Reef Octopus is such a prolific protein skimmer builder and designer, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with how many models they release. The latest protein skimmer to get a revamp is the Proffessional Open Volute series who’s second release is being dubbed the Reef Octopus DC-X2.
The RO DC-X2 shares the same wine glass-shaped thermoplastic skimmer body and is accented in more red parts than it’s red & white predecessor. Of course the real changes to the Reef Octopus Dc-X2 is not in the cosmetics, but in the heart of the air-injecting needle wheel pump.
The new version of the POV skimmer is equipped with Reef Octopus’ own Diablo controllable DC pump which is also the second generation of these workhorse air/water generators. The new and improved Diablo DC pumps are Reef Octopus signature red and feature improved efficiency, higher performance, and improved electronic control.
LSS Laboratory was kind enough to procure some pictures of this forthcoming new space-saving protein skimmer, and a hands-on video below shows all the innards of the Reef Octopus DC-X2 – it might be in Japanese but you can still get the gist of all the parts that come together to create it.