Skimmer

Great for large systems: 1200-1500 gallons
The Small Commercial Super Reef Octopus 8000ext is the mid size industrial SRO protein skimmer with a body just under 16 inches and standing only 35.4 inches tall. Don’t let its short stature and small footprint full you, it comes equipped with the Bubble Blaster 10000 pump that produces incredible air draw numbers and only using 95 watts of energy. Great for large home aquariums, frag farmers, small commercial displays and store systems under 1600 gallons.

The Power

The quiet yet powerful Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-10000 is a super efficient pinwheel skimmer pump that comes backed by a 2 year warranty. Our Bubble Blaster skimmer pumps are a true innovation to the aquarium hobby. Equipped with a calcium inhibiting silicone nitride shaft and bearings our Bubble Blaster skimmer pumps increasing life of the pump and decreasing maintenance. While all other skimmer pumps on the market are modified water pumps from a water pump manufacturer the Bubble Blaster pumps were designed and built to be a skimmer pump! Enhanced with a digital control circuit board that controls the pumps directional start-up and RPM speeds. This smart circuit board will shut the pump off if it detects a problem. Another unique feature is the clear volute housing which allows you to see inside the pump without having to take it apart allowing you to see if something is stuck inside the volute housing or pinwheel. The key feature of the Bubble Blaster pumps is the enormous amount of air they pull per watt. Air and water volume is the key to aggressive protein skimming and there is no other pump on the market that compares.

The Skimmer

Hybrid body skimmers have been a huge hit amongst budget wise professionals and hobbyists due to the ideal conical transition from the body to the neck. This reduces turbulence, directs the flow gently up to the neck and reduces head pressure off of the re-circulation pump providing enhanced performance.

Skimmer Rating

Aquarium rating by the manufacturer
Light bioload – 1500 gallons
Medium bioload – 1250 gallons
Heavy bioload – 1100 gallons

Technical Specs
Body Size: 16in
Footprint: 24.5″ x 23.6in
Neck Size: 9in
Total Height: 35.4in
Output Size: 63mm \ 2in PVC
Output Height: 10.51in
Feed Inlet Size: 1in (Hose Barb/PVC)
Max Feed Rate: 3380GPH
Note:Suggested Feed Rate of 1.5-2 times the system volume but not exceding max feed rate of 3380GPH

Pump Information
Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-10000s Pinwheel Pump
Voltage: 120v/60Hz
Wattage: 125w (95w running)
Air draw: 4000 L/H (140 SCFH)
GPH: 600 – Efficiency: 95%
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup

Warranty
-2 year warranty on pump
– 1 year on rotor
– 1 year on skimmer body

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