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 1/8/2012
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 10/12/2011
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.