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Hi guys,
I receive my new Reef Octopus XTreme Skimmer yesterday for testing. It is the OCTX-250 In Sump model with two Sicci PSK-2500 feed pumps.

Pics of one side of the box showing foot print.
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Here is a pic after I assembled it and placed it on a bucket of salt to compare.
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I then placed the skimmer in a container of water and pored a bottle on white vinegar in and switched on. I was impressed with how quite it ran and how little disturbance the exit water made. (NONE) For newbies, a vinegar bath is just a good way to wash away any manufacturing oils on the skimmer and more so the pumps, other wise it takes a few days longer for any brand new skimmer to break in and produce a consistent skimmate.
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The next day (today) I took the skimmer to a client’s house with the intention of using his tank to test the skimmer for me. Needless to say he has now said that I am not getting it back and has already written me a cheque. LOL
I started with whipping out his two existing skimmers…..
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….and installed the new skimmer in the same spot as the old skimmers. It took all of 15minutes to start producing a dirty dry head of skimmate.
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I will go back on Monday to take some progress pics.
All in all, I can say this is one hell of an impressive skimmer.

We will be selling these and other models when the main shipment arrives in 4 to 5 weeks time. If anyone wants to make a booking on one they are welcome to post here or PM me or ReefNudi (Paula)
Here's the different models that will be available:

OCTX-160 (1 x PSK-2500) In-Sump 160mm Chamber (Rates for 1500L)
OCTX-200 (1 x PSK-2500) In-Sump 200mm Chamber (Rated for 1500L)
OCTX-250 (2 x PSK-2500) In-Sump 250mm Chamber (Rated for 3000L)

OCTX-200-EXT (1 x PSK-2500) Recirculating 200mm Chamber (Rated for 1500L)
OCTX-250-EXT (2 x PSK-2500) Recirculating 250mm Chamber (Rated for 3000L)

No pics on the Externals yet but here are the In-Sump range.
XTreme-160
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XTreme-200
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XTreme-250
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What are the prices like?
 
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I have being hugely impressed with my current Octo. Improving on perfection would seem impossible.. However the four pump noise is a negative. I therefore would also be interested in a quieter option.
 
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Thanks floh the light fitting is awesome, i collected it from them this evening.

OCTX-200-EXT (1 x PSK-2500) Recirculating 200mm Chamber (Rated for 1500L)
Price please
 
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Will do Thalion. Will also check wattages and ozone questions.
Tony, Mekaeel, Sunburst & max, sending you prices now.
Max thanks for letting us know you received the light unit.
 
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Max glad to hear you got it in one piece :)
Cant wait for these skimmer! going to exchange all my current skimmers with these.
 
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Hi Mille, PM me the prices as well!!:yeahdude:
 
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