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Old 12/20/2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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Octopus BH-100 on aquapod 24!!

This is my new skimmer on my aquapod!!! so far I love it and its only been about 10 minutes!!! my old seaclone wouldnt pull this much out this soon!!


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Old 12/20/2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Tea Anyone??!!!!


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Old 12/20/2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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Its looking pretty sweet. Keep us updated on how it performs


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Old 12/27/2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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Old 12/27/2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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I have the same skimmer and it is amazing!


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Old 12/27/2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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I have a 24 aquapod also. I was wondering where you got it at and if any mods are required to make it fit ?? Does the pump fit in the rear chamber easily??
any more pics of setup available??
I have removed the hood and use a 150 watt sunpod as well.
I was waiting on the euro reef nano, but I have no idea when they are coming out.


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Old 12/27/2007, 03:41 PM   #7
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Euroreef Nano

I have read that the euroreef nano will be available in Feb., 2008.


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Old 12/27/2007, 03:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by joncat24
I have a 24 aquapod also. I was wondering where you got it at and if any mods are required to make it fit ?? Does the pump fit in the rear chamber easily??
any more pics of setup available??
I have removed the hood and use a 150 watt sunpod as well.
I was waiting on the euro reef nano, but I have no idea when they are coming out.
You can get the skimmers from
www.aquacave.com
www.customaquatics.com
www.thereefstop.com

It works great out of the box, no need to mod them.

Octopus has also released a ER nano KO and its $50 dollars. You can check with David at Coralvue for more information to where you could get the Octopus nano.


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Old 12/27/2007, 07:50 PM   #9
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This skimmer is great!! Im sooo glad I went with the octopus.


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Old 12/27/2007, 10:14 PM   #10
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custom aquatics has it for $85 right now...pretty good deal, seems like to me.
Does the pump fit in the back of the aquapod without mods???

how is custom aquatics to deal with??? I have never ordered from them.


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Old 12/29/2007, 02:08 PM   #11
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No problems there, customer service top notch and Todd is great to work with.


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Old 12/29/2007, 05:49 PM   #12
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yes the pump fits with no mods. I am going to add some tubing so that it fits a little better.


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:24 AM   #13
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How about some updates to how things are going.


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Old 01/02/2008, 06:53 AM   #14
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Custom Aquatics is a good place to deal with but feel I must warn you they are selling some of the knockoff Octopus HOB skimmers. I got one a couple months ago and it looked nothing like ones others are getting. Finally had to return it as would have required too much modding and a new pump to get it to work very well. There is a reason they sell cheaper than anyone else.


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Old 01/02/2008, 07:15 AM   #15
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There are no knock-offs. I wish people would stop stating that. Every single one of the octopus skimmers comes from the same place in China. The only difference is, when they get here, the distributors decide whether or not to modify them. Such as SWC, they're putting Sicce pumps on the new xtreme in sump skimmers. Other than that, they're the exact same thing. Most people will keep the resun pumps on there, etc. I bought my 100F from Custom and it was drop shipped from CoralVue directly, and I have no problems.

Side note, I just put my 100F on my 10g nano for the time being.. a little over kill


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Old 01/02/2008, 07:30 AM   #16
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I beg to differ with you on the statement there are no knockoffs. The skimmer I had was totally different from ones in pics on Coralvue site. Intake/output were on opposite sides, connections and plumbing pipes were totally different(also didn't fit without modding them). Another small thing, the ReefOcto logo was not stamped anywhere on it. My skimmer looked nothing like one in this thread or others I have seen. Contact Coralvue and they can set you straight on subject of no knockoffs! They do exist and that is why you will keep hearing about them. Mine was not shipped directly from Coralvue but directly from CustomAquatics and I definitely think CustomAquatics did not realize there was a difference in the two skimmers. They are a very honest dealer so don't think I am downing them. Just be sure when you order that you are getting the real deal!


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Old 01/02/2008, 11:38 AM   #17
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I got mine from customs aswell. Mine has the logo and worked great right out of the box. There is no modding needed on these guys. Works great right out of the box. But there are some who have made their own custom surface skimming box and some extra mods to improve it a bit. But they aren't needed though.


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:08 PM   #18
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Could you take some pictures of the entire tank? I'm interested in picking up this skimmer as well, but would obviously prefer to have it hooked up to the rear chambers of my 24g NC.


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:18 PM   #19
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well still no replacement pump yet!! Im getting a little mad about this. I have sent them 3 emails and no response yet. I have been letting the skimmer run for about an hour at a time 2-3 times a day.

SPARTAN VI I will get some pics later.


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Who did you talk to? Was it Mark? And it might be because they are still on a holiday break. I hope all goes well. Where did you get yours? For the best customer service I'd get mine from Aquacave. They don't ask questions and send asap. Sorry to hear and hope you gets yours up and running.


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Old 01/02/2008, 06:49 PM   #21
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I got it from reefstop.com and they said that coralvue is drop shipping it to me thats what the delay is.


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Old 01/02/2008, 06:53 PM   #22
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Email or talk to David over at coralvue for the tracking number. Hes great to work with.


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Old 01/02/2008, 07:01 PM   #23
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do you have any way for me to get ahold of him?


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Old 01/02/2008, 07:03 PM   #24
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best way is to email at

support@coralvue.com

I tried calling when I was having problems w/ mine at first, he doesn't return calls nor really answer the phone, but he was answering emails in about 5 minutes half the time.


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Old 01/03/2008, 07:21 AM   #25
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Just for laughs, here's a 100F on a 10g tank




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