We’re not sure what’s cooler: The fact that a Chinese protein skimmer gets demoed and videoed in France or that said protein skimmer pump has a clear volute allowing us to bear witness to every operational detail. In either case we want to thank our Urban Reef Builder brothers across the pond All Marine for putting together this detailed clip of the Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster.Â You gotta love how the skimmer and water pump are filmed right on start up so we can all see how quickly the foam gets really dense. According to All Marine their BB pump running on 220v/50Hz is pulling 2000 lph while drawing only 40 watts which if true actually bests the Alpha Kone’s stated metrics. It will be interesting to see how the metrics hold up when the pump is operated on 110v/60Hz here in North America. The Bubble Blaster ain’t no cone skimmer but if the build quality is solid and with a good price point we may be willing to let that little detail slide. We don’t think this product has yet hit U.S. shores but with a strong presence of other Reef Octopus products already stateside it should only be a matter of time before the Bubble Blaster starts making the rounds on American reef tanks. Did we mention the pump has a clear volute? Follow the break for a couple snaps of the skimmer and pump.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.