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  1. Great for the price
    Performance
    80%
    Products great for the price, the only downside is there's no baffle for a stable water level for the skimmer, even if there was an add on accessory one you could buy afterwards that would help.

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  2. Disappointing
    Performance
    40%
    I was very happy when I first set this sump up. Then it just started to slowly disappoint me. I couldn’t keep the micro bubbles out of my display so I bought the pump compartment. I was happy again for a few weeks then the brackets that hold the pump compartment together started to pull away from the sump walls. I now have a leak where one broke off and the pump compartment floats even when weighed down. The skimmer impeller’s shaft broke into chunks and I can’t get it out of the pump. Almost $300 for a small box that is bowing at the sides, leaking and a slimmer that needs a new pump. Lots of problems in the 9 months I’ve had it.

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  3. Excellent
    Performance
    100%
    Best value around, can not believe the quality for this price!

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  4. Junk
    Performance
    20%
    I had the misfortune of being suckered into buying this overpriced POS. Save your money and build your own sump. This thing has no instructions. All the Web addresses PRINTED on the box go to GO DADDY .com This is a total joke. Here's what you get. A PLASTIC BOX. I fell for it don't you do the same. BRS should be ashamed to offer this.

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  5. Excellent
    Performance
    100%
    I was amazed by the workmanship for the price.
    Arrived in Great shape, packaging is insane nice.
    Great value.
    Skimmer is silent and took about 2 hours to break in

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  6. Incredibly robust sump and skimmer combo!
    Performance
    80%
    So having a few bucks to spend on myself the 2016 holiday season, I decided it was time to upgrade the sump on my 75 gallon reef tank. I'd been using an old wet/dry 'repurposed' as a sump, and the room just wasn't there for everything I wanted to run. I saw the price on the Somatic 60 kit, I saw what the package offered and I figured 'what the heck'...

    What the heck indeed!!!! I expected some flimsy, floppy poorly glued acrylic mess, instead I got a sump that I want to show off as much as my display tank. Thick acrylic, smoothly rounded edges, and the skimmer, while only rated for 80g max, is an absolute DREAM to tune. The sump itself has a single baffle to decrease bubbles getting to the main display tank, I ran a PVC pipe down to the very bottom of the drain area, inside a filter sock, and drilled a spiral of holes to compensate for the lack of multiple baffles.

    The only reason this gets a 4 instead of a 5 is where the skimmer's internal pump connects to the bubble plate, the connector arrived split at the threads. Whether it had been overtightened or whether United Package Smashers had their way with it, I could not tell. A little PVC glue and a few minutes of impatience holding the piece while it set and it was good as new, and is still holding perfect.

    To sum it up. This is an excellent sump, and a SUPER addition to any build 75g and under. I won't lie, the modular design is both a blessing and a curse. I think the filter sock holder should be an automatic addition, As should the drain cover (Which I purchased later, Again, VERY high quality on the manufacture of this stuff.).

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