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Most hobbyists will also have some type of macro algae as well (caulerpa, Chaetomorpha, Etc.)
No reason they cannot be used in reverse order. many people like the skimmer first and refugium second to help capture any micro bubbles.
this will depend on where the baffles are set however the sump could hold typically 15-18 gallons extra flow. We recommend a check valve to keep excess water from flowing down the return lines.
The features of the Skimz Sumpro series have been designed with the advanced reefer in mind, many of which you will normally only find on expensive, high end sumps. All Skimz sumps include integrated probe holders, filter socks, tube holders and an adjustable skimmer chamber. With a super clear front acrylic window allowing you see your equipment without any distortion and all other sides are white to keep things bright and super sharp looking.
DuoFlo Sock Chamber
With the importance of crystal clear water every Skimz sump comes with a DuoFlo tiered filter sock system. The system incorporates two filter socks of different lengths in a series allowing for fewer changes of both filter socks, and the ability to install a progressive micron system of filter socks.
Allows quick and steady adjustments of the water height in the skimmer chamber by controlling an adjustable baffle. There are no thumb screws to mess around with like many of the competitors and your hands will stay dry when adjusting the baffle allowing your choice of skimmer to perform at its prime level.
Each Skimz Sumpro Sump comes with 4 integrated probe holders that will accompany any type of probe up to ½” diameter.
Dosing tubes can always be a source of clutter and headache to keep looking clean and not a tangled mess. Every Skimz Sumpro sump comes with 4 dosing tubes letting you dose anything you want from trace element solutions, calcium reactor effluent, nitrate reactors, or anything else that uses standard 3/16” tubing.
Select Skimz models even include and integrated top-off chamber to house freshwater, just add an ATO unit and your set. The compartment that is dedicated for fresh top off water even includes a perfectly fitting lid that includes notches allowing the ATO's power cord and tubing to sneak through without modification.
The Refugium Chamber on select models of the Sumpro’s will allow you to grow beneficial macroalgae to help combat nutrient build up as well as house zooplanktons like copepods and amphipods. The Refugium section does have white acrylic baffles keeping the light in the refugium and from spilling out onto other equipment.
What’s In the Box:
1x Sumpro UP39
1x Sock Cover
1x Level-O-Matic Control Knob and Nut
1x Spillway Gate
1x Spillway Sponge
1x Chiller Hose Cover
1x Heater Cover plate
1x El-M300 Filter Sock
1x EL-S300 Filter Sock
4x Silicone Dosing Tube
4x Dosing Tube Hose Barbs and Nuts
2x Switchable PVC Pipe Cover
8x Switchable Cover Thumbscrews
4x Probe Holder Thumbscrews
Skimz Sump Comparison Chart
|Model||Approx water volume||Skimmer Chamber||Skimmer Chamber Water Height||Refugium Chamber||Return Chamber||Built in Top-off reservoir||Overall Dimensions|
|UP18||19 Gal||12" x 13"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||5" x 17"||N/A||18" L x 18" W x 15" H|
|UP22||16 Gal||11.5" x 11"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||5" x 11.5"||N/A||22" L x 12" W x 15" H|
|UP30||27 Gal||14" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||8" x 14"||2.0 Gal||30" L x 15" W x 15" H|
|UP34||30 Gal||13" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||5" x 14"||8" x 14"||2.4 Gal||34" L x 15" W x 15" H|
|UP36||32 Gal||13" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||6" x 14"||8" x 14"||2.7 Gal||36" L x 15" W x 15" H|
|UP39||35 Gal||14" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||8" x 14"||8" x 14"||3.0 Gal||39" L x 15" W x 15" H|
Great look and features but could be better. By Zach on 8/23/2016Zach would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to go along with a 120 gallon that I was starting up. First of the quality is there, everything looked great out of the box. Probe holders, Dosing line holders, a ATO container and a gate to control the water level were the reasons I bought this. It seemed like it was everything I could want in a sump, but that is where the good ends. There are no bubble traps at all. At the entrance to the sump I understand why since it has filter socks and exit to the second chamber underwater. The third chamber needs it though. I have been trying to control those using filter media in the holder. Also speaking of the media holder, I wish it went the whole was across the sump. It is about 8 inches and detritus like to collect in the rear of the chamber. I had to add a Hydor PH to prevent this from happening. Also a clip on Fuge light can not be added since the rim is way too thick.
Like I said it could be a better sump and if I ever need another sump in the future I will pass on skimz unless they change their design. A Trigger Ruby will be the next one.