Reef Octopus eSsence 130 Protein Skimmer

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By effectively removing protein and other organic waste materials, protein skimmers maintain a healthy aquarium environment. Protein skimmers allow the primary filtration system to perform more efficiently and also provide numerous other benefits for superior water quality and clarity. The Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer was designed with the modern day aquarist in mind. This remarkably compact, in-sump protein skimmer is capable of skimming aquariums up to 160 gallons where sump space may be limited.

At the core of the skimmer is the reliable and extremely efficient Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1800s pinwheel pump. Aquatrance skimmer pumps have been specifically engineered to enhance and increase the efficiency of these protein skimmers.

Constructed of high-quality, molded parts that completely disassemble for easy cleaning. No hard to manage screws -- the quick release tabs make access to the inner body a breeze. Removal of the collection cup could not be more simple with the Twist & Lift connection which doubles as a detachable air silencer. A calibrated 16 step water level adjustment dial takes the second-guessing on your skimmer's setting.

The skimmer's unique 360 submerged output disperses water back into the sump without turbulence providing a quiet, splash-free discharge. The detachable silencer collar is 12% more quiet than standard silencers.


  • RELIABLE Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1800s Skimmer Pump
  • Dome Bubble Chamber for extended Dwell Time
  • Up to 12% QUIETER with integrated, removable Silencer Collar
  • Disassembles easily for service and cleaning
  • 11 watts of quiet and energy efficient operation
  • 360° submerged water output provides a quiet and SPLASH-FREE discharge
  • Twist & Lift Collection Cup for easy waste maintenance
  • Calibrated click dial water output adjustment - no more second guessing your setting
  • Quick release tabs make accessing the pump a simple task

Technical Specs:

  • Body Size: 6in
  • Footprint: 8.3in x 6.9in
  • Neck Size: 2.4in
  • Total Height: 20.5in
  • Output Size: 1.25in

Recommended Sump Water Height: 7 - 8in

Pump Information:

  • Max Flow: 140gph
  • Max Air: 480L/H, 17SCFH
  • Power Consumption: 11watts
  • Dimensions: 4.5in x 2.4in x 3.6in
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Brand Reef Octopus
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