Reef Octopus eSsence Protein Skimmer Assembly & Features



Those of us who have been in the marine aquarium hobby for any length of time have probably heard of Reef Octopus.  Reef Octopus has about 100 different models of skimmers, or so it seems, and they have added another one called the eSsence.  The eSsence has some unique features not found on other more expensive skimmer models but it comes in with a price tag that won’t make your spouse run out of the house screaming like a banshee.

Some of the new features included in this uniquely designed eSsence Skimmer:

  • Integrated Neck Silencer – reduces noise by about 12% vs. traditional silencers.
  • Vortex Churn – Increases bubble dwell in the reaction chamber.
  • Twist and Lift Collection Cup – Much easier to remove than some collection cups.
  • 16 Step Water Level Adjustment – Precisely adjusts water level in the sump.
  • Even Flow Output – Increases skimmer consistency and performance.
  • Quick Release Access – Cuts down on service and cleaning times.
  • Footprint: 8.3″ x 6.9″ | Body Diameter: 6″ | Height: 20.5″
    Powered by: Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1800s Pinwheel Pump @ only 11 watts
  • Rated for aquariums between 75 gallons and 160 gallons.

The eSsence skimmer is available now at authorized online and retail stores for $299.99.  With all features included in this reasonably priced protein skimmer, we expect the eSsence to become a very popular skimmer among marine aquarists. And, don’t be surprised if they come out with larger models in the eSsence category.



About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.