Really love it!! By Susan on 3/10/2011
Susan would recommend this product to a friend
I am very pleased with this unit. got it for my 90 gallon tank. the only thing I hear is the humming of my pump and have had no problems with it over flowing and that is great since I have wood floors.
Micro Bubbles stink By Demetrios on 3/7/2011
Demetrios wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I cant say I would recommend this item to anyone. I like the sump over all but having the skimmer and the return pump in the same chamber just doesnt make much sense. I have way too many micro bubbles re-entering my tank to make me a happy customer. There is a baffle where you can have your skimmer flow go into and then through the sponge back into the return chamber, but my skimmer output sits to low to go into there. My option is to RAISE the skimmer, but then it wont be in the recommended water height. Or I can put a 90 elbow going up, then another 90 go across and down, to get the outflow into that chamber. I think that will create too much head pressure on the skimmer and it will not operate as it should. For me the only option is to change skimmer, but I dont think thats really a solution. The problem is having a skimmer/return in the same baffle. Everything else about this sump is great, but this is a major flaw IMO.
Just OK By Gregory on 1/19/2011
Gregory would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered a model1 due to my limited room. I have a couple issues right away first off the second chamber is vary small this i was aware of. How ever the manual says a coral life 65 will only fit in this sump in the berlin method upon a closer look the berlin method probably looses 2 or 3 gallons of water which is mostly what i am looking for so i set it up as a refugium with an external pump and managed to fit my skimmer in the third chamber. This alternative even with the output venting onto the buble difuser sponge still caused quite a bubble storm. Would be ok if all you are looking for is a gain of water and a small refugium, I am sure the larger ones operate much better however if i had the room there are other much cheaper options.
Great Product!!! By Emmanuel on 12/10/2010
Emmanuel would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the model 4 for my 180 gallon tank and it arrived broken. BRS sent me a replacement and return label for the broken one ASAP. It arrived with the drain hoses and filter socks included. Very quiet. Using it with a Mag-Drive 12 pump also purchased here and can hear a the slight hum of the pump only. You can't hear the water rushing in or the waterfall sound which is good since I have it in my living room. Materials used for the sump look top notch and is high quality. Definitely worth the price.