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Old 12-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Reef Octopus BH2000

Hows it everybody. A friend of mine is getting out of the hobby and wants to sell me his reef octopus bh2000 HOB skimmer for $80. I told him yeah but I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with this particular skimmer ( i.e. the good, the bad, and the ugly).

any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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I own one for my 40 breeder. No bad, no ugly, just a solid HOB skimmer. Very easy to tune how wet of a skim it will produce...
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Thanks for the reply. From everything I read it seems to be a solid HOB. I did read that some people were having issues with micro bubbles, you ever had a problem with that?
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I took on of the sponges and wedged it in between the return drain and the side of the skimmer and it catches most of the bubbles. I can post a pic later when I get back.
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I don't have the 2000, but I have the BH1000 and I really like it. No problem with micro bubbles from it. Right now I have it on my 60 gallon, but hope to soon get the 2000 for the 60 and put the 1000 on my 36 gallon. That sounds like a great deal you're getting.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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flaxon, I would appreciate the pic. I seen one guy try something like that but he said it didn't work for him so he ended up using the foam rings it came with but if you got yours to work I'd love to see it.
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I use the foam rings too... My LFS told me about the other one tho. Send me a PM later if I don't get a pic by 8:00. Otherwise I'll forget lol
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Mike, Yeah I'm pretty stoked about the buy, seeing as I was looking into buying a skimmer soon anyway he's saving me a lot of money. This skimmer is going on my 55.
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lol will do Flaxon
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