Reef Octopus eSsence 130 Protein Skimmer

Keep your tank clear of organic waste with this in-sump protein skimmer

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  • An outstanding protein skimmer for aquarium cleaning
  • Many adjustable settings for fine tuning
  • Compact and easy to use design
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A fantastic addition to any aquarium, this skimmer is easy to set up and adjust.

What is the Reef Octopus eSsence 130 Protein Skimmer?

The Reef Octopus eSsence 130 Protein Skimmer is an in-sump protein skimmer designed to remove organic material from your marine aquarium before it breaks down into ammonia. With this innovative protein skimmer, Reef Octopus has pulled out all the stops to put it ahead of rival hardware. It is full of handy design elements from the 'twist and lift' collection cup design, that allows users to quickly detach the neck from the Skimmer's body, to the 4-part ultra-durable silicon rubber base attachment, which effectively reduces vibration and noise.

What are the benefits of the protein skimmer?

The Reef Octopus eSsence 130 Protein Skimmer stands out from the pack as it has been designed to be straightforward and simple. You can conveniently access the inner body to perform easy and quick maintenance without any tools, thanks to the four quick-release tabs at the base of the skimmer. This model is also 12% quieter than skimmers of the same capacity, thanks to an integrated silencer built into the skimmer's neck.

When it comes to output, the Essence 130 Protein Skimmer has 16 steps of water output adjustments, allowing you to fine-tune the output. It is also designed with special slant cut grooves that control the outflow, ensuring even distribution and minimal splashes. Returning to the inner body, the bubble plate features 25 angled grooves and apertures to ensure constant micro air bubbling with a vortex churn effect for extended reaction time. 

How do protein skimmers work?

Protein skimmers, sometimes called foam fractionators, remove organic waste by creating lots of tiny bubbles inside the skimmer using a venturi pump. The bubbles attract the organic material in the water and carry it to the top of the skimmer where it creates a 'dry foam' that overflows into a collection cup, bringing the organic matter with it. This leaves a brown waste liquid called skimmate, that can be disposed of during maintenance, while the clean water overflows from the skimmer back into your tank.

What is an in-sump protein skimmer?

In-sump protein skimmers are designed to be used within a sump located below the main aquarium. They are very popular as they allow the protein skimmer to be hidden out of sight without disturbing your aquascape.


Skimmer Specifications

Product S-130
Skimmer type In-sump
Pump power (50Hz) 10W
Pump power (60Hz) 11W
Cup diameter 140mm
Neck diameter 60mm
Base size 210x175mm
Height 520mm
Outlet diameter ø40 mm
Maximum tank volume 600l

Skimmer Pump Specifications

Product S-130
Model no. AQ-1800S
Air intake (50Hz) 480lph
Air intake (60Hz) 511lph
Power (50Hz) 10W
Power (60Hz) 11W
Maximum flow rate (50Hz) 530lph
Maximum flow rate (60Hz) 530lph
Outlet size ø25mm
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