Reef Octopus SRO-XP8000EXT Cone External Recirculating Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus SRO-XP8000EXT Cone External Recirculating Protein Skimmer


SKU: 6950291203335 Category:


Rated for Aquariums up to 1200 Gallons

Footprint: 24″ x 20.5″ | Body Diameter: 16″ | Height: 38″
Pump: Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster 10000s
– Requires a 1200-2200GPH Feed Pump to Operate

High-Performance Protein skimmer

The Super Reef Octopus XP8000EXT is a Recirculating External protein skimmer that has a full conical body for enhanced foam production* and power-packed performance provided by the Bubble Blaster 10000s pinwheel pump by Reef Octopus.

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.



Super Reef Octopus XP8000EXT model has the following features:

  • Full Cone Body with Bubble Diffusing Chamber 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*
  • LG Air Silencer for quiet operation and airline mount
  • Large Collection Cup with flow directional guide lid, waste drain, and unit venting
  • Precision Control Output Valve for Easy Tuning
  • Solid Acrylic Construction- Made Tough
  • The Bubble Blaster HY-10000 pinwheel pump offers super efficiency 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.

*The XP full cone body puts less back pressure on the pump gaining performance enhancements (air/water draw) and the cone shape offers natural transition of organics up and out of the water column.

Technical Specs

Body Size: 16in
Footprint: 24in x 20.5in
Neck Size: 6in
Total Height: 38in
Output Size: 62mm/ 2in PVC
Output Height: 11in
Feed Inlet Size: 1in
Max Feed Rate: 2,200 GPH

Note: Suggest Feed Rate is 1.5-2 times the system volume but not exceeding the max rate of 2,200GPH

Pump Information

Bubble Blaster HY-10000s Pinwheel Recirculation Pump
Voltage: 120v/60Hz
Wattage: 125w (95w running)
Air draw: 4000 L/H (140 SCFH)
GPH: 600 – Efficiency: 95%
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup