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Just as Described, researched it, got it, Loving it! BANG!! By Michael on 8/6/2014Michael would recommend this product to a friendI had very limited space and this sump fit perfectly. This was my first sump and I set it up, plumbed it, installed all the equipment and now everything is filtering smoothly. My only concern was shipping damage, but BRS packaged it very well and I had no surprises when I filled it up for a pre-installation pressure test! Nothing negative to say about it - Iknew how much space I had and I read all the specs on it...So it's Good!
Great for Berlin By Eric on 7/26/2014Eric would recommend this product to a friendWhen i received this sump the cap was off in the overflow pipe on the first chamber. I just glued it back on and has worked great ever since. The third chamber is a little small if you are thinking about putting your skimmer in there. I run it in the second chamber with no problems the water level stays constant there, but not able to have a refugium this way.
Nice design, hit or miss on arrival damage By John on 5/11/2014John would recommend this product to a friendWell I will first start off by saying that the original shipment came damaged. The damage was limited to one of the baffles only being half glued and a screw being stripped. I contacted BRS who said they would refund me or I could go through Aqueon for a replacement. I decided to go through Aqueon, which has an excellent customer service, and shipped me another unit for a replacement. When that unit arrived the intake tube was detached so I again contacted customer service who asked if I felt comfortable attaching it if they sent me the supplies. As I elected to do the repairs myself, Aqueon went ahead and sent some additional goodies as a compensation for the troubles and completing the repairs myself. Overall I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend the sump to anyone, but I would also warn them on the potential damages that may occur. Which I honestly believe that the shipping company caused all the damages. I would recommend to packing the boxes better, maybe using Styrofoam peanuts instead of the bags full of air which is capable of becoming deflated in shipment.
Not big enough By JPS on 11/22/2013JPS wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have the 4, and it has no room for a larger skimmer and my tank is 220gl. Big mistake.
Wish I went BIGGER By ReeferGil on 10/3/2013ReeferGil would recommend this product to a friendI have a 75g tank and went with the model 3. One year after it's all been running, I have two major regrets. I wish I had larger stand doors and I wish I went with the Model 4. I'm running a Reef Octopus pin110 skimmer, GFO reactor, probe holder, float switch, Mag 7 return pump and ATO switch in the last stage. My last stage is soooo crampped, no space at all. The model 3 is 25.5" long while the model 4 is 36" long. Would have given me more room making it easier to clean and given me more options for a larger skimmer if I wanted to upgrade later. Other than that, I've had no issues. Chaeto is growing great under LED lights and no leaks. Runs as designed.
The sump is OK just not with a refugium By Saboken on 8/18/2013Saboken wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor the price there should be more options to use this as a Refugium the barrier between chamber 1 & 2 has no way to lock it in place when/if the power goes out the Barrier drops and messes up the flow in my Refugium I could modify it but if I do and anything goes wrong like the first unit that was not glued together right I will be in my own since it will void the warranty if I drill it in any way, Aqueon has a great customer service they sent me a new sump in 2 days and did not want the old one back but it leaks, if I find a way to secure the wall to the Refugium I will post it, If you are looking for a Berlin or want to use the optional bio balls I am sure this would be great But I have a Green Mandarin and have been trying to keep pods in the Refugium but the flow is to high and if the wall drops most of them get pushed into chamber 3 and up to the display tank they are eaten quickly.
Great small package! By James on 3/25/2013James would recommend this product to a friendi needed a sump for both my current 60 gallon and wanted something I could expand for my next tank a 100 gallon reef. This fits in my cabinet, is flexible for either refugium or berlin style sump and its nice and quiet!
Good for a starter sump By Casey on 3/6/2013Casey would recommend this product to a friendI purchased the Model 3 ProFlex for my first saltwater system which is a 90 gallon tank. I can say that it was good for starting out, but I added a 15 gallon tank for my refugium because I did not have enough room to have a refugium, protein skimmer, and carbon reactor in it. I would not recommend drilling it for an external pump because the plastic walls are a little too weak.
Great By Tom on 12/27/2012Tom would recommend this product to a friendI am very pleased with this product. It can be easily changed to fit your aquariums. It is great for reef aquariums with the advanced filtration. There is a lot of room to add a large Refugium and skimmer. You just need to buy a return pump and your ready to roll!
Makes a great sump By Chad on 12/15/2012Chad would recommend this product to a friendI am very pleased with this product. It is setup as a modular unit that can be be easily made into any popular style of pump. I got a model 2 (set up Berlin style) for my 75gal reef and couldn't be happier with it.
It is held underneath my tank in a stand compartment and holds all my goodies. Reactor in/outs, heater, ATO, and over sized skimmer.
Good sump, needs a little modding By Ali on 11/12/2012Ali would recommend this product to a friendI got the model 3 for my 120 gallon tank and at first i had my skimmer in the return chamber, witch was a bad idea since i was getting a ton of micro bubbles in the DT. so i removed the socks from the first chamber and plumbed thg skimmer in the first section added some live rock and made a nice 5 inch sand bed in the refugium and added some macro algae and cant complain . water is so clear and the skimmer is skimming all the nasty poo and uneaten fish food. and no bubbles in the DT any more. my only regrt i wish i got model 4 could have had more room in the first and second stage to have more live rock in it. P.S i added a 1200 maxi jet to the first stage so i don't have any detritus stuck under the live rocks and the skimmer does the rest so there is no need for any filter socks changes or cleaning, very maintenance free.
Shockingly quiet, great for a berlin, a stretch as a refugium By jeff on 11/4/2012jeff would recommend this product to a friendThe design is EXTREMELY quiet, i can just barely hear the water in the sump when i close the cabinet doors, this was my primary objective for this purchase. A lot of space is used up on the filter sock chamber so make sure that your equipment is going to fit in the other 2 chambers before buying. My skimmer is the diablo xs160 and it just barely fit in chamber 2 of the model 3. I played around with the skimmer in chamber 3 thinking i would pull off a refugium in chamber 2 but it just didn't work out mostly due to the fact that i couldn't get the water level in chamber 3 to the depth that was needed for the skimmer without having the water level being pretty darn close to overflow when all the power was off.
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Previously Asked Questions
by Jim on January 11, 2014, @3:53 AM
I am looking at a sump and need to know if it is going to fit in my cabinet. Are the dimensions measured length x width x height?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Jim,
That is correct, length x width x height.
by Jeff on January 15, 2014, @3:25 PM
Could you use a hang on refugium or is there a compartment for that?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Jeff,
A hang on refugium wouldn't work for hanging on the sump as the water level is low in the sump compared to its height (so the refugium pump wouldn't be submerged). These sumps have a limited number of chambers but the middle chamber could be used for a refugium instead of a skimmer chamber.
by jed on July 30, 2014, @4:19 PM
I forgot to add I am looking at the aqueon modular proflex
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Jed,
I would go with the biggest sump that fits in the space you have. With a 120 you should have a stand big enough to handle the proflex 4 without to much issue, so that is the one I would use.
by joe on April 30, 2014, @5:45 PM
does this filtration system include the lines and fittings for the intake and return or are those separate? Also, what size lines does it use?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Joe,
The sump itself has 1" pipes on the intake side of the system. On the output side the fittings would be located on whatever return pump you chose to use, so the sump itself doesn't have any fittings in that regard.
by Shane on March 2, 2014, @9:24 AM
What size hose comes with the Model 3?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Shane,
The input pipes on the proflex's are 1" inputs.
by Will on December 30, 2013, @8:11 PM
what size are the 200 micron filter bags 4 inch or 7 inch ?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Will,
The filter sock holder on the proflex sumps are for a 4" filter sock.
by Paul on January 24, 2014, @2:34 AM
I am setting up my first sump on a 90g display tank.. Do you recommend this type or a DIY sump?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Paul,
Really either option is fine and its just a matter of whats best for you. A custom sump has the benefit of being customized to your size cabinet and the needs for your size filter chambers. The downside is that there typically a lot more expensive, take time to build, and of course you have to do the designing part as well. If you want something that is simple, plug and play, and preconfigured then the proflex sumps are a great way to go. They offer the ability to change their configuration some, without having to design the whole thing.
by Ryan on July 18, 2014, @4:00 AM
I'm setting up my first saltwater tank and I have been slowly purchasing things slowly and researching because I want to do things right instead of rushing things and ending up with all kinds of problems.. on the aqueous problem modular sump do you have to by a pump to get the water to the sump or dose the item circulate the water itself
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Ryan,
Good question. You don't need a pump to get the water to the sump, as that will happen via gravity. You do need a pump to return the water from the sump back up to the tank though.
Aqueon ProFlex™ Modular Sump Filtration
- With aesthetically appealing, clean-line designs, all ProFlex models are manufactured using extremely durable materials, and include a lifetime warranty against leaks.
- As water enters the ProFlex, it flows through a revolutionary bubble diffuser chamber where bubbles are expelled, significantly reducing noise. After water flows through the bubble chamber, it flows through two 200 micron filter socks to remove large particulates.
- Transform the ProFlex into three completely different setups
Keeping Things Flexible - 3 Easy Ways To Create Sump Styles
Refugium - Add a refugium light to create a thriving refugium for your reef aquarium. Live rock and certain plants/algae help control excess nutrients that may hinder the growth of corals in the main aquarium.
Wet/Dry - Using the BioMedia Accessory Pack, turn the ProFlex into a traditional wet/dry trickle filter. Great for use in freshwater and fish-only saltwater applications to provide advanced biological filtration for a heavy fish load.
Berlin - Ideal for reef applications where utilization of a large protein skimmer is imperative. The expansive sump chambers allow for placement of a large protein skimmer and a constant water level.
|MODEL||Max Aquarium Size||INLETS||MIDDLE CHAMBER||TOTAL DIMENSIONS|
|MODEL 1||55 Gallons||1||4 ¾" x 9 7/8"||19 7/8" x 9 7/8" x 17 ¼"|
|MODEL 2||75 Gallons||1||10 7/8" x 9 7/8"||29 7/8" x 9 7/8" x 18 7/8"|
|MODEL 3||110 Gallons||1||8" x 13 ¾"||25 1/2" x13 ¾" x 17"|
|MODEL 4||210 Gallons||2||10" x 13 ¾"||36" x 13 ¾" x 18 7/8"|
BioMedia Accessory Pack required for wet/dry filter setup. Great for freshwater or fish-only saltwater applications to provide advanced biological filtration for a heavy fish load. BioMedia Accessory Pack includes: Filter Media and Tray, Trickle Down Grid and bioballs
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