Reef Octopus Commercial Skimmers, backbone of an industry

Commercial protein skimmers are important pieces of equipment for the large facilities which hold and ship around the precious livestock that feeds the aquarium hobby. For decades the commercial protein skimmer market was dominated by large and inefficient venturi protein skimmer, simply…

Reef Octopus Classic Super Space Saver skimmers are sexy and cheap

Reef Octopus has come a long way since their early days of making and selling protein skimmers. Reefers used to buy Reef Octopus skimmers because they couldn’t afford a Euro Reef or ATB skimmer, but nowadays you’d be hard pressed…

Lux Slim Flow aquarium shown off by Reef Octopus

The Lux Slim Flow aquarium just unveiled by Reef Octopus is probably the nicest new and unique aquarium design we’ve seen since the red Sea Reefer series. Reef and marine aquarists love their pre-drilled and reef ready aquariums, but a…

Reef Octopus VarioS Controller for Regal protein skimmers

We’re still 24 hours away from MACNA opening its doors but already we’re starting to scoop all the latest and greatest new products from this seminal, annual show. The Reef Octopus VarioS controller is a swanky looking new driver box…

Reef Octopus Regal and Elite 150 Skimmers available from CoralVue

CoralVue just announced four new variations of the Reef Octopus Regal 150 and Reef Octopus Elite 150 protein skimmers that are available for purchase here in the US. The four new Reef Octopus skimmers feature variable speed pumps and are designed…

Reef Octopus DC-X2 is the second generation of the open volute skimmer

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…

New Reef Octopus hang-on protein skimmer spied at MACNA

Reef Octopus has a new hang-on protein skimmer model which really breaks the mold for what we generally expect from this category. There have been plenty of hang-on protein skimmers made in a plethora of shapes and sizes in the…

CoralVue Elite Super Cone protein skimmers

The Reef Octopus Elite Super Cone Skimmer is the latest high capacity protein skimmer from the highly prolific Chinese marine aquarium company. The Elite Super Cone is essentially identical in specs to the recently announced Reef Octopus Prime skimmers save…

The Reef Octopus automatic waste collector just works

Automatic waste collectors for use with high capacity protein skimmers have been around for some time but like aquarium controllers, they are getting affordable enough to be considered a piece of general aquarium equipment. The Reef Octopus Automatic Waste Collector sits…

Reef Octopus Prime skimmer is a near-perfect clone of the Vertex Omega

The Reef Octopus Prime protein skimmer is a new model from the Chinese manufacturer which bears an uncanny resemblance to one of last year’s best. Wine glass body shape, custom volute for not-a-Sicce pump, and that iconic red & white…