The Diablo Cone Skimmer from Reef Octopus is a new protein remover with that familiar tapering cone shape that has come to dominate many new skimmer designs. We first spied an completely different version of the Diablo cone skimmer back in March and the configuration of it has completely changed. An internally mounted Sicce PSK 2500 needle wheel pump helps the Diablo Cone Skimmer reasonably handle wastes in marine aquariums from 180 to 300 gallons.
The Diablo Cone Skimmer is big on features like an integrated bubble plate, a high quality PVC gate valve, silencer and a pressure-fitted neck for easy removal of the cup. However, the Reef Octopus Diablo skimmer is small where it counts like a sub 24 inch height, a 11 x 9 inch footprint and most of all, a cute price that barely grazes the $300 mark. The Diablo cone skimmer should land at aquarium stores in October where we’re sure it’ll perform just as well as any other protein skimmer with the heart of a Sicce needle wheel pump.