Makes a great sump By Chad on 12/15/2012
Chad would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 11/12/2012
Ali would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 11/4/2012
jeff would recommend this product to a friend
The 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.
Solid Product By Joey on 7/9/2012
Joey would recommend this product to a friend
I have the Model 1. It works very well, but could use a little more room in the return section, but other than that, everything is working great.
Good for beginners By Hannon on 6/17/2012
Hannon wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this sump thinking it was the latest sump technology, when in fact it isn't. The latest methods require alterations in the sump. The refugium and sump compartments are opposite of what many experts have recommended. Not many skimmers will fit in the compartment intended for it. I recieved a model 2 that just fits under my stand and have been working out how to make it do all I want. I recommend deciding which sump method you want and then seeing if someone has done it with that model.
Good product By Tom on 6/3/2012
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
I found that this sump was well built and does its purpose well. The skimmer in the same chamber as the return pump is far from ideal but with some foam placement and a little trial and error you can make it work out without micro bubbles in the display tank.
If you have a skimmer that has the option to run your feed pump remotely like the Aqua-c ev series this totally solves the issue. But over all its a good purchase and worth the money if you dont want to mess with silicone and glass to make your own sump.
well built By Richard on 3/27/2012
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
well built, sturdy, and great value. got the model 2 for a 72g bowfront, and fits perfectly under the standard cabinet for that bowfront tank. still skeptical about the skimmer being in the same chamber as the return pump, and microbubbles will be an issue. I eliminated a lot of that issue by putting one of them round black sponge prefilter on the output of the skimmer. seems to work for the time being
Good Product! By Artem on 2/21/2012
Artem would recommend this product to a friend
I have the model 3 running on a 100 gallon and couldn't be happier with it. Fits my pump, skimmer, heater and all the probes with space to spare. Does exactly what its supposed to.
Good product with a few minor issues By AG on 1/9/2012
AG would recommend this product to a friend
The sump is big and pretty cool.
The acrylic is a little thin. On mine, the top acrylic plate near the two intake holes bows.
Water splashes up from the intake area and creates a lot of salt creep between the same, bowed top acrylic plate and the adjacent, black removable plate. The salt creep gets on the top of the unit and drips down 2 sides.
There is no provided method to fix the black plastic divider plate between the filter sock chamber and the refugium chamber. I have no clue why that is the case.
Overall, this is a good product. Someone with a limited budget can probably make the same sort of product DIY with a 30 gallon used aquarium and bunch of acrylic plates, time and patience.
Good Overall By Zachary on 10/13/2011
Zachary would recommend this product to a friend
I have the model 2 running on my 60 cube and its great once setup but was a huge pain getting all my equipment into the little space left. Overall though for the money its a great buy ;-)
great product good value By artman on 5/23/2011
artman would recommend this product to a friend
i got the proflex model 1 for a 36 gallon bowfront which was the only model that would fit under the stand...alot of folks have problems with finding a skimmer that will fit it in the second chamber bc of the limited space...i was able to get an asm mini g to fit nicely in the second chamber and it works perfectly no micro bubbles with this setup....which now leaves me plenty of space in the third chamber to add a reactor.....
Great Product By fat fish on 4/22/2011
fat fish would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the model 4 for my 210 gal tank , very quiet , no waterfall sound , I have a octopus skimmer that sit inside with atleast 2in of space left , had no worries about drilling the tank since its not glass , fits perfect in my stand , IF ANYONE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THESE ! ITS BEC. THEY DIDNT DO THERE HOMEWORK , beside the ones got it damage during shipping ! great product !!!!