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Ruby Sump 30

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  • Dimensions: 30″ long x 14″ wide x 15″ high
  • Drain/Skimmer Section: 11″ x 13.5″
  • Center/Refugium Section: 9.5″ x 13.5″
  • Return Pump Section: 6″ x 13.5″
  • Total Water Volume: 25.0 gallons
  • Skimmer Water Level: 9.5″ fixed


The RUBY series sumps are loaded with features and come with the trademark dark RUBY translucent red material. RUBY sumps have the same designs as the CRYSTAL but have the following differences:

  • Same or slightly larger dimensions
  • RUBY red coloring to block light and prevent unwanted algae growth in other sections
  • Probe holder


Some additional features of the RUBY sumps are:

  • Locking Filter Sock Holder
  • Dual platforms (SUMP model)
  • Adjustable Water Height (ELITE and CUBE models)
  • Protein Skimmer section
  • Refugium section


Adjustable Water Level

Water level in the sump is adjustable on the following RUBY sumps:

  • RUBY20C Cube from 7” to 9.5”
  • RUBY30E and RUBY36E Elite from 7” to 10”

This feature is to accommodate for the water height requirements for different protein skimmers.


Probe Holder

All RUBY sumps come with a probe holder that can hold up to three probes. The holes are 0.63” in diameter.


Locking Filter Sock Holder

Filter socks snap and lock into the filter sock holders to secure the filter sock from falling out when it becomes clogged and needs to be cleaned or replaced. The 4” filter socks are 100 micron rating.


Draw String Tabs

Tabs are located on the top support brace in front of the 1” bulkhead fittings (which are included). The purpose of these tabs is to provide a location for tying off 7” diameter filter socks that have draw strings.


Dual Platforms

RUBY SUMP models come with dual platforms in the space before the return section. The top platform comes with a foam block filter and the bottom one is open to use for several different filtration methods (bag of carbon, bio balls, rubble rock, etc.). This feature is on the SUMP model only.

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Product Questions

Will the Reef Octopus 150 INT 6" fit in the Drain/Skimmer Section?
It looks like it will but just want to double check

Question by: dan punk on Nov 22, 2017, 7:29 PM
Hey there,

The 150INT may fit in the section, but I would bear in mind that the filter socks do take up some of the width, and the pump from the skimmer would likely intrude a bit into this area. It would be a tight fit, so just bear this in mind.

Answer by: Zack on Nov 24, 2017, 9:31 AM
Reef Octopus Classic 150INT 6” Internal Protein Skimmer

Would the above skimmer fit in the skimmer section of this sump? The skimmer I believe says 12" x 8.5" needed room? I am not positive however, though the sumps says 11" x 13.5". I am aware that the first measurement would not fit as12" is to large for the 11" section. My question is if I rotated the skimmer to change the measurements would the skimmer and sump work the same if it was organized in a system of 8.5" x 12" instead of what is currently stated? Allowing the sumps 11" x 13.5" to work fine with the skimmers rotated/altered measurement of 8.5" x 12"?
Question by: Corey on Nov 9, 2017, 8:46 PM
You can orientate the skimmer in whichever position you choose. The 150int should fit in the Ruby 30 without any issues.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 25, 2017, 10:19 AM
What pump would you recommend for a 100 gallon reef and this sump
Question by: Mike on Jan 18, 2017, 1:01 PM
Hey Mike! I definitely recommend the Vectra M1 or the VarioS 6 pump for that size of tank and sump. The DC powered pumps run more efficiently, are adjustable, and are very quiet (near silent) as compared to AC pumps. I've linked those pumps below. :-)


Answer by: Randy on Jan 20, 2017, 9:38 AM
Is this sump big enough for a 210 gallon?
Question by: John Seifert on Jul 13, 2016, 5:50 PM
Hi John,
When it comes to sumps you can really use any size sump you wish. We would always suggest going with the largest sump that will fit the space provided along with the budget. Usually, when choosing a sump, the one thing you will want to pick out along with it will be the skimmer and that you can fit a properly sized skimmer in the space provided by the sump.
If you have any other questions just let us know.
Answer by: Charlie on Jul 14, 2016, 7:44 AM
Will this be good for a 125 gallon reef ready tank?
Question by: Michael on Jun 30, 2016, 2:09 PM
This will work great as long as you have room to fit your skimmer and any other necessary components in the supplied footprints and compartments.
Answer by: Connor on Jul 1, 2016, 9:29 AM
can i put a omega 130 in a sump ruby 30s
Question by: Guiy Desjardins on Jun 7, 2016, 2:31 PM
Great question!
The sump will have a skimmer area of 11 x 13.5" and the skimmer is only 11 x 8.5 and will fit well!
Answer by: Connor J on Jun 7, 2016, 5:33 PM
As a new "rookie" reefer, what else will I need for a sump? I know a skimmer, but what about piping, pumps, ATO's etc. I already have a DA Reef Keeper Lite, and a heater. Was just wondering about the piping and return pumps, or any other filtration media etc....
Question by: Brad on Apr 19, 2016, 2:10 PM
Your list was pretty thorough. Besides the return pump, skimmer, heater, you will need filter sock and possible a reactor to run carbon and GFO. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 26, 2016, 12:44 PM
will the vertex omega 180i skimmer fit into this sump with enough room?
Question by: William DeBenedetto on Feb 5, 2016, 6:34 PM
Great question! The vertex 180i will fit will inside of the ruby 30. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Mar 2, 2016, 4:35 PM
I understand that the Drain/Skimmer Section measures: 11? x 13.5?. However, I am not clear about how big of a skimmer can actually fit in this section since in includes the drain and filter socks. Will either the Omega 180i Protein Skimmer or Vertex Omega 150 fit in the sump area?
Question by: Linton on Jan 31, 2016, 12:12 AM
Great question!
The edges of the eurobrace on the sump will extend 1.5" into either side. For direct reference both the 150 and the 180i will fit perfectly into the skimmer section! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 24, 2016, 3:35 PM