Reef Octopus SRO-5000EXT External Recirculating Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus SRO-5000EXT External Recirculating Protein Skimmer


SKU: 6950291201225 Category:


Rated for Aquariums up to 600 Gallons

Footprint: 18.7″ x 15″ | Body Diameter: 10″ | Height: 27″
Pump: Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster 5000
– Requires a 800-1100GPH Feed Pump to Operate

High-Performance Protein Skimmer

The Super Reef Octopus 5000EXT is a recirculating protein skimmer that offers the very best in performance up to a 600-gallon aquarium. All the essential skimmer features can be found on this SRO-5000ext model including:

– Bubble Diffusing Chamber and Hybrid Cone Body 
that naturally reduces and stabilizes the foam production; This means less turbulence in the neck area and more contact time for organics to rise and collect

– Oversized Air Silencer for quiet operation and airline mount

– Large Collection Cup with flow directional guide, drain and unit venting

– Precision Control with the easy to turn output flow valve

– Powerful Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-5000s pinwheel pump offers super efficiency, reliability, and the very best in performance. The Bubble Blaster is designed to enhance filtration by employing the innovative pinwheel impeller which delivers more bubbles in greater volume with low energy consumption and heat emission.

Bioload Handling

The bioload of an aquarium refers to its ability to process waste in proportion to tank volume. Protein skimmers work best when properly matched with the bioload of the system.



SRO 5000ext Features

  • Recirculating Design for Enhanced Control & Performance
  • Reef Octopus High-Performance Bubble Blaster 3000 Recirculation Pump
  • Max injection Venturi Air Injection System
  • Refined Hybrid (half cone) Skimmer Body for Greater Foamate Stabilization & Collection
  • Over-Sized Collection Cup with Drain
  • Bubble Dispersant Plate
  • Precision Water Level Control Output Valve
  • Low Heat
  • Air Silencer
  • Solid Acrylic Construction

Technical Specs

Body Size: 10in
Footprint: 18.7in x 15in
Neck Size: 6in
Total Height: 27in
Output Size: 50mm/1.5in PVC
Output Height: 8.85in
Inlet Size: 1in
Max Feed Rate: 1200GPH

Note: Requires Feed pump
Recommended feed rate of 1.5-2x system volume. Suggested 800-1100gph

Pump Information

Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-5000s Pinwheel Pump
Wattage: 45w
Air Draw: 2,100lph / 74 SCFH*
Water Draw: 1,800lph / 480 GPH*
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup