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Reef Octopus 8" Recirculating Skimmer w/AQ3000s

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Footprint: 14.2″ x 14.2″ | Body Diameter: 8″ | Height: 27.75″ 
Powered by: Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s Pinwheel Pump
- Requires a 400-600GPH Feed Pump to Operate

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As one of the Reef Octopus Classic Series skimmers, this 200ext is an recirculating external protein skimmer that will provide great performance with the enhanced control for marine aquariums up to 300 gallons.

The Classic 200ext is hand crafted of high quality cast acrylic, o-ring sealed union pump mount, bubble diffuser with performance provided by the efficient Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s Skimmer Recirculation Pump.

The skimmer features a recirculation mounted pump with a precision gate valve for optimizing the water level within the protein skimmer. The collection cup has a quick release neck for easy removal for cleaning.

Key Benefits found on the Classic 200ext Skimmer

  • Recirculating Design enhances performance and control
  • Bubble Diffusing Chamber and Hybrid Body that naturally reduces and stabilizes the foam production; This means less turbulence in the neck area and more contact time for organics to rise and collect
  • Oversized Air Silencer for quiet operation and airline mount
  • Collection Cup with flow directional guide, drain and unit venting
  • Precision Control with the easy to turn output flow valve
  • Efficient Power provided by the Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s pinwheel pump


Body Size: 8in  
Footprint: 14.2in x 14.2in
Neck Size: 4.7in  
Total Height: 27.75in
Output Size: 50mm/1.5in pvc  
Output Height: 
Inlet Size:  3/4in
Max Feed Rate: 790GPH 

The Reef Octopus Classic 200ext protein skimmer uses high grade metric plumbing parts and includes US standard plumbing adapters for ease of installation.

Note: This skimmer requires an additional plumbing and feed pump with the suggest feed rate of 1.5-2 times the total system volume.

Pump Information

Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s Pinwheel Pump
Power Consumption: 35watts
Air Draw: 880 lph / 31SCFH* 
Water Draw: 211gph 
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup


- Two(2) year on pump body
- One(1) year on pump rotor
- One(1) year on Skimmer Body

Reef Octopus can not be responsible for consequential damages arising from installation or use of this product. Reef Octopus warrants the pump to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for the warranty period from the date of purchase.

Billy's Reef Connection liability under this warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing at Billy's Reef Connection’s discretion, without charge. Billy's Reef Connection will not be liable for any cost of removal, installation, transportation, or any other charges which may arise in a warranty claim.

*Reef Octopus reserves the right to change/modify this product without notice.

Copyright 2016 Billy's Reef Connection - All Rights Reserved. 

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Reef Octopus 8" Recirculating Skimmer w/AQ3000s

Reef Octopus 8" Recirculating Skimmer w/AQ3000s

Footprint: 14.2″ x 14.2″ | Body Diameter: 8″ | Height: 27.75″ 
Powered by: Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s Pinwheel Pump
- Requires a 400-600GPH Feed Pump to Operate

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