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Classic-NWB-110 Skimmer

Coral Vue has introduced two new protein skimmer models to their already vast array of skimmers that they offer.  What makes these different is the super small footprint.  We see these fitting nicely into smaller sumps like the one we are waiting on for our new 24x24x24 rimless cube anemone/clown fish display (more on that a a later date).

The Octopus Classic Skimmers are currently available in two models.  The 110-SSS has a footprint of only 6.1″ x 7.87″  and Body Diameter of 5″.  The height comes in at a relatively shot 19" and the skimmer is said to be able to handle aquariums up to 100 gallons.  The footprint on the 110s bigger brother comes in at 7.3″ x 9.45″ with a body diameter of 6″.  The overall height for the Octopus 150-SSS Classic is 20.8″ with a 150 gallon aquarium rating. 

The Octopus 110-SSS is powered by a Aquatrance 1000s pinwheel pump while the Octopus 150-SSS is driven by the Aquatrance 1800s Pinwheel Pump.  Below is a list of details on both models.  For pricing and availability visit the two links below.

Reef Octopus Classic NWB-110-SSS

Footprint: 6.1″ x 7.87″ | Body Diameter: 5″ | Height: 19″ 
Powered by: Aquatrance 1000s Pinwheeel Pump

  • Small Footprint - Big Performance
  • Removable Turbulence Reducing Bubble Plate 
  • Disassembles for Cleaning
  • Quiet Operation
  • Latest Output Design for Bubble-Free Cleaned water
  • Solid Construction

Reef Octopus Classic NWB-150-SSS

Footprint: 7.3″ x 9.45″ | Body Diameter: 6″ | Height: 20.8″ 
Powered by: Aquatrance 1800s Pinwheeel Pump

  • Small Foot...
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Reef Octopus Regal Skimmers

Coral Vue's Reef Octopus line of protein skimmers is launching a new series of DC controllable skimmers but this time they are being featured with their own in-house brand of DC controllable pumps.  This should be good news for Reef octopus because the Diablo pumps had to many reliability issues as did the Speedwave and Waveline Gen1 pumps that were produced in the same factory.  The new series of skimmers will be called Regal Reef Skimmers and I'm betting Chris at Coral Vue remembered a company I started up a long time ago called Regal Reef to come up with the idea.  Just kidding Chris but maybe you loved the name so much you pulled this out of your subconscious.  

The Regal Internal sump housed Skimmers feature an internal pump design like their SSS models (Super Space Saver) to save room for sump reactors and other aquarium devices that take up space in aquarium sumps.  Like other DC controlled skimmers currently on the market (RLSS and Bubble King), the DC pump controller allows for fine tuning of the pump’s speed and energy consumption, which affects air and water draw (air-to-water ratio) and cost of operation.  Pricing, Specs and pictures have been released to Aquarium Specialty and the pricing can be located here for the Regal internal models and here for the Regal external models.

Made from cast acrylic with red accents, the Regal Skimmers will look nice alongside some of the competing brands like Vertex or Royal Exclusiv if you are one to mix and match different brand...

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