Excellent product but is a bit tricky to set up properly
I set up this up in my sump for a 200g reef tank about 3 months ago, It is outstanding the water is noticeable clearer with few fine particulates in the water column and I love not having to change filter socks (I go through filter rolls about every 2 months it seems). The initial set up for it is a bit of a pain it took me about 2 hours (I had to back track once or twice). Maintenance on it is fairly straight forward, but I have noticed that can be finicky when attaching the filter roll to the roller if it pulls even slightly to one side or another when it winds after a few days you will come down every 24hrs to the alarm going off because the roller can generate enough torque to advance the roll. So you have to go back in and reattach the roll.
Overall the product is excellent once setup correctly, just pay attention to the details in assembly and changing of the filter roll.
Been running the Clarisea for 2 months now and has been working great. I run mine totally out of the water. The higher the better. My first roller filter and so happy to be done with socks.
Great concept BUT:
- XL roll increases torque until controller goes on error
- Motor cable easily damaged by pinching on the frame
- Rim Bracket doesn't hold
Works fantastic. Note that the inlet connection is 1", not the 32mm as specified in the product description. BRS was notified of the incorrect information over 6 weeks ago.
Installed easily in my trigger sump. Assembly is comparable to Ikea furniture. The video instructions are easier to follow than the manual which is just pictures. Filters really well. I only see a few tiny specs floating around now. The used paper is dark brown and it's great to see that being removed.The roll can be tricky to change but can be done simply without getting your hands in the water which is great. The included roll, which was not one of the new XL rolls by the way, lasted me about 7 weeks. Highly recommended over socks. I always found myself waiting until they were overflowing before changing them.
I installed this in my Red Sea 750XXL ...IT is by far the best money you could spend on your system... it works Flawlessly ...I thought my water was clear before I installed this but now all I can say is Amazing ....do your self a favor and pick one up ! you will never regret It..
Forgot to mention that my sump is the Trigger Systems Sapphire 39.
Just a heads up for trigger system sump owners interested in the clarisea fleece rollers. I contacted BRS to ask if they knew whether or not the clarisea's mounting brackets would fit over the eurobrace design used by trigger systems. They stated that the brackets would only fit up to a 1/2" width and would not mount on the sump brace. After closely scrutinizing videos on the clarisea, I was confident that the brackets were wide enough to fit over the eurobracing. I took the gamble and ordered the clarisea and I'm glad to inform the group that the brackets do in fact, fit over the eurobracing. Hope this helps someone else who was contemplating the same.
Clarisea should update their assembly video to reflect the product in it's current version. The assembly video shows the need to use an o-ring on the pipe assembly. My unit had a slightly different pipe design that did not fit the o-ring size. Other than that, the assembly video made putting this thing together relatively easy. Included pictorial directions are useless.
Haven't run the unit yet, just wanted to pass the info on sump compatibility so I'm just putting 4 stars, because I have to rate it to submit the review.
Necessary piece of hardware!
I've had the SK-5000 on my Red Sea 350 for about 4 months and it has been awesome! Water is so clean, a roll will last me over a month, I don't even run a skimmer, however I plan on adding a skimmer for the other benefits. I consider this a necessary component now.
This thing gets the job done.makes the water sparkle