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High Air Intake
Submersible or External
Digital Circuit Board
Silicon Nitride Shaft & Bearings
Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster protein skimmer pinwheel pump
Our Bubble Blaster skimmer pumps are a true innovation to the aquarium hobby. While most other skimmer pumps on the market are modified water pumps fitted with a modified impeller to draw and chop air. The Bubble Blaster were the first pumps designed and built to be a skimmer pump for unmatched air shredding performance and efficiency. These pumps feature a digital control circuit board inside that controls directional start-up and RPM speeds. This smart circuit board will shut the pump off if it detects a problem protecting the pump from damage. Another unique feature is the clear volute housing which allows you to see inside the pump without having to take it apart. You can easily see if something is stuck inside. The greatest feature of the Bubble Blaster pumps is the enormous amount of air that they pull in relation to water volume which is the key to aggressive protein skimming. With the performance of these pumps and a 3-year warranty how can you go wrong?
Replacement pump for the following Reef Octopus skimmer models*:
This pump can be retrofitted to the following Reef Octopus skimmers
Diablo/Extreme XS-250, XS-300, XS-350 ($10 extra part), Hurricone Cat2 Int ($20 extra part), Hurricone Cat2 Ext ($30 extra part)
*You must have the original output adapter from your skimmer in order to mount the pump to the skimmer.
Bubble Blaster 5000 Pinwheel Pump Specifications
Air draw: 2100 L/H (72 SCFH)*
Footprint: 220 x 170 x 150mm
Outlet Size: 1.25″
*Measurements are approximate and can vary.
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The Bubble Blaster HY-5000 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.
LOW HEAT - Bubble Blaster pumps run at a cool temperature to avoid extra heat to the water of your tank, whether working internally or externally.
PIN-WHEEL IMPELLER - Bubble Blasters employ a high cluster pin-wheel impeller which slices through the bubbles and injects them into the water column producing mass amounts of minute microbubbles. This produces a pillow of surface area to extract dissolved organics from the water column. The Slicone Nitride impeller bearing and shafts is made of Silicon Nitride, unlike other ceramics, Silicon Nitride has superior wear-resistance, self-smooth nature and deters calcium build up. Therefore reducing maintenance frequencies and ensure a longer operating life.
SILENT OPERATION - Bubble Blaster Pump is engeneered to run nearly silent
DIGITAL CIRCUIT BOARD - Digital Control Circuit Board controls directional start-up, RPM speeds and a safety auto shut-off function if the Bubble Blaster detects a problem.
3 YEAR WARRANTY - You will have peace of mind knowing Bubble Blaster pumps is warranted against defective material and manufacturing faults of the Bubble Blaster pump for 36 months.
Bubble Blasters can now be retrofitted to fit all newer Classic Skimmer (Only the OTP-GT pump models), Hurricone and Diablo/Extreme skimmers.
*The additional purchase of an adapter fitting is necessary to convert the Bubble Blaster pump to the your skimmer body. The adapter must be requested at the time of purchase to be included into the sale of the pump.
BB1000 – NWB110 (no extra parts), DNWB110 ($25 extra part)
BB2000 – NWB150 ($25 extra part), DNWB150 ($25 extra part), Diablo/Extreme 160 ($30 extra part, pump has to sit on the side not under)
BB3000 – NWB200 (no extra parts), DNWB200 ($35 extra part), Diablo/Extreme 200 ($20 extra part)
BB5000 – Diablo/Extreme 250 ($20 extra part), Diablo/Extreme 350 ($20 extra part), Hurricone Cat2 Int ($20 extra part), Hurricone Cat2 Ext ($40 extra part)