Save your money By 1FishJones on 6/15/2015
1FishJones wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was very excited about receiving my Proflex then I opened the box. Though the design is near perfect the construction is dreadful. The material is to thin, rough cuts and uneven fusion made it look like an inexperienced adolescent put it together. Save your money. Find a local acrylic manufacturer, give them your dimensions, most of them will cut and clean up the edges at no extra or minimal charges. Buy a tube of weld, watch the manufacturers or YouTube tutorial and DIY. You will get the exact sump/refugium you wanted at a substantial saving, plus the gratification of designing and building it yourself.
DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By BruceS on 6/6/2015
BruceS wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this sump 2 Times It came packed well but was Broken Both times. Poor acrylic qualiy.
Too small By Nuaimi on 6/3/2015
Nuaimi would recommend this product to a friend
I like it but it is too small for 200gl, because there was no space for my skimmer, reactors,two pump9000, chiller pump, uv pump & heater.
It is good for fish tank 100gl
Just as Described, researched it, got it, Loving it! BANG!! By Michael on 8/6/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 7/26/2014
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
When 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 5/11/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
Well 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 11/22/2013
JPS wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I 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 10/3/2013
ReeferGil would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 8/18/2013
Saboken wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
For 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 3/25/2013
James would recommend this product to a friend
i 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 3/6/2013
Casey would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 12/27/2012
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 12/15/2012
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 !!!!
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.