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Old 01-17-2015, 01:27 AM   #1
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has anyone seen or used one of these octopus reef skimmers? Was bought online used and have no idea how to get it going.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-17-2015, 01:41 AM   #2
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Looks like model BH-1000

Reef Octopus Classic 1000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply

http://cdn.bulkreefsupply.com/media/...-1000&2000.pdf
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:59 AM   #3
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Its not a bh 1000. Its an older version that they likely don't make anymore.

I can't really see what pieces you have laying around inside it, but assuming they are all there there should be a clip with a screw that slides in those black slots to keep it secured to the tank.

After that it's really just plug and play. Fill it about halfway, plug it in, plug the hole on the black tube that you're holding until it draws enough water to flow through, and then release it.

The box on the top right will control the amount of skimmate you get. The higher it is, the dryer your skim will be.

There are likely some screens that you will have to play with to get in the right places. But I would need some more pictures to help with tjat.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:24 PM   #5
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In a nut shell - hang the skimmer over the edge with the 2 gray pipes in the water. Fill the skimmer up manually. Plug in. You will likely need to prime it to get it started (plugging the end of the air hose with the tip of your finger until you see water flowing through, and then remove your finger).


Are there loose parts in the chamber itself?
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There should be some sort of collection cup that will go somewhere on the top of the skimmer...
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In a nut shell - hang the skimmer over the edge with the 2 gray pipes in the water. Fill the skimmer up manually. Plug in. You will likely need to prime it to get it started (plugging the end of the air hose with the tip of your finger until you see water flowing through, and then remove your finger).


Are there loose parts in the chamber itself?
Works okay soon as finger comes off water drains back down. Yes I have cup I didn't think was needed to get it started
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Yea it will drain back down a bit... But it should be bubbling up right?
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Seems right. What happens when finger is released?
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